Rekardo Thomas

Composer

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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

  1. Q: What are you working on at the moment?

  2. 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.

  3. Q: What do you like most about your job?

  4. A: I like that I get to express myself doing something I've love.

  5. Q: What questions do customers most commonly ask you? What's your answer?

  6. 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.

  7. Q: What advice do you have for a customer looking to hire a provider like you?

  8. 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.

  9. Q: Which artist would you like to work with and why?

  10. 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.

  11. Q: What's your strongest skill?

  12. 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.

  13. Q: Tell us about a project you worked on you are especially proud of and why. What was your role?

  14. A: I produced a beat for the Native Instruments a month ago and won the Grand Prize.

  15. Q: Analog or digital and why?

  16. 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.

  17. Q: What's your 'promise' to your clients?

  18. A: I will do my best to make your vision come to life.

  19. Q: What questions do you ask prospective clients?

  20. 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.

  21. Q: If you were on a desert island and could take just 5 pieces of gear, what would they be?

  22. A: My piano, my headphones, my harddrive, my computer and Maschine.

  23. Q: What was your career path? How long have you been doing this?

  24. A: I've been producing music for 10 years. I started when I was in college pursuing my engineering degree.

  25. Q: How would you describe your style?

  26. A: My style is soulful, chill, orchestral and melodic.

  27. Q: Can you share one music production tip?

  28. A: Dont follow musical trends. Make what you like. It'll always come out better.

  29. Q: What type of music do you usually work on?

  30. A: I usually work on Hip Hop, Trap, Lofi and Soundtrack scores.

  31. Q: What do you bring to a song?

  32. 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.

  33. Q: What's your typical work process?

  34. 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.

  35. Q: Tell us about your studio setup.

  36. A: In my studio I have two studio monitors, LED screen, Maschine Mk2 and Mk3, a 49 key midi keyboard

  37. Q: What other musicians or music production professionals inspire you?

  38. A: Some of my inspirations are Pharrel, Kanye West, Tame Impala, Badbadnotgood, Chilly Gonzales and Ludwig Göransson.

  39. Q: Describe the most common type of work you do for your clients.

  40. A: I produce Hip Hop, Trap, Lofi and Scores for my clients.

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"Wonderful" by Rekardo Thomas

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Terms Of Service

Work needs to be properly credited/accounted. Deposits are non-refundable. Revisions on a project depend on the scope of work. Turn around time varies per project. Add-ons negotiable

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  • Chilly Gonzales
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Gear Highlights
  • Maschine Mk3
  • Sennheiser 660s headphones
  • Kontakt 6 audio interface
  • KRK monitors
  • Komplete 12 Ultimate
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