My productions typically focus on genres such as ambient downtempo, trap, Hip Hop, R&B and future bass. The goal is to make the artist's music standout. Heavy basslines, punchy and interesting drum patterns as well as unique sound design are my specialty.
I am a UK-based electronic music producer from a lovely named town called Slough. Started my music producer journey as 'Ch!mes' back in 2015. A few years later garnered support from high-profile music blogs and radio such as Acid Stag, Stereofox, The Word Is Bond, SwanoDown, Kane FM, Night Swim Radio, Alongside a sync placement for a UK-based watch brand called Uniform Wares.
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Interview with Ch!mes
Q: What's your 'promise' to your clients?
A: I will do my best to meet your deadlines for tracks with the highest quality.
Q: What do you like most about your job?
A: What I like most about my job as a producer is the creative control I have on my own projects and when working with others it is always a pleasure to see collaborators elated with the final product of our work when different styles, ideas and sound come together.
Q: What advice do you have for a customer looking to hire a provider like you?
A: Advice I would give a customer looking to hire me would be to do your research into what my sound is and how that will benefit you, as well as to provide references to what sound they are looking for within their own projects if we do work together.
Q: What was your career path? How long have you been doing this?
A: My career path is electronic music production as a solo artist, while doing freelance work such as audio design synthesis, remixing, mixing and mastering tracks. I have been producing music for over 5 years.
Q: How would you describe your style?
A: I would describe my style as experimental but mostly contemporary or futuristic.
Q: Can you share one music production tip?
A: A music tip from me will be to always be in communication with your collaborators while working on a project as communication is key to creating direction within a team. Also I believe it is very important to finish projects the same day you start because inspiration/ideas can fluctuate daily, getting ideas out not only encourages creativity but can also benefit in efficient time management.
Q: What type of music do you usually work on?
A: I can work on music typically in the electronic music genre such as trap, experimental, R&B and I can also work with electronic infused with rock music.
Q: What's your strongest skill?
A: My strongest skill I believe is to get ideas down and to just finish projects as soon as I possibly can in order to keep things moving at a good productive pace, with plenty of time for revisions and feedback. If everything is to the client's liking then everything is great because the project was completed promptly meaning there is no anguish in waiting.
Q: What do you bring to a song?
A: What I aim to bring to a song is a unique, contemporary, forward thinking sound to client's tracks whilst reserving the client's own established style of course.
Q: What's your typical work process?
A: My typical work process involves asking clients what kind of feeling/sound they are looking for within their track when they ask me to add ideas like synthesis or to overall just make their track sound more full and interesting. Then I will do my best to meet those expectations by listening to references either through my own research or references given to me by clients.
Q: Tell us about your studio setup.
A: My studio setup involves Ableton Live 10, Serum VST for synthesis and Audio-Technica ATH M40X headphones.
Q: What other musicians or music production professionals inspire you?
A: Production professionals who inspire me are Flume, Gravez and DJ Mustard. I admire the innovative style Flume brings into electronic music with his off beat rhythms and most of all synthesis. Gravez as a Hip Hop/Trap music producer is interesting because he always establishes a groove within his productions with great use of panning on drums and establishes a good relationship between his drum kicks and bassline. DJ Mustard as a world known, commercial Hip Hop producer is inspiring as he has a very distinguishable style and although has a lot of commercial hits with artists such as Tiger and Chris Brown, he produces in genres that are considered unground such as future bass.
Q: Describe the most common type of work you do for your clients.
A: The most common type of work I am contacted for is addition production. I am usually asked by clients to help them finish their tracks with the goal of realizing their vision for the song.