L. Marquee

Hip Hop Producer

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One-stop-shop for production and mixing. I will take your dream and make it a reality. I specialize in hip hop, trap, and lofi.

I have been actively producing artists since 2013. I have worked with many local artists as well as artists I met online. I have worked with artists of varying styles of music, but I specialize in hip hop, trap, and lofi.

As the owner/producer/engineer of L. Marquee Productions, I will work with you until the idea that you hear in your head is properly displayed in an audible form. I greatly value your voice and vision, and I want to enhance it as much as I can. If you enjoy creating and understand the power and influence of your voice, we will work well together.

I use Logic Pro X, Maschine, and Pro Tools. My plug-in library includes but isn't limited to Komplete, Serum, Omnisphere, Waves, and Universal Audio. I also have and play the electric guitar, bass, acoustic guitar, and nylon string guitar. I am versatile when it comes to working with different types of artists, and we will be able to achieve the sound you are going for.

Before we agree to work together, I would like to get an idea of your motivation, vision, and how you would like me to help bring it to life. Click "Contact" so we can discuss if we are the right fit for each other.

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2 Reviews - 1 Repeat Client

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  1. Review by M.I.L.E.S.
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    I had a fantastic experience working with L. He produced my first EP from demos and reference tracks I sent him. He helped build off of my ideas, and was very open to the changes I wanted. L. truly understood the vision that I had with each individual song, and I am extremely happy with the end result. Amazing work!

  2. Review by Ryan D.
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    L. was great to work with. I had a song that I wanted to get professionally produced and he delivered. He built on top of my project, added his own elements to make the sound much better, mixed my vocals, ultimately giving me a song that I am very satisfied with. He also gave me plenty of updates each step of the way, which I thoroughly appreciated. I am definitely returning to have him work on my future projects. Would highly recommend!

Interview with L. Marquee

  1. Q: What do you like most about your job?

  2. A: I love being able to take an artist's vision, bring it to life, and enhance it. As an artist myself and as someone who does production for other artists, I know how sensitive one's art is. One of the greatest feelings in the world is when I'm seeing an artist smile or send a positive message after completing a project and making their song or album that was previously just a thought to something tangible that the world can experience.

  3. Q: What advice do you have for a customer looking to hire a provider like you?

  4. A: As cliche as it is, the best advice I can give to my customers is to be consistent when it comes to making and releasing music. A lot of artists ask me how they can get more people to listen to their music, and I always tell them that the best place to start is by consistently finding different ways to engage with their existing audience whether it's by releasing new music on a regular basis, posting engaging content on social media, finding different local communities to be active in, and ideally, all the above.

  5. Q: What was your career path? How long have you been doing this?

  6. A: I have been producing and engineering since 2013. I wanted to be a producer ever since I was in middle school, and I officially began my career during my sophomore year in high school. I taught myself how to make beats, and I recorded artists I went to school with in order to build my portfolio. As those artists began to get some local buzz, other local artists outside of my school started to reach out to me for engineering work. Initially, all I wanted to do was make beats, but surprisingly to myself, I also fell in love with recording, mixing, and mastering artists' music. I now offer production, mixing, and mastering to artists all across the world and specialize in Hip Hop, trap, and lofi influenced music.

  7. Q: Which artist would you like to work with and why?

  8. A: If I could work with any big-name artists, the first two that come to mind are Kanye West and Billie Eilish. Kanye is one of my favorite artists/producers who pushes the sound and culture of Hip Hop like no other. Even though people have had mixed experiences with working with him, I would love to see first-hand what the creation process is for an album like "My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy" or "Donda." Billie Eilish and her brother and producer Finneas are also artists I'd love to at the very least learn from if not work with them directly. In terms of production, writing, and performance, I think "WHEN WE ALL FALL ASLEEP, WHERE DO WE GO?" is one of the best albums to be released in the previous decade, and that's another project I wish I could witness the creation of first-hand.

  9. Q: What's your typical work process?

  10. A: When an artist hires me to produce, record, and/or mix and master their project, I ask them what sound they're going for. Even if they are coming to me for my specific sound or input, I want to make sure that I have a strong understanding of their vision before I open a single plug-in. Especially for production work, I typically ask for reference tracks that have a similar sound that the artist is going for or that inspire them in general. After having a good understanding of what the artist is looking for, I will proceed to work on the project, and upon completion, make sure that my contributions meet the artist's needs.

  11. Q: What do you like most about your job?

  12. A: I love being able to take an artist's vision, bring it to life, and enhance it. As an artist myself and as someone who does production for other artists, I know how sensitive one's art is. One of the greatest feelings in the world is when I'm seeing an artist smile or send a positive message after completing a project and making their song or album that was previously just a thought to something tangible that the world can experience.

  13. Q: What was your career path? How long have you been doing this?

  14. A: I have been producing and engineering since 2013. I wanted to be a producer ever since I was in middle school, and I officially began my career during my sophomore year in high school. I taught myself how to make beats, and I recorded artists I went to school with in order to build my portfolio. As those artists began to get some local buzz, other local artists outside of my school started to reach out to me for engineering work. Initially, all I wanted to do was make beats, but surprisingly to myself, I also fell in love with recording, mixing, and mastering artists' music. I now offer production, mixing, and mastering to artists all across the world and specialize in Hip Hop, trap, and lofi influenced music.

  15. Q: Which artist would you like to work with and why?

  16. A: If I could work with any big-name artists, the first two that come to mind are Kanye West and Billie Eilish. Kanye is one of my favorite artists/producers who pushes the sound and culture of Hip Hop like no other. Even though people have had mixed experiences with working with him, I would love to see first-hand what the creation process is for an album like "My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy" or "Donda." Billie Eilish and her brother and producer Finneas are also artists I'd love to at the very least learn from if not work with them directly. In terms of production, writing, and performance, I think "WHEN WE ALL FALL ASLEEP, WHERE DO WE GO?" is one of the best albums to be released in the previous decade, and that's another project I wish I could witness the creation of first-hand.

  17. Q: What's your typical work process?

  18. A: When an artist hires me to produce, record, and/or mix and master their project, I ask them what sound they're going for. Even if they are coming to me for my specific sound or input, I want to make sure that I have a strong understanding of their vision before I open a single plug-in. Especially for production work, I typically ask for reference tracks that have a similar sound that the artist is going for or that inspire them in general. After having a good understanding of what the artist is looking for, I will proceed to work on the project, and upon completion, make sure that my contributions meet the artist's needs.

  19. Q: What do you like most about your job?

  20. A: I love being able to take an artist's vision, bring it to life, and enhance it. As an artist myself and as someone who does production for other artists, I know how sensitive one's art is. One of the greatest feelings in the world is when I'm seeing an artist smile or send a positive message after completing a project and making their song or album that was previously just a thought to something tangible that the world can experience.

  21. Q: Which artist would you like to work with and why?

  22. A: If I could work with any big-name artists, the first two that come to mind are Kanye West and Billie Eilish. Kanye is one of my favorite artists/producers who pushes the sound and culture of Hip Hop like no other. Even though people have had mixed experiences with working with him, I would love to see first-hand what the creation process is for an album like "My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy" or "Donda." Billie Eilish and her brother and producer Finneas are also artists I'd love to at the very least learn from if not work with them directly. In terms of production, writing, and performance, I think "WHEN WE ALL FALL ASLEEP, WHERE DO WE GO?" is one of the best albums to be released in the previous decade, and that's another project I wish I could witness the creation of first-hand.

  23. Q: What's your typical work process?

  24. A: When an artist hires me to produce, record, and/or mix and master their project, I ask them what sound they're going for. Even if they are coming to me for my specific sound or input, I want to make sure that I have a strong understanding of their vision before I open a single plug-in. Especially for production work, I typically ask for reference tracks that have a similar sound that the artist is going for or that inspire them in general. After having a good understanding of what the artist is looking for, I will proceed to work on the project, and upon completion, make sure that my contributions meet the artist's needs.

  25. Q: Which artist would you like to work with and why?

  26. A: If I could work with any big-name artists, the first two that come to mind are Kanye West and Billie Eilish. Kanye is one of my favorite artists/producers who pushes the sound and culture of Hip Hop like no other. Even though people have had mixed experiences with working with him, I would love to see first-hand what the creation process is for an album like "My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy" or "Donda." Billie Eilish and her brother and producer Finneas are also artists I'd love to at the very least learn from if not work with them directly. In terms of production, writing, and performance, I think "WHEN WE ALL FALL ASLEEP, WHERE DO WE GO?" is one of the best albums to be released in the previous decade, and that's another project I wish I could witness the creation of first-hand.

  27. Q: What's your typical work process?

  28. A: When an artist hires me to produce, record, and/or mix and master their project, I ask them what sound they're going for. Even if they are coming to me for my specific sound or input, I want to make sure that I have a strong understanding of their vision before I open a single plug-in. Especially for production work, I typically ask for reference tracks that have a similar sound that the artist is going for or that inspire them in general. After having a good understanding of what the artist is looking for, I will proceed to work on the project, and upon completion, make sure that my contributions meet the artist's needs.

  29. Q: Which artist would you like to work with and why?

  30. A: If I could work with any big-name artists, the first two that come to mind are Kanye West and Billie Eilish. Kanye is one of my favorite artists/producers who pushes the sound and culture of Hip Hop like no other. Even though people have had mixed experiences with working with him, I would love to see first-hand what the creation process is for an album like "My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy" or "Donda." Billie Eilish and her brother and producer Finneas are also artists I'd love to at the very least learn from if not work with them directly. In terms of production, writing, and performance, I think "WHEN WE ALL FALL ASLEEP, WHERE DO WE GO?" is one of the best albums to be released in the previous decade, and that's another project I wish I could witness the creation of first-hand.

  31. Q: What type of music do you usually work on?

  32. A: I specialize in hip hop, trap, and lofi, and I also have experience working with r&b and electronic/pop-influenced music.

  33. Q: What are you working on at the moment?

  34. A: I'm working on singles for myself; some instrumental and some with lyrics. I wanted to start releasing music on a consistent basis and I am. I encourage other artists to do the same.

  35. Q: Describe the most common type of work you do for your clients.

  36. A: I mostly record and mix for artists in the Northern Virginia area. Additionally, I produce and mix for artists that I meet online, and I write, produce, mix, and master my own music.

  37. Q: Tell us about a project you worked on you are especially proud of and why. What was your role?

  38. A: One of my favorite projects that I worked on was Spuddies by Buto. Buto was one of the first artists I've ever worked with, and during the time that we worked together, he pushed me to be the best producer, engineer, and artist that I could be; more than anyone else who I've ever worked with. One of the most important lessons I learned during the months that we spent working on that project was being open to different workflows, adapting to how the artist wants to work, and not being afraid to do make musical or mixing decisions that are "wrong" in your own mind if that's what the artist wants. Even though my production and mixing skills have far exceeded what was displayed on that project, it's still one of the favorite ones I've ever worked on.

  39. Q: Analog or digital and why?

  40. A: Digital. I'm a young producer and I've done the majority of my work without analog gear. I mix entirely in the box, and I think it's way more convenient and affordable than analog gear.

  41. Q: What questions do you ask prospective clients?

  42. A: What inspires you to create? What is your motivation for making music? What audience are you trying to reach? What do you need that will help take your music or career to a new level?

  43. Q: If you were on a desert island and could take just 5 pieces of gear, what would they be?

  44. A: Mac, Universal Audio Apollo Twin, Neuman TLM 102, electric guitar, Maschine.

  45. Q: Can you share one music production tip?

  46. A: Sample choice/sound selection is VERY important! Choosing poor quality sounds and samples will make it harder than it needs to be to get a good mix.

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Gear Highlights
  • Universal Audio Apollo Twin Quad
  • Neuman TLM 102
  • Rode NT1
  • Maschine mkiii
  • M-Audio Keystation 88
  • Logic Pro X
  • Maschine
  • Pro Tools
  • Waves Plugins
  • Native Instruments Komplete
  • Serum
  • Omnisphere
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