KingzOf is your 1 stop shop to compete in today's music industry. We offer production, song writing, mixing, remixing and mastering. We are hip to the trends & sounds of the industry and this is what we deliver to our Clients. We were recently highlighted on Sway in the morning as feature producers and have also worked with industry Exec. No I.D.
In 2011 Gill (Skattamann) Carpenter & Lorenzo (Zomane) Garth teamed up & created a production company, what is known today as KingzOf. We have worked with many artists. From actor, Rick Gonzalez (The Cw Arrow), Lucci Vee (Bad Girls Club), GLC (Kanye West’s GoGetters), KingzOf very own Akonixx, & MANY more. With a artist network number of over 600k on instagram alone, KingzOf has a certain type of heartbeat in Chicago, and now inserting the "KingzOf" sound into the music industry. We have Co-produced with industry Executive Dion No I.D Wilson & The Sick-One ( Artium Records ) on GLC’s project with features from Wiz Khalifa, Raekwon, Bj The Chicago Kid, & more.
With a strong belief in the term “VIBE”, KingzOf is not just known for their special style of beats, but an overall process of creating quality records. What they offer for artists of all genres is quality engineering, music production, and artist development.
In the past year we have been working behind the scenes with signing and developing talent. Since doing so, we have acquired music distribution through Empire, Awal, & Equity (Roc Nations independent distro company).
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Interview with KingzOf
Q: Tell us about a project you worked on you are especially proud of and why. What was your role?
A: A project that i worked on that i am extremely proud of is GLC's up and coming Album. It has features from Wiz Khalifa, Bj the chicago kid, Raekwon, and Tyre Hakim. Not only do we have some amazing features, its executive produced by No I.D, and co-production from him as well. I have production on every song and i am the mix engineer for this project as well. It is to be released through AWAL sometime this fall.
Q: What are you working on at the moment?
A: I'm currently working with a company that No I.D is backing called Twelve majors. They have a PHENOMENAL artist by the name of Tyre Hakim that we are working at the moment. Tyre is next up!
Q: Is there anyone on SoundBetter you know and would recommend to your clients?
A: No i haven't searched the database to look at the members of Soundbetter Yet.
Q: Analog or digital and why?
A: Analog. It just sounds THAT much better than ITB. There are a lot of great plugins that emulate that analog sound. BUT there is nothing like the sound of audio coming through analog equipment. Which is why i've invested into a hybrid setup and use both.
Q: What's your 'promise' to your clients?
A: My promise to my clients is to always give my 100% effort to take their sound to where it needs to be to complete a record. This requires a certain level of trust from the client and over the years i have learned to gain and RESPECT that level of trust as a mixing engineer and producer.
Q: What do you like most about your job?
A: I LOVE the middle part of mixing a record, It's right after i've done everything in my dedicated work flow to achieve a certain sound. I allow the vibe to take over and manifest a unique sound that i had no intention of making, its the best part of finalizing a record. I enjoy it every single time and it allows me to have fun while working.
Q: What questions do customers most commonly ask you? What's your answer?
A: " What's your turn around time? " 48-72 hours " How many revisions do you give? " 3 revisions, More can be negotiated if need be. " Can you make me sound like a certain artist?" No, I can not make you sound like a particular artist, But i can bring those elements into your world as a unique artist.
Q: What's the biggest misconception about what you do?
A: I feel the biggest misconception about what i do is that every mix is the same, but that is absolutely false. Every mix is different and unique. And every mix also requires a different vibe to complete it.
Q: If you were on a desert island and could take just 5 pieces of gear, what would they be?
A: Mpc, UAD Arrow, Headphones,Midi Controller, Macbook Pro
Q: What type of music do you usually work on?
A: Hip-Hop, Trap, R&B, Soul, House
Q: What's your typical work process?
A: I approach everything with workflow. In order to get a mass amount of work done in today's industry and stay on task while being efficient all at the same time, requires a very strong and dedicated work flow to deliver quality product. Every service I offer has its own unique workflow.
Q: Tell us about your studio setup.
A: I have a 10 x 12 Treated room. Using Krk 3 way 10 monitors with a krk 10' Sub. Im running a UAD arrow along side a Presonus 1824c, that all runs to a Dangerous music D-box. With the D-box im running a pair of DBX 160 A's.
Q: What other musicians or music production professionals inspire you?
A: My biggest professional inspirations right now are MixedbyAli, Mike Dean, & Tillie. There are lots of Engineers out there that are mixing GREAT records. But these 3 offer a unique flavor that makes up for a lot of todays most popular music.
Q: What questions do you ask prospective clients?
A: What are you for me to provide? What's your reference track? What's your budget?
Q: What advice do you have for a customer looking to hire a provider like you?
A: My advice would be to have a idea of the sound they are looking for to create in today's market.
Q: What was your career path? How long have you been doing this?
A: My career path is a Mix engineer & Music producer. I've been doing this for 12 years.
Q: How would you describe your style?
A: My style is Trap mixed with soul.
Q: Which artist would you like to work with and why?
A: I would love to work with Travis Scott. His sound and creation process is very unique and i feel KingzOf can be an asset to taking his sound to a new level
Q: Can you share one music production tip?
A: simplicity is key
Q: What's your strongest skill?
Q: What do you bring to a song?
A: Bringing out all the elements of what was given and put into the record while adding the touches thats missing.
Q: Describe the most common type of work you do for your clients.
A: The most common type of work i do for my clients is bringing out the best of the vibes they create. That within itself consist of many things. Rather it's mixing a record, creating a beat, or simply rearranging instrumentation or vocals.