It all began on June 30, 2016. 5 years ago… GOOD LORD.
Like… where has the time gone? It has been 5 years since I have uploaded.
Firstly, I don't know where to start first, then to just... well... let's just take a look back at my past self.
From: Felt nostalgic... (looking back at my younger self)
Okay... I will admit that my older music is not that great, but I actually learned quite a few things from my older music. One thing right away is how I do my mixing and mastering. A lot of my older music from 2016 and 2017 (early 2017) tended to be very bad and clipped a lot. I was a different person then, so I have changed.
However, there was a couple of playlist that really got me thinking: Simplistic and Tales from Touhou (early songs). I noticed something that really caught my eye that I forgot about. I have done away with a lot of my presets that I have (and they just sit there in my LMMS/FLM libraries). There was actually one moment where I thought I could try to remake some of the Simplistic songs. Of course, that would be very difficult because of the style differences, but what is really stopping me is the fact that I have actually gotten hate from my older music. I get it. My older music sucks, but maybe I can try to remake them.
There was a time where I tried to make stuff I am either not used to or never made before (this was called New Things). There were two tracks that I particularly liked... The Big Boom and Making a New Life. I believe that these songs (albeit mostly crap) actually helped me in the long run.
I think that whole "drastic shift" to my current style all start in Making a New Life and Lost in Space was that big boost for me to my current style. Even though my current style is a bit different than my 2018 style, I still believe that parts of my 2018 self is still there. In my opinion, I really do not want to completely let go of my 2018 components yet because I still believe that I can improve on even my recent stuff. Is there really a difference in my Lost in Space style and style?
I have actually had quite a few people tell me how much I have changed in just this calendar year alone, so imagine how much I have changed since 2017 (or even 2016).
Okay, so this post still stands true quite a bit to this day for me. I have learned rom most of my old mistakes, and I have built upon some other mistakes.
To be honest, I still like some of my older music. It's just something like that "old charm" kind of thing.
I was asked this question a lot: Why do you keep your older music? My answer will always be this:
I like to show people where I have come from. I want to show people that I have come a long way to where I am now. I was a bit of an arrogant idiot when it comes to music back then, and it somewhat shows (the descriptions on my older music is very cringe).
From: So... How has it been? (Along with a long flashback story)
I was also asked... When will you get an official artist name?
Hmm... Not sure how to answer that one. I've really been thinking of renaming myself RealGDJK like I'm named on Soundcloud, but I'm not sure. People know me by my actual name, and I think that a sudden name change will confuse people. (Plus, I don't really see much of a point now, but if people want me to rename myself as RealGDJK, then I could do it.) Some people know me by JordanKyser (or Jordan Kyser), others know me by RealGDJK. Not much else to say, but I have been thinking a lot about renaming to RealGDJK (and I understand that I may have to be whitelisted again for anybody on GD).
A month or so ago, I officially renamed to Kysertron. It is just based off of my last name "Kyser", and it just works. I think Kysertron will be my new alias for now, if not permanently.
With all that out of the way... I made a collage-esque image of almost all of my past works since 2016:
With that out of the way, I have made a 50-SONG playlist to celebrate my 5-year anniversary on Newgrounds!
Here is to another 5 years on Newgrounds! Have a great day everybody!