Labelled an "indie pop wunderkind" by Avro Telvanni, Cambridge-born Ellie Dixon creates self-produced, punchy bops with groove and a sense of humour. Made from her bedroom studio, she has created her own brand of self-aware alt-pop described by She Wolf as "pop music with brains". Ellie is set to release her EP in summer 2021 and according to BBC Radio 1, her latest single SUCKER is ‘a massive alt-pop banger’. Dixon fuses her bespoke blend of indie-pop, rap, jazz and R&B as she expresses life lessons and frustrations through witty lyrics and earworm melodies. Influences include; Easy Life, Still Woozy, BENEE and Anderson .Paak whilst oozing with her own personality, creativity and a love for the unconventional.
Welcome to my original music! Check out my latest tunes, music videos, acoustic sessions, the full universe of madness. It’s all made out of my bedroom so all your love means so much to me! If you want to help keep me going please consider dropping some money in the tip jar (no amount is too small).
Here’s some video insight into the process behind my music. Production breakdowns, my SONG PROMPTS series (making 60s songs from scratch), and lots more on the way!
Hi guys, if you enjoy my music, production, and the general creative process then let’s talk! I’m doing personalised one-to-one advice sessions, video messages and group Zoominars on lots of different topics.
Here is a chance to discuss music, production, life, breakfast, etc. in more detail. Go through the blog posts below, click 'Read and Discuss' to see the full post, and chat about it with me and the community in the comments!
Probably one of the biggest roadblocks I found when starting out as a producer was how to get my vocals to sit in a mix comfortably. The more tracks I had, the more difficult it became to have my vocals loud enough without overloading the track and to make it sound like it was in the same universe as the backing. The two main issues at play here are dynamic control and creative treatment - one is more technical and the other is more about personal taste decisions.
I get so many people starting out with production asking me this question - what do I buy? And that swiftly followed by - how many limbs do I need to sell to buy this stuff? The former is a very good question and I remember starting out with that same feeling of “where do I even start?” because you don’t know what you don’t know. The latter is the eternal struggle of money vs dreams, but as a reassurance for you, it’s quite a misconception that you have to pour loads of money into a decent setup. I haven’t used a broad range of kit in my musical life so this is just my experience with what has worked for me in creating my sound - I highly recommend doing a lot of googling outside of this but I hope this is a useful jumping-off platform for anyone trying to peer through the mist of gear and wires.