ESJAY JONES

PRODUCER. SONGWRITER.

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"Esjay is a powerful producer and creator" - Krewella ''Massive music maker, massive human being: I can't say enough about this amazing person'' - Trey Vittetoe "She blows my mind every time we work together" - Gina Schock (The GoGo's) "She is an incredible producer and writer and I can't say enough about her!" - Ariel Chobaz (Nicki Minaj)

Esjay Jones is a South African-born producer & songwriter now based between Los Angeles and Joshua Tree, California.

She had her first major cut in the U.S. alongside co-writer Justin Tranter in 2013 with the single “I Choose U” by TimeFlies on Def Jam Records. Since then, she has worked with Sean Kingston, Jeffree Star, Olivia Holt, Escape The Fate, Mystery Skulls with Nile Rodgers and Brandy, Chester Rushing (Stranger Things), Alien Ant Farm, Crazy Town and many others.

Esjay has had over a decade of success in the music Industry: during the first part, she cemented herself as one of South Africa’s top rock vocalists fronting Durban-based band, Stealing Love Jones. The band achieved mainstream success with 4 #1 Singles, as well as sharing the stage with major international acts like Fall Out Boy, Violent Femmes, Seether, Jimmy Eat World, and many more.

Esjay recently produced five song off of the re-imagined GREY DAZE album (Chester Bennington reels from 1994-1997), featuring Head & Munky from Korn, Ryan Shuck of Orgy, Chris Traynor of Bush, LP and more.

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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

7 Reviews

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  1. Review by Lisa L.
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    Can't say enough good things about Esjay. Been in the studio 10 times with 4 other producers and never has anyone understood what my music should sound like. She somehow got what I wanted and nailed it right out of the gate. So clutch! Been fun getting to know her remotely through this project. All chill, positive, good vibes! You will be so happy if you work with her!

  2. Review by Josh G.
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    I would give 200/5 stars if I could. Esjay is a PHENOMENAL person and songwriter. I can’t emphasize enough how accommodating and professional she is. Do yourself a favor and BOOK ESJAY.

  3. Review by Shayan Amiri
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    Esjay is extremely talented and her taste and skills are next level. She truly get's the artist's vision and does a wonderful job bringing that to life. She is one of the hardest working people I know and she get's the job done time after time. Her work is consistently great and she brings a tremendous amount of value to every project she takes on.

  4. Review by Kyle P.
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    Esjay went well above and beyond any expectations! Initially, working with any producer for the first time can be intimidating, but Esjay never gave off that impression to us. The entire time during production, we always felt like we had her full attention on the project, and the end result really shows! At anytime we felt like we could make a change last second, and she'd be accommodating to our vision of the song. Communication was always spot on, always positive, and pushing us to make the best version of our song. Shout out to Lucas, who Esjay had mix our track, and he did a stellar job!

  5. Review by Trey Vittetoe
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    I've worked extensively with Esjay Jones for the past 5 years, and she's hands down my favorite songwriter. She just has that certain magic that makes her songs stand out and resonate with an audience. Esjay and I work on label projects here in LA regularly, she is a professional that understands what it takes to make music for today's artists.

  6. Review by Ryan Holmes
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    Loved working with her. She’s a genuine gal who loves what she does and knows the industry really well! I’m a singer/songwriter and she loved my songwriting and trusted me to write a song from scratch with her in the studio! Loved the way it ultimately came together! Highly recommend!

  7. Review by Bill
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    What an awesome producer! She knows so much about the industry not just the raw talent side but the ins and outs of marketing branding etc. Shes a beast in the lab and I’m blesssed to have her support and abilities behind my work. She truly wants to see her clients succeed and enjoy the process along the way! Whatever needs to happen Esjay has the undoubted ability to get done!!

Interview with ESJAY JONES

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

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

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

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

  5. Q: Tell us about your studio setup.

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

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

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

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

  10. A: Melody, Lyrics and polish.

  11. Q: What's your strongest skill?

  12. A: production and melody

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

  14. A: Pop, rock and metal

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

  16. A: Collaboration is key!

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

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

  19. Q: How would you describe your style?

  20. A: Edgy

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

  22. A: I started off in a number 1 selling band in South Africa and have been full time in music for almost 20 years.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

  32. 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.

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

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

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

  36. A: we WILL blow peoples minds!

  37. Q: Analog or digital and why?

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

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

  40. A: Trey Vittetoe all day!

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

  42. A: I'm developing a Native American rapper who is unlike anyone I have heard before!

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

  44. 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!

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3 revisions, 1-2 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 4+ revisions.

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Gear Highlights
  • Slate digital / Universal Audio / Sonarworks / Bose Pro
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