Music Production, Remix Artist

4 Reviews
Dirty Sole on SoundBetter

We are a multi-faceted production team with 35 years of experience specializing in high end deliverables in electronic music production, performance, or remix services. Our music has been used in several global TV commercials with Toyota, Nike, and Scion, in addition to chart placements in Muzik Magazine.

Dirty Sole is an indie electronic group, with many features on popular outlets such as LessThan3, Hype Machine, Northern Transmissions, Enter The Venture, Jammerzine, HighClouds, WhyCauseICan, Rbeatz, Noiseprn and many others including a nomination for single of the month in The Deli Magazine in Chicago.

We specialize in custom electronic music production, with a 35 year background in keyboards, guitar, and bass. Our genre of focus is "electronic" and have collaborated with many artists, including Lyrics Born, The Juan Maclean, Jon Von Letscher (Honey Claws), Denny White, and more.

Aside from commercial television, our music has also been licensed to extensive global consumer networks providing overhead music for various retail locations, such as supermarkets, shopping malls, gyms and spas. This network spans over 425 + brands, 110,000 locations, 125 countries and touches 100 million people everyday.

Click the 'Contact' above to get in touch. Looking forward to hearing from you.


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4 Reviews

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  1. Review by Denny White
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    Such a pleasure working with these guys, they’ve become one of my favorite collaborators on site and really dig the music we’re making together 🙌🏻

  2. Review by Denny White
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    Dirty Sole is hands down one of the best collaborators I've had on Soundbetter. Love their production , sounds and the whole process from creative to business and planning is great. This was our second one, and already got a 3rd on deck! Heres to an awesome 2020!

  3. Review by Denny White
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    Daniel & his partner were great to work with, both really talented producers, with a nostalgic, but fresh sound that’s really special. I had a blast toplining & singing to their track and am looking forward to the next one!!

  4. Review by Alanna Clarke
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    It was great working with Daniel! Really easy communication and we ended up with an awesome song. He is very clear about what he's looking for and was super easy to work with!

Interview with Dirty Sole

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

  2. A: Fun fact = aside from studio production, one of us was the main audio engineer for the Dr. Phil show for several years. Another fun fact = during a festival performance, our stage was next to the main stage, featuring none other than Ray Charles, who asked that we be turned down, lol! You got the right one baby! XO

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

  4. A: We are currently working on single releases, in follow up to our FWD Motion album

  5. Q: Is there anyone on SoundBetter you know and would recommend to your clients?

  6. A: Yes! Will provide upon request

  7. Q: Analog or digital and why?

  8. A: Both!

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

  10. A: Our goal is to bring your vision to life :)

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

  12. A: Love what you do and do what you love!

  13. Q: What questions do you ask prospective clients?

  14. A: 1. Deadline? 2. Plans for release - commercial/demo? 3. Is this work for hire or profit sharing?

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

  16. A: Please provide reference work for what you are looking for

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

  18. A: Mac Pro w/ Ableton Live 10, Roland Juno Di (Midi Controller), Mackie board, AT Headphones, KRK Monitors

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

  20. A: Dirty Sole had an experienced past before joining forces in 2001. We both came from a strong musical background, including keyboards, drums, guitar, and bass. Prior to teaming up, we worked as club DJs, record store pros, and record label gurus

  21. Q: How would you describe your style?

  22. A: A delivery that's "dirty, yet soulful" :)

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

  24. A: 1. Prince (RIP) - one of the greatest of all time 2. FKJ, Sam Smith, Daft Punk, Flume

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

  26. A: Less is more!

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

  28. A: Aside from being studio musicians, our main genre is electronic dance music.

  29. Q: What's your strongest skill?

  30. A: Our strongest skill is attention to detail! We pride our work on making sure every small nuance is perfect.

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

  32. A: We bring a variety of elements to our production including the perfect blend of live and programmed performances, which has long been our signature sound.

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

  34. A: After the production phase, we export to our mix engineer in Los Angeles at Studio City Sound. Final mixing is done in Studio A on their Neve 8068 MK II using ATC SCM45A monitors.

  35. Q: Tell us about your studio setup.

  36. A: We have two studio locations in Chicago. Both rigs are running Ableton Live 10, with a vast amount outboard gear, including: Nord Lead 2, Roland Juno Di, Moog Little Phatty, Roland TB3, Roland Juno 106, Roland TR08, Roland TR09, electric guitars, bass guitars, and acoustic guitars. We mix on Mackie mixing boards and use KRK Rokit monitors.

  37. Q: What other musicians or music production professionals inspire you?

  38. A: Daft Punk, Disclosure, Flume

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

  40. A: Our most common services include original and remix production.

Dirty Sole - Lift Me Up

I was the Producer, performer, and arranger in this production

Terms Of Service

We provide up to two revisions of original work & have a typical turn around time of one to two weeks, depending on the project. Expedited service can be considered upon request for an additional fee.

GenresSounds Like
  • Daft Punk
  • Disclosure
Gear Highlights
  • Ableton Live 10.0
  • Nord Lead 2
  • Korg MS-20
  • Moog Little Phatty
  • Roland Juno 106
  • Roland TB3
  • Roland TR08
  • electric guitars
  • bass guitars
  • acoustic guitars and endless soft synths...
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