Grammy award winning producer, engineer and mixer. Signed to Sony/ATV Music Publishing. 35+ Million Spotify streams for Indie Artists developed and produced by Igloo. Multi-instrumentalist that plays keys, guitars, and drums. Ready to create a unique sound that defines YOU as an artist! No cookie cutter pre-made BS!
Production, Mixing and Artist Development Services - 16+ years experience in the music business with over 15 platinum and gold records and tens of millions of independent Spotify streams from artists he's produced. Each project is assessed personally, so YOUR NEEDS AND INFLUENCES are kept 1st priority. Rates may vary depending on your project specifics.
Background in Hip Hop and Alternative music with just enough commercial sheen to give you "that" sound your listeners and potential fans expect. YOUR HAPPINESS WITH THE WORK IS WHAT'S MOST IMPORTANT!
Specialties include: |building a song for you from SCRATCH, complete with top line melody, lyrics and full production| |beefing up production in your demo sessions| |making an original beat for you to write raps or sing to| |mixing a full multitrack song session OR mixing only vocals over a stereo instrumental beat| |songwriting| |guitar, bass or keys session playing|
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12 ReviewsEndorse Joshua "igloo" Monroy
Excellent job done by Josh.
He was really constructive and really made all his efforts to listen to our needs and satisfy them.
I strongly recommend him
Joshua's production moves the soul. He has an Impeccable taste of sounds. I was really moved by the sounds he picked. Joshua is a true Artist and producer. I am moved by just how creative, deep, fun, loving and kind he is. He also grasps my artistic visions quickly and moves fast!
The amount of passion he puts into making sounds inspired me so much. Thank you from the bottom of my heart Joshua, I am so grateful to have experienced the art of really creating with you.
His sounds are FKYEAH!
Josh and the people who work in his studio are some of the most talented people in LA. As a co-writer and producer Josh is an open collaborator. He is passionate and has the ability to get to the core of what you want out of your music. We have created some killer music and look forward to creating even more.
Josh is a very talented producer. He has a unique vision in his music. He has always been very passionate working with artists and define their best sound to their full potential.
Josh is an extremely talented Producer / Engineer and Artist. I've been working directly beside him since 2012 and can say with confidence that whether you're trying to find a specific sound, or need the guidance get you there, Josh is your guy. He's a visionary and a loyal friend!
I've known Josh for 4 years now; I got my starting opportunity in learning about the music industry through him and his team. Now: his studio is my first stop when I'm developing a new artist: Him and all of who he works with are very well versed in all aspects of recording/producing and are very professional with their relations to artists. Very serious, very productive, and just a great team.
Josh has done some truly spectacular remix work for me, taking top-line vocals in isolation and building amazing new tracks beneath them. He's passionate, incredibly imaginative and has the talents to realize a huge array of different visions. He's a super nice guy, too - a real pleasure to work with.
He’s a fuckin one man army!! He does EVERYTHING! And what’s most important is he likes to say ahead of the curve. Constantly working hard to improve his craft and on his way to legendary status. HE’s just getting started
Whether you’re still finding your sound, looking for artist development, a student of the craft, or a music professional who knows exactly what you want and just needs someone to make it come to life, Josh “Igloo” Monroy is the man with the plan. He’s mega talented in all genres from all walks of life and truly takes his time to produce quality work, his name depends on it. I highly recommend him and his studio!
A MASTER OF HIS KRAFT.
Besides having the knowhow and experience of what is needed to bring a certain track to life, Josh is a great person to work in a personal level. With his excitement, Josh always puts his best to inspire musicians and songwriters to bring out their full potencial.
Josh brings professional sound and talent to your music. With his hard work ethic and reliable skills he brings a wealth of knowledge and experience to every session. Highly recommended!
Interview with Joshua "igloo" Monroy
Q: Tell us about a project you worked on you are especially proud of and why. What was your role?
A: Walla when their hit "101" started to pop off. We had done two full projects already that had some limited success and then bam it just HIT after 3 or 4 years! Felt good to see people i really cared for and had grown with get their/our moment in the sun. I produced, mixed and co-wrote the song.
Q: What are you working on at the moment?
A: DEVELOPING COOL ARTIST PROJECTS!
Q: Analog or digital and why?
A: Both of course!! lol you need the warm front end from tubes and analog gear combined with the efficiency and work flow of a modern DAW like LOGIC PRO.
Q: What's your 'promise' to your clients?
A: To give my absolute best, most artistic and honest work and opinions, without an ego or a "this is right/wrong" type of mentality. Every artist should have a characteristic unique to their sound and music. I'll help you find it.
Q: What do you like most about your job?
A: The freedom to make anything I want. Every client is a new set of emotions and sounds.
Q: What questions do customers most commonly ask you? What's your answer?
A: If they buy multiple songs can the price be discounted and the answer is absolutely.
Q: What's the biggest misconception about what you do?
A: That music production costs too much. We put in so much overtime that we never get paid for because our names are attached to these products forever! And we want this to sound incredible just as much or more than our clients!
Q: What questions do you ask prospective clients?
A: What three artists do you see yourself on tour with or opening up for
Q: What advice do you have for a customer looking to hire a provider like you?
A: Bring references of songs you like and try to recognize what you like about them for your sound.
Q: If you were on a desert island and could take just 5 pieces of gear, what would they be?
A: MacBook Pro with Logic, UAD Apollo Duo, Ibanez Semi Hollow Artstar, Fender P Bass, Yamaha or Korg 88 key heavy weighted midi controller
Q: What was your career path? How long have you been doing this?
A: i started as an intern at Tree Sound Studios in Atlanta, GA in 2002. Billy Hume was cool enough to give me a room at his place for a while when i first started working with Luda early in '03. Then later that year i became full time for Luda until 2010 when i got signed to sony/atv music publishing. i moved to LA in 2010 and have been writing songs and developing artists from around the world ever since. my studio is now in the heart of Hollywood's Media District.
Q: How would you describe your style?
A: big drums, lots of bass, melodic with interesting chord changes, old meets new
Q: Which artist would you like to work with and why?
A: Trent Reznor. I think his voice with some of the big and dark sounds of today would be next level.
Q: Can you share one music production tip?
A: its all about the sounds you start with. eq'ing, compression, efx and all that are cool but if you build from sounds that take up or fill certain sonic qualities, you're almost mixing while you're producing. you have to know your library and where to find these sounds or how to engineer the bass or guitar so that the hard work is done in actually getting the sounds, not mixing and layering necessarily.
Q: What type of music do you usually work on?
A: ANYTHING THAT INSPIRES ME. alternative, hip hop, urban pop, indie, modern disco, emo music
Q: What's your strongest skill?
A: Project management across multiple songs and EPs and artist development. Not just making the songs but getting them HEARD.
Q: What do you bring to a song?
A: Outside perspective, creativity and a true understanding of many musical genres. I've worked with everyone from Elton John and Whitney Houston to Nas, Zwan and Justin Bieber. I'm a fan of almost ALL music. I have a knack for getting in my clients head and pulling from what brought them into making music themselves. I combine that with sonic trends within the genre my client is working towards and BOOM...we have a massive song in the end! Music is about just letting it happen in the moment.
Q: What's your typical work process?
A: First and foremost to get inside my clients head and know what made them want to make music. I wanna hear what you play when you get good news and life is amazing. Then play me what you listen to when everything is shit. Old and new influences. What your parents or family members introduced you to. Then I pull from those musical palettes to create a truly unique and tailored track or song for my client using their musical heritage. Besides that, I don't have a process when it comes to actually making the body of music. That part changes each time because I just go with whatever inspires me and just keep building that out until I have something I'm excited about.
Q: Tell us about your studio setup.
A: I use high end tube pre's and mics, vintage synths and a 1973 Rhodes Mk1. I love Antelope Audio interfaces and converters. Gotta have my UAD 1176 Rev A, SSL Bus Comp and AMS RMX16 reverbs. Speaking of reverbs oddly, i use Logic...it comes with one of the best reverbs in the world in my opinion..Space Designer. I have various guitars and basses from Fender, Gibson, Ibanez and ESP. Mesa and Fender Amps and loads of virtual amp packages. I love Output Audio, Spectrasonics, Native Instruments, Arturia, XLN Audio, SPL Audio, Waves Audio, and Xfer Records plugins. Yamaha 5"s and 8"s for monitoring.
Q: What other musicians or music production professionals inspire you?
A: i have a very diverse palette. eras: Hendrix, Stones, Beatles, Zeppelin, Dylan, The Band, Petty, Sabbath, Nirvana, Iron Maiden, Metallica, Soundgarden, Pallbearer, GNR, RATM, NIN, Biggie, Tribe Called Quest, Wu Tang, Outkast, Tip, Madonna, Brittany Spears, Sylvan Esso, Tommy Genesis, Anderson Paak, Ottis Redding, Marvin Gaye, Evelyn Champagne King, Chance the Rapper, Kendrick, Dre, Manny Fresh, Polo the Don, Scott Storch, Older Kanye, The Drums, Foster the People, Sun Kil Moon, MGMT, Temper Trap, Purity Ring,
Q: Describe the most common type of work you do for your clients.
A: artist development and/or producing and writing an entire EP are most common for me. I also mix anything I produce as well included in the price.