Former US Marine Pilot, Robert Foster, is currently a Resident DJ at the Hax0r_Haven, in the heart of Puerto Rico's beautiful rainforest.
An Ableton Master Artist; educated at one of the most influential music schools - Berklee College of Music - Robert is a "Ghostwriter" for Film Scores, Television Scores, Dance Music and Ambient Music.
(Ghostwriting is a common, long-time practice for musicians to hire outside talent when they are too busy or otherwise engaged to work certain projects.) It is quite similar to a private outsourcing that the artist then can still call his/her own at the end of the day. Robert is especially well suited for this work, "I seek not fame nor fortune; it is disinteresting to me. What I try to find is the proper end result, the smiles of listeners."
Recent projects are heard globally in College and Hollywood films, major hotel chain advertising, automobile advertising, as well as 2 of the largest Electronic Dance Music record labels on the planet.
Robert's quiet, ethical and respectful Non-Disclosure policy; utilizing his unique talents has netted his clients world-wide recognition and chart-topping sales.
Unless touring, you can find him performing three nights a week with powerful and fun mix sets of Trance, House and Electro at the Hax0r_Haven.
Robert's devotion and scientific, professional approach to music makes him an undeniable asset in the music industry. His passion, constant state of study and performance as well as his devotion to the craft brings any artist he works with a special set of tools for success; whether it is confidential or public collaborations.
"With today's technology, we should be able to keep working towards bringing amazing shows and experiences to everyone, whether you are here in person, or a million miles away, regardless of income, social status or even the ability to leave the home!"
Working with that concept, Robert donates proceeds from live shows to fund a free school which teaches music and a newly developed studio that allows artists to come and create music in a pure musical atmosphere, free of cost, no bills, no distractions, only music from the first note to final mastering.
In 2013, Robert's "1 play on my SoundCloud = 1 Dollar" charity provided almost $97,000 USD in funding money to underprivileged emerging artists.
"It is exciting to take my music to the next level and push the limits of my education and abilities each time I go out there. It is a fantastic, surreal journey, because I can share it with all of you on such a deep level. With instant communication like Twitter and Facebook, you can choose your level of interest, right up to talking directly to me as I work, if you desired! Honestly, being an artist... creating my own music or finding expressive ways to play great records for friends is exactly where I am supposed to be. There is no clearer point of light - no stronger pull and sense of place and time than when I am right there with everyone sharing awesome music."
"I have been involved in playing various instruments all my life, no matter where it took me, from student to US Marine and back again. My passion for technology has naturally paired with my love for music - and here I am - remixing and producing my own flavors of House, Trance, Progressive and Chillout."
"Innovators like Robert Miles, BT, Paul Oakenfold and Kimball Collins have forged the path for awesome music, while software suites like Ableton and Pro Tools have given us the vehicles. All we need to do now is follow our hearts, get in and drive to our dreams. I look forward to seeing you out there!"
Quick FAQ's from Robert and his staff:
Q: What in the world is Hax0r_Hav3n or "The Hax"?
A: It's a VIP venue in beautiful Puerto Rico, where people from around the globe come to have a night of great dance, music, food and fun.
Q: Why a "No Cameras" policy?
A: We host VIP's who come from all walks of life and even some places where Dance and Music is ILLEGAL! (Can you believe music and dance being illegal? It happens!) Therefore, to maintain a discreet and comfortable, relaxing and entertaining environment, Hax0r_Hav3n asks all recording equipment be checked and left at the southern gatehouse entrance. "The Hax" can and frequently does have professional photographers on staff if you'd like photographs.
Q: What's the cost of a night at "The Hax"?
A: As of this FAQ post, it is $1500.00 USD pp/pn, which includes 5-Star food and drink. There are other overnight and weekend packages, including private jet and hotel accommodations.
(Note from Robert: "If these guys start a web presence, I'll have my webmaster update this with their website. Right now, the club is running capacity nightly, so I don't think they even need to be advertising... besides it keeps 'Razzis off our VIP's and gives a safe, secluded vibe.")
Q: What's a "Black Gloves Performance"?
A: Simple! Robert wears black gloves, and special cameras are mounted near the flashing lights of the DJ and Performance equipment, so you can see all the "magic" of a real live show or simply sit back and watch the mesmerizing array of colors on screens throughout the venue.
Q: How can I become involved in the charity "Think Tank" or the "1 Play = 1 Dollar" charities or be a part of that education process?
A: Email us!
Q: What is "Ghostwriting"?
A: Generally, it means that Robert is writing music for other artists to perform it. This is a very common practice throughout time and the music industry. Generally, "famous" artists don't have the time while on tour to create music, or their schedule is too tight to make room for weeks of composition. This is where that artist would ask a ghostwriter to step in and provide some content that they can add to their own albums.
Q: What is "Ableton Live"
A: It is a professional music software suite of tools and instruments used to either create music "LIVE" in front of the crowd (in real time)! It is also highly treasured for its flexibility; Ableton can play with live musicians, pre-recorded "loops" or even stand alone as a platform for professional DJ's. Robert has spent his post-graduate degree focusing on implementing Ableton Live in many ways, including interesting attempts at using an Xbox Kinect controller as an interface for stage-performers.
Q: How can I hear what's going on?
A: Enjoy the LIVE shows from Robert Foster locally or via broadcast, Saturdays - 10PM to 12AM (GMT), on UpFrontRadio.co.uk
All of us here at RobertFosterMusic.com would like to acknowledge and thank:
All Hail Clothing for supplying us original apparel.
Hollister Co. for supplying us amazing "So-Cal" style wardrobes.
Gunnar Optiks for saving our eyes with amazing technology you can wear.
Guitar Center for supplying us with all the "bits and bobs of music".
Akai Professional for providing access to amazing equipment like the MPK, APC and MPC lines for production and performance.
Novation for providing the beautiful "Launchpad" MkI and MkII:
Focusrite UK and Focusrite US, the clear leaders of the audio interface industry:
AON for providing us global security - no matter where we travel to bring the world beautiful music.
Most of all... Thank YOU... the fans, the friends, the family and the listeners; without your love, your words and your ears, music is void and without life!