A music nerd. Plain and simple. Dropped a stable career as a college teacher to become a musician, and have been, since then, taking the job of polishing timbres and uncovering the pureness of sound in the best way I can. I take a lot of pride in the little things, and the job I deliver is a reflection of the way I see music - bliss, harmony.
Brazilian-based musician, currently graduating in the foremost audio-tech college in the country, the Wilson Ribeiro school of Music Production.
I'm a DJ, producer and sound engineer, and a huge enthusiast of song-digging, aka "musical research". I dabble in sound design, live sets, beatmaking and mastering of electronic music (my fortee), mostly because of my obsession for timbres, as any good techno fan would have.
I live with another fellow graduate, who happens to have a set of skills in another completely different spectre - he is a guitarist, currently attending the best music school in Latin America, the Carlos de Campos Conservatory. He can compose, arrange and sing. Together, we own a fledgling producer, Tabeh Records, wich has its own podcast show.
What we lack in experience, we make for in passion and drive - we can guarantee a quality work for a reasonable price, with that extra-special brazilian sauce in the mix. Do not hesitate to contact us if you have any of the following interests:
Editing, mixing, mastering and overall producing of electronic music, especially techno;
Live DJ sessions of all genres, with guaranteed song-digging and harmonic mixing;
Guitar, bass or vocal performances;
Arranging and/or composing;
Send me an email through 'Contact' button above and I'll get back to you asap.
Interview with raiamanta
Q: What do you like most about your job?
A: Fulfilling an idea. Having a brief glimpse of wonder, grinding through the technicalities of the process and creating something beautiful, that encompasses not only the original idea, but the feeling we had in mind at the epiphany as well.
Q: What other musicians or music production professionals inspire you?
A: Trent Reznor, definitely. There's something about the way he approaches music that mesmerizes us. Aggresive, blunt, but tender and soft at the same time. On a more contemporany approach, I guess Mall Grab, Ross from Friends, Lenine and Luiza Lian. Elegant, chic, powerful musicians.
Q: Describe the most common type of work you do for your clients.
A: Live DJ performances and mixing/mastering tracks. But being completely honest, any client request is not totally out of hand. We take a lot of pride on how adaptative we are - if we lack a certain skill or piece of knowledge, it takes us no time at all to learn about it and put it in action. We've delivered jobs from sound design in theatrical plays to live studio recordings, all in less than a year as certified professionals. Being resourceful in this line of work is a must.
Q: What's your 'promise' to your clients?
A: Quality. One thing we can promise, despite our relatively new presence in the game, is a high standard of work, alongside a particular sense of aesthetic and attention to detail.
Q: How would you describe your style?
A: For me - Thumping, foggy, dark techno. Picture an underground warehouse full of smoke and raving individuals. For him - Bright, resistance-drenched earth. A justifiedly angry mob marching against the status quo driven by the sound of brazilian guitars. I believe this depicts very precisely our own particular styles.