An urban legend for those who are in the "industry know". It sounds better with FLAIRR.
The award winning FLAIRR's sound has been making waves in genres like the gritty-lofi Soundcloud ethosphere, while delivering the polished sheen known in chart-topping modern and contemporary commercial music. Since creating "The World Famous" Times Square Recording Studios in New York City through his partnership with Dre London, (President of London ENT; Post Malone), FLAIRR's universal musically ability has been showing it's self evidence through his writing and production alongside the likes of LondonOnTheTrack, FKi and legends like Wyclef Jean.
FLAIRR's soulful approach to the art has been characterized by a lush sound palate and an acumen for infectious melody. Drawing stylistic inspiration from the creative arenas such as the many sub-genres loved by electronic music fans, while expressing a modern take on multi-instrumentalism, bringing the textures of analog, live and electronic in to a threesome. His reputation for bringing vision to the artistic minds who he has shared studios with has become a pronounced ideal amongst music industry insiders from around the world.
-Teone S | Contributor
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Interview with FLAIRR
Q: Describe the most common type of work you do for your clients.
A: For me, bringing an artistic vision to life is most important. I've never viewed the creatives who I work with as clients but more like collaborators. We come together on the grounds of manifesting an idea, albeit picking up a guitar to bring contrast to a chord progression, or sometimes an artist or producer might seek a certain tonal balance to a mix and send it over. I believe the director of a vision seeks out those who are most able to bring the idea to life.
Q: What other musicians or music production professionals inspire you?
A: Man, I'm inspired by vibrant people, who carry that passion with them when they create. I've been inspired watching a lot of the veterans and their process. Seeing how there ideas come together. It's like a martial artist studying different styles. We pick up things and we use them to refine our craft. Jerry Wonder's energy is inspiring to be around. The stuff that i'm working on over there with Gubano Records, a new creative venture Sincere and Wyclef Jean, i'm excited with how that is developing. It's good to see the legends doing their thing to this day. Guys like Pete Rock and Alchemist all the way to the Quincy Jones', hip hop producers like The Heatmakerz. I came up being inspired by guys like Hendrix, Kanye, Cobain, Son House, Michael Jackson, 50 Cent, Freddie Mercury. I could go on for a long time.
Q: Tell us about your studio setup.
A: Well Times Square Recording Studios is the brainchild of Andre "Dre London" Jackson of London ENT and myself. my setup includes a API 5500, Neve pres, Protools, Dangerous Music DA, Maselec MLA-2, Dangerous Music BAX EQ, and a few go toos in my lunchbox.
Q: Can you share one music production tip?
A: The main tip that I would give is let the process happen naturally. I like to invite good energy in to the room when i'm creating. I believe it gives birth to the best product when there's harmonious energy in the room
Q: What's your typical work process?
A: I'm all about the vibe. It's not something that can be faked. I believe the best product comes from when the vibe is right and there's synergy in the room. I usually listen to some tunes that get me in the spirit of where I see the creation heading. Sometimes it just starts with a convo.
Q: What do you bring to a song?
A: I look at a song as it's own life force. What is it telling me. It usually tells me what it's trying to say as it's coming together. Each part, each layer. I believe the best elements of a song usually speak for themselves and comes without force. We can usually feel when something is good or if something is missing. Even the listener knows. They may not know what it is but they can feel what feels good. I like to hone in on that ideal. What feels good.
Q: What's your strongest skill?
A: Attention to nuance of the tone and feel of