Dktr N9ne is a songwriter/producer based in Austin, TX. He got his start as an in-house songwriter for MySpace Music in 2010. N9ne has worked with artists like, Trae The Truth, Omarion, and more. Producers and songwriters like Stacy Barthe, Luke James, Neenyo, Dem Jointz and more. N9ne has also been recognized by the Mayor of Austin for his works.
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Interview with Dktr N9ne
Q: What was your career path? How long have you been doing this?
A: Got my start as a songwriter for Myspace Music in Los Angeles in 2010, Moved to Austin, TX starting playing live gigs downtown and around Texas. Working in the Studio with a lot artists around here and abroad.
Q: How would you describe your style?
A: Bright, Melodic, Spacey, but Deep 808.. unorthodox percussion.
Q: Which artist would you like to work with and why?
A: Pierre Bourne because I feel like he understands what's going on 6 months from now versus what's cool today.
Q: Can you share one music production tip?
A: Use midi, loops, and whatever else you can find and incorporate them into your sound. All the great producers were resourceful, not savants.
Q: What type of music do you usually work on?
A: R&B, Hip Hop, Acoustic Soul, Live Band cuts.
Q: What's your strongest skill?
A: Observing/Identifying what listeners respond positively to, as well as quality accountability.
Q: What do you bring to a song?
A: I bring an immersive experience for the listener versus just another song. Texture and emotion. Dynamic.
Q: What's your typical work process?
A: I usually always start with a melody and then drums. I mix as I go. Start humming melodies, record the ones I like. Identify the vibe of the song/melody. Write lyrics that fit (easy for listener to sing along). Track vocals. mix. master.
Q: Tell us about your studio setup.
A: MacBookPro. Fruity Loops, Reason, Logic Pro. Akai MPC midi keyboard. Apollo Twin.
Q: What other musicians or music production professionals inspire you?
A: Pierre Bourne, The Dream, Ty Dolla Sign
Q: Describe the most common type of work you do for your clients.
A: Mixing, Mastering, Production, Male Vocals, Songwriting.