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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 $

"Can I...?"

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 I do a remix of $TRACK?
A: Yes! On one condition though: you are required to send any remixes my way! I really love hearing other people's takes on my work.

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.


"Why is...?"

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: Why is your music free?
A: I like to share the love. Music is my love language.


Re: My Production Work

Q: Do you give music production advice?
A: Hell yes! I love to help other people, and I especially love helping other people improve their craft. Keep in mind that I'm by no means an expert, but I do believe I've been doing this music production thing for long enough to be qualified enough to give out advice. If you ever need any pointers, feel free to reach out!

Q: What software do you use?
A: My main (and only) DAW is Ableton Live 10. I've been using Live since 8, and it's the only DAW that ever really "clicked" with me.

Q: What VSTs do you use?
My main mastering toolkit is iZotope Ozone 8. For mastering purposes, I am also quite fond of many of the stock Ableton plugins, including the Compressor or EQ Eight.

As for synthesizer VSTs, I am quite fond of Arturia's synthesizers and many of my newer tracks feature synth presets from Analog Lab 2 and 4. I also use Surge, which is a free synthesizer that I highly advise you download as it comes with a LOT of presets for you to mess around with. The only issue I really have with this VST is that using Ableton automation with it is a bit wonky sometimes and it takes getting used to.


Genre Questions

Q: What is "plunderphonics"?
A: Plunderphonics is the process by which a musical piece is constructed entirely out of existing musical works by use of heavy sampling. The term was originally coined in 1985 by composer John Oswald. The term is also a genre as well, and I consider my earlier work to be plunderphonics. 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: I made a video that explains what it is. Essentially, it is a term I coined that refers to the process by which I intermix original compositions and sample-based (ergo, plunderphonic) work. Melodies are "lifted" from an existing sample source and are used to create an entirely new piece of music. I consider pseudophonics to be both a technique and a genre, much like plunderphonics is.

When I first started composing my own original works, I used this technique as a way to "break away" from using nothing but samples. It allowed me to continue to use samples while at the same time learning how to compose my own original works.

Q: What is "synesthetics"?
A: While synesthetics can be thought of as a genre, I also define it as being a music making method in itself (kind of like plunderphonics or pseudophonics is). It refers to the process by which I compose and layer sound to create music that satisfies all the senses, not just your hearing. Music is more than "just" sound to me, and my work reflects this.

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 overwhelming sense of despair.

Q: What is "anti-funk"?
A: I'll get back to you on that one when I figure it out.


Miscellaneous

Q: Why do you sample Daft Punk's Da Funk so often?
A: Because it's funny.

Q: Why does your character have a censor bar over her eyes?
A: She doesn't have eyes.


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

Contact $

Have a question you're dying to have answered? I'm all ears!

I can be reached through the form below, or directly at:

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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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Art/Fanart $

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/Fantastique! $




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/MANGO CREAM SODA $




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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Sample Sources/Local Area Nuisance $




Sample Sources/Popcycles $




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