Credits: Snoop Dogg, Rick Ross, Wiz Khalifa, A$AP Mob, Royce Da 5'9, Hopsin, Famous Dex, Future, Gucci Mane, Lil Wayne, Busta Rhymes, Bone Thugs N Harmony, Wu Tang Clan, ¡MAYDAY!, Gorilla Zoe Berklee College of Music graduate (with distinction) in Music Production & Songwriting
Dan Byelich, aka D. Lynch, has been grinding through the ranks of the hip-hop scene. As a producer, D. Lynch has written songs for labels such as Roc Nation, Shady Records, Sony Records, and Universal Music Group. His artist and production credits range from legends such as Snoop Dogg, Royce Da 5'9 and more to underground artists such as Cage and Masta Ace. As an emcee, D.Lynch's versatile style and a sound reminiscent of the grimy east coast style mixed with the ruggedness of west coast rap. He's done tracks with hip-hop heavyweights Hopsin, Cage, and Famous Dex amongst others. With a rabid fan base that has racked up more than 10 million Spotify plays and press from Dr. Dre's The Pharmacy, The Source, and XXL, D. Lynch has been stalking the hip-hop scene ready to take it hostage with his machine gun mouth.
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I have seen this man rise. He has been veey dedicated and ambitious with all of the ventures he has taken on. He treats his client’s projects and needs with the same drive and enthusiasm as his own.
D. Lynch is super helpful and attentive to his clients. Hes] been straight forward and looked out for my best interest everytime we worked together. I plan on doing a lot more business and work with D. Lynch and SoundBetter.com in the near and distant future.
Very professional, and organized,I love working with Dlynch, would recommend anyone looking for a clean mix
Interview with D. Lynch
Q: Describe the most common type of work you do for your clients.
A: The most common work I do with my clients, is producing their music from the ground up. From the beats, to the mixing, and mastering...I am involved every step of the way.
Q: What other musicians or music production professionals inspire you?
A: I am highly inspired by Dr. Dre, and J Cole.
Q: Tell us about your studio setup.
A: MPK49, Slate Everything Bundle, Clarette 2Pre, 808 Studio, Heat Up 2 & 3, Sektor, Serum
Q: What's your typical work process?
A: I do not have a "typical" process, as every record, and every artist is different. I don't believe there is a definitive way to write music. So the process really depends on the artist's vision.
Q: What do you bring to a song?
A: With every artist i work with, not to sound cliche, I am pushing them to the max. I am going to challenge the artist, until we hit the maximum potential of the record. If that means re writing things until they are right, then that's what we do.
Q: What's your strongest skill?
A: I really believe my ear, and the ability to hear things before they happen, is my strongest asset.
Q: What type of music do you usually work on?
A: Hip Hop
Q: Can you share one music production tip?
A: LISTEN TO YOUR ARTISTS! I cannot stress that enough, you're there for them, not yourself.
Q: Which artist would you like to work with and why?
A: Dr. Dre hands down. The man is biggest idol, in music, business, and life.
Q: How would you describe your style?
A: I would describe my style as melodic, and in your face. If you're not bumping your head the entire time, I feel like i didn't do my job right.
Q: What was your career path? How long have you been doing this?
A: My career path has been a lot of sacrificing. I have been doing this for 13 years, starting at 16 years old. That meant giving up 90% of my formidable years, to achieve a goal...that took over a decade to accomplish.
Q: If you were on a desert island and could take just 5 pieces of gear, what would they be?
A: I dont need anything but a laptop, my MPK mini, and a pair of head phones. Not sure there'd be much power on that island though ;)
Q: What advice do you have for a customer looking to hire a provider like you?
A: Have a vision, know exactly what you want to accomplish, and who you're trying to get your message to. Your audience is everything. Understand it to the best of your abilities, before you spend a dime, anywhere.
Q: What questions do you ask prospective clients?
A: Do you want to be one in a million, or one of a kind? Do you listen to your instincts, or what other people say?
Q: What's the biggest misconception about what you do?
A: That there was some big magic trick, or one magic bullet to my success. They didn't see the first 10 years
Q: What questions do customers most commonly ask you? What's your answer?
A: Do you give out any free beats? Yep! Sure do!
Q: What do you like most about your job?
A: The fact that i can make a living, off ideas that happen in my head. The fact that music is literally creating something from thin air, dead space...is absolutely amazing to me.
Q: What's your 'promise' to your clients?
A: My promise to you, is that I will listen to you, and I will never fight for my own ideas. Your project is your vision, and it is my duty to make sure it comes to life, exactly how you envisioned it. I take a lot of pride in my work, and treat each project as if they were my own.
Q: Analog or digital and why?
A: BOTH. Analog is king, but digital costs far less lol
Q: Is there anyone on SoundBetter you know and would recommend to your clients?
A: No, sorry.
Q: What are you working on at the moment?
A: It's a secret ;)
Q: Tell us about a project you worked on you are especially proud of and why. What was your role?
A: I am especially proud of my "1985" project. I was able to round up legends such as Snoop Dogg, Rick Ross, Royce Da 5'9, Wiz Khalifa, and more. It took two years to make that happen, and i'm so proud of everyone that was involved in pulling it off!