I just wanna make dope music, but here is some notable stuff. I have produced music for Strange Familia and other artists with multiple tracks reaching over 100,00 streams and one over 500,00 streams on Spotify. Last year I was accepted to take part in a Mix with The Masters Seminar with Emile Haynie (Lana Del Rey, Post Malone) in France.
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Interview with Brecken Ezra Vietti-Jones
Q: Tell us about a project you worked on you are especially proud of and why. What was your role?
A: Strange Familia's self titled album was a great learning process for me. I learned so much about production and mixing from doing it. I co-produced all of the music and mixed/mastered some of the later singles.
Q: What are you working on at the moment?
A: 1 Funk record, a Trap record, a score and my own album.
Q: Is there anyone on SoundBetter you know and would recommend to your clients?
A: Dee Kei Mix Engineer. He is from Utah as well and does good work.
Q: Analog or digital and why?
A: Both, limitations can be good, but when it comes to this I believe every color in worthy in a track.
Q: What's your 'promise' to your clients?
A: I promise to work with you and for you, not against you.
Q: What do you like most about your job?
A: Flexing the creativity muscle. It keeps my happy and healthy psychologically.
Q: What's the biggest misconception about what you do?
A: That gear makes all the diffrence.
Q: What questions do you ask prospective clients?
A: What music have you been listening to lately? What is your main instrument? Who else have you worked with? What do you want to future of your music to be? How do you feel about your past releases?
Q: What advice do you have for a customer looking to hire a provider like you?
A: Listen to as much of the persons work as you can. Too often people jump into working together and then realize they don't have the same vision for a song or album.
Q: If you were on a desert island and could take just 5 pieces of gear, what would they be?
A: Laptop is the obvious answer, but a boring one. Besides that, probably my dirty old Strat because I wouldn't care if it got sand all in the cracks. My pedals. My bass and my Apollo x4.
Q: What was your career path? How long have you been doing this?
A: I started recording my own band in 2014. So I've been at it now for 6 years total. Ive been fascinated with sound since I was a kid tho. I had and "ear" for it you could say.
Q: How would you describe your style?
A: I'd describe my style as laid back. I like to live in the moment and enjoy things so it's only natural that my music is that way as well.
Q: Which artist would you like to work with and why?
A: Mark Ronson, Because, in my opinion, he blends the worlds of analog and digital so effortlessly well. His tracks have an openness that trips me out.
Q: Can you share one music production tip?
A: Try your best to get sounds that are interesting going in rather than trying to fix them with plugins later. I'm all for doing experimentation after the tracking process, but I just think having a better starting point lends itself to the final product in a more musical way.
Q: What type of music do you usually work on?
A: I've mostly worked in R&B, Dance, Indie Rock and Funk. But I dabble in almost anything and I'm not afraid to go into other territories.
Q: What's your typical work process?
A: My process typical begins with getting to know the client. Sharing music with each other and talking influences is the best way for me to help realize their vision. I like to work from demo tracks and then build around the demo, but I can make tracks from scratch as well.
Q: What's your strongest skill?
A: Beat Production, Arrangement and Sample Editing are my strong-suits. My most proficient instruments are bass and guitar, bass being my main thing.
Q: What do you bring to a song?
A: Clarity and focus. I like to work with an artist to achieve their goals. We win together is my philosophy.
Q: Tell us about your studio setup.
A: I work from home usually with the occasional field trip to record drums or vocals in different locations. I have a great little space with lots of natural light and plants. Given that I mostly work in the digital realm it is perfect for my needs.
Q: What other musicians or music production professionals inspire you?
A: I am inspired by producers like Mark Ronson, Greg Wells, Kevin Parker, Rick Ruben and most of the other greats. I think I like these producers because of their timeless sound and that is what I want to create.
Q: Describe the most common type of work you do for your clients.
A: Most of my work with clients consists of beat production, tracking and mixing services.