My name is Josias Yglesias, singer-songwriter, producer and engineer of indie-pop duo “SIAS” from Detroit. I graduated Berklee College of Music in Boston under two scholarships, and my songs have appeared on Spotify’s U.S. Viral 50, Fresh Finds, ABC’s The Bachelor, MTV, and recently performed at EDC Mexico 2020.
Hello, my name Josias, songwriter, vocalist, producer, engineer and multi-instrumentalist from Detroit, MI. I'm versatile among pop, electronic, world, hip-hop, acoustic and R&B and demonstrate some unique approaches through my indie-pop band SIAS. I graduated Berklee College of Music under two scholarships, and have appeared on numerous Spotify playlists including U.S. Viral 50, Fresh Finds, Chill Easy, ABC's The Bachelor, as well as Spotify Billboard. My band and I recently played EDC Mexico 2020 and have been featured on PBS and MTV. I own a recording studio in Corktown, Detroit and have over a decade of experience in the music services I provide,
I offer topline, vocal, production, mixing, mastering, and engineering services. Not only for songs, but film and podcasts as well. I offer lessons in these areas as well. Prices vary depending on the specific project, so please don't hesitate to reach out with any questions you may have. I hope to work to with you and look forward to hearing about your project!
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Interview with Josias Yglesias
Q: Analog or digital and why?
A: Either. Although digital is easier in many ways, analog has a quality that is irreplaceable and can compliment a piece of music in ways digital can't.
Q: What's the biggest misconception about what you do?
A: People have so many misconceptions about musicians, but I think the biggest misconception is that I don't do music for the money, I do it because I LOVE it.
Q: What do you like most about your job?
A: Being creative, meeting likeminded people
Q: What questions do customers most commonly ask you? What's your answer?
A: Usually how much I charge for a certain project. I like to know more about a clients project and expectations prior to giving a price because sometimes the workload may be more or less.
Q: What questions do you ask prospective clients?
A: Who inspired you for this project? What are your goals? What reference tracks do you have for the song/mix/production? What is your deadline? What is the best way to communicate with you?
Q: What advice do you have for a customer looking to hire a provider like you?
A: Check out their work, reach out with any questions you may have, and provide as much info on the project as you can.
Q: If you were on a desert island and could take just 5 pieces of gear, what would they be?
A: 1. My guitar, 2. Mac, 3. Headphones, 4. Monitors 5.WiFi so I could release music and work with ya'll
Q: What was your career path? How long have you been doing this?
A: I've been doing music professionally for over 10 years. I started songwriting when I was 12, producing when I was 15, and turning my passion into a business since I was 19. I started recording in studios around Detroit, then recorded in Boston while attending Berklee College of Music. Then decided to just handle ever process of music production on my own. Now I own a studio in Corktown, Detroit and am a full time musician.
Q: How would you describe your style?
A: Modern, diverse, earthy, pop, electric,
Q: Which artist would you like to work with and why?
A: ODESZA, because I've always been a big fan and love the orchestral, tribal, and organic elements they bring to electronic music. It would be a dream!
Q: Can you share one music production tip?
A: Learn as much as you can from the artists and people around you. Take a break from the song and check your mix on as many mediums as possible.
Q: What type of music do you usually work on?
A: Indie-Pop, Electronic, Hip-Hop, Acoustic, Film Score, Sound Design
Q: What's your strongest skill?
A: Songwriting is my strongest skill, but I'm very skilled in production, mixing, mastering and engineering.
Q: What do you bring to a song?
A: When it comes to topline, I provide unique, original and well conceptualized lyrics and melodies to a song. This is one of my strongest skills, and I feel very confident that I will not let my client down. For production, mixing and mastering I offer efficiency and quality in every process. For lessons, I am very patient, informative and have unique approaches to every aspect of music production.
Q: What's your typical work process?
A: I like to get to know more about the clients, their project, goals, timeline and inspiration first. Then I when I work on the project, I keep the artist in the loop as much as possible. I am available most of the week to communicate through text, email, phone, Zoom, Skype, FaceTime, etc. I'm usually always around my computer, so edits and requests are usually handled in a very timely manner.
Q: Tell us about your studio setup.
A: I own a professional music studio in Corktown, Detroit that features a fully sound-proofed sound booth, HS8 Monitors including HS8s, 27" iMac that runs Ableton 10, Reason 10, Ozone 8, Logic X, Komplete 11, FabFilter plugin-ins, East West Hollywood Orchestra, EW Ra, and so much more. I own numerous microphones including AKG C414 and sE Electronics 2200a II.
Q: What other musicians or music production professionals inspire you?
A: ODESZA, Hans Zimmer, John Mayer, Ed Sheeran, Kygo
Q: Describe the most common type of work you do for your clients.
A: The most common work I do for my clients is songwriting (lyrics + music), production, mixing and mastering. Both for music and film.
Q: Tell us about a project you worked on you are especially proud of and why. What was your role?
A: A few projects I've been recently proud, are my songs "Take Me Back" with Canadian artist tofû and "Mr. Lonely" with Mexican artists Mr. Pig and Fancy Folks. I wrote the song (lyrics & melody) and the tracks have already accumulated half a million streams in under a year.
Q: What are you working on at the moment?
A: Working on setting release dates for completed masters with numerous artists we've been working with over the past years.My band and I are also working on a new album that we anticipate releasing the third quarter of 2021.
Q: What's your 'promise' to your clients?
A: I promise every client that I will be communicative and deliver quality in the services I provide.