William L. Robinson is firmly established in the realm of publishing, licensing, and music placement as Urban Sufi Music, Sesac.
Established in 2004 has progressively grown from a concept built on an artistic self expression platform, to an independent publishing company that embraces many genres of style. From instrumental albums and alternative Hip Hop to soulful manifestations of pure inspiration, Urban Sufi Music combines the concept of art and music into an expansive collection of raw, unconventional must have singles, albums and tracks.
Located in California, urban sufi music is an independent publishing entity professionally affiliated with sesac. Urban Sufi Music maintains the usual industry standard metadata and entertainment data basing and content provisioning practices since 2004.
As a dba of FKA / Formerly Known As, PER Music Library has been added in 2019
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Interview with Urban Sufi Music
Q: What are you working on at the moment?
A: Finishing up several projects including, dHUA, Acklan and the PER Music Library Series (25 records on tap). Also, XL-Burners 'Gaming Music'.
Q: Analog or digital and why?
A: Analog over digital. The former can-not be substituted for the later on vinyl.
Q: What's your 'promise' to your clients?
A: You will learn.
Q: What do you like most about your job?
A: Working on concepts, putting out multiple albums. Being productive!
Q: What questions do customers most commonly ask you? What's your answer?
A: Q: Can you build me a website? A: You can't afford me.
Q: What questions do you ask prospective clients?
A: What do you want from me?
Q: What advice do you have for a customer looking to hire a provider like you?
A: Know what you want.
Q: What was your career path? How long have you been doing this?
A: I dropped out of college to pursue music. Moving to L.A. in 1994. Later I went back to finish up (2016). I've been involved in Indie Music (underground hip-hop & electronic music production) for over 25 years.
Q: How would you describe your style?
A: Eclectic Blue in Left field, with a hint of visionary soul!
Q: Can you share one music production tip?
A: Try to stay in key and study music from a classic aspect.
Q: What type of music do you usually work on?
A: Minimal, ambient, electronic, beat art (hip-hop instrumentals). A few dance tracks tucked as well.
Q: What's your strongest skill?
A: Pulling the most out of every track.
Q: What do you bring to a song?
A: Eclectically speaking, presence and over 25 years of experience.
Q: What's your typical work process?
A: More relaxed non-contrived, savoring the whole process and appreciating the gifts. Daily-weekly-monthly to quarterly, I'm chipping away at the schedule. Knocking out concepts, and tracks lined up or albums on deck.
Q: Tell us about your studio setup.
A: Acklan is more of a lounge, a place I go to work on many aspects of music. Including artwork, Merch, production, mixing and mastering.
Q: What other musicians or music production professionals inspire you?
A: For the record, Louis Armstrong's work ethic, George Clinton & Parliaments tenacity. James Browns relentlessness. Sly and the Family Stones ability to catch the pulse. And Yusef Lateef's longevity and yearly output.
Q: Describe the most common type of work you do for your clients.
A: Pre-production to Post-production, including short-run and limited edition (one-off) pressings.