Let a grammy nominated producer and mix engineer take your beats & instrumentals to another level.
Producer and mix engineer who specialises in classic hiphop, beats and instrumentals in the Lofi, Boombap, old school, Lo-bap, Jazzhop and Chillbeats-genre. IFPI-certified (RIAA) creator who have dedicated my musical-life for the last 15+ years to master that combination of experience and knowledge that can make your beats stand out in the crowd with that warm, analog, soulful and dirty sound of classic hiphop with samples. Specialist in working with elements from samplers like Akai MPC:s, SP 404, Machine, FL and such.
As a beatmaker, artist and mix engineer i have worked with several of the biggest majors and independent labels in Europe for the last 15 years. Credits includes Top 20-hits in two countries with The Last Days Of Disco, millions of streams, Grammy-nomination (Sweden) for "best hiphop, soul & dance" and the alias BLÄNK that have been critically acclaimed by international media such as NME, The Guardian, EARMILK, Pigeons & Planes, CLASH Magazine, XLR8 and Wonderland Magazine to name a few.
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Note: All music.com do not register many of the underground hiphop acts i worked with, but feel free to ask for more credits. Discogs register more of my credits here: https://bit.ly/3ky2289
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K-laz was a real pleasure to work with! He was very kind, I highly recommend working with him!
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Klas G was the best! He sent me this killer groove that was incredibly produced. Gave me some instruction but also freedom to work. Super easy to work with. He’s a huge talent and one of the greatest producers out there. Hire him!
Interview with K-laz
Q: Tell us about a project you worked on you are especially proud of and why. What was your role?
A: I would say my work on the 2009 album The LAst DAnce LP with The Last Days Of Disco. We created everything from scratch, and the combination of drum machines, samples and real instrument that we created gave us a top-20 hit in several countries as well as a Swedish Grammy-nomination for "best hiphop, R&B and dance".
Q: What are you working on at the moment?
A: A EP with a japanese producer and the next single for this Swedish rapper called Kitok.
Q: Is there anyone on SoundBetter you know and would recommend to your clients?
Q: Analog or digital and why?
A: Analog, because the real deal always sound better. Analog has life!
Q: What's your 'promise' to your clients?
A: Im not letting you go until youre satisfied.
Q: What do you like most about your job?
A: I love music, period.
Q: What questions do customers most commonly ask you? What's your answer?
A: Most common is that hey want their track to sound like their favourite track with their favourite producer. And my answer would be: then lets start with using the same components!
Q: What's the biggest misconception about what you do?
A: There is so many!
Q: What questions do you ask prospective clients?
A: Reference track, what you think is missing in the track and were you wanna take it.
Q: What advice do you have for a customer looking to hire a provider like you?
A: Make sure to send me a message first so i can truly understand your vision and what youre after.
Q: If you were on a desert island and could take just 5 pieces of gear, what would they be?
A: API EQ, LA 2-A Compressor, Roland Tape Echo, a vintage MOOG and 12 channel SSL board.
Q: What was your career path? How long have you been doing this?
A: I started out as a DJ in the late 90:s and released my first album as a producer in 2005. After starting my own label in 2008 i had to learn everything, so i connected with the mixer Ollie Olsson who i had worked with on my first album and started to work with him in the studio, on different projects. I also was a music tech-writer for magazines like MM and Studio so i got the chance to talk to and interview some of the great mixers who had worked with acts like Nirvana, Bruce Springsteen, Michael Jackson and 2Pac. Thats were i really started to understand the craft, and get tips i could take into my own work in the studio - both as a producer and mixer.
Q: How would you describe your style?
A: Warm and analog.
Q: Which artist would you like to work with and why?
A: Mos Def when he was Mos Def.
Q: Can you share one music production tip?
A: Mixing is all about every single instrument and sound having its own designated place in the Frequency curve. Make sure to not add to many things doing the same thing, on the same "place" in a soundscape.
Q: What type of music do you usually work on?
A: Hiphop, R&B and beat-based music.
Q: What's your strongest skill?
A: 3D feeling and ear for that foundation of how drums and bass work with each other.
Q: What do you bring to a song?
A: Worldclass sound.
Q: What's your typical work process?
A: First i listen to the track a few times to get a grip of the artists vision. I then move forward a bit differently depending on what they wanna achieve with their track. Often i start by finding the "sweet spot" in the track, it could be a sample, a bass or a drum sound that caracetrize the sound theyre after, and i try to build the whole mix around that.
Q: Tell us about your studio setup.
A: My studio is located in the centre of Stockholm with lots of vintage gear like SSL board, API, Yamaha, Joe Meek pre-amps, and vintage compressors and tape machine.
Q: What other musicians or music production professionals inspire you?
A: I take inspiration from everything thats real. From old jazz-vinyl to 90:s boombap and the new beatmaking-scene of Lofi-producers thats current today.
Q: Describe the most common type of work you do for your clients.
A: Production, mixing and mastering.