ESJAY JONES

✪ PRODUCER. SONGWRITER.

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ESJAY JONES on SoundBetter

I’m Esjay - South African born Grammy Featured producer & songwriter who has worked with the world's biggest rock & pop acts. I recently co-wrote&produced a song with BILLY CORGAN as well as producing an album for GREY DAZE, the project CHESTER BENNINGTON was working on just before he passed. I am now available on Soundbetter to be your producer!

Why hire me as your collaborator?

Some producers/songwriters will boast that they’ve worked with major artists, but in fact their actual role was not as they claim. There is no other producer who can do what I do and I invite you to check my credits below.

I began my career as a number 1 selling rock artist in South Africa - I understand what you want and need because I am you! I have worked hundreds of thousands of hours to get into the rooms and learn from the biggest producers, songwriters & artist in the world - Not to sound like a diva, but I didn’t get here by luck or chance! If you are looking for producer from the real world music business, look no further. My mentors are the best in the game, and I’m superior at what I do.

I eat, sleep and breathe music. I'll go to the ends of the earth to find the magic and make the perfect song for you. I also work alongside the very best vocal guy in the business and I will take your vocals to the highest level. My goal is to set you up for success!

I only charge a one-time upfront fee for production services on Soundbetter - no backend royalties, no contracts with you signing away the profits of your song. The fee I will quote you buys out the master recording completely, no further payments - you are free and clear to do with it as you wish.

ARE YOU READY? Hit the contact button and tell me about your project!

Contact me through the green button above and let's get to work.

Credits

AllMusic verified credits for Esjay Jones
  • Grey Daze
  • Grey Daze
  • Escape the Fate
  • Timeflies
  • Timeflies
  • Mystery Skulls
  • Sean Kingston
  • Sean Kingston
  • Timeflies
  • Grey Daze
  • Grey Daze
  • DJ Fumi Yeah!
  • Locnville
  • Locnville
  • Locnville
  • Timeflies
  • Lorialla
  • Lorialla
  • Lorialla
  • Lorialla
  • Mystery Skulls
  • Chester Bennington
  • Grey Daze
  • Chester Bennington
  • Grey Daze
  • Manufactured Superstars
  • Manufactured Superstars
  • Locnville
  • Locnville
  • Locnville
  • Esjay Jones

Languages

  • Afrikaans
  • English

42 Reviews - 5 Repeat Clients

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  1. Review by sasha w.
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    Esjay is amazing!! Really understands my concepts and brings it to life with amazing lyrics!! Can’t wait for the next project! She’s also efficient

  2. Review by Dax R.
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    Why would you look any further when you have the opportunity to work with Esjay Jones? You shouldn’t… I have had the pleasure of working on my latest release and Esjay delivers high level work and the ear of a producer to make your songs sound powerful. If you never take advice, take this one and hire Esjay, you will not regret it!!!!!

  3. Review by Amit Erez
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    Esjay was amazing! Super informative, professional, and fun to work for. It was a real pleasure!

  4. Review by Jody R.
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    Esjay is truly one of a kind! We make a dream songwriting team for sure! She always strives to honor the intent & vision for our song and being able to write with her is a dream come true. The fact that she's a singer is such an asset when settling on the perfect singable melodies! Her creativity, passion & work ethic always shine through. Esjay is such a gem as a friend & creative partner - she's so willing to let me explore pushing my musical boundaries as an artist! Love her as family! xxx

  5. Review by Ashton Kyle Elvis
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    Wish I could leave 10 stars because 5 doesn't feel like enough!! Esjay is crazy talented and I love how much she loves music! She put 110% into making our song sound INCREDIBLE and her passion blows me away. It takes a special person to be able to bring someone else's vision to life, and she literally read my mind and then took everything to a whole new level and pushed me out of my comfort zone to new creative territory!! Our song BAD THINGS rocks!!!!

  6. Review by Nick
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    Esjay is an amazing vocalist. Probably the best rock singer we've hired in many years.

  7. Review by Jody R.
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    As always, Esjay was AMAZING to work with on our latest track together! She always has great instincts on how to take a song to the next level and her musicianship is always brilliant! I’m so grateful and fortunate to be able to create a little bit of magic with her! She’s always so positive, encouraging and professional too! Her passion for music and honoring the intent behind a song always shines through!!!

  8. Review by Jody R.
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    Just finished another banger with Esjay! And as always, she's a force to be reckoned with - loaded with all sorts of talent and great ideas!! Writing songs with her is so much fun and we always write a better song together!!! She works her arse off to make the production amazing and I'm so blessed to be on this musical journey with her!! She's a ROCKSTAR and really takes the time to capture the essence of a song's intent and honor that! LOVE HER! We have so many songs in the works now! ;) xxx

  9. Review by Midnight S.
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    If you read this review to decide who to work with, PICK ESJAY! She is legit, fresh, and absolutely blows the competition out of the water. Esjay's fun energy moves things forward. The end result WILL BLOW YOUR MIND and the minds of your fans. We leveled-up from working with her. ESJAY is a force in various genres! TOP TALENT!!!

  10. Review by Essi F.
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    If you are looking for the best, Esjay is your next choice! Not only am I beyond thankful to have Esjay's amazing talent, guidance, and heart on this project, but I'm thankful to call her friend now, as well. Writing and recording my first single with Esjay has been one of the greatest experiences of my life and I'm sorry I waited so long to do it. Pick Esjay for your future project and you won't be disappointed. She is the professional you are looking for!

  11. Review by Jody R.
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    Esjay & I teamed up on another powerhouse song & I'm running out of words to describe how PHENOMENAL it is to create with her! She quickly latched on to the meaning behind this song & really poured her heart & soul into the production. Writing songs with her just inspires me & I know the end result is way more powerful when we collab together! Esjay is a mega-talent & I'm always so grateful to learn from her & consider her my songwriting bestie!! We are in our own groove now and I'm so lucky!

  12. Review by Andrew D.
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    Fantastic experience working with Esjay — she said she would blow my mind and she did! This was our first song together, and it's obvious that Esjay is amazing at what she does and loves it. Feels like a gift to have been able to connect. The track sounds fantastic and I am better off as an artist for what I learned while working together. I would encourage anyone to get in touch with Esjay in a heartbeat.

  13. Review by Jody R.
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    Our 3rd song together is a wrap!! Hard to find the right words at this point to express how fortunate I feel to be working alongside ESJAY creating songs! She's a force to be reckoned with when it comes to creativity, musicianship & production skills!!! I always love bouncing ideas off of her because I know she will be honest & it will only make me a better songwriter and artist! Aside from her immense talent & hustle, she's a beautiful soul with an inner light nobody can dim! She crushed this!!

  14. Review by Midnight S.
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    Working with Esjay took our song from good to FRESH, NEW, and EXCITING!!!! She gave us more than a stellar song; we learned so much. Her positive energy is contagious. We are looking forward to working with her again! Seriously, we could not have asked for a better producer. LFG!!!

  15. Review by sasha w.
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    Esjay did a fantastic job with the music and organizing my lyrics for me!! Will def use her again

  16. Review by Jake Carmona
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    Esjay is a great producer!. Easy to work with and vey flexible with times.
    Great work!.

  17. Review by sasha w.
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    ESJAY did an awesome job helping me with these lyrics!!! Already working on another song!! Yayyy

  18. Review by Jody R.
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    Esjay is INCREDIBLE! As a producer, songwriting partner and now friend, she is the real deal and that's hard to find! Can't say enough about how fun, inspiring, easy and talented she is to work with! We've had a blast collaborating together on our 2nd song and it's turned out spectacular!! CAN'T WAIT to whip up more hits with her! :) She's one-of-a-kind and awesome!!! #girlsrule

  19. Review by Jody R.
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    All I can say is that the stars aligned when I decided to reach out to Esjay! From the moment we met, I could tell her positive energy and creativity would be a great match for mine. Her instincts with music production, guitar riffs and drums are on point!! It's like she crawled in my head and helped deliver what I hoped for! I've already learned so much just working with her and I now consider her my rock goddess bestie! I am so excited to work on our next song and many others together!! XXX

  20. Review by Midnight S.
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    Fun, vibrant, exciting, and inspiring. Esjay elevated everything—an absolute professional who knows the industry well.

Interview with ESJAY JONES

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

  2. A: Developing and producing a 70s rock artist called “miss velvet” - a voice a songs that haven’t been heard in 50 years!

  3. Q: What was your career path? How long have you been doing this?

  4. A: I started off in a number 1 selling band in South Africa and have been full time in music for almost 25 years.

  5. Q: Tell us about a project you worked on you are especially proud of and why. What was your role?

  6. A: I am working on a couple of new singles with Alien Ant Farm and am very proud of where the project is going as these guys were one of my favorite bands growing up!

  7. Q: Is there anyone on SoundBetter you know and would recommend to your clients?

  8. A: Trey Vittetoe all day!

  9. Q: Analog or digital and why?

  10. A: both - depends on the situation and budget

  11. Q: What's your 'promise' to your clients?

  12. A: we WILL blow peoples minds!

  13. Q: What do you like most about your job?

  14. A: The journey from conception to mix and master

  15. Q: What questions do customers most commonly ask you? What's your answer?

  16. A: How long is the process from songwriting to fully producing out a radio ready single? - about 3 to 4 weeks depending on creativity and budget.

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

  18. A: The amount of time put into each production far exceeds the financial value

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

  20. A: What exactly is your goal for this production / song?

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

  22. A: Find someone who understand you as a person and artist and is wants to bring out the best in you

  23. Q: If you were on a desert island and could take just 5 pieces of gear, what would they be?

  24. A: - My guitar - Slate Digital Mic & Plug Ins -

  25. Q: How would you describe your style?

  26. A: Edgy

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

  28. A: Deftones - because they are everything :)

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

  30. A: Collaboration is key!

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

  32. A: Pop, rock and metal

  33. Q: What's your strongest skill?

  34. A: production and melody

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

  36. A: Melody, Lyrics and polish.

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

  38. A: Getting to know the artist - keeping the integrity while creating a polished product that can stand alongside current top 40 radio hits.

  39. Q: Tell us about your studio setup.

  40. A: I hire several different studios in LA and Joshua Tree depending on the client and budget.

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

  42. A: Trey Vittetoe is one of my favorite creatives to work with.

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

  44. A: Developing an artist and their sound. Songwriting and production.

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Terms Of Service

3 revisions, 3 to 4 weeks typical turn around for full production start to finish Vocal tracking/editing, 1-2 day turn around Will discuss additional costs for any add-on services or 3+ revisions.

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