Prod/Writing, Mixing/Engineer

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I have several major and major indie releases. Always successful and with a few releases considered classics by the greatest.

Urban music background with 20 plus years experience as a producer, writer & engineer with successful credits under my belt. Available to mix down, further complete/produce your work. Also song writing (lyrics and music)

I have a broad skill set to offer that they don’t teach in schools; i learned from the best in the business; beat making, engineering, style & shelf life.

My releases have always gone under different monikers; its hard to find all my releases by just searching my name, but if you ask me and let me know what style you are looking for, i can present an example geared towards what you’re trying to do.

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Interview with Mustafa

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

  2. A: My song “i submit 2 U” was picked as the inaugural release of Erick Morillo’s “Subliminal Soul” record label; the sister label to his legendary “Subliminal” label.

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

  4. A: Currently working on an urban project that runs the gambit from Pop to Underground Dance.

  5. Q: Analog or digital and why?

  6. A: BOTH!

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

  8. A: That at the end of the project, i will deliver a production or mix that has legs.

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

  10. A: The happiness that comes from contributing to a successful release.

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

  12. A: If the song is worth finishing. It most always is so long as their is a vibe.

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

  14. A: The limits to my style; just because I’ve done a specific style of music for most of my career, it doesn’t mean I’m not flexible or have the chops to contribute to other styles.

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

  16. A: Take a chance! But also, verify that the odds are in your favor by asking lots of questions and listening to the providers past work for quality; even if its not the same genre, quality should transcend genres.

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

  18. A: Mac with protools, Avalon preamp, Crane Song compressor, Neumann U87, and any old controller will do:)

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

  20. A: Been creating music since a teenager and started taking it seriously in my twenty’s. Twenty plus years later, i find myself with the same passion for making music, but with more experience and wisdom to offer.

  21. Q: How would you describe your style?

  22. A: Broad and delicious.

  23. Q: Which artist would you like to work with and why?

  24. A: Artists who have great ideas but have trouble expressing them. I can help with that.

  25. Q: Can you share one music production tip?

  26. A: Music production schools can teach you technique, but cannot teach you to have “good ears” - always trust your ears

  27. Q: What type of music do you usually work on?

  28. A: House, Techno, Rap/Hip Hop, remixes/mash ups

  29. Q: What's your strongest skill?

  30. A: Transforming great musical ideas into universally obvious classic material.

  31. Q: What do you bring to a song?

  32. A: Universal understanding to what a song writer or producers intention is; my best quality is the ability to take a diamond in the ruff and polish it or even ruff it up some more, so as the creators point is obvious

  33. Q: What's your typical work process?

  34. A: Always depends on what I’m working on. As no project is the same, neither is my approach to the greatness I’m trying to cultivate in the sound.

  35. Q: Tell us about your studio setup.

  36. A: Ive been using protools since the 90’s and that’s my foundation. Outboard gear rounds out my sound based on what is needed sonically speaking; Avalon preamps, first class compressors & microphones.

  37. Q: Describe the most common type of work you do for your clients.

  38. A: It begins with good ideas that need development; projects that are great ideas, but aren’t completed songs yet. Diamonds in the ruff. I’m great at spotting the potential of your work and doing what it takes to make that potential obvious to anyone else; whether its song sequencing to further a great music idea that is in its infancy, or mixing down music to further interpret the integrity of the piece.

Terms Of Service

2 revisions possible, 1 day to 1 week turnaround time, the rest is negotiable based on your situation

GenresSounds Like
  • Erick Morillo
  • Tony Humphries
  • Derrick Carter
Gear Highlights
  • Protools with all the right plug-ins
  • Neumann U87 microphone
  • Crane Song Compressor
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