I have a collaboration with Grammy nominated producer Paul van Dyk called 'Parallel Dimension' which was the debut single off his forthcoming 10th studio album "Guiding Light" set to release in 2020.
I am based on the West Coast of Canada near Vancouver. I specialize in Trance and Progressive as well as working with singer/songwriters.
My experience with dance music has led me to working with the legendary Paul van Dyk, releasing on VANDIT, Black Hole Recordings, Magic Island Records, & Raz Nitzan Music. I have released and worked with many vocalists over the years such as Amy Kirkpatrick, Brooke Tomlinson, Thea Riley, VIKA, & Jessika Dawn. I am currently working in the process of finishing tracks with Evan Henzi & Emma McGann.
As a music producer who specializes in working with vocalists my main genres are Trance, Progressive, Big Room, & Uplifting. A huge strength of mine is remixing in my unique style. I am no stranger to remixing instrumentals as well, in fact my track with Paul van Dyk is completely instrumental. As a vocal producer, I am well versed (pun intended) in Melodyne, comping, arranging, time stretching & processing vocals.
I can work with ANY vocal project to get the results you want.
Every project is different and it would be my honour to work with as a collaboration or to make your vision come to life!
Send me an email through 'Contact' button above and I'll get back to you asap.
Interview with Elated
Q: Tell us about a project you worked on you are especially proud of and why. What was your role?
A: I am exceptionally proud of my track 'Breathe'. I was the music producer for the track and collaborated with singer/songwriter Brooke Tomlinson. Aside from the vocal I did everything on the track. This track was about a time in my life when I went and got some help, it was when I stepped into my power and started believing in me. Brooke captured my idea perfectly in her lyrics. Production wise it marked a new style for me as well stepping into a bit harder of a sound.
Q: What are you working on at the moment?
A: Right now I am working with vocalists Evan Henzi as well as Emma McGann on two separate projects. Evan has worked with Gareth Emery & Emma has released on the label Monstercat. Two amazing artists you should check out right now!
Q: Is there anyone on SoundBetter you know and would recommend to your clients?
A: I would recommend Shelley H. & Thea Riley, I have worked with them both and they are amazing artists who really understand their craft.
Q: Analog or digital and why?
A: I am completely digital right now just to keep things simple and easy.
Q: What's your 'promise' to your clients?
A: My promise is that when we are finished you will feel deeply connected to what we've created.
Q: What do you like most about your job?
A: The creation side and connecting with others.
Q: What questions do customers most commonly ask you? What's your answer?
A: When I have worked with vocalists in the past, splits seem to always be a touchy subject. I have always offered 50% and will continue to do so for collaboration projects.
Q: What's the biggest misconception about what you do?
A: I would say since I make happier, euphoric music, people are less inclined to admit they enjoy it.
Q: What questions do you ask prospective clients?
A: I would ask the deeper meaning behind the project. I want a peek into the vulnerability of the clients mind. I have been through many experiences, good and bad, in my life and I want to relate and connect to create the best project outcome possible.
Q: What advice do you have for a customer looking to hire a provider like you?
A: My advice would be to shop around, find someone that fits your mentality and outlook. Don't be afraid to message any provider to even just chat about your project regardless of the fees listed.
Q: If you were on a desert island and could take just 5 pieces of gear, what would they be?
A: Mac, midi keyboard, monitors, DJ gear & USBs!
Q: What was your career path? How long have you been doing this?
A: I have been producing for over 5 years. I am currently enrolled at Icon Collective to gain even more knowledge and experience.
Q: How would you describe your style?
A: A fusion of the best of the progressive and uplifting sounds.
Q: Which artist would you like to work with and why?
A: I would love to work with Ferry Corsten before his inevitable retirement because he is probably the most melodically skilled producer on the planet.
Q: Can you share one music production tip?
A: Quality is important but it comes with quantity. Idea, arrange, sound design, mix, master, do it again.
Q: What type of music do you usually work on?
A: I specialize in trance and progressive but I can work with any vocalist on their projects.
Q: What's your strongest skill?
A: Communication is probably my strongest skillset.
Q: What do you bring to a song?
A: My artist mantra is "the message is connection". To me each song has a story whether it's from my own personal life or someone else's. I believe each artist has a deeper vulnerable meaning behind each track they do and I want to hear about that.
Q: What's your typical work process?
A: I am extremely fast at arranging and putting a track idea together. Once I get an idea for a track I will quickly do a full arrangement. Once I have the foundation of the track done I concentrate on sound design and then effects. At the arrangement phase is where I usually send tracks to vocalists because I want to include them in the full process not just get a top line.
Q: Tell us about your studio setup.
A: I have a private studio space that is sound treated. I am primarily using Ableton Live. The keyboard where I make all my melodies myself with is a Komplete Kontrol S61. I am using a Pre-Sonus USB audio interface and Yamaha HS8-W monitors.
Q: What other musicians or music production professionals inspire you?
A: deadmau5 inspires me, Hans Zimmer is amazing, & Ferry Corsten is my all time favourite electronic music producer.
Q: Describe the most common type of work you do for your clients.
A: I offer music production services such as making a track for a vocalist.