ESJAY JONES

PRODUCER. SONGWRITER.

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I’m Esjay Jones - South African born producer, songwriter & Engineer who has worked with the world's biggest rock and pop acts. Notably I recently produced and wrote for GREY DAZE, the project CHESTER BENNINGTON was working on just before he passed. I am now available here 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.

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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

Languages

  • Afrikaans
  • English

13 Reviews - 2 Repeat Clients

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  1. Review by Jim M.
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    A+ for client experience. Top-line with demo vocals. BLEW ME AWAY. Her first rough cut could have easily been final. She demands excellence! Esjay = adrenaline rush. MASSIVE INSPIRING, 3rd time hiring!!! Putting my $ where my mouth is.

  2. Review by Nick
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    Amazing artist to work with, fast, quality, highly recommend.

  3. Review by Juan M.
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    Esjay is AMAZING! She turned my feelings into a beautiful ballad with very clever lyrics and an emotional melody. What I loved the most about her is that she is comitted to achieve the best results possible. She took the time to dive into my story, get to know what I wanted to do and what my vision was and her dedication is reflected in the final product.
    She exceeded my expectations in every possible way. I highly recommend working with her!

  4. Review by Jim M.
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    Esjay was referred by top producer with countless top acts under belt. I hired her for Top Line/Vox. That was #1. Blown away!!! #2 I hired her for RAW VOCAL MULTITRACK. Lyrics are flawless. Esjay is clearly the wittiest in the room. Her preCh and CH satisfy on their own. FOUR #1 hits as a pop star herself, opening up for some of the best bands to hit our airwaves. Esjay's been there and she gets it. Already told her the #3 is on it’s way. YOU ARE MY WARRIOR! Putting my $ where my mouth is.

  5. 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!

  6. 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.

  7. Review by vaquezloyed
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  8. Review by James D.
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  9. 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.

  10. Review by Kyle Panek
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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!

  11. 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.

  12. Review by Ryan Holmes
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    by Ryan Holmes

    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!

  13. Review by Bill
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    by Bill

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

  2. 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!

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

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

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

  6. A: Trey Vittetoe all day!

  7. Q: Analog or digital and why?

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

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

  10. A: we WILL blow peoples minds!

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

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

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

  14. 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.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

  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, 2-3 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.

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