I am the DROP KING™.
I do everything from scratch, from start to finish. Songwriting, production and mixing are my specialties, however, I feel equally comfortable toplining, arranging, playing all common instruments (baritone vocals, piano, guitar, bass, drums), and mastering.
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Interview with ERIXOUNDS
Q: What's the biggest misconception about what you do?
A: Misunderstanding the roles or a producer vs. mixing engineer (I need to be hired separately for each). Also, I am not a publicist nor an artist manager, promotion is the client's job.
Q: What are you working on at the moment?
A: I release a track every week, so check me out on my socials @erixounds. I just finished 2 solo project tracks and an R&B track with the wonderful singer songwriter Amy Lee (@A.meofficalmusic).
Q: Tell us about a project you worked on you are especially proud of and why. What was your role?
A: My first solo record release last October. I did everything on it from scratch and with stock plugins.
Q: Analog or digital and why?
A: I prefer the warm sounds of analog but love working in the clean sonic environment of digital.
Q: What's your 'promise' to your clients?
A: Quality. Originality. Emotion.
Q: What do you like most about your job?
Q: What questions do customers most commonly ask you? What's your answer?
A: Can you change the tempo/key? Of course!
Q: What questions do you ask prospective clients?
A: What are 3 reference tracks that describe the sound you are looking for? Can you track your own vocals? What date would you like this by?
Q: What advice do you have for a customer looking to hire a provider like you?
A: I recommend always analyzing the intent of one's art. What are you your music to say? Why?
Q: If you were on a desert island and could take just 5 pieces of gear, what would they be?
A: Solar charger, laptop, keyboard, mic, guitar.
Q: What was your career path? How long have you been doing this?
A: I've done production for 7 years, and I began mixing and mastering 2 years ago.
Q: How would you describe your style?
A: Multi-genre Pop.
Q: Which artist would you like to work with and why?
A: Janelle Monae. Her charisma and musicianship.
Q: Can you share one music production tip?
A: Take a deep breath and listen with open ears.
Q: What type of music do you usually work on?
A: Pop and Alternative Pop
Q: What's your strongest skill?
Q: What do you bring to a song?
A: I'll know everything that it is missing. I have perfect pitch and a deep understanding of music theory. I'll know what it needs.
Q: What's your typical work process?
A: I work quickly and intensely. My turnaround for a full production from start to finish takes between 1 and 2 weeks depending on the project.
Q: Tell us about your studio setup.
A: I have a very basic setup but my results speak for themselves.
Q: What other musicians or music production professionals inspire you?
A: Timbaland, Salaam Remi, Trent Reznor, Thom Yorke, Grimes, Janelle Monae, Amy Winehouse, FKA Twigs, Sevdaliza, Mucky, MIA, Diplo
Q: Describe the most common type of work you do for your clients.
A: Production and songwriting.