If you've got a track more or less down, and you're looking to get help with arrangement, production and mixing to get it release-ready, I can help. I'm a South African record producer and mixing engineer. I specialise in pop, hip-hop and R&B production but I have extensive experience in a variety of genres. I also design my own sample packs.
I began my career as a remixer for other artists enabling me to achieve a top 10 positions on Beatport early on. I later decided to make the crossover into pop and hip-hop music as these are genres I grew up listening to and love.
My pop productions have since gone on to achieve no.1 radio chart positions in South Africa.
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Interview with David Bakker
Q: Analog or digital and why?
A: Digital. The sonic differences are debatable but the possibilities are becoming increasingly endless with digital.
Q: What do you like most about your job?
A: Establishing that hook in a track that makes you start bopping your head is such a good feeling. It's the point where you know just how the track is going to come together.
Q: What advice do you have for a customer looking to hire a provider like you?
A: Don't underestimate the value of a good sounding production and mix. It can be the difference that makes a track perform well.
Q: How would you describe your style?
A: I wouldn't say that I have a very distinct style. I'd like to think that I'm versatile enough that you wouldn't necessarily pinpoint one of my productions out of nowhere. If you listen to my entire catalogue, however, I'm sure that you'll begin to notice a trend.
Q: What do you bring to a song?
A: I'd like to think I bring my own flair to a track, but in a manner that contributes to the style of the music/artist, rather than hijacking their sound.
Q: What other musicians or music production professionals inspire you?
A: I'm hugely inspired by the latest releases on the pop circuit. This helps me foresee where pop productions are likely to go, and to help me make the conscious decision to avoid certain trends.
Q: Describe the most common type of work you do for your clients.
A: I typically receive a rough demo of a track from a client containing comped vocals and a rough arrangement of the backing track. I then redesign all the sounds and further contribute to the arrangement to provide a well-mixed final production ready for release.