Combining Rap, R&B and Electronia to a unique blend of beat driven vibes with that extra bounce
Looking for someone who can help you get your song to sound like a finished record? No matter what stage your music may currently be in, I am here to help you take it across the finish line and get it out to your fans & listeners.
As a producer I feel most comfortable in rap/urban & electronic pop. Always willing to step out of that comfort zone though. I currently develop the R&B duo GOLDA (Majestic Casual) and the Future Bass project goldenair (The Sound You Need). So I love working with artist from an early stage on.
I am a classically trained musician and can bring on board most live instruments if requested. Whatever it takes to get your songs to a level where it can live up to the standarts of a very competitive market in 2020.
As former Universal Music A&R (Urban), working with a wide range of artists from Aloe Blacc, Lana Del Rey & Lindsey Stirling to many german rap/urban artists (Sido, Culcha Candela), I have had the chance to develop an ear for what's relevant in a sucessfull song and production. I am also happy to help you with advice that goes beyong finishing your song (release strategies/ways to release music independently).
One of the most important facts that more than 10 years in the music industry have taugt me: Communication is key, so I'd love to skype/facetime to make sure we both are sharing the same vision. Let's get it!
Click the 'Contact' above to get in touch. Looking forward to hearing from you.
Interview with goldenair
Q: Tell us about a project you worked on you are especially proud of and why. What was your role?
A: GOLDA is the project I am most proud of so far. Can't tell you what I did exactly, since it's an anonymous project ;-)
Q: What's the biggest misconception about what you do?
A: That you should always follow popular trends
Q: What was your career path? How long have you been doing this?
A: I didn't take the straightest path to beeing a producer/mixer. Coming from beeing a classically trained musician at the conservatory I then went on to work as a major label as well as publishing A&R scout for a few years and slowly made the transition to become a full time producer/mixier. 10+ years in the business.
Q: What's your strongest skill?
A: Listening closely to the artists/clients and understanding where they wants to go with their music....and letting them know if I feel the same way about it.
Q: What are you working on at the moment?
A: EMAN8, Pigeon John, GOLDA, goldenair, J.O.Y
Q: Is there anyone on SoundBetter you know and would recommend to your clients?
A: not yet....just getting started here
Q: Analog or digital and why?
A: Digital. Cause it's 2020
Q: What's your 'promise' to your clients?
A: We'll work as long as necessary to make you happy with the results
Q: What do you like most about your job?
A: That no day is like the other and that every project is different.
Q: What questions do customers most commonly ask you? What's your answer?
A: "You think we can do this?"....."For sure!"
Q: What questions do you ask prospective clients?
A: Where do you want to go with your music and who do you feel could be your audience ?
Q: What advice do you have for a customer looking to hire a provider like you?
A: Just hit me up and let's chat for a bit. We'll find out very quickly if we can make something happen together.
Q: If you were on a desert island and could take just 5 pieces of gear, what would they be?
A: Macbook, Midikeyboard with decent keys, NI Maschine, Neumann U67, Apogee Interface
Q: How would you describe your style?
A: Very chord/harmony based. I looove harmonies & lush chords.
Q: Which artist would you like to work with and why?
A: I love female R&B singers like Sabrina Claudio, H.E.R., Alina Baraz, Sinead Harnett. There's just somethig super emotional & inspiring in their voices.
Q: Can you share one music production tip?
A: Don't overdo it. It's all about the vocal
Q: What type of music do you usually work on?
A: Urban/R&B and pop/electronica
Q: What do you bring to a song?
A: My vibe. I am not the producer who likes to reverse engineer someone else. I'd rather try to bring a little bit of my own sauce to the table if the song leaves room for it & the client is cool with it. If that doesn't work, we can always go to the "sounds like" type of production. But I love to at least try to add my vibe to it.
Q: Tell us about your studio setup.
A: For production I work mainly in the box but I do have a live room & a vintage mic collection that I use for recording live instruments when needed. Mixing is 100 % in the box
Q: What other musicians or music production professionals inspire you?
A: Rodney Jerkins, Jaycen Joshua, Lido, Timbaland
Q: Describe the most common type of work you do for your clients.
A: Helping artists to develop the sound they envision on the production and/or mixing side.