Songwriter, topliner, singer and pianist with 9+ years of experience.
I focus in the Latin Top 40 sound. Specifically genres like Reggaeton, Pop and R&B.
・My strenght is writing and singing in spanish, with the tone and color commonly heard in hits in the language
・The melodies I create are usually in the crossroads between RnB and Reggaeton
・Lyric-wise I can go from radio friendly pop to more explicit club oriented songs
・Always up to date with today's sound
・I only deliver once the project fulfills the expectations
I'm currently living and working in Medellin alongside the genre's top producers and songwriters, some of whom gather credits for artists like J Balvin, Bad Bunny, Maluma, etc.
You can expect up-to-date songwriting and recording techniques when requesting my services, the same used by artists such as the ones named above.
Check out my writing credits at: https://genius.com/artists/Douglas-villasmil
I'd love to hear about your project. Click the 'Contact' button above to get in touch.
33 Reviews - 6 Repeat ClientsEndorse Doug
tremendo, creativo y fluye con cualquier idea!
Super professional, we really enjoyed collaborating with Doug.
He really understood what we were looking for in terms of vocal delivery and mood.
Great communication, good ideas, we can strongly recommand him.
Doug is an incredible singer/ songwriter! Such a pleasure to work with. Took the vision for the song and brought it to a completely new level. Very highly recommend!!
Great artist and writer highly recommended!!
If you wanna get a song written by a top songwriter you have to work with Doug. Delivers the project fast and with high quality. Really good at understanding the vision. For sure will work with Doug again!
Trabajo impecable de un gran profesional!!! Siempre rápido en los encargos y trato exquisito en buscar siempre lo mejor para el cliente!!!
Working with my man Doug Was amazing ! Really fast and amazing top lines, lyrics are commercials and perfect too, will work with him again for sure 🙌🏻
Doug putted a lot effort into our project and brought everything lo life!! He is a great topliner and heavy hitting songwriter!! super nice to work with him and also the communication was perfect! If you are looking for fantastic results - contact him right now!!!!!!!!
Doug es un artista innovador me encantaron sus letras y melodías. Es verdaderamente un profesional, estoy muy contenta con el resultado. Seguramente volveré a trabajar con el.
Doug V is the best topliner and songwriter for reggaeton ! Don't hesitate !!
Wow! Tracks better than I expected, Doug knocked in a bases loaded home run. More than highly recommended. Clean clear tracks, did more than requested. Awesome, did I say Wow?
Doug is a beast!
Hitmaker, solid talent, uber-professional, always on time, craftsman of awesome songs and melodies.
This is my second song with him, and for my songs in Spanish I'll definitely use him again.
I pushed him to also sing in English on this project and he is able to perfectly sing in that language too.
You better catch him.while.you can, cause I bet that in a couple years this man will be the new Feid or J Balvin!
Doug is a creative rapper, artist and individual. Very easy to talk to, whether in English or Spanish, he gave my track the flavour that it needed. I'd recommend to work with him for fantastic results.
Another great job by Doug! Recommended!
What we needed !
Cuarta o quinta vez que curramos juntos! y las que nos quedan. Un maestro de la canción!
Doug is pure genius!
The topline the has created for me is gold.
And his attitude is extremely inspiring.
Awesome talent deserving a break out.
I'll definitely use him again on my next releases.
Gran trabajo! un Hit Maker!
Doug is great to work with! His creativity, attention to detail and professionalism are outstanding.
Increíble como siempre. Un auténtico profesional y un verdadero artista. Originalidad a otro nivel. Recomendable al cien por cien trabajar con él. Muchas gracias por todo, grande!
Flow Latino, rápido y buena onda.
Doug has done an amazing job on the recording. And also helped a lot in finetuning the vocals / shaping the overall track. Hoping to work with him again in the future! Very recommended!
Great to work with Doug again!
Great singer! I will definitely work more often!
Doug never ceases to amaze me! He is the most talented and professional Human being I’ve ever worked with, Not only does he deliver fast he delivers hits!!! Looking forward to working with Doug again on more upcoming projects!🙏😊
Working with Doug was fabulous. Very professional communication and turnaround. Great songwriting & voice. Highly recommended!
Good on quality and chill to work with, good creative vision. Hope to work with him again.
Top quality. One of the best in this place. For sure we will work in the future. Highly recommended!
Extremely talented, professional and an amazing person to work with! One of the best.
Amazing professional. One of the best so far I've worked with. Working together with him again for sure.
Trabaje con Doug para una canción reggetón/EDM. Super profesional y muy amable - escribió una letra increíble para la canción. Si buscas trabajar con alguien de alta calidad te lo recomiendo.
Doug is a very knowledgeable guy, he did a great job on my song. It is very professional
I've been constantly in and out of the studio with Doug for the last 2 years and every single time I feel more motivated and inspired to work with him. He's an amazing songwriter and singer, but also an outstanding musician in general. He's artistic but also pragmatic and doesn't hesitate to participate in the production when needed. He's being talked about so don't loose the chance to work with a future worldclass songwriter today!
Interview with Doug
Q: What's your 'promise' to your clients?
A: Deliver the best possible song in the shortest possible time, with an unique but up to date style
Q: Describe the most common type of work you do for your clients.
A: Songwriting, but I'm also in session for having great toplining!
Q: What other musicians or music production professionals inspire you?
A: Huge artists like Bruno Mars, The Weeknd and Khalid inspire me.
Q: Tell us about your studio setup.
A: I write home with just a laptop and some headphones but I record and have sessions in great studios with full setups.
Q: What's your typical work process?
A: Due to my academic music education, I like to start finding the harmony circle of the song in the piano. Then I create melody patterns or hooks, then I fill and structure with lyrics. Once the beat is done, I record the song with the performance I can.
Q: What do you bring to a song?
A: Musically, not matter the genre, I like to get great chords progressions taking influence from Jazz, RnB, and Soul. For the topline I have a special taste for pop melodies, and hip hop metrics. Lirycally, I focus on having a very defined thematic and good storytelling, also having a word selection that sounds nice to the ear, no matter the listener.
Q: What's your strongest skill?
A: Chords progressions and hooks.
Q: What type of music do you usually work on?
A: Reggaeton, latin pop, dancehall / tropical, afrobeat and rnb in spanish, but I also write jazz for a hobby.
Q: Can you share one music production tip?
A: Make a playlist of songs you like and study them to the core.
Q: Which artist would you like to work with and why?
A: Definitely Bruno Mars, he's one of the great talents of this generations and I like the fact that we both start the songs in the piano.
Q: How would you describe your style?
A: A hybrid beetwen rnb and reggaeton.
Q: What was your career path? How long have you been doing this?
A: I started studying music as a classical pianist 14 years ago, then I switch to ballad pop songwriting, and since 3 years ago I started working in reggaeton.
Q: If you were on a desert island and could take just 5 pieces of gear, what would they be?
A: MIDI key, PC laptop, interface, headphones and a power plant haha
Q: What advice do you have for a customer looking to hire a provider like you?
A: Give me as much info as you can about your project but always being specific and clear about what you need.
Q: What questions do you ask prospective clients?
A: Previous works, goals and needs.
Q: What's the biggest misconception about what you do?
A: "It's just reggaeton/pop lyrics, thats easy!"
Q: What questions do customers most commonly ask you? What's your answer?
A: "Can you make me a song that sounds like _____ ?" I answer: "I can, but it's better to be unique". You'll get more value if you let the ones creting be themselves.
Q: What do you like most about your job?
A: The talented people I have the pleasure to meet and work with.
Q: Analog or digital and why?
Q: What are you working on at the moment?
A: My songwriting/singing portfolio
Q: Tell us about a project you worked on you are especially proud of and why. What was your role?
A: You'll find out, they're all upcoming projects!
Q: Is there anyone on SoundBetter you know and would recommend to your clients?
A: Yeah, Clever. Best producer in town https://soundbetter.com/profiles/68330-clever---david-marquez