Junior Trevor Dougherty, or as he’s known by his disc jockey name good ratio, just released his first original mix.
Dougherty spoke with staff writer Katie Hjerpe about his future plans and position at The Thrill.
Daily Tar Heel: How would you describe the sound? And how did you go about remixing it?
Trevor Dougherty: My new track is a remix of a Kat Dahlia song called “Gangsta.” I would describe the sound of it as stadiumlicious and electrotastic. I created the beat and chopped up the vocals mainly using the program Ableton Live. The original song used a hip hop beat, and I trapped it out a little to make it more club-friendly.
DTH: Why are you especially excited about it, and what do you think it means for you and your career?
TD: I’m excited about “Gangsta” because it’s the first good ratio production that I’ve put serious time and thought into, and I want to share it with all the friends and supporters who will be able to appreciate how far I’ve come since I started DJing and producing. In terms of my music career, this is an important milestone for me as I get more serious about making beats.
DTH: How has public feedback been to the original track thus far?
TD: The feedback has been wonderful. One of my producer friends even surprised me by mastering the track for me since he liked it so much.
DTH: Tell me about your new residency at the bar The Thrill.
TD: I’ve worked with The Thrill in the past — in fact they gave me my first Chapel Hill gig — but now we’ve partnered up again to create my new fall semester residency. It’s all about freshness and changing things up: they’ve got a renovated club, I’ve got new music, and we always have a good crowd.
DTH: Now that you have a release, what is your next goal moving forward?
TD: My main goal is to keep making music and getting better at it. I like doing gigs, and I’m starting to work with specific groups — like the SigEp fraternity — a lot more, but that’s secondary for me. Now that I’ve done a remix, I want to make an original track, as well. I have a bunch of ideas for my first original, but I can tell you one thing for sure: it’s going to be trippy and it’s going to be trappy.
Check out good ratio’s first original mix here.
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