I'm here to make hits and have helped remix some of the best songs out there too! Let's make some magic together soon!
My name is Scotty Waite aka $cotW8, $cotty SWAG, DJ Stop, W8! And even just plain old me! I'm a professional producer from Beaverton, Oregon and live in Phoenix, AZ. I've been making music since 2002 and have been a member of ASCAP since 2003 and recently with BMI since 2018. I've moved w the tech as I started out on PS2s and eMacs all the way to MIDI controller's and the latest software, but still love mixing it up w live instruments too! I'm available to mix, remix, produce, write, even help compose your next big hit, whether it's a song to the big screen, I'm ready to get to work! Check my site out www.gr8w8media for more info and also as a Comedian, I'm great under pressure too.
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Interview with $cotW8
Q: Tell us about a project you worked on you are especially proud of and why. What was your role?
A: My remix of "Wanna Know" by Days and RL Grime. I switched up the tempo and mixed the vocals and has become a smash garnering a cult following and been streamed at various parts of the World.
Q: What are you working on at the moment?
A: I've got my next single coming out December 6th called "Shaking Things Up" it contains a sample from the artist Lui and I'm excited about it!
Q: Is there anyone on SoundBetter you know and would recommend to your clients?
A: Anyone on here is Worthy of your time and consideration.
Q: Analog or digital and why?
A: Either is fine and dependent on their style of music.
Q: What's your 'promise' to your clients?
A: I tell them the only promise is that we'll have a blast and our time together is gonna be one of the best experience they'll have.
Q: What do you like most about your job?
A: Freedom and the ability to see an idea become a fun and solid song.
Q: What questions do customers most commonly ask you? What's your answer?
A: What's my style? I say it's whatever they want from me!
Q: What's the biggest misconception about what you do?
A: People think I'm a bedroom producer first but in reality I'm a professional not bound by wired or any thing but myself.
Q: What questions do you ask prospective clients?
A: Only one and it's "When can we get started?"
Q: What advice do you have for a customer looking to hire a provider like you?
A: I'm the easiest most focused person you'll work with plus I'm a great hang!
Q: If you were on a desert island and could take just 5 pieces of gear, what would they be?
A: Laptop, DJ Headphones, Turntables, Microphone and my smartphone!
Q: What was your career path? How long have you been doing this?
A: Went from recording music off my PS2 and a stereo microphone to mixing it down on my smartphone or my laptop using various recording software. Been tinkering with my style since 2003 but released my first single last Independence Day.
Q: How would you describe your style?
A: I mix all the best from Old School Funk, Disco, Power Pop, Rock, R&B and EDM.
Q: Which artist would you like to work with and why?
A: Newer and established ones, especially Madeon, Dr. Dre, Kanye West, Dillon Francis, Beck, Beyonce, Ellie Goulding, Ella Mae, even Imagine Dragons.
Q: Can you share one music production tip?
A: I love starting w a solid drum line first and build around it. Songwriting, I like to think of something Everyone can relate to and go from there.
Q: What type of music do you usually work on?
A: Everything except Screamo and Older Style Country.
Q: What's your strongest skill?
A: Listening and understanding what's the next best trend while blending what's great from the past sonically too.
Q: What do you bring to a song?
A: I bring over 16 years of experience and more recently songs that have been streamed all across the globe.
Q: What's your typical work process?
A: I like to sit down and talk about what motivates them and build my sound around them.
Q: Tell us about your studio setup.
A: I'm more mobile focused but am comfortable being inside a professional studio too.
Q: What other musicians or music production professionals inspire you?
A: Everyone from Beck, Daft Punk, Dr. Dre, Kanye West, Timbaland, Max Martín, Brian Wilson and many others.
Q: Describe the most common type of work you do for your clients.
A: I'm an Producer/DJ/Song writer