Grammy award winning producer, engineer and mixer. Signed to Sony/ATV Music Publishing. 35+ Million Spotify streams for Indie Artists developed and produced by Josh. 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 - 21 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|
Click the 'Contact' above to get in touch. Looking forward to hearing from you.
- The Temptations
- Jonas Blue
- David Archuleta
- David Archuleta
- Brian Courtney Wilson
- Travis Barker
- My Darkest Days
- Justin Bieber
- Quincy Jones
- Taio Cruz
- David Archuleta
- Taio Cruz
- Taio Cruz
- LeToya Luckett
- Sean Garrett
- Playaz Circle
- Sam Arlen
- The Notorious B.I.G.
- The Duke
- Vintage Trouble
- Imogen Clark
31 Reviews - 2 Repeat ClientsEndorse Joshua "igloo" Monroy
Always a pleasure to work with Josh. He's an excellent producer and musician. He can give you exactly what you want and if you're not sure what you want he'll make a great beat.
There were 2 things I didn’t gave much attention to it. And he mentioned them.
For me it was a good analyses and also he gave solutions which is important to grow.
The only thing I miss on this service is a conversation. But that’s a soundbetter issue
Wonderful to work with. He finished a song for me faster than I could have imagined. Will most likely want to make more than one song with him.
Josh goes waaay in depth when it comes to relaying information when teaching about audio!! 😃
You can tell he's super passionate and has done his homework in so many areas of this engineering game!
Definitely recommend doing a session or two from him, if you're trying to beat on your audio craft!!
And I imagine his breadth of knowledge goes riiiiight into his mixing & production work!
Cheers, man! :)
An absolute pro, through and through! Amazing production and mix! Really took my music to the next level!
Great communication and an all round nice and supportive person to work with!
Joshua was fantastic. We worked on our song across the holidays and he was flexible and accommodating and turned out something amazing. He really knows his stuff and adds that extra "oomph" to the track.
It was really fun to work with Joshua! He is so professional and does his best :)
Josh is absolutely amazing! He is super helpful and open to any ideas. Not to mention the incredible production quality! Thanks so much, Josh. I can’t wait to work with you again!
Josh was absolutely amazing to work with! He was very helpful and went way above and beyond what I expected. He’s really patient and easy going. Would definitely work with him again. He’s a true gem
Joshua is so dxpe.. very respectful and as an ear for talent.. gave me exactly what I was wanting from a ten minute conversation. Really has that touch and sense for music.. over I rate home an A+ great job Josh
Joshua did an Amazing job on my song and I would recommend using him as he is a highly skilled producer that gives your song that Top Billboard chart sound!
josh was extremely easy to work with and got the job done quickly. he took my opinions into consideration and delivered the best product. I will return and recommend anyone who may be on the fence about it!
Joshua was very easy to work with, professional and most of all fast! He listened to exactly what we wanted and delivered! He took time to understand what my producer had to say and the end result made us extremely happy! We look forward to working with him again!
Josh did a great job with the song! Quick and fast and added a new dimension and awesome elements! Definitely recommend him. I look forward to additional projects in the future.
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 is an amazing producer!! We've worked together on several projects, and every time the results are just fantastic. He's one of the most talented musicians I've ever worked with – he has an amazing ear, and is experienced and knows what he's doing on all fronts. You'll be blown away working with him. Can't recommend him highly enough!
I came to Josh as a brand new singer-songwriter with a very particular vision and very little direction. We worked on 2 songs together, and through the recording process he really helped me develop a sound that is unique to me. He was very, very patient and took the time to really bring out the best in me as an artist. He brought my songs to life in ways that I had hoped for but didn’t think was possible, and I’m thoroughly impressed with his grade A final mixes. He made me confident in myself as a new artist, and for that reason Josh is officially my go-to producer!
Josh is talented, easy to work with, and responds quickly. He did a great job with my song + my endless requests. Would love to work with him again.
I have been working with Josh igloo Monroy for the past two years. He is an excellent, attentive and hip producer. Josh listens to my notes and makes the requisite changes accurately within record time. Josh exceeds my expectations adding elements I would have never imagined.
Most recently, he composed for me. On his first go, I loved what he did. Josh took my inspirational songs and composed something that went beyond all expectations to what is now my favorite song
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.