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Introduction

My name is Suzy Lacheque.

I am a music producer hailing from Ontario, Canada. I have been making music for nearly 10 years now across a multitude of genres, ranging from fast-paced breakcore, to funky sample-based disco, and even to elegiac ballads for the lost. I consider myself to be a jack of all trades, and I am responsible for all aspects of my work, including composition, mixing, mastering, and album design.

My influences are a mixed bag, and I like to take inspiration from a lot of different styles. This includes artists like Luke Vibert, Venetian Snares, Aphex Twin, Alvino Rey, Kraftwerk, VHS Head, You Love Her Coz She's Dead, and Skylar Spence.

Along with music production, I am also a casual artist and writer. Through this, I have lovingly crafted an entire universe to go with my music. I aim to release some of these works in due time.

I hope you enjoy my work as much as I enjoy making it!


Aliases

NameDetailsStatus
Ceci, Cela!Mashups and other miscellany Active
LUPINWAVEA shitpost taken way too farInactive
Mode. Muzak from another dimensionInactive

FAQ $

Q: Can I use your music in my video?
A: Yes. You do not need to ask permission to use my music in your work. All you need to do is credit me, and I'm completely fine with it.

Q: Can you send me the stems for $TRACK?
A: It depends on the track. Shoot me a message and I'll see if I can send the stems for the song requested.

Q: Why is $TRACK not on any streaming sites?
A: If it's an older track, it's probably because the song (in its current state) sounds like garbage and I don't want to put low-effort trash up on streaming websites. If it's a newer track, it's probably because I'm working on an album (meaning it should be up on streaming sites once I've finished said album).

Q: What is "plunderphonics"?
A: Plunderphonics as a term was originally coined by John Oswald. It describes a music genre and technique in which music is constructed by (often excessively) sampling existing musical works. Genres such as vaporwave or future funk are technically a form of plunderphonic work, as they are based around samples.

Q: What is "pseudophonics"?
A: When I started making more original works, I began to panic, since I had been applying the label "plunderphonics" to all my work for as long as I could remember. Since plunderphonics focuses around the idea of sampled work, I simply couldn't continue to refer to my work as "plunderphonics". As such, I coined the term pseudophonics to describe a genre that combines "unoriginal" sampled work with original compositions. If you'd like to learn more, I made a video explaining this concept further.

Q: What is "DDM"?
A: Eventually, I moved on from using samples as a crutch entirely. I had to coin another genre, since I couldn't accurately assign any existing genre to my new (fully original) works. I decided on the genre "Dystopian Dance Music", or "DDM" for short. DDM is characterized by an excessive use of black keys, converging melodies, "walls" of sound, overlapping beats, and an sense of despair.

Q: Do you give mastering advice?
Yes! I like to help people improve their work. I'm by no means an expert, but I think I'm qualified enough to give advice.

Q: What software do you use?
A: Currently, I use Ableton Live 10, using a small handful of VSTs for mixing and mastering.

In the earliest years of my music production journey, I used tracker software, such as OpenMPT, Renoise, or FamiTracker. I found these programs to be far too "rigid" and "precise". I wanted to arrange tracks in my way, and not in the way that the software dictated. I later started using Mixcraft, which is essentially GarageBand for Windows.

I originally started composing my own music with an extremely large and heavy keyboard that happened to have a MIDI output. I found this process extremely difficult. Despite being a pianist, I find the process of music composition extraordinarily difficult. I eventually learned that Mixcraft came bundled with presets, which were essentially large sample packs of prerecorded melodies and drum beats. At this point, I knew that I had finally found my niche. I realized I would be able to make music without needing to compose it myself. I'm quite fond of Space, floating, which was made entirely using the aforementioned Mixcraft presets.

And just as a note, making music is not about the software you use. Use whatever works for you. Using Ableton Live like I do won't make you skilled in music production. It's taken me about 10 years to get to the point I'm at now, and I learn new things every time I decide to work on music.

Q: How do you pick your sample sources?
A: 90% of the time, I find my sources on Youtube. I dig into the guts and grime of Youtube, searching far and wide for obscure funk or disco songs. I prefer looking for songs that have less than 5000 views.

In the past, I found sample sources by chance. A great example of this is べピスLOVEテーマ, which samples Bobby Caldwell's What You Won't Do For Love. I originally heard this song in a car commercial, of all places.

Q: How do you arrange your samples?
A: In previous years, I used to take a song, chop out random parts of the song, and randomly rearrange it until it sounded nice.

These days, I pull the song into Ableton, make sure the beats are aligned properly, and begin to chop out parts that I think could sound nice if looped together with another part of the song. For example, if a song contains a really nice bassline, but another part contains a sick sax solo, I try to see if I can merge those two individual parts together and make it sound nice with a bit of mixing. I put a lot of effort into arranging my songs these days.

Q: Where can I find your sample credits?
A: I try to be vigilant in including a list of my sample sources in all my releases (keep in mind that a handful of my older albums do not have sample source listings). However, since I now have this handy website, a list of all samples by album can be found here.

Q: Why do you sample Daft Punk's Da Funk so often?
A: Because it's funny. As for a more serious answer, I just think the acid bassline goes well with a lot of things.


Have a question that hasn't been answered here? Feel free to contact me.

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Lacheque



Credits:
"Célébration!" album art by OniBurei.
"Je ne suis pas une ordinateuse" and "Queen of the Skies" album art by Bela.


Side Projects



LUPINWAVE


Mode.

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Alternate Art

Alternate or "concept" versions of existing album covers.


Unused Art

Albums that don't exist and never will.


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A collection of fan-made works, made by my lovely, lovely fans! And a few commissions, as well.


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Resources

You are free to use the artwork featured here for your own use, so long as it's not for profit.

For example, you are allowed to get stickers printed of the art featured here, so long as said stickers are not going to be resold for a profit.

If you have any questions about usage rights, please feel free to contact me!


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Sample Sources/▲ルパン三世の大冒険▲ $


▲ルパン三世の大冒険▲

2014


ボーイフレンドさん! (テーマの峰不二子)
Talking Heads - Girlfriend is Better

WINDOWS98 ✌
Daft Punk - Da Funk

†± YVNG • TR▲$H ±† (スーパー次元CORE)
Daft Punk - Around The World
Daft Punk - Da Funk
Grandmaster Flash - The Message
Lupin III "Green Jacket" opening theme

バラ♂ローゼス
Wayne Wonder - Sweet & Sour (Medicine Riddim)

♥テーマの愛2♥
Tears for Fears - Pale Shelter

スイート❣(ルパンWAVE)
Yuji Ohno - Love in San Paolo




Sample Sources/Marvelleux! Sweet Cherry Love $


Marvelleux! Sweet Cherry Love

2014


hello! 歓迎!
Steak (2007)
Melba Moore - Love's Comin' At Ya!

au revoir さようなら
A Taste of Honey - Sayonara
Daft Punk - Da Funk
Daft Punk - Robot Rock

cola priest xoxo
Webster Lewis - You Are My Life

babyface ベイビーフェイス
Daft Punk - Da Funk
Lupin III "Green Jacket" opening theme
Phil Fearon & Galaxy - Dancing Tight

m'愛 est chaud
The Cool Notes - My Love is Hot


The Temptations - Treat Her Like A Lady (Club Mix)

love it
Maxine Singleton - Don't You Love It

↑ love ↑
Beyoncé - Love On Top

プラスraps
Second Image - Starr (U.S. Remix)

420 / lisa frank est mort
Macintosh Plus - リサフランク420 / 現代のコンピュー

voyageur
Daft Punk - Voyager

m. fantasy
SAINT PEPSI - Fantasy

pepsirap plus de コーラ
SAINT PEPSI - ビッグバンの祭壇BANGALTER

ファンク
Yuji Ohno - Funky Junky Trip

panique クライシス !!
Yuji Ohno - Wild Crisis

あばよ
Lupin III "Legend of the Gold of Babylon"


NOTE: All "Nüzak" tracks sample "shopping mall music", such as the tracks used in Seeburg music systems. The track names are unknown due to how I sourced my samples.




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Sample Sources/Jet Set 1968 $


Jet Set 1968

2015


Identification
Henrik Nielsen - Big Band Billboard #1
2001: A Space Odyssey

Lounge
Heinz Kiessling - Falena

Classified
Pete Winslow - Cabasa Samba
2001: A Space Odyssey

Window seat
Syd Dale Orchestra - Fly The Magic Carpet

In-flight magazine
Heinz Kiessling - Feeling Young

B-58
Vladimir Cosma - Bossalexandre
Some documentary about the B-58 Hustler from the 1960s

Landing
Jack Parnell - Warm Breeze
Some documentary about the B-58 Hustler from the 1960s




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Sample Sources/Célébration! $


Célébration!

2016


Peace and Quiet
Kunihiko - Black Orpheus

Beat Repeat 2001
Daft Punk - Da Funk
Evelyn King - Love Come Down

時間 TIME
Taeko Ohnuki - 4:00 AM

秒 SECONDS
Daft Punk - Da Funk
The Salsoul Orchestra ft. Loleatta Holloway - Seconds

The Duality of a Man
Hiroyuki Namba - City of Silver Gray

Don't go
De La Soul - Say No Go
Grandmaster Flash - The Message
Hall & Oates - I Can't Go For That (No Can Do)
Vergil (Devil May Cry)

DRAGONFRUIT SALAD
Yutaka Yokokura - Dragonfly

BOSS
Slim Thug - Like A Boss

HEAVY/HEARTED
2pac - How Do U Want It
Jay Dee - Microphone Master (Instrumental)

DEAR/ME
Gucci Mane - Running Back

PUMP BACK, KISS MYSELF
Jay Dee - Crushin' (Yeeeeeah!) (Instrumental)
Sean Price - 60 Bar Dash

Pass it around
Muzak Instrumental Cover - Keep on Pushing Love
Warren G - In Case Some Shit Goes Down

Brainwasher
The KayGees - Master Plan/Who's The Man

ON AND ON (Can't Get Over You)
Earth, Wind & Fire - September

GUTTERMIND
Christina Aguilera - Come On Over (All I Want Is You)

A Friend of the Square is a Friend of Mine
SPENCE - Get It On

RED JACKET製のたわごと
Yuji Ohno - Theme from Lupin III '89

Let's Take a Break
Col Nolan Soul Syndicate - What's The Use

サルボネラ
佐藤奈々子 - サブタレニアン二人ぼっち

Love Hidden in a Cabinet
David Joseph - You Can't Hide (Your Love From Me)

PARTY START
JR Get Money - Nobody But You

FIZZY 発泡性 SODA POP
Dem Franchize Boys - White Tee

ファンクBEATS
Yu Imai - 悪魔が来りて笛を吹く

Going down
Chingo Bling - Still Goin Down
Minako Yoshida - Light' N Up

Sharp-edged Swing for the Triangular
Benny Goodman - All The Cats Join In

WHO?
Artie Butler - Something Stupid
Chaquito - It Takes a Thief

WHEN?
Roger Webb - Go Girls

Dulce de Leche
Wayne Shorter - Blues a La Carte

Waltz for the Brain Damaged
Kunihiko - Black Orpheus

べピスLOVEテーマ [2015 REMASTER]
Bobby Caldwell - What You Won't Do for Love

Oceanic Hellscape
Notorious BIG - Suicidal Thoughts
佐藤博 - Evening Shadows

Quiet and Peace
Kunihiko - Black Orpheus




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