CIÉLO (Creative Division)
Music Producer, Mastering
my name is saleem royale. i am a rapper, producer, photographer, graphic designer, aspiring fashion designer, blogger, and many other things. i would like to consider myself as just a creative in the truest sense. anything that's creative i'm interested in. i'm also a chef.
in particular i would love to offer my services of mastering. and music production. i have mastered and produced my own debut album (COLD SOUP). my style of production is sample based however i'm not limited to sampling it's just my personal preference. i can help in any area of music. if you would like to collaborate, bounce ideas, need a co-producer etc. i can do almost anything. so it would be easier if you were very specific in what you need from me. thank you.
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Interview with CIÉLO (Creative Division)
Q: Tell us about a project you worked on you are especially proud of and why. What was your role?
A: COLD SOUP is my debut album. i'm proud of it because i did it all myself. it reminded me of when i was in the kitchen making food from scratch for the first time. there's very few rappers who do what i did with the amount of money i had or lack there of. it's just a really big accomplishment. there's no award that anyone can give me. it's literally art.
Q: What are you working on at the moment?
A: i have new project coming.
Q: Is there anyone on SoundBetter you know and would recommend to your clients?
Q: Analog or digital and why?
A: digital, it's the future.
Q: What's your 'promise' to your clients?
A: high quality.
Q: What do you like most about your job?
A: that it's not a "job"
Q: What questions do customers most commonly ask you? What's your answer?
Q: What's the biggest misconception about what you do?
A: that it's "easy" if you only knew.
Q: What questions do you ask prospective clients?
A: what's your vision? what feeling is the song trying to convey? are you open to experimentation?
Q: What advice do you have for a customer looking to hire a provider like you?
A: know what you want before you contact me. i'm not trying to be rude. i'm just a very direct person and i don't have time for people window shopping for hobbies.
Q: If you were on a desert island and could take just 5 pieces of gear, what would they be?
A: my macbook, my cooking equipment and that's it really. i'm not really that materialistic.
Q: What was your career path? How long have you been doing this?
A: i started out as a chef. that was the beginning. but i realized i was more than that. so i moved on to photography then fashion and then i just started doing everything. i get bored easily. so i just try to challenge myself. i've been cooking professionally for six years. and although i'm "new" to the music industry. i've studied it since 2004. but i've been a creative my whole life. i only went to school for culinary. everything else i taught myself how to do. i picked cooking up at nine years old.
Q: How would you describe your style?
A: this is a very interesting question. i would like to describe it as organic (pun intended)
Q: Which artist would you like to work with and why?
A: JAY Z & KANYE WEST. they are a very big part of why i decided to do this.
Q: Can you share one music production tip?
A: never compromise.
Q: What type of music do you usually work on?
A: hip hop.
Q: What's your strongest skill?
A: too many to list.
Q: What do you bring to a song?
A: i like to invoke emotion. and leave an impression. make the listener feel sad that the song is over.
Q: What's your typical work process?
A: well first i like to familiarize myself with the artists style. then the rest is literally magic.
Q: Tell us about your studio setup.
A: i'm pretty much mobile. just my mac & my MPC.
Q: What other musicians or music production professionals inspire you?
A: JAY Z & KANYE WEST.
Q: Describe the most common type of work you do for your clients.
A: i mostly do hip hop and that's what i'm comfortable with. however i'm open to other genres such as, industrial hip hop, punk rap, experimental etc.