I am a Berklee College of Music grad from Boston, Mass and I have been working as a professional music producer for the past 2 years. Though I am a newcomer to the game, I'm incredibly passionate with my craft and try my best to deliver an exceptional result when taking on a project.
I want to take your idea and make it into the best song possible
We can achieve this in the following steps:
1. You send me your idea and 1-3 references tracks
2. I produce out a few ideas and send them to you
3. You tell me the one you like
4. We turn it into a great song ready for release
My strongest genres for production are:
2. Pop, Indie Pop, Electro-Pop
3. Electro house, Big Room House
4. Hip-hop, Trap
5. Singer/songwriter and Instrumental
However, I've also worked on styles such as country, future bass, and several world genres such as Amapiano, Arabic pop, and Latin pop. So I'm pretty flexible when it comes to genre! Definitely hit me up if you have a genre not listed here in mind and we can discuss.
I've mixed rock, pop, r&b, house, EDM, hip-hop, trap, hard rock, reggae, reggaeton and many more. Mixing is definitely a very straightforward process that I have years of experience with.
In addition I also do maintenance work like file organization for big projects, vocal comping and tuning, sound design, and sample creation. Hit me up if you need any of these and I'll get the job done!
I've been playing the keyboard since I was 7. I love listening to new styles of music as much as I love making them. I love to study how music works so I'm a bit of a nerd in that way :)
Click the 'Contact' above to get in touch. Looking forward to hearing from you.
2 ReviewsEndorse Gilla Music
Pleasure working with Gilla again! Turnout rate was super fast and the results were just what I was hoping for! Will definitely come back to him in the future!
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Surfin' is a great producer with an even greater attitude. I valued his eye for detail and his drive to get the best result possible. Would definitely work with him again!
Interview with Gilla Music
Q: What do you like most about your job?
A: The fact that I get to make music and learn about it!
Q: What questions do customers most commonly ask you? What's your answer?
A: Most of the time the challenge is to get the music sounding exactly the way the client hears it in their head. So there's a lot of back and forth with that.
Q: What's the biggest misconception about what you do?
A: Hmm that's a good question. I think a lot of people think that music production is like doing a web search nowadays. And sometimes it is. But more often than not sessions take a lot of time, and perseverance!
Q: What questions do you ask prospective clients?
A: 1. What is your vision? 2. Why are you telling this particular story? 3. Do you have any reference tracks for this project?
Q: What advice do you have for a customer looking to hire a provider like you?
A: You don't need to know exactly what you want all the time. Sometimes not knowing can lead to happy accidents!
Q: If you were on a desert island and could take just 5 pieces of gear, what would they be?
A: Earphones, MP3 player that requires batteries, Spare batteries, Lots of water, Probably a change of underwear
Q: What was your career path? How long have you been doing this?
A: I've been working professional as music producer since 2018. I graduated from the Berklee College of Music in December 2020.
Q: How would you describe your style?
A: Fun, and chill vibes
Q: Which artist would you like to work with and why?
A: Probably Billie Eilish. That would be an amazing session! Hopefully I could pick up a few tips and tricks.
Q: Can you share one music production tip?
A: Always take a break after working on a session for a few hours and listen again with fresh ears :)
Q: What type of music do you usually work on?
A: EDM, Electronic, Pop, Reggaeton, Moombahton, Dance-Pop
Q: What's your strongest skill?
A: I'd go with drum programming/production. But melody writing would be a close second.
Q: What do you bring to a song?
A: I bring alot of passion, good vibes and enthusiasm. I love working on records so the music making itself is a reward!
Q: What's your typical work process?
A: I try to get a feel for what the client is envisioning and then try to create that vision in real life. This involves a lot of intuition, experimentation, and also sticking to proven methods.
Q: Tell us about your studio setup.
A: Macbook Air, Presonus Eris 3.5 speakers, Audio Technica M50x, Audient ID4 interface and Sterling St-51 mic. Simple setup but works well!
Q: What other musicians or music production professionals inspire you?
A: This list keeps changing but I'd go with Jonas Blue, Kanye West, DJ Khaled, The Chainsmokers, and Finneas.
Q: Describe the most common type of work you do for your clients.
A: I mostly produce instrumentals, do vocal production, and mixing and mastering. Although, I'm also good at sound design work among other things so don't hesitate to reach out with your project!