Hi! I'm an Indie Pop / Electro-pop producer based in London. The songs I've produced have been featured on Stereogum, Complex, BBC Radio1, BBC 6Music and Spotify Editorial playlists like Fresh Finds, Indie Arrivals and New Pop Revolution. I've worked with several artists and we've generated over 11M streams combined on spotify.
I'm a music producer and multi-instrumentalist based in London, UK.
If you have a musical ideia I can help you transform it into a recorded song that you'll be really proud of!
I've worked with artists like Vaarwell, Lour, Junno and Liani and my productions have received support and critical validation from the likes of Steregum, Complex, Clash, Line of The Best Fit, Kaltblut, Mahogany, BBC Radio 1 (Huw Stephens and Phil Taggart), BBC 6Music (Lauren Laverne), NHK [Japan] and P3 Sveriges [Sweden].
We've proudly been featured on Spotify editorial playlists like: Fresh Finds, Indie Arrivals, New Pop Revolution, Sutlimaan, Relax en Casa and we've generated over 11M streams combined on spotify.
I will arrange and produce your song until you're happy with the draft (I'm open to all the ideas you might already have!). I'll then perform and record all the instruments and finally, I will edit the arrangement and recorded parts until you're really satisfied with the result, so it is ready for mixing. At this stage the song gets sent out my mix and mastering engineers and once approved by you, the track is considered finished.
Drop me a message if you'd like to work if you have any questions!
Contact me through the green button above and let's get to work.
12 Reviews - 1 Repeat ClientEndorse Ricardo Nagy
Really patience, really talented and a really cool guy! Highly recommend! He listens and understands what kind of sound you want and wont stop until you are happy with the result. Been a pleasure to work with him.
Ricardo has been such a pleasure to work with! I had a fairly hectic schedule this past fall due to my day job and many intervening life commitments that constantly got in the way of my music, and so my progress on our song was often severely delayed. Despite my tardiness, R. was very patient and forgiving. He brings something unique to his work every time, listens and translates ideas exceptionally well, elevating the song to a new level. I really admire his musical ear and professionalism!
Ricardo has some serious skills! If you're looking for someone to nail down your vision and bring it to the next level, then he will definitely deliver!
Ricardo is a great producer and musician! He took time to understand the vision of the song and work out the demo into a more professional production. Would highly recommend.
Ricardo was great to work with! He brought my vision to life and made sure I was happy with what he produced. I would definitely work with him again!
He's excellent to work with and patient. I'm very satisfied
Ricardo played bass for one of my songs and he did a really great job! The tone of the bass was exactly what I was looking for and he did exactly what I asked him to do. Phenomenal player!
It was great teaming up with Ricardo! He was extremely nice, he understood my vision and he’s super collaborative. Ricardo has an ear for music and he delivered!
I’m an indie pop singer and songwriter and Ricardo was definitely the best choice to produce my music. I’ve been working with him on my EP lately and i couldnt be Happier. Versatility, great communication and talent.
Ricardo is a very talented producer. He produced two tracks of my EP "Middle" and I could've not asked for a better person to do the job. He's hardworking, detail oriented, very open to dialogue and will not rest until you're the sound is just right. He was able to upgrade my songs to another level, with an out-of-the-box mindset, besides his background on various music styles. I consider him one of the best, and couldn't recommend him more.
I worked with Ricardo on my debut Ep called "Change" and together we created a really beautiful body of work. He listened to my ideas and made them sound even better than what I could ever expect. We had multiple conversations before the recordings and that made it easier when we got to the working process. Last year I was chosen as "best new artist" by some radio-hosts at Radar because of my Ep and I couldn't have done it without Ricardo :)
Ricardo is an amazing producer and did an incredible job producing vaarwell's album "Homebound 456".
Super talented and open for dialogue and suggestions, he also is very dedicated to details and worked very hard to get the right sound in our collaboration.
His work is very versatile but he always adds something special to the song that separates him from other producers. I absolutely love his music influences/background and his work and that's why I decided to work with him and I do not regret it at all. Excited for future collabs :)
I couldn't recommend him more!
Interview with Ricardo Nagy
Q: Analog or digital and why?
A: Digital. It's important for me that I'm able to work from anywhere.
Q: What's your 'promise' to your clients?
A: That the job is only finished when you're happy with the final result.
Q: What do you like most about your job?
A: The collaboration. Getting to work on a variety of genres and artists but at the same being able to express my ideas.
Q: What's the biggest misconception about what you do?
A: I think oftentimes people confuse music production with beat making or mixing and it is so much more than that. It's the producer's job to create, arrange and record an instrumental to your song (might change the chords, bpm, structure to best serve the track), help with writing or vocal harmonies if needed and have the song mixed and mastered.
Q: What questions do you ask prospective clients?
A: What's the story behind the song, what's your timeframe?
Q: What advice do you have for a customer looking to hire a provider like you?
A: To be self sufficient when it comes to recording their own vocals. It's quite easy to get good at it and nowadays you can buy a decent interface and microphone for a cheap price and you'll never have to pay for studio time again.
Q: If you were on a desert island and could take just 5 pieces of gear, what would they be?
A: My computer (with Logic), an interface, studio monitors, a midi keyboard and my microkorg.
Q: What was your career path? How long have you been doing this?
A: I studied music production in secondary school from age 16 to 19 years old. When I finished the course in 2015, I started producing for my band, Vaarwell and got invited to write the music for a play and perform it at 50 shows. In 2016, I started producing and songwriting professionally which alongside touring and sound engineering has been my job for the last 6 years.
Q: What do you bring to a song?
A: An outsider's perspective. Which, from my experience, helps a lot with making the best parts of the song stand out as well as with polishing what needs to sound better.
Q: Describe the most common type of work you do for your clients.
A: I do musical arrangements and music production. My job is to make sure the artist's vision translates into a great piece of art.
Q: What's your typical work process?
A: While every project is different, I feel that listening is the most important thing in every song I work on. Firstly, I listen to demo and take notes of every detail that I like in it and everything I can do to make it better. Then I start working on the first idea for the production (taking into account the artist's references and influences). Communication with the artists also a really important thing so we'll go back and forth with the arrangement and production until the artist is completely happy with the final result. I always respect the artist's vision and I do everything I possibly can to make sure that vision translates into the project and communicates to the artist's audience.
Q: Tell us about your studio setup.
A: I use Logic as my main DAW to create the arrangements and produce. My studio has electric guitars, bass, tube amps, acoustic guitars, guitar pedals, synthesizers and mics. I also use an AKAI MK49 to help me create arrangements. Soundtoys plug-ins are my favourite to use because they're very quick to use while helping me to get to creative ideas.
Q: What type of music do you usually work on?
A: I usually work on Indie/Alt/Electro Pop and indie electronic.
Q: What other musicians or music production professionals inspire you?
A: The producers that have influenced me the most are: Finneas, Justin Vernon, James Blake, Jamie xx and Kanye West.