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What Is Floppy Drive?

Welcome to the sonic realm of Floppy Drive, an innovative musical project masterminded by Craig Stoddard. Floppy Drive is a testament to the fusion of genres, a unique blend of jazz, funk, soul, and old-school hip-hop vibes seamlessly interwoven with electronic synths, creating a musical experience that’s both nostalgic and future-forward.

Floppy Drive has graced the stage 32 times, each performance a testament to Craig’s dedication and passion. With every live show, the anticipation for the next grows, as Floppy Drive envisions a future filled with numerous electrifying performances, leaving audiences craving more of this exceptional musical journey.

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Discover the unique musical sensation that is Floppy Drive, where the past meets the future, and where genres converge into an enchanting audio experience. Join us as we traverse the musical landscape, driven by innovation and guided by the incomparable talent of Craig Stoddard, the visionary behind Floppy Drive.

The culmination of 2 years of hard work, I bring my most significant release yet, “Hello, World!” A 5 track EP that traverses just a tiny sample size of the sound that is Floppy Drive. Thanks for listening <3

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Hello, World! EP

MY STORY

 

Growing up in Michigan, Craig Stoddard’s early exposure to the arts, particularly in electronics, paved the way for his musical journey. While many music producers start honing their craft at a young age, Craig embarked on this path as a teenager, initially with the piano but later embracing the allure of electronics. In 2019, at the age of 26, he conceptualized “Floppy Drive” – a name paying homage to his love for both hardware and software.

Armed with a Bachelor of Science in Computer Engineering from Michigan State University, Craig Stoddard embodies the essence of Floppy Drive. As a 1 life-path, independent experimental electronic music producer, he dives into the depths of creativity, infusing melodic hip-hop grooves with soulful vocal samples and daring bass experiments. The result is an auditory adventure that captivates and pushes boundaries.

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CRAIG STODDARD

ARTIST || FOUNDER OF FLOPPY DRIVE

The man, the myth, and the mind behind Floppy Drive Music. A 1 life path born leader, Craig Stoddard, aka Floppy Drive, has paved his path with his incredibly unique sound. Taking inspiration from funk, soul and hip-hop, Craig creates a unique twist on those nostalgic sounds by fusing it with modern day experimental bass using software, and in true nerd fashion, modular synthesizers with his own custom build eurorack. 

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IAN PAULSEN

AUDIENCE EXPERIENCE & ENGAGEMENT MANAGER

Say hello to one of the newest additions to the Floppy Drive Music Management Team!  If you know Ian, you’ve probably seen him slinging merchandise at a recent Floppy Drive Music Live Performance.  Although Ian excels in sales, he is far from a one-trick pony.  In his new position, Ian will be working closely with upper-management in order to help Floppy Drive attract, acquire new fans.  In addition to this, he will be responsible for deepening engagement with fans through several mediums such as social media, and in person interaction.  If you don’t see him at the Merch booth next show, don’t worry!  He will be hard at work socializing, engaging and ensuring that you as a fan of Floppy Drive, have a unforgettable experience.

JOSEPH SUMMERS

ARTIST MANAGER || CREATIVE DIGITAL SPECIALIST

The man who wears many hats and needs more sleep. Joseph is the Artist Manager and childhood best friend of Floppy Drive. In a nutshell, Joe handles everything and anything business related. His primary function is to run the show behind the scenes so that Floppy Drive can focus on running the show on stage. In addition, Joe created the entire digital ecosystem for Floppy Drive Music. This includes The Official Floppy Drive Music Website, The Official Floppy Drive Music E-commerce store, and the Official Floppy Drive Music Newsletter.

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JAKE FLAVOR

AUDIENCE EXPERIENCE & ENGAGEMENT MANAGER

We here at Floppy Drive Music, want to give a very warm welcome to Jake Flavor.  Jake is our new Audience Experience & Engagement Assistant Manager!  This man is a silver-tonged socialite and brilliant thinker when it comes to social media engagement.  A member of many communities in the music industry, Jake has developed quite the network.  He will play a key role in helping facilitate a quality experience for fans both on social media and in person.  Jake will assist Ian Paulsen and upper-management in continuing to attract and acquire new fans to Floppy Drive.  Moreover, Jake will help establish the engagement practices that will help Floppy Drive Music realize a community rooted in personal connections and organic, collective social growth.  We are very excited to see what Jake does in the coming months and we are thrilled to have him added to the team!

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