"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, 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 is currently writing and producing the new Alien Ant Farm record and recently produced five song off of the re-imagined GREY DAZE album (Chester Bennington reels from 1994-1997), featuring Head & Munkey from Korn, Ryan Shuck of Orgy, Chris Traynor of Bush, and more.
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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.
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.
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!
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
Q: Describe the most common type of work you do for your clients.
A: Developing an artist and their sound. Songwriting and production.
Q: What other musicians or music production professionals inspire you?
A: Trey Vittetoe is one of my favorite creatives to work with.
Q: Tell us about your studio setup.
A: I hire several different studios in LA and Joshua Tree depending on the client and budget.
Q: What's your typical work process?
A: Getting to know the artist - keeping the integrity while creating a polished product that can stand alongside current top 40 radio hits.
Q: What do you bring to a song?
A: Melody, Lyrics and polish.
Q: What's your strongest skill?
A: production and melody
Q: What type of music do you usually work on?
A: Pop, rock and metal
Q: Can you share one music production tip?
A: Collaboration is key!
Q: Which artist would you like to work with and why?
A: Deftones - because they are everything :)
Q: How would you describe your style?
Q: What was your career path? How long have you been doing this?
A: I started off in a number 1 selling band in South Africa and have been full time in music for almost 20 years.
Q: If you were on a desert island and could take just 5 pieces of gear, what would they be?
A: - My guitar - Slate Digital Mic & Plug Ins -
Q: What advice do you have for a customer looking to hire a provider like you?
A: Find someone who understand you as a person and artist and is wants to bring out the best in you
Q: What questions do you ask prospective clients?
A: What exactly is your goal for this production / song?
Q: What's the biggest misconception about what you do?
A: The amount of time put into each production far exceeds the financial value
Q: What questions do customers most commonly ask you? What's your answer?
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.
Q: What do you like most about your job?
A: The journey from conception to mix and master
Q: What's your 'promise' to your clients?
A: we WILL blow peoples minds!
Q: Analog or digital and why?
A: both - depends on the situation and budget
Q: Is there anyone on SoundBetter you know and would recommend to your clients?
A: Trey Vittetoe all day!
Q: What are you working on at the moment?
A: I'm developing a Native American rapper who is unlike anyone I have heard before!
Q: Tell us about a project you worked on you are especially proud of and why. What was your role?
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!