I have my own solo material online under the name "Hybrid Rose", my latest single title "Heaven Spills" has reached over 150k views on YouTube. My previous single titled "Solitude" spent 3 weeks at #1 on all student radio networks around New Zealand and reached #14 on the New Zealand Alternative Music Charts.
I produce and create a range of retro-influenced electronic music - from vaporwave-esque electronic music to video game inspired chiptune tracks. No matter what I'm doing, there's always a nostalgic feeling behind it. Sonically I have enough experience to work with a lot of different styles with influences of Trap, Old School Hip/Hop, Bubblegum Pop, Industrial, Electroclash, Psychedelic Rock, Psychedelic Pop and World.
A lot of my songs are instrumental, but I am experienced with vocals through collaborations and working with different types of pop vocalists like Fanfickk (electropop), Emily Riordan (acoustic pop) and Jahleel (avant garde pop).
“Holographic Dreams makes you feel like you’ve just started playing a VR game, surrounded by a happy, pop-tastic soundtrack. Right from the start, Hybrid Rose delves into her love of electronic soundscapes and cascading synths.” - Lara Smetannikov (HappyMag)
"If you needed a soundtrack for an 80’s movie that requires some computer hacking done, look no further than Why Don’t You Love Me?. With a good pace and a heavy dose of pulsating synths, it embodies that whole era of 80’s ideological future tech; the neon colours, the collars, the glasses, the hoverboards and lasers. A nostalgic trip with that modern control of structure that makes it so smooth and agreeable to listen to." - BUTCH181 (Muzic.net.nz)
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One of my favorite producer/songwriters. Can't wait to do/hear more from Rose..
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Working with Rose has been so much fun! One of the more talented and inspired producers I've ever worked for. Exciting, driven and deeply intelligent songs only make my job easy and super fun. I'm grateful to be been involved.
Interview with Rose Valentina Gray
Q: What questions do customers most commonly ask you? What's your answer?
A: "How did you do that?!?!?!" lol
Q: What questions do you ask prospective clients?
A: I like to know where they're at, what their influences are, why they're doing what they're doing and get to know them well enough to be able to use that to drive the way I approach their needs.
Q: Describe the most common type of work you do for your clients.
A: Music production, sometimes I do songwriting or provide production tips! I sing a little bit myself but I digitalize the sh*t out of it. The whole point is to make the music sound the best that it can. This is a little personal but I like to do some photoshopping so sometimes I'll make some pretty artwork to go along with the music!
Q: What other musicians or music production professionals inspire you?
A: Grimes, A.G Cook, Haruomi Hosono, SOPHIEMSMSMSM.
Q: Tell us about your studio setup.
A: It's all on a huge desk, i have a lamp, some decorations and then I have my monitors, my Akai mixer, Tascam interface, a couple of keyboards and launchpads and then I have 2 microphones ready for recording sessions (Tascam Condensor or my Behringer Dynamic)
Q: What's your typical work process?
A: I like to get to know the musician, where they're at, their influences, intentions for their project and what it's all about to them so I can use that to influence the way that I create.
Q: What do you bring to a song?
A: What people want to hear - pretty noises hehe!
Q: What's your strongest skill?
A: Definitely lead synth lines, synth solos, percussion or making things sound super dreamy and nostalgic.
Q: What type of music do you usually work on?
A: Whatever feels right in the moment - I like to cater to what the general public want to hear and then put a little spin on it in however that turns out!
Q: Can you share one music production tip?
A: Distorted bass never goes out of style, no matter what style or genre you're working with.
Q: Which artist would you like to work with and why?
A: SOPHIE, mainly because her sound is so revolutionary and I would love to get in the process and be apart of that magic - also because she's cool as fuck!
Q: How would you describe your style?
A: N O S T A L G I C
Q: What was your career path? How long have you been doing this?
A: I've been making music since I was like 9-10. I just want to make music in any way I can. Whenever I am sad, I will play some music that I feel like defines the atmosphere of my geographical and emotional state. When I found my signature sound, I started to create that type of music for myself. Since then, my dream is to create a space in this world for myself where everywhere I go, I get to hear the music I have designed for that environment.
Q: If you were on a desert island and could take just 5 pieces of gear, what would they be?
A: A Korg synthesizer, a grand piano (i know they're heavy but this question is rhetorical), a pretty toy synth, some batteries and a pair of Tascam headphones.
Q: What advice do you have for a customer looking to hire a provider like you?
A: Be specific about what you want, maybe you could send a playlist or link to the inspirations behind the sound or idea you're going for!
Q: What's the biggest misconception about what you do?
A: That it all sounds the same, you'll be surprised Mary.
Q: What do you like most about your job?
A: Being able to help people get the right sound they're looking for and being able to connect with other musicians.
Q: What's your 'promise' to your clients?
A: That I will do everything in my power to make sure that when you work with me, your music will sound the best that it could ever be.
Q: Analog or digital and why?
A: A little bit of both hurt nobody, because it creates a really special connection between the analog and digital world and your creations from that point will sound timeless.
Q: Is there anyone on SoundBetter you know and would recommend to your clients?
A: Dan Konopka, he's been helping me work on my own songs. I've been experimenting with vocals and he's been helping me elevate my craft to new levels and I am obsessed.
Q: What are you working on at the moment?
A: Some A.G Cook inspired futuristic pop bangers. I've been listening to an abundance of Charli XCX, Sophie and A.G Cook and i really love how futuristic their sounds are and I want to experiment that field of music, especially in sound design.
Q: Tell us about a project you worked on you are especially proud of and why. What was your role?
A: Warhol, it was my own project that I released in 2018. It's the embodiment of what I like to do creatively and perfectly encapsulates the essence of who I am as a producer and a writer.