31 year old female Hip Hop producer/Dj, quote writer, music blogger at "Kurrent Music. 7 years experience... Working with M-Audio Axiom 25 and Mixtrack Pro in FL Studio 12, Maschine 2 and Virtual Dj Pro 7 and 8... Former "BPBC" member. Was on a Composer Agreement with LA`s "Smash Haus Music Group". Independable.

All my work can be found on #Soundcloud (http://soundcloud.com/cookbeat_renegade) and #ReverbNation here → http://reverbnation.com/cookbeat

And you can also find me on these socials:

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All inquiries @ iamcookbeat@gmail.com

Gear highlights

  • M-Audio Axiom 25
  • Mixtrack Pro

Genres I specialize in

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Interview with Cookbeat

Tell us about a project you worked on you are especially proud of and why. What was your role?
I worked on so many. My first beat tape "Fresh From The Kitchen" (2005), Couple of dance competitions, my greates so far the "Femixeta 5.0" a mixtape created by organization supporting female creators in music... So I`m active both ways as a beatmaker and a DeeJay...
What are you working on at the moment?
I`m working on my new instrumentals for my official beat store. Collaborating with other artists, producers, sound engineers etc...
Is there anyone on SoundBetter you know and would recommend to your clients?
Sorry, did not have time to fully scoop the site... ;)
What's your 'promise' to your clients?
You will not be dissappointed.
What do you like most about your job?
The edge of a new assignment challenge. I love how that fire bursts up in me the moment I get new project requirement. And being inspired to compose my own fire.
What questions do customers most commonly ask you? What's your answer?
Can I do a beat like this, or that, what`s the time frame for that creativity, the cost... You know,all the usuals. I tell them: 1-I will do my best possible at this moment, 2-Ask them about their timeline length and try to patch my in and 3-Depending on the energy the project takes from me, arrange the price, but sometimes deal with the fixed one.
What's the biggest misconception about what you do?
That I am just a dj...
What questions do you ask prospective clients?
What is their main goal... What type of energy are they going for and what do they want too accomplish with it.
What advice do you have for a customer looking to hire a provider like you?
Be very specific and versatile, give feedback and receive one back. Let my creativity flow free. Be amazed...
If you were on a desert island and could take just 5 pieces of gear, what would they be?
Numark NS7, Maschine, any keys from Rolland, Adam studio monitors and an cant decideon the sound card, and my baby, Lenovo Thinkpad x220 laptop...
What was your career path? How long have you been doing this?
I started dancing with Hip Hop music since I was little, but not until 2009 that I actually decided to pursue my dreams more professionally...
How would you describe your style?
Well cooked peace of a meal. A little bit of tiny everything, but basically 90% all handmade. ;)
Can you share one music production tip?
Dont be afraid of jumping out of the schooled box... And also don`t get scared of too little school knowledge. Use your passion. Greatest examples: The Beatles, Pharrell...
What's your strongest skill?
My emotional energy and a great learning ear. Also arrangement and percussion play.
What do you bring to a song?
Originality and versatile adaptation. Unique energy and signature arrangement.
Tell us about your studio setup.
I have a small home bedroom studio, basic equipement containing M-Audio Axiom 25 and Numark Mixtrack Pro with Samson SR-850 headphones working in Fl Studio 12, Maschine 2 and Virtual Dj Pro 7 and 8...
What other musicians or music production professionals inspire you?
Ryan Leslie, Timbaland, Salaam Remi, The Hitmakerz, Darkchild, Sony Digital, Aaliyah, Thurz, AraabMuzik, TroyBoi, Jhene Aiko, and so many more, I stopped counting...
Analog or digital and why?
Digital. Because of the way of my living... I`m used to it... It suits me better, not that I have anything against analog.
Which artist would you like to work with and why?
Wow this is a tuff one... But without any longer thoughts, Ryan Leslie for one and Timbo and Missy on the other side... Because they never fail in providing a 100 % of their originality...
What type of music do you usually work on?
Hip hop/Trap and RnB/Rnbass... On a very rare occasions Urban Pop...
What's your typical work process?
I never ever start any project without any previous great motivation state of heart... Wether I`m feeling down or feeling the urge of positivism, I never jump start on emptiness... And usualy I start of with a melody with adding of drums later. With mixing the same... I start only when my gut feels the need for something special in the making... And always, ALWAYS be patient no matter what.
Describe the most common type of work you do for your clients.
I create beats, mixes and remixes for a wide variety of projects such as dance competitions, radio shows, plays etc. All inside the Hip Hop culture playground.