eOne signed music producer/ songwriter with over 10 million catalog streams and multiple film and TV placements. After working as the assistant-producer for Grammy-nominated producer, Stefan Ponce (Childish Gambino, Kanye West), Elias began developing breakout artist Appleby (#4 on Spotify Global Viral 50 & #7 US Viral 50).
Let's talk about how we can create a sound that is unique to you and your song. I view the process of music production as a very collaborative and flexible experience. The job isn't done until we both feel totally satisfied.
If you have a song idea, send me a voice memo or rough demo recording and we can flesh it out into something true to your initial inspiration.
If not, let's chat about what you're hoping to create. I'll put together some samples for you to feel out and we'll go from there.
Press & Acknowledgments:
Finneas (Billie Eilish) via Twitter: "how DOPE is this" [Rachel Faith - DFM (Produced by Elias Abid & Rachel Faith)]
“Elias Abid holds complete control of the booming production as the beat evolves and levels up throughout the track.” - Pigeons and Planes
"Emanating an effortless breezy vibe with his unique brand of bedroom R&B and soul, every track Appleby and his producer Elias Abid touch turns to pure gold.” - Onestowatch
“a distinctly polished sound that cuts through a lot of the noise that is music today.” - Hilly Dilly
“Abid displayed his eerie ability to transport listeners with his music by using his luminous and advanced production skills to create an accessible musical experience.” - These Days News
Contact me through the green button above and let's get to work.
1 ReviewsEndorse Elias Abid
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I really enjoyed working with Elias on this project. He clearly articulated his needs and gave helpful feedback along the way. He was always prompt and thoughtful in his responses. The track we worked on together was really well produced and had a great sound. Grateful for the opportunity to collaborate.
Interview with Elias Abid
Q: What was your career path? How long have you been doing this?
A: I started exploring his artistic inklings at the age of 12 when my friend Quinn Cochran (Iris Temple) asked me to join his band as the rhythm guitar player. We played art shows and street festivals until we got into our highschool years. Around 14, I began teaching myself drums, piano, recording, producing, and DJing. By 16 I opened for artists including Mac Miller, Snow Da Product, Alex Wiley and Kevin Abstract alongside local rapper Le$ Paul. By 17, I relocated to Chicago where I pursued my entrepreneurial interests, later graduating from Columbia College Chicago’s Music Business program. Meanwhile, I worked as the assistant-producer for Grammy-nominated producer, Stefan Ponce, leading him to collaborations with KYLE, Smino, Monte Booker, CHAI, and the introduction to the artist Appleby. I assumed the role as Appleby's producer, developing the sound of his first two EPs "Down Dance" and "Happiness." Our first breakout single, "Castles," hit #4 on Spotify Global Viral 50 & #7 US Viral 50. Our second EP now has over 5 million streams on Spotify and has been placed in TV shows including "Grown-ish" and "Legacies." In August of 2019, I moved to LA and signed my first publishing deal with eOne publishing with the hopes to continue my career helping artists develop their identity and explore new processes as a producer.
Q: Can you share one music production tip?
A: Be honest and true to the song and artist you're working with.
Q: What type of music do you usually work on?
A: I love dabbling in genres but my strong-suit lands in indie/ alt pop and R&B. I have a pop leaning approach but love to bend the rules and do whatever the song is calling for.
Q: What's your strongest skill?
A: Listening and understanding. Having the privilege to help you express your vision is not something I take lightly. Often this is an emotional and deeply rooted process so I always try to make sure you're comfortable and excited about the work we'll be doing together. I'm here to help and hopefully inspire future work.
Q: What do you bring to a song?
A: I bring a personal and professional approach towards crafting a song that is unique to you.
Q: What's your typical work process?
A: 1. I'd like to setup a time to chat (in person if possible or via phone/ facetime) so we can briefly get to know one another and so i can hear about what you're hoping to achieve with the project at hand. 2. I'll get my hands dirty, laying down initial inspiration for the project. 3. I'll send to you what i've come up with for feedback to get your thoughts and feedback. 4. We'll repeat this process until we're both completely satisfied with the final product.