David Nellessen


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Hi! I'm a beatmaker/producer, guitarist and songwriter.

Need beats? My beats range from old school hip-hop with classic sounds, to lofi beats with chill vibes, to modern trap sounds with crisp drums and hard-hitting 808s. My work is throughout characterized by ear-catching melodies and chord progressions. Feel free to send me reference tracks!

Need guitar tracks? I've been playing electric guitar for 14 years. In 2015, I completed the “Professional Program” for guitar by the Modern Music School. Whether it’s a lead guitar for a pop tune, a rhythm guitar section or a blues/rock solo, I’ll record it! You will get the „dry/wet" guitar stems as well as a D.I.-version of the track.

Need lyrics? I’ve been writing songs for 9 years and just signed a publishing deal with Kontor Records this year. Currently focusing on writing toplines for EDM/pop songs.

If you hit me up, I promise I'll listen and give it my all to help you make your vision come to life!

Tell me about your project and how I can help, through the 'Contact' button above.

Interview with David Nellessen

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

  2. A: I'm currently focusing on songwriting, producing music as well as moving into new ventures, such as film scoring.

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

  4. A: I released my first EP this year: "23" by MDNR. I wrote the lyrics with my friend Michael, wrote the music, produced and played guitar!

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

  6. A: Work until you're 100% satisfied!

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

  8. A: (Creative) freedom.

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

  10. A: Pop, Hip-Hop, EDM.

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

  12. A: I'll start with melodies/harmonies/a beat, whatever gets the inspiration going. Then I'll loop a section and collect as many ideas as possible. Make a b-section if needed, write lyrics... Arrange the different parts, mix and master, done!

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

  14. A: Jon Bellion, one of the most passionate and inspiring music producers I've seen. Or John Mayer, my favorite guitarist!

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

  16. A: Use Reference Tracks.

  17. Q: What's your strongest skill?

  18. A: My ear for melodies and harmonies. They're what make a song!

  19. Q: Tell us about your studio setup.

  20. A: I work with Ableton Live. For guitar recordings, I use my PRS Custom SE guitar or my Squier Strat. For amp simulations, I use Guitar Rig, Bias FX and Waves GTR. For music production, I work 'in the box', using plugins like Serum, Analog Lab, Massive, Sylenth1, Addictive Drums, Addictive Keys, or stock plugins! For mixing and mastering, I love the Waves Plugins and iZotope Ozone Plugins.

MDNR - Hear Me Out (feat. Bina Bianca)

I was the Producer, Songwriter, Guitarist in this production

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  • Just released my debut single!Jun 09, 2019

    I wrote and produced this song 3 years ago, but I decided to remaster it and release it on Spotify and all streaming platforms!

    Listen on Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/track/5tpvy73kBzpFPctcVRyoQe?si=cJqSTOBcTYG1ktwpx7dbLA