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!
Tell me about your project and how I can help, through the 'Contact' button above.
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 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's the biggest misconception about what you do?
A: That you should always follow popular trends
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: 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: 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'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 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.