Backer

Producer, Beatmaker, Mixing

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Making the right shit.

I am an Italian rapper and a beat maker, now living in Zürich. I started making music 8 years ago playing guitar and 4 years ago I started doing Hip-Hop music. I mostly do Trap beats but even old shit.

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Interview with Backer

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

  2. A: My clients usually come to me with a hook, or an idea. As a rapper and a beat maker I immediately understand what they want and how.

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

  4. A: Mostly, Italian producers like Charlie Charles, Chris Nolan, Salmo. But even other countries' producers like ATBeats & Sonus030.

  5. Q: Tell us about your studio setup.

  6. A: I work with FLStudio for beatmaking and Cubase to record little demos or to mix, then I have really cool plugins as Nexus that I use a lot. I even have a Steinberg UR44 audio interface that I can use in different situations.

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

  8. A: I usually do a 4/8 bars loop at first and that's most of the times the refrain. When I have the right rhythm, melody and harmony I start creating more pattern in order to not create just a big loop, but to give a dynamic to the beat. At the end I do an arrangement.

  9. Q: What's your strongest skill?

  10. A: Harmonising and finding cool melodies.

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

  12. A: Trap, I did several Latin-Trap beats, but everything that is Hip-Hop is not a problem for me.

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

  14. A: Look forward the samples/sounds you have and be able to see something completely different from the first appearance.

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

  16. A: I'm happy with the ones I'm already working with.

  17. Q: How would you describe your style?

  18. A: Melodic for sure, and really careful to the details.

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

  20. A: In general 8 years. Considering just Hip-Hop like 3-4 years now.

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

  22. A: PC, Audio Interface, headphones, a microphone and a WIFI.

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

  24. A: It is better if he already has a hook or a flow in mind.

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

  26. A: A reference track, their favorite song and their music career.

  27. Q: What questions do customers most commonly ask you? What's your answer?

  28. A: A lot of time people ask me to have the the same sound of another famous artist and my answer is no for two reason: I cannot have someone's else sound because he worked on it and in my opinion is like stealing, and the other one is that I'm not that artist, I'm me and I have my sound.

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

  30. A: The fact that I have to be creative and every project for me is a new challenge.

  31. Q: Analog or digital and why?

  32. A: Both. Analog has the sound that everyone likes but digital can solve a lot of problems of the analog. And obviously viceversa.

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

  34. A: I'm working on severals singles from many artists, me either.

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

  36. A: The first song I released on Spotify: Jedi by me as rapper and prod. Vapxrr in collaboration with me. It's just one of my favorites I released until yet.

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

  38. A: As a beat maker just the idea for a beat. As a producer I help the artist to create a good content from the lyrics to the flows, even to create a connection between my beatmaking style and his rap style.

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  • Nexus
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  • FL Studio
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