Zach Simao

Music Producer Drum Programmer

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As a drummer and producer, I draw on my wide range of experiences in the acoustic world to create electronic productions that feature organic grooves and strong melodic ideas. My tracks are chill, beat-heavy, and a little dirty... think Nujabes + Timbaland. I'm comfortable working as a traditional producer as well (in the acoustic world).

My approach to electronic production is unique because I have such a strong background in acoustic music and the drums themselves. Having spent time working in studios, I understand how balanced all the elements of a track need to be in order to really hit hard. I understand how sounds work and which go well together. I understand the full songwriting process from demos to full production. That means that when I’m programming drums or creating a track, I understand that I’m really only one piece in a complex machine; my parts and sound need to fit in overall, and I have no ego about doing what’s best for the song. I love working with artists to figure that puzzle out.

Those years of playing drums have also helped inform my production style for programming electronic music. I understand the ins and outs of groove, and I take the time to make sure that my productions retain that human element.

As far as services, I'm able to offer a few:

--Drum Programming, if you want someone very familiar with the instrument to add some to your track
--Production, if you need help taking a song from a demo to the final product.
--Beat Making, if you want to sing or rap over a track I've built

I'm easy-going and care deeply about music but don't take myself too seriously. I like to keep sessions light and fun. Please reach out!

Send me an email through 'Contact' button above and I'll get back to you asap.

Production Reel/Various Songs

I was the Producer or Co-Producer, Drum Programmer in this production

GenresSounds Like
  • Glass Animals
  • Timbaland
  • Moby
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