Officially remixed Marlon Roudette, ZHU, Rüfüs Du Sol, Hugo Helmig, Asaf Avidan, Parov Stelar, Verite, Alle Farben, Fritz Kalkbrenner, Fyfe, Andreas Moe, Cosmo Sheldrake, Mansionair, Moon Boots and more. Released singles with WhoMadeWho, Sophie Ellis-Bextor, Dagny, Raphaella and Verite. My remixes have more than 100 Million Streams.
I have a background in classical music, was signed to Columbia Records and Ultra, toured worldwide as a DJ.
My most recent remix for Hugo Helmig is currently at 4 Million streams, steadily rising.
I can remix pop and indie tracks, commercially accessible but tastefully done.
You can listen to some of my remixes here: https://soundcloud.com/l-c-a-w/sets/remixes
I like to preserve the magic of the original track in my remixes but also add my own touch to it so if you would like to get me to remix one of your songs there needs to be some artistic freedom. Still want you to be 100% happy with result though so we can talk about the style your looking for in advance.
Send me an email through 'Contact' button above and I'll get back to you asap.
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Interview with LCAW
Q: What are you working on at the moment?
A: I work on a lot of my own music as LCAW that I release independently but I'm so eager to make as much music as I can so I'm looking forward to working with more other musicians on their projects too.
Q: Analog or digital and why?
A: Both analog and digital has a lot to offer. The combination of the two is just a killer combo.
Q: What's your 'promise' to your clients?
A: I always have to give my best effort, can't help it.
Q: What do you like most about your job?
A: Making music.
Q: What questions do you ask prospective clients?
A: What are you looking for.
Q: What advice do you have for a customer looking to hire a provider like you?
A: Let's chat.
Q: If you were on a desert island and could take just 5 pieces of gear, what would they be?
A: Honestly sounds like a dream. Island Studio with a grand piano, my cello, a CS-80, a huge sound system and my laptop for some amazing Sunset ambient jams.
Q: What was your career path? How long have you been doing this?
A: I play Cello on quite a high level but I did not really see myself pursue a career in classical music as an orchestra musician or something like that. When I was 18 I produced my first remix on put it on SoundCloud where it practically blew up over night and reached 15 Million streams. Shortly after I got my first official remix request from Marlon Roudette, Asaf Avidan, ZHU and all the others I mentioned in my profile, got booked as a DJ on huge festivals worldwide and everything cam together quite quickly.
Q: How would you describe your style?
A: Energetic and melodic dance music.
Q: Which artist would you like to work with and why?
A: I'd love to work with Tame Impala so I could just watch how he works. There's so much to learn from Kevin Parker.
Q: Can you share one music production tip?
A: Go with what feels right, that's by far the most important thing in my opinion. If you love it many others will do so too.
Q: What type of music do you usually work on?
A: I've been working on a lot of dance music and I really enjoy doing that. There's another project that I'm working on that combines classical and electronic ambient music and I've been performing with professional orchestras and ensembles for the past 2 years.
Q: What's your strongest skill?
A: My strongest skill in music production is the layering of many elements while keeping it simple enough so it does not overwhelm the listener. This gives my tracks a musical depth that has been appreciated by a big fanbase over the years.
Q: What do you bring to a song?
A: My highest priority is to have an original approach that has a unique and magical sound to it. With 23+ years of classical music education I know very well what I'm doing and I can layer in a complex but aesthetically pleasing way to create beautiful soundscapes.
Q: What's your typical work process?
A: The first thing I do is listen to the song I'm supposed to remix and try to understand what brings the magic to the original so I can preserve as much as possible in the remix. When I start my production process I tend to work very intuitively and the first idea that comes to mind I try to follow through to see where it takes the remix. Once I have a version that sounds magical to me I start with the details and polish it up so it pleases my critical ears.
Q: Tell us about your studio setup.
A: I recently started to invest more into analog gear. I come from classical music so I love putting my hands on keys, strings, anything that can be played. I work with Ableton 10, have a Behringer model D which can create very dreamy sounds when I connect it to my Strymon Big Sky Reverb and Strymon Volante Delay. One of my favourite FM synths I recently purchased is the Yamaha Reface DX, it has so much potential when it comes to sound design. Besides that I use a Nord Stage Piano for anything key related. Besides that I have a wide range of virtual instruments like the U-he Diva, Massive, Silent, Omnisphere, Arturia, Roland Cloud, Reaktor, Serum... Occasionally I include a Steinway Grand Piano worth 100.000$ and my Cello.
Q: What other musicians or music production professionals inspire you?
A: I really look up to Tame Impala, Bonobo and Jamie xx. When organic instrumentation meets danceable and programmed beats, that's what I'm really into. For my own production I really love mixing acoustic sounds with electronic elements to create very modern dance music.
Q: Describe the most common type of work you do for your clients.
A: I usually get hired for remixes since I have my own artist project that I do production for and putting my own spin on other musicians music is something I really enjoy doing. I really enjoy the challenge of taking a song from a very different genre and reimagining it.