From a beginner producer in Sydney to releasing on his favourite label in New York City,  Zachary Lopez aka Mac Ramirez signed his first release to NYC’s Get Up Recordings.

The debut release sees him joining the Get Up roster alongside Hannah Holland, Honey Dijon, The Black Madonna and Stereogamous – all within a year after completing the Produce Music course.

On advice for those thinking of starting:

“I owe all my technical skills to Liveschool and could not have done it without them. In regards to making music, that all has to come from inside you. No one can teach you about taste or that feeling you get when you get a vibe going inside Ableton.

“Be true to yourself and work hard at finding your sound. Most importantly – don’t ever give up. And get DJ’ing too – it’s a great way to test out your tunes before sending to labels.”