Soulful, psychedelic and street-wise at the same time kinda music. If you need to create a whole movie’s worth of vibe and atmosphere in just a few minutes of song time, look no further.
Able to provide unique and nuanced beats, overall production assistance along with basic mixing/mastering.
I’ve been producing Hip-Hop music since I was 15 years old. I’m now 21 and have grown to be able to produce at a highly efficient rate without compromising on quality and detail.
The style of music brings a new flavour to the realm of alternative Hip-Hop, combining the organic and gritty sensations found in the work of Madlib and J Dilla with fresh and unique sounds that paint a picture of the London urban scene.
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Interview with Guru Piece
Q: Describe the most common type of work you do for your clients.
A: I hand-craft unique and nuanced production for rappers and singers that help elevate the quality of music that they make, giving them a sound that will intrigue their audiences like no other. I am also able provide songwriting assistance for artists working with me to make sure their vocals and the beat compliment each other perfectly.
Q: What other musicians or music production professionals inspire you?
A: Madlib. For me, Madlib has become a master of Hip-Hop production by going out of his way to find unheard sounds in various different genres and injecting new energy into these sounds in the form of Hip-Hop.
Q: Tell us about your studio setup.
A: My studio is my sanctuary (or I guess the converted cabin at the back of my house) and has been geared to make me as productive as I can be at all times. I currently produce on FL Studio 20 on my MacBook Pro, as well as utilising Alesis Elevate 5 MKII speakers, Bose AE2 SoundLink headphones, and a Novation Launchkey 49 Keyboard & MIDI controller, although I will soon be using an AKAI Professional MIDI controller in the coming weeks and going forward.
Q: What's your typical work process?
A: 1. Figure out what you wanna make 2. Make it.
Q: What do you bring to a song?
A: Texture, grit, life.
Q: What's your strongest skill?
A: Chopping the f*ck out of samples
Q: What type of music do you usually work on?
A: Alternative Hip-Hop, able to do Trap and R&B though it isn't my *primary* expertise
Q: Can you share one music production tip?
A: Make heads bop, get to the top.
Q: Which artist would you like to work with and why?
A: Isaiah Rashad - the first time music ever truly spoke to me, it was him.
Q: How would you describe your style?