I specialize in dope, dark, crunchy, wet and moody. I produce and mix songs that have hit official Spotify and Apple Music playlists.
I'm a multi-instrumentalist and producer. I play in several nationally touring bands, and have been actively playing music for 15 years.
Services I offer:
Songwriting / Melody writing
Live Instrumentation (Drums, Guitar, Bass, Keys)
Hip hop instrumentals
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3 ReviewsEndorse Brian Squillace
I am so glad that I chose to work with Brian on the production and mixing of my new music! He has been so easy to work with and communicates quickly. He has also helped me to find the best equipment for my home studio, and given me very helpful advice to make my vocal tracks the best quality. He created the exact sound that I was looking for, and the turnaround time was incredible. I will be using Brian for all of my future projects!
Brian is a very creative, generous, versatile collaborator. He’s helped me develop my little ideas into fully realized songs. If there’s a any sort of roadblock with with a song, be it lyrics, melody, instrumentation, structure, or creating a unique synth sound or drum beat, he always has a solution. He has a big picture view of the project but also obsessed the little details that make a song unique. Most importantly, at least to me, he has an impeccable sense of mood. You could describe a mood and he can create the sound.
I've had the pleasure of working with Brian on 3 different songs and will continue to hire him in the future. He's fast, creative, easy-going, knowledgeable and passionate about music. Brian listened to the over all vision that I had for the project and really helped with taking the arrangement as well as the production to the next level. I would highly recommend working with Brian.
Interview with Brian Squillace
Q: What type of music do you usually work on?
A: I work on all facets of indie music. The common thread for me is mood. I find myself working on experimental projects that call for sampling and distorting of sounds.
Q: What's your strongest skill?
A: Drums. I've been playing drums since 7th grade, and it's something that's in me. I love to mix sampled drums with live drums. Lay down punchy kick and snare samples, and layer them with live hi hats to get a human element to an electronic track.
Q: What do you bring to a song?
A: Clarity and honesty. As an outsider coming in to your project, I hear the music without the burden of repetitive listens, and emotional attachments to ideas. I can help you be honest about the song and get to the root of how to make it dope.
Q: What's your typical work process?
A: I like to strip a song down to it's essentials. Does it sound good with just a voice and chords? If the answer is yes, I move forward adding elements to bring depth to the mood, and focus on locking in drum and bass for feel.
Q: Tell us about your studio setup.
A: I work from home. The master bedroom of my house has been converted into a studio. I keep it simple, but have access to every instrument needed. Guitars, amps, bass, live drums, midi controllers, piano, percussion.
Q: What other musicians or music production professionals inspire you?
A: Justin Vernon, Kevin Parker, Kanye West.
Q: Describe the most common type of work you do for your clients.
A: I take song ideas - chords and melodies - and structure them in to bangers. I love to focus on the important melodic ideas of the track and make everything else support that.