Hi I'm Sammy. I am a professional vocalist and topline writer based in Los Angeles. I work in pop, dance, edm, and singer-songwriter styles. I have 13 years of experience in the music industry and a background in audio engineering.
- Topline Writing
- Song Editing (please specify what you'd like edited)
- Lead Vocals
- Background Vocals
- Lead and Background Vocals
- Vocal Production
** Publishing and ownership will be discussed on a case by case bases. Please specify what you're hoping to use my services for (demo/commercial release) when requesting my work.**
***Soundcloud link is a collection of my songwriting released by other artists. My vocals are on 'Body' and 'Mess Things Up'. For more vocal samples please feel free to message me, as most of my vocal work is on songwriting demos and cannot be publicly published at this time.***
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Interview with Sammy Hakim
Q: Can you share one music production tip?
A: Less is sometimes more!
Q: Tell us about your studio setup.
A: I've got an sm7b and an avantone cv-12 that I use regularly. I run them through my apogee quartet and rokit 5's. I have a keyboard with midi capabilities and acoustic guitars which I mic up with sm57's.
Q: What was your career path? How long have you been doing this?
A: I've been working in music since I was 13 years old. My end goal is to help as many people as I can through songwriting.
Q: What type of music do you usually work on?
A: Any variation of pop music is where I find most of my session work these days.
Q: What's your strongest skill?
A: Lyric writing and vocals.
Q: What do you bring to a song?
A: A unique tone and perspective on raw emotion with technical finesse.
Q: What's your typical work process?
A: With songwriting I usually feel the emotion of the topline or the room that I'm in and do my best to bring it to life with the lyrics and melody. If a client comes to me for vocals I do my best to ensure that I see their vision clearly and discuss what they're looking for with regards to tone of voice. Then I sit down and get to work tracking and editing each section until it feels right.
Q: Describe the most common type of work you do for your clients.
A: These days I spend most of my time in songwriting sessions or working on toplines. With everything being virtual in the age of the pandemic, I often cut and produce the vocals on my own and send the song back to my collaborators.