Manny Perez has worked with many mainsream artists including 50 Cent, G-Unit, Unladylike, Fabolous, Benzino, Bionic Jive, and Sam Scarfo. He has earned 1 Gold Plaque from his work on 50 Cent's album "Before I Self Destruct", with the intro track "The Invitation". Aside from mainstream music, Manny is quickly becoming the go to producer for syncing
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Reviews (3)Endorse Manny Perez
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Super amazing working with Manny, stoked to do more !! Inspiring tracks and concept ideas :)
Manny's professionalism made it easy to work with him and communicate ideas about my project. The quality of the work he produces is top notch, and his service to me as a client was outstanding!
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was such a breeze and a pleasure wokring with Manny, sick simple track and great chord progressions, left me space as a writer to do my thing, will be working more in the future!!!
Interview with Manny Perez
Q: Tell us about a project you worked on you are especially proud of and why. What was your role?
A: The project I'm most proud of is my placement on 50 Cent's album Before I Self Destruct. At the time I was producing, there were a lot of naysayers, and that shut them up. I produced the track "The Invitation". I ended up getting co-production (which was totally fair) because I made the made the beat. It was mixed an edited by Ty Fyffe, Lew Savage and Steve Baughman which gave it the polish it needed for the album.
Q: What are you working on at the moment?
A: Making some hot pop records to shop around.
Q: Is there anyone on SoundBetter you know and would recommend to your clients?
A: Brand spanking new here, but there are a lot of awesome talent on here!
Q: What's your 'promise' to your clients?
A: My promise is to deliver a hit record.
Q: What do you like most about your job?
A: I have the freedom to make whatever I want!
Q: What questions do customers most commonly ask you? What's your answer?
A: Question: "You made that?" Answer: "Yes".
Q: What's the biggest misconception about what you do?
A: The biggest misconception is my ability to create so well in multiple genres. Someone could watch me make a track from start to finish and still won't believe that I did it!
Q: What advice do you have for a customer looking to hire a provider like you?
A: I would say TOTALLY ignore my body of work. Just because you see a ton of hip-hop and pop records doesn't mean I couldn't produce a rock song etc.
Q: If you were on a desert island and could take just 5 pieces of gear, what would they be?
A: A computer, fl studio, m-box mini, a mic, and a pair of headphones.
Q: What was your career path? How long have you been doing this?
A: I started making beats in 2001, and got my break in 2007 after meeting Ty Fyffe through a mutual friend. I worked under his production company for a few years until I got signed to a label under Def Jam (Voicez Music Group). I did that until about 2010 and then left to go back home. I then started working with several music libraries to get television placements which I am doing currently.
Q: How would you describe your style?
A: When it comes to hip hop records, I make very sinister sounding tracks.
Q: Which artist would you like to work with and why?
A: I'd love to work with The Interrupters because I LOOOOOVEE Aimee Allen's voice.
Q: Can you share one music production tip?
A: One tip I can share is either be yourself, or if you're going to run with a style, do it way better than the person you stole it from.
Q: What type of music do you usually work on?
A: Mostly pop records.
Q: What's your strongest skill?
A: My strongest skill is being able to work in any genre, and all of them equally well! This usually hurts me, because I don't have a "sound" that people can identify with, but I sacrifice it for musical genius.
Q: What do you bring to a song?
A: I have a crazy talent of hearing what's not there, and then bringing it out in a song. It's usually the icing on the cake!
Q: What's your typical work process?
A: It all depends. I might be digging for some samples and chopping up some drums, or be fooling around with a VST and try to get something cracking. I try to get the basic idea together in about 15 minutes or so, and then once I have that and I'm comfortable with it, I move on to arranging it. If I'm not feeling it, I usually trash it unless there's a hot melody or sample to save.
Q: Tell us about your studio setup.
A: Currently I rock out with FL Studio and M-Audio Trigger Finger Pro. Anything else I need I would normally take into a studio and jam with some session musicians or hop on an instrument myself.
Q: What other musicians or music production professionals inspire you?
A: To me, inspiration comes from many places... one day it could be Elton John or Pilot, the next day Vivaldi, Max Martin, or Lex Luger.
Q: Describe the most common type of work you do for your clients.
A: Most of the work I have done has been hip hop and pop records.