Tell us about a project you worked on you are especially proud of and why. What was your role?
My favorite project was for celebrity hair stylist Gail Hudson for the commercial airing in ATL, and I produced the background music.
What are you working on at the moment?
I am currently working on an EP for an artist La'Fliiyette
Is there anyone on SoundBetter you know and would recommend to your clients?
Analog or digital and why?
Digital. Simply because you can bring digital to any place and duplicate without the need of external gear.
What's your 'promise' to your clients?
My promise is to stand by my work and deliver the highest quality.
What do you like most about your job?
I like the idea of creating something that makes people feel good. I like the idea that the work makes the client happy.
What questions do customers most commonly ask you? What's your answer?
The question I am most commonly asked is how can I take a song to the next level. My answer is to listen, and take your work and start from scratch.
What's the biggest misconception about what you do?
That it is easy.
What questions do you ask prospective clients?
What is the timeframe for your projects. What are your intentions for the release. How can you help me help you.
What advice do you have for a customer looking to hire a provider like you?
I would say to keep an ear forward on whats going to blow up next.
If you were on a desert island and could take just 5 pieces of gear, what would they be?
Macbook, Interface, Keyboard, Headphones, Guitar.
What was your career path? How long have you been doing this?
My career path was to be a music engineer, and I got into production. I have been doing it for 5 years, originally started as mixing tracks for friends. After this, I started working for hire as an engineer and selling the beats that I produced. After a couple of years, I started songwriting and doing top lines and hooks for other producers and I enjoy each aspect.
How would you describe your style?
My style is a mixture of everything. I feel that you make great catchy music if you combine more than one style. This has the potential to engage a larger audience.
Which artist would you like to work with and why?
Mike Posner: Great songwriter and had hand in production. Drake: Drake has a way of keeping things in a forward motion music wise. It is inspiring to repeatedly create new trends.
Can you share one music production tip?
One music production tip I have is that simple is better.
What type of music do you usually work on?
Depending on the client. But typically it will be hip hop, EDM, or pop.
What's your strongest skill?
My strongest skill is finding the potential in any project.
What do you bring to a song?
I feel that I bring a unique approach to the song because I like to try things that are not contemporary.
What's your typical work process?
My typical work process for production is getting a melody, creating the drums, and then arrangement. For mixing I will start with organization, then grouping, and mixing in a big picture fashion.
Tell us about your studio setup.
MacBook Pro I7, Scarlett 2i2, AKG Perception 220, JBL 305 lsr, Studio One Professional
What other musicians or music production professionals inspire you?
I am inspired by SuperStar O, Dave Pensado, Leslie Brathwaite, MdL Productions, Haywyre, and DeadMau5
Describe the most common type of work you do for your clients.
Typically the work I will do will range from the creation of the track, to writing the lyrics, creating the top line, tracking, and then mixing for final master.