I produce commercial, top 40 sounding pop music, taking from rock, indie pop, alternative and dance, and offer producing, mixing and remixing services. My biggest achievement so far is producing 2 EPs of material for RuPaul's Drag Race UK Season 4 contestant Le Fil, with whom I created an array of songs of different genres on a strict deadline.
I'm a gay singer/songwriter with 5 EPs of predominantly self-written, all self-produced material under my belt. I am a 10+ years user of Logic, currently using Logic X, with experience recording and mixing my own and others vocals.
I pride myself on my ability to produce melodies and chord sequences that are both unusual and commercial. I've also written top lines for artists to sing based on their specific lyrical brand.
My history of writing and producing music began in my bedroom, making music for no one in particular for years, inspired by acts ranging from Radiohead to The 1975 to Madonna (80s!) to Sade. One day I wrote a song and made a video for my first single “Town”, a song about growing up gay in the middle of nowhere. I put it up on the internet, and got tens of thousands of views and messages from people who could relate to the message.
My songs unique mix of darkness and commericality have allowed me to be booked to support fellow pop acts Tiffany, Betty Who, Dragonette, Todrick Hall and Frankmusik and well as having been booked on Prides in both the UK and the US.
I make music for anyone who struggles with low self esteem, feels disconnected or rejected, or like an outsider.
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88 Reviews - 24 Repeat ClientsEndorse Lostchild UK
Amazing as usual! Super talented and absolutely a joy to work with
all the glowing reviews are true — lostchild was such a pleasure to work with. not only is he extremely talented, but he’s also kind and has a fast turnaround (without any loss in quality). i really appreciated his communication skills, accommodating my timeline, and making sure i was happy with all our tracks (which i love btw). will definitely work with him again in the future!
Thank you for working with me again. Once again, absolutely amazing work! Really happy with the delivery and results.
I am always so happy and excited when I work with Lostchild. His quick turn-around time and patience is honestly the most wonderful thing about him. It's such a pleasure and I always look forward to hiring him for a new song idea :) Extremely talented with an efficient, fast, turn-around!
Made every step so easy and was very flexible! He is Amazon at what he does!
Just finished working on a remix of an original track with Joe! Joe brought it to life and I love it so much! Can't wait to work on the next one 🤩🥰
Incredibly talented! Highly recommendable and this definitely wasn't our sole collaboration!
I've said it, and I will say it again: Talented. Patient. Understanding. I hit the jackpot picking Lostchild to produce/mix/master my music. You will too when you work with him!!! I guarantee you! :D
Brilliant producer - super speedy turnarounds and really fantastic production! Super excited to release our tracks.
Lostchild (Joe) was an absolute pleasure to work with! His compositions are truly original and unique, and he certainly has a knack for coming up with catchy riffs and melodies! He is very professional and will listen to you while keeping a great attitude. I highly recommend him.
Always pleasure working with him!
Always a pleasure to work with! Really amazing at what he does
SUCH a pleasure to work with again!! Never disappoints! And created exactly what I wanted…
Beautiful track. Thank you SO much!!!!
Always an amazing time working with him!
Lostchild says he makes music for those who feel like an outsider, struggling with low self esteem, disconnection, and rejection; and when he says that, he means it truthfully. We have already made four songs together, and with each song, I've become much more confident in the music we've created. If you are looking for a producer who is not only exquisitely talented, but provides positive guidance, Lostchild is your guy!
Fantastic! Stayed in contact through the whole process and produced a fantastic track!!!
Amazing as always! What a talent
Such a great talent and a great collaborator!
ABSOLUTE FIVE STARS!! 🌟🌟🌟🌟🌟
I pretty much got EXACTLY what I wanted. I had an idea in mind and the creativity of the idea was really brought about. I love how experienced Joe is. It was truly a masterpiece in my mind, and I am forever thankful as this may be a song people will love. The track was an absolute gem. Thank you for producing something I REALLY wanted and making it WORK! Complete honour to work with! Beautifully done!!!!
Always s pleasure to work with!
Interview with Lostchild UK
Q: Tell us about a project you worked on you are especially proud of and why. What was your role?
A: My biggest achievement so far is that I wrote, produced, mixed and mastered a 9 track album for pop singer Mickey Taylor in approx. 2 months, which peaked at #43 on the UK iTunes Pop Album Chart.
Q: Analog or digital and why?
A: A mixture of the two! I like a mix of live and electronic sounds.
Q: What questions do customers most commonly ask you? What's your answer?
A: Can I make a song that sounds like 'this' song... the answer is yes! I can easily emulate the sound of another song whilst having enough of my own touch to keep it fresh.
Q: What's the biggest misconception about what you do?
A: That a producer is very set in stone with the sound he does. Not true with me! I like all kinds of pop music, commercial and alternative, and love to jump from genre to genre on different projects.
Q: What type of music do you usually work on?
A: I specialise in commercial, often dark, electronic pop with 80s influences, and have experience working on atmospheric R&B.
Q: What are you working on at the moment?
A: What about something for you? :-)
Q: What's your 'promise' to your clients?
A: I will make something for you that I love just as much as you do.
Q: What do you like most about your job?
A: I love a singer's reactions when they hear their song come to life.
Q: What questions do you ask prospective clients?
A: I ask them for some sound references and influences and about the meaning and mood of the song itself.
Q: What advice do you have for a customer looking to hire a provider like you?
A: Don't be afraid to be brutally honest. If you don't get that rush of joy when you listen to something I've done for you, it's not there yet. I turn around productions very quickly, and I can completely reinvent a track very easily if you let me know what you don't like.
Q: If you were on a desert island and could take just 5 pieces of gear, what would they be?
A: My Electric Guitar, Macbook Pro, Midi Keyboard, Microphone and KRK Speakers. My home set up is simple and all I need. Although this isn't including the power generator I'd need as there are no outlets on a desert island... right?!
Q: What was your career path? How long have you been doing this?
A: I have been a music producer for 10 years. I started out as a producer for other singers, then had some success as a solo artist the past 4 years, whilst still focusing on remixes, productions and having fun.
Q: How would you describe your style?
A: Emotional, commercial electronic pop, with retro influences.
Q: Which artist would you like to work with and why?
A: The Weeknd would be amazing to work with, because so much of his sound has an extremely dark, hard edge but is ultra-melodic at the same time, and this combination of ideas and sounds is where I shine.
Q: Can you share one music production tip?
A: Always love what you do. If you aren't passionate about it, you can't expect anyone else to be.
Q: What's your strongest skill?
A: Chords and melody. I love taking a song and bringing it to life with counter melodies and moving chords.
Q: What do you bring to a song?
A: Melody, atmosphere, groove and fun! All my songs stand out for being super melodic, whilst still maintaining that commercial edge.
Q: What's your typical work process?
A: I normally ask the singer for whatever they have so far, and I make a full demo production and send it back for notes. I work well remotely, and am happy to make as many changes as needed.
Q: Tell us about your studio setup.
A: My studio set up is simple. I have a recent model MacBook Pro, with Logic Pro X, a midi-keyboard, an electric guitar (Patrick Eggle), an Ibanez acoustic guitar, and an SE2200a Microphone, and KRK Rokit 5 speakers.
Q: What other musicians or music production professionals inspire you?
A: I am inspired by Frankmusik for having creative control over every aspect of his music, and working hard to continue making the music he loves. I have also got lifetime respect for Madonna for constantly pushing boundaries in an industry that has always been determined to take her down.
Q: Describe the most common type of work you do for your clients.
A: I make melodic yet dark electronic pop productions at a low cost for singers, including original compositions and remixes. I work very closely with singers in making sure every detail is exactly as they would like it. I also offer advice and help with recording vocals and with writing lyrics.