Andy Wilson (Wilsoni)

Groove Merchant & Engineer

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Producer, Instrumentalist, Engineer. Want some STANK for your record? I'm the man with the plan.

I've been doing music in some form since 2003.
I started as a musician first and although my degree is in Professional Performance (Bass), I have honed production and mixing skills for the last 10 years.

My main specialism is Groove-Based music that is Funky - "Funk" music can be all kinds of genres like R&B, Jazz, Rock or Electronic, so long as it makes you move your body and pull a face.

From that angle, I offer a whole variety of services spanning the creation of a record - from individual rhythm section parts, arrangement ideas, lyrics, beats, MIDI drum and synth programming, whole demos, track mixes, stem mixes to mastering - from my acoustically treated home studio space. I also have access to some excellent session people if you need specifics like a guitar or saxophone solo.

I'm happy to wear different hats depending on what you need. I come at the production and mix process from a musician's 'vibe'-driven perspective, but mixing is about making the songs sound as best they can and I'm happy to be an objective scientist about it, too.

Take a listen to my stuff and get in touch with details of your project. I'm looking forward to working with you!

Tell me about your project and how I can help, through the 'Contact' button above.

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  1. Review by Buster B.
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    Easy %100 sick. Andy nailed my sound, knew from the start what I was looking for, was quick and professional while still remaining chill and casual, and had excellent communication skills, including the ability to take notes and give helpful feedback. 10/10, I suggest you work with him.

Interview with Andy Wilson (Wilsoni)

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

  2. A: Really prolific, hard-working individuals with scope and ambition who are quite hands-on with most aspects of their work - qualities I aspire to! Prince, Frank Zappa, George Clinton, Quincy Jones etc. But I generally love watching anybody who does something well - even if it's not my preference.

  3. Q: Can you share one music production tip?

  4. A: Take breaks! Your ears get tired and you can work yourself into a weird, intense tunnel-vision. Go outside for 10 mins and after you've reset you can come back to the thing with that excitement you had when you'd never heard it before.

  5. Q: How would you describe your style?

  6. A: Funky Osmosis, like a magpie! I got into Acid Jazz and Hip-Hop first,then discovered the source of the breaks. It's an amalgamation of little bits and pieces from across the years of influence - this drum break, that keyboard sound, some type of tape-delay, ripped off guitar licks and horn parts and such. I used to say "like a poor-man's Prince" because I do a lot myself, but that does neither of us justice! One thing is for sure though, I prefer the dirtier side of the coin - P-Funk over Earth Wind & Fire, Prince over MJ, Erykah over Jill Scott.

  7. Q: Analog or digital and why?

  8. A: I love the sound, feel and ideology of analog, but... There's a real fetishisation about analog gear (for good reason!) but I get the impression that the difficulties working with things like tape machines and synths that went out of tune justifies the digital side. Ideally it's a combination of both approaches' strengths. I'd love to have a heap of analog gear but I can't afford it! So I try to emulate as much of it as possible within the digital domain - emulating the approach can yield some very satisfying results.

  9. Q: Which artist would you like to work with and why?

  10. A: Far from bothering my still-living true heroes (although if George Clinton was up for it... !) I'd actually like to collaborate with folks I admire who I believe don't get their dues. I like eclectic, off-the-wall auteur types, like Shock G from Digital Underground, Del Tha Funkee Homosapien, Dam-Funk or Huey Morgan from Fun Lovin' Criminals. Jay Kay from Jamiroquai would be an interesting vocalist to work with (and is also an early influence!).

  11. Q: What advice do you have for a customer looking to hire a provider like you?

  12. A: Know what you want before you hire someone to do it? We creative techs can be as flexible as you like, but half-written ideas and vague notions of intent can sometimes turn out quite expensive. Personally, I like to get the thumbs up as we go different stages but others would prefer just to deliver a finished product I think.

  13. Q: What questions do you ask prospective clients?

  14. A: What is it you'd like out of our collaboration? Do you have a deadline? What is the budget for your project? Do you have any influences or references you'd like to aim towards?

  15. Q: What's the biggest misconception about what you do?

  16. A: That it's easy! I mean, it's easier than a real job (because it's fun!) but it requires a lot of attention to detail, as well as an understanding of a few concepts and technical bits that you take for granted if you actually do it.

  17. Q: What are you working on at the moment?

  18. A: For myself? A few original concept EPs (Unconventional love songs, introspection), a '70s cop-show theme for a left-wing politician. For others, radio jingles for an Ohio-based Funk station, Trap beats and arrangement ideas for 'Urban-Dramedy' library music, reproducing samples as original cuts for Hip-Hop beats.

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I was the Mix/Mastering Engineer, Programmer, Guitar, Bass, Vocals, Producer, Arranger, Composer in this production

Terms Of Service

Pricing for beats and full instrumental production negotiable, depending on project scale. Discounts for points on publishing royalties. Mix/Master combos. Includes 3 revisions.

GenresSounds Like
  • Prince
  • George Clinton & Parliament Funkadelic
  • Roy Ayers
Gear Highlights
  • Yamaha HS50M Monitors
  • Sennheiser HD 280 Pro Headphones
  • Sonarworks Reference 4
  • Goodhertz Vulf Compressor
  • Cockos REAPER
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