Off the Record with Nick and Trey

Off the Record with Nick and Trey
Nick Wichman and Trey Tatum rap about music production, creativity, and the digital age. Follow Nick: IG: @nickwichman YT: SITE: Follow Trey: IG: @treyhtatum

Finding Potential in All of It
Jul 30 • 71 min
Nick is tasked with creating a video on the topic of recycling, but the idea of sustainability reaches much deeper than trash. Creativity is a tool to tap into the unrealized potential in everything, and boldness is the key to inspiring change. Reach out…
Ambassadors for the Ancients
Jul 2 • 48 min
Nick shares his account of the Aspen Food and Wine Classic, where good vibes struck a chord that resonated with a bigger question: Why are the masters of their craft so fearless?
Virtual Worlds
Jun 18 • 115 min
To kick off season 2 of Off the Record, Nick tries free range VR for the first time on the Oculus Quest, Trey recounts his visit to Disney’s Galaxy’s Edge, and the two offer their usual pontifications about the powerful bond between creation and…
The Frontier of Self Discovery
Dec 21, 2018 • 83 min
In our final episode of the year we reflect on our progress and share some thoughts about open mindedness. A collaborative spirit knows no bounds, and we all have a role to play toward a brighter future. We also reveal the name of our new project and the…
Dongles for Days: The trouble with hardware
Dec 14, 2018 • 67 min
Approaching the end of a season, we take some time to appreciate some talented live streamers and gab about gear. Trey has a bone to pick with Apple, about his dongle dilemma. With the constant move toward better tech, are musicians of modest means doomed…
Creating worlds with guest artist Bryan Brunt
Dec 7, 2018 • 75 min
Welcome back! We invited our great friend and super talented producer, musician, and vocalist, Bryan Brunt, to come and hang out. He shares his musical background, his perspective on world building through songs, and we share one of his recent tracks with…
Living an abundant creative life. When does gear, samples, and plugins actually hurt your process?
Nov 30, 2018 • 60 min
Welcome back! This week we continued some of our conversation about abundance (spurred originally by Thanksgiving), and we talk about that fine line we, as creators, walk when trying to make music. We all know that slippery slope when you want more gear,…
Don’t get stuck focusing on trying to catch the wave.
Nov 23, 2018 • 72 min
As the holiday season is cruising toward us, Black Friday, Cyber Monday, and all of the mayhem of shopping season is here. Nick talks about the mayhem of brand marketing and advertising during that season, and we connect that to the wave of efforts that…
Would you die for a total stranger?
Nov 16, 2018 • 68 min
In episode 13 we talk about the realness of Derren Brown’s latest Netflix special - Sacrifice, and its impact on us conceptually and emotionally (link below to the trailer). And we touch on a similar heaviness of the Anime show Attack on Titan. We also…
Trey has an existential crisis
Nov 10, 2018 • 47 min
Nick is living it up in Mexico and Trey is tasked with recording Episode 12 alone. A rambling exploration of chaos, meaning, and influence from the mess that is Trey’s brain.
Balding, Beautification, and Building Songs
Nov 2, 2018 • 66 min
This week, we hit the alliterative jackpot. We chat about the new fancy future-toupees, the social pressures of staying beautiful, and our processes to put down song ideas, and subsequently transform them into full concepts, and mixed albums. We’re soon…
Authenticity of your B(r)and, Cover songs, and independent music platforms
Oct 26, 2018 • 60 min
Episode 10! We’ve made it this far, and we’re stoked to keep going with you. This week we chat about Music platforms like Bandcamp and ReverbNation and their purpose in the independent music scene. We also chat about cover songs and what their value is…
Fear is a powerful force. What would you do to erase it?
Oct 19, 2018 • 69 min
Thank you for listening! This episode goes into an interesting exploration of dreams and fear, which are often related. Watch the Funny or Die parody video that started this entire conversation here: All fear…
Inktober and the power of committing to making daily work.
Oct 12, 2018 • 83 min
We adamantly support making something. Anything. Writing. Painting. Producing music. Whatever. But we understand the challenge of getting started. It’s overwhelming and difficult. Inktober is a daily challenge for artists to join and draw a piece a day,…
Sometimes it’s just the ride that makes the trip worth all the while.
Oct 5, 2018 • 71 min
This episode is truly about the road through life. How long does it take for us to realize that the destination, the final product, the next album release, or whatever, is NOT the fulfilling part of our creative lives? The road to get there is where the…
The worst show we’ve ever played. It was an actual nightmare
Sep 28, 2018 • 83 min
S01E06 - The worst show we ever played was on Halloween, 2010. We had a huge production and costumes, and costume changes, but we could never really anticipate the total failure that happened due to our lack of resources for music groups like us in the…
Nick went to the NASA ICESat-2 satellite launch
Sep 21, 2018 • 117 min
This last week has been packed with changes, big events, and inspiring moments. Nick and Trey talk about The Beyond – a sci-fi movie on Netflix that totally surprised us by its powerful themes and creative execution. Nick talks about his experience going…
One guy changed my view of life and creative production
Sep 14, 2018 • 100 min
Episode 4! We chat about the epic experience that Nick had when meeting a glass replacement guy - Don Calvin. We also chat about paying it forward with positivity, and how to escape the digital advertising hell that is social media networks.
Start producing now, even if it’s not as good as you want.
Sep 7, 2018 • 78 min
Are you a creator? A writer? A musician? Have you struggled with self-doubt? We talk about how to follow YOUR OWN heart to produce work that is objectively you, un learning to see beyond your fear of failure and judgement. We all started somewhere and,…
Trey got assaulted, open source, and a new track preview.
Aug 31, 2018 • 76 min
In our second episode of Off the Record, Nick and Trey talk about violence and the downtown Portland homeless community, the cannabis industry and some epic industry technology, and we push into the importance of open source tech/creative and the impact…
Introduction to Nick & Trey - Music Producers
Aug 24, 2018 • 65 min
This is our first official episode! Thanks for listening! We discuss our music backgrounds and licensing, augmented reality, Trey’s job doing web dev and support, Nick’s NASA content opportunity, vape culture and Juul,’s licensing platform, and…