I just want to help create the best music in the world.
I specialize in hip hop, traditional hip hop, lo-fi, trap and film/trailer scoring. My production merges colorful strings, lush percussions and warm basslines that add a nostalgic presence to every composition. I am the recent winner of Native Instruments' "Produce This #47" contest and will be collaborating with Grammy Award Winning producers "The Stereotypes". If you want to add soul, emotion and timelessness to your sound, I can do that for you.
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Interview with Rekardo Thomas
Q: What are you working on at the moment?
A: I'm currently working on another instrumental EP. It'll be my fourth one. Also, I'm working on my first single as a songwriter and a score for an independent film.
Q: What do you like most about your job?
A: I like that I get to express myself doing something I've love.
Q: What questions do customers most commonly ask you? What's your answer?
A: When's the soonest I can have it done by. It depends on the type of gig and how much I currently have going on.
Q: What advice do you have for a customer looking to hire a provider like you?
A: Be prepared to give me every details about what you expect the end result to be. I want the project to come out exactly how you envisioned.
Q: Which artist would you like to work with and why?
A: Tyler, the Creator because his production is not the norm; neither is mine. I'd love to see what we could do on a collaboration.
Q: What's your strongest skill?
A: My musical IQ. I listen to A TON of music from all genres, so I have an innate ability to know what sounds good and what does not.
Q: Tell us about a project you worked on you are especially proud of and why. What was your role?
A: I produced a beat for the Native Instruments a month ago and won the Grand Prize.
Q: Analog or digital and why?
A: A bit of both. Analog allows things to sound more realistic and vintage. Digital has a faster work flow, but loses its humanized nature.
Q: What's your 'promise' to your clients?
A: I will do my best to make your vision come to life.
Q: What questions do you ask prospective clients?
A: "What's your vision?" Once I know what they have in mind, I can take the proper steps to getting the idea out how they want it.
Q: If you were on a desert island and could take just 5 pieces of gear, what would they be?
A: My piano, my headphones, my harddrive, my computer and Maschine.
Q: What was your career path? How long have you been doing this?
A: I've been producing music for 10 years. I started when I was in college pursuing my engineering degree.
Q: How would you describe your style?
A: My style is soulful, chill, orchestral and melodic.
Q: Can you share one music production tip?
A: Dont follow musical trends. Make what you like. It'll always come out better.
Q: What type of music do you usually work on?
A: I usually work on Hip Hop, Trap, Lofi and Soundtrack scores.
Q: What do you bring to a song?
A: My sound has always brought the story and emotion out of a song. Piano and strings being my specialty allows me to add soul and passion behind any musical piece.
Q: What's your typical work process?
A: I usually start with piano to get chord progression ideas, then I build from there. I may or may not keep the piano in the song, it's just a great instrument to start ideas with.
Q: Tell us about your studio setup.
A: In my studio I have two studio monitors, LED screen, Maschine Mk2 and Mk3, a 49 key midi keyboard
Q: What other musicians or music production professionals inspire you?
A: Some of my inspirations are Pharrel, Kanye West, Tame Impala, Badbadnotgood, Chilly Gonzales and Ludwig Göransson.
Q: Describe the most common type of work you do for your clients.
A: I produce Hip Hop, Trap, Lofi and Scores for my clients.