DJ Klem

Music Producer, Song Writer

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With credits including Wizkid and Yemi Alade, and as a Red Bull Music Academy class of London 2010 alumnus,I am one of Nigeria's most critically acclaimed producers.

With over 15 years of production experience and a wide variety of influence, I bring a completely new definition to the "Afrobeats" sound that cannot be boxed.
Whether it's crossing over into dubstep and electronica, or channeling tropical vibes, I'm comfortable exploring wherever my creativity takes me.

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

Interview with DJ Klem

  1. Q: What's the biggest misconception about what you do?

  2. A: That it's easy.

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

  4. A: Try to communicate what exactly you're looking for and be sure the producer can deliver it.

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

  6. A: Native instrument's Komplete Ultimate, A Gibson Les Paul, BeyerDynamic DT770's, A macbook pro and a Novation Impulse.

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

  8. A: I started making music on keyboards in 1998 and quickly graduated to computers a few years after that. I got my first placement on radio in 2003 and I haven't looked back since.

  9. Q: How would you describe your style?

  10. A: Eclectic with African roots.

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

  12. A: Chris Brown. He's a consummate performer

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

  14. A: Always tune your drums to the key of the song - especially the kick drum.

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

  16. A: I make a lot of pop and Afrobeats but I'm a soulful person at heart - it always finds a way into my music. No matter how groovy, the music is, there's always some soul in there.

  17. Q: What's your strongest skill?

  18. A: Versatility.

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

  20. A: Experience and a truly global but afro-centric perspective.

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

  22. A: I'm a very musical, melodic person so I tend to try and get the melodies flowing as quickly as possible. I spend 70-80% of my time working on the tonal elements.

  23. Q: Tell us about your studio setup.

  24. A: I run a simple studio setup - A windows Laptop, Cubae Elements, an Audient iD4, Audio-technica AT4050

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

  26. A: I'm a big fan of Sarz. Early influences were Timbaland, Darkchild and The Neptunes.

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

  28. A: Mostly I get called to write music. A lot of times that also involves writing lyrics as well as producing beats.

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GenresSounds Like
  • WizKid
  • Yemi Alade
  • DaVido
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  • Audient iD4
  • Audio-technica 4050
  • Native Instruments Komplete
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