Brian Squillace

Indie Music Producer

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I specialize in dope, dark, crunchy, and psychedelic pop music. Songs I produced have been featured on official Spotify and Apple playlists, and been highlighted in publications such as Noisey, Spin, COLORS, and Line of Best Fit. I am one-half of the band LANNDS, and tour as the drummer for Sub Pop artist Yuno.

I'm a multi-instrumentalist and producer. I've been playing and writing music actively for 15 years and operate out of my home studio.

Services I offer:

Producing/Mixing
Songwriting / Melody writing
Live Instrumentation (Drums, Guitar, Bass, Keys)
Film scoring

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  • Tender

47 Reviews - 15 Repeat Clients

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  1. Review by Lea
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    Brian is the best! Absolutely killed it!!

  2. Review by Brianna A.
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    Brian is absolutely phenomenal. An incredible talent, I loved the ideas he brought to the table but more so just appreciated his timeliness, patience and all around positive attitude. The mix more than exceeding my expectations!

  3. Review by Stephan M.
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    Brian was extremely patient and flexible to work with. True professional!

  4. Review by Lea
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    Brian is the best!! Super easy to communicate with and completely understood and amplified every suggestion and vision I had.

  5. Review by Competely B.
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    A genuinely reassuring contribution any time.

  6. Review by Symphonie
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    Brian is a super talented producer, musician, and artist. He took my rough demo and quickly gave it a polished new sound and style. Friendly, receptive to feedback, efficient, and professional. If you're looking for awesome indie production, Brian is definitely your guy! Thanks!

  7. Review by Completely Boofy Blitzed
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    Working with other people is often hard and fettering but with Brian I had a totally elevating experience.

  8. Review by Britt Warner
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    Brian is an agile producer who was able to add his own creative intuition into the mix, so to speak, while respectful of the vision I had for my song. He brought exciting ideas to the table that elevated the track to a new level. He is organized and pays close attention to detail--we went back and forth until I was completely satisfied. His work speaks for itself. I highly recommend enlisting him for your project!

  9. Review by Lauren S.
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    Working with Brian has been the best! He is GREAT with communication, listening and delivering an epic result. I cannot wait to work together again and am beyond happy with the result of our projects.

  10. Review by Meg E.
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    Brian heard what I wanted and delivered on it. He is a genius, highly recommend and will work with again!!

  11. Review by Lauren S.
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    Brian has been a godsent. He took the time to listen to my vision and brought it to life. Brian made the entire process seem so easy, and was very pleasant to work with. On top of him delivering amazing sounds as the producer/mixer, he also gave me a lot of great insight on the industry as an artist himself. I look forward to working with him again.

  12. Review by RØSES
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    Working with Brian is always a fabulous experience - he's so creative, and really takes your thoughts and feedback and turns them into something gorgeous. :)

  13. Review by Chelsey H.
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    Brian helped me get a song I was sitting on for 3 years to a place I could only dream about. He has the skillset and tools of a top-40 producer yet has an eclectic ear and was able to take my song to the next level while keeping it's lo-fi edginess. I am inspired to finally finish my album, with his expertise of course. Thank you Brian!

  14. Review by Humaira S.
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    Brian is an absolutely amazing human, and so amazing to work with! He’s extremely kind, patient and so very creative. He really listens to the ideas and feelings behind your lyrics and quite perfectly manages to craft a track to convey them in a really fresh way. He has quickly become my go-to producer, and I can’t wait to work with him more!

  15. Review by Joey W.
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    Brian is the best! His production and mixing skills are best of the best for if you're going for a moody analoge-y sound! Always a pleasure to work with.

  16. Review by Mike S.
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    Brian is an incredibly talented producer and went above and beyond to create something special. We are so happy that we found him and pleased with the song we worked on together.

  17. Review by Anacarolina S.
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    Brian is always on point with his work. He truly understands the song and what you are trying to accomplish from it. I love working with him as he is always willing and persistent on getting the job done. You can really see the passion is there.

  18. Review by Khalid P.
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    Really professional and caring about the client's vision, will do whatever he can to make the best record based on the client's vision. Brian was also really supportive and positive the whole time, there was nothing impossible for him, he would at least try. He always stays in touch and update you and accept whatever feedback you have on his material. I will definitely work with him again, no doubt. He's one of the first producers that I felt confident releasing music with.

  19. Review by Anacarolina S.
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    Brian is an amazing producer and creator! He is patient, observant, passionate, and the most easy going guy around! I had the easiest time recording with him. He made it so simple and so precise. Definitely going to be coming back to him in the long run!

  20. Review by Darren D.
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    Brian is brilliant, as always! His ability to create new layers that complement existing arrangements is spot-on. Great work!

  21. Review by I P.
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    Brian is fantastic to work with. Easy going, quick to respond and super creative. If you’re looking for an indie producer, we highly recommend you check out his work.

  22. Review by Christina P.
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    Brian was awesome to work with. He is very patient and tentative to the sound I was looking for and communicated with me effectively, I would definitely recommend his services!

  23. Review by Sabrina J.
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    Worked with Brian on production and mixing this time, and again, quality is A1 (not surprised though). I stand by everything I said in the comment below lol. Work with him, you won't regret it!

  24. Review by Sabrina J.
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    Yooo Brian is amazing! He is so talented; I worked with him on just production and his producing skills are superb and not only is he super kind, but he is so easy to communicate with, and he can take your song and bring out the best in it! Highly recommend working with him:)

  25. Review by Gözde K.
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    Brian is just amazing! He turned my song into something really cool. He's very easy to work with and had great ideas. Very professional. Definitely recommend!

  26. Review by Lizzie
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    I asked Brian to tackle a rather personal and difficult track and he nailed it per usual. Always a pleasure working with him!

  27. Review by Danielle S.
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    Dude, Brian is so dope and talented. And not only that he is a GREAT listener which is so important when working with a producer. He gives thoughtful feedback and suggestions while still letting you control the reins. Top tier producer, can't praise enough.

  28. Review by shahir a.
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    Brian is an easy producer to work with. He is good at hearing the direction of a song, adding his own input and also taking all artist input into consideration. He has a good ear for music and great editing skills. Would definitely recommend and work on similar projects if the opportunity arises.

  29. Review by Lizzy
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    I loved working with brain. He's so patient and talented ! definitely recommend.

  30. Review by Fernanda O.
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    Brian is the most talented producer I have yet to work with. So reliable, quick replies, great listener but most importantly he takes the time to figure out your true individual sound. Highly recommend using his services!!

  31. Review by Lizzie
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    Always such a great experience with Brian!! Always brings my vision to life. Highly recommend!

  32. Review by Darren D.
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    Brian did it again! He was able to take my obscure musical references, creative direction, and pull together a fantastic mix of a challenging song. Highly recommended!

  33. Review by Kendel L.
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    We really enjoyed working with Brian! He was very patient with our many requests and brought a lot of his own style to the songs, really giving them a modern feel. Great experience!

  34. Review by Danielle S.
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    Brian rules. He is such a gem and I feel lucky to have found him here. He's a great listener, gives honest feedback and loves what he does. I would recommend him over and over!

  35. Review by Lizzie
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    Really cant say enough good things about Brian - such a talented musician and producer. I highly recommend him!! I will definitely be working with him again in the future. If you're thinking about working with him, just do it you will not regret it!

  36. Review by Fernanda O.
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    Brian is beyond incredible to work with. He is extremely talented, patient and has a strong musical intuition.
    Highly recommend!!

  37. Review by Darren D.
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    Brian is brilliant – a supremely talented engineer and producer with an ear for very fine details in a mix. Brian not only asks the right questions, but he demonstrates a thorough understanding of what is being requested. His ability to elevate a rough mix is seriously mind-blowing. I am so genuinely thrilled to have found Brian and will definitely be working with him again very soon!

  38. Review by Danielle S.
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    Brian is patient, understanding and supportive. He understands that your vision as an artist is the most important thing and wants to help you achieve it in any way he can! I am stoked to work with him again.

  39. Review by Danielle S.
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    Brian works so incredibly fast. He is a great listener and takes the time to really understand your vision as an artist. He was able to take my idea and really make it so incredible. I will definitely be working with him again and again.

  40. Review by Lizzie
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    Brian is such a talented producer. He has truly helped bring my visions to life! Highly recommend him!!!!

  41. Review by Kendel L.
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    We're working with Brian on production for a few songs and his work is fantastic. He's very easy to communicate with, extremely prompt in response and delivery and has a great ear for what a song needs. We would definitely recommend!

  42. Review by Eduardo R.
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    Brian is Brian! Amazing work! From the very beginning you feel you can trust him as a fellow artist. He gives the space that the art needs to breathe but is always at hand if you need him. Awesome instincts! Can't wait to work on more projects with him. It's been real!

  43. Review by Joey W.
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    Brian has been awesome to work with.His mix was great. He was very communicative and open to both my feedback on his mixes and working with some of the already mixed tracks I wanted to keep from my rough mix.

  44. Review by Shuhei K.
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    He is very kind and is super professional and work politely.Thanks so much.

  45. Review by Abigail O.
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    Highly recommended!!

    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!

  46. Review by Colin
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    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.

  47. Review by Luis M.
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    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

  1. Q: Describe the most common type of work you do for your clients.

  2. 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.

  3. Q: What other musicians or music production professionals inspire you?

  4. A: Justin Vernon, Kevin Parker, Kanye West.

  5. Q: Tell us about your studio setup.

  6. 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.

  7. Q: What's your typical work process?

  8. 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.

  9. Q: What do you bring to a song?

  10. 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.

  11. Q: What's your strongest skill?

  12. 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.

  13. Q: What type of music do you usually work on?

  14. 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.

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