My Forever Studio S4 Ep2: Friend Within’s Oxfordshire otter outlook

Multi-monikered producer Lee Mortimer, AKA 2phargon and Friend Within, creates his Forever studio and shares the intriguing DAW feature that led to first label release.

Friend Within

British producer Friend Within joins Chris Barker and Will Betts on the 41st episode MusicTech’s My Forever Studio podcast, brought to you in partnership with EVO by Audient.

In 2013, Lee Mortimer exploded onto the scene as Friend Within, instantly tearing up dancefloors with his seminal house track, The Renegade. He quickly went on to become a Toolroom Records stalwart, A-Trak and Disclosure collaborator and has now started a second musical project. As 2phargon, Lee creates deep, experimental dance grooves with analogue and digital synth and grooveboxes, fitting effortlessly into the Dirtybird catalogue.

In this episode, find out how a rudimentary DAW function led to his first label signing, which software has upped his mixing game and what his tricks are for overcoming a lack of musical theory knowledge.

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The My Forever Studio podcast in partnership with EVO by Audient sees artists, producers and engineers create their dream fantasy Forever Studio, wherever they want in the universe. However, there are strict rules in the Forever Studio. Our guests are permitted a limited number of items in their creative space, so they must choose carefully. There will be nostalgia. There will be anecdotes. There may be gags. But there will be no bundles!

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