Hi, my name is Javon and I am a musician/mix engineer based in Lancashire. I recently graduated with a First from UCLan (Music) and am currently studying a Music MA. I am able to work in both popular music and experimental music (including experience working with microtones). Soundtrack is also something I enjoy working on as I love collaboration.
As a musician, my main instruments are guitar and bass guitar. With these, I am confident learning parts and also working with improvisation. However, over the last 4 years I have also started learning drums and worked with electronic music composition (picking up sound designing skills and greater ability to play keyboard based instruments).
Through electronic music, I started experimenting with alternative tuning systems and started working (not exclusively) with microtonal composition. This is a field that isn't very common amongst most (western) musicians and is something that I am continuing to research, practice and hope to bring to other people's projects.
I have also worked as a live sound engineer for over 5 years and recorded various projects (both live and in studios). My preferred sound is raw and true to an artist's live sound but I am also able to work with more post-production heavy briefs. In addition to this, I am also eager to work as a producer/writer for other artists.
If you have any questions or wish to collaborate on a project, don't hesitate to contact me. I hope that we can work together soon!
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Interview with Javon Aziz
Q: Tell us about your studio setup.
A: My setup consists of a computer with Ableton 10 and Reaper and a Behringer xr18 mixer/interface. My monitors are fender passport studio monitors with an additional sub. In terms of instruments I have a number of guitars and basses (including 4 and 5 string basses), a suitcase drum kit (quite a unique sound) and various synthesisers/ drum machines (including korg ea1, Micro Korg and Arturia Beatstep Pro). I also have access to a selection of mics.
Q: What other musicians or music production professionals inspire you?
A: Sevish, Daft Punk, Public Enemy, The Distillers, Deep Purple, Jimi Hendrix, Knower, Peach Pit
Q: Describe the most common type of work you do for your clients.
A: At my core I am a musician and playing (both live and on recordings) is what I like to work on most of the time. In addition to this I want to work more as a producer, creating songs for other people. Soundtrack (for film, game and theatre) is also something I love to work with.