Cal

Songwriter/Producer

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I'm a producer & writer, I developed my music production company named BeU in Los angles, working with several artists and including my artist named Charisma. I have shaped her sound and made her the brand she is today. A Songland winner for my track that I co wrote and co produced for the Black Eyed Peas (Invincible).

I have been producing/Writing for 8 years. I have worked with several upcoming and known artists such as Anderson Paak, Mike Posner & Charisma. I have been working in studios with major production company's 1500 or nothin, Christian Fraiser. Vocal produced vocals for Charisma, Ollie Gabriel, Mike Jay and Gizwifa.
My main genres are commercial chart music including pop, electronic, Hip Hop, Rock & dance. My writing is very Urban/Indie/Pop sounding and I work from my studio in L.A. Recently have articles on Billboard/The Source about my Track Invincible placed with the Black Eyed Peas from Songland. I have recent writing credits with Ryan Tedder & Will I am. With my own studio I have access to some great plugins, instruments, samples, virtual instruments and microphones. If you're in Los Angeles, you are welcome to come round to my studio to record! A lot of my SoundBetter clients are international clients and we work very effectively together.

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4 Reviews

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  1. Review by Burning B.
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    Working with Cal will leave you feeling like a winner;He really understands the advantages of getting his songs heard.
    I look forward to working with him on my next projects.

  2. Review by Taryn A.
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    Amazing producer! Fast, quick to respond, attentive and very talented! He gave me exactly what i wanted for an amazing price. Would definitely recommend hiring him for your project

  3. Review by Wit Blu
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    So glad I met Calvin!! He is super talented and so great to work with. He has an awesome studio that has a nice vibe! I instantly felt comfortable writing and working with him. He was a life saver and helped me with a couple demos I needed done really fast! I def plan on continuing to work with him!

  4. Review by collin
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    Calvin has been a godsend for my project. He is an excellent producer and really helped bring a story to life that I could have never done myself. We worked from start to finish on a 3 song EP that has turned out beyond my expectations. He has been very helpful throughout the whole process, and is always advising on what the next step should be. If you want your story heard come to Calvin!

Interview with Cal

  1. Q: Describe the most common type of work you do for your clients.

  2. A: I mainly Songwrite & produce for artists.

  3. Q: What other musicians or music production professionals inspire you?

  4. A: I have worked with some great artists and writers in the room. One of my favourite writers in Leonard Cohen, SIA, James flaunteroy & Max Martin. I tend to write melodies that lean towards Max Martin. Working with a writer like him has always been an honor

  5. Q: Tell us about your studio setup.

  6. A: I work in various studios, I usually write and produce at home and then take it to the studio for the final cut.

  7. Q: What's your typical work process?

  8. A: When I sit to write melodies , i work through a formula that I picked up from famous writers working at the studio. The formula is a secret but you'll get hear hit chords on most of my tracks.

  9. Q: What do you bring to a song?

  10. A: I sit down by my Piano and come up with melodies that stick in the head. If I like the melody I go ahead and write lyrics to it and then take it to abelton/ logic to do basic production.

  11. Q: What's your strongest skill?

  12. A: Melodies and lyrics anyday.

  13. Q: What type of music do you usually work on?

  14. A: I work on pop/Edm/Urban/indie & Hip Hop

  15. Q: What are you working on at the moment?

  16. A: Im working on a project on this talented artist named Charisma & have some tracks with the group High Society

  17. Q: Tell us about a project you worked on you are especially proud of and why. What was your role?

  18. A: I'm proud to work with 1500 or nothin, there have show me the techanicalties and the easy way to writing hit songs. They have worked on various artists including Bruno Mars, Justin Timberlake, Rihanna, Kendrick lamar etc. They work ethic has inspired me everyday and I'm grateful to work with them on their projects.

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Terms Of Service

If you find that I'm a good fit for your vision, I will need half of the funds as a down payment towards the project to begin. Only serious enquires I'm only working on paid projects as of now.

GenresSounds Like
  • Frank Ocean
  • The Weeknd
  • Post Malone
Gear Highlights
  • Neve 1073
  • LA2A teletronix compressors.
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  • Mike Posner ( INDIA tOUR)Apr 02, 2017

    When it was Posner’s turn, he too assumed his position on the keys before bandmate Calvin Dixon would take over for the rest of the set.In between songs, Posner, whose India tour was certainly a question mark for some time after his father passed away, said, “It’s incredible, I can’t believe I’m here. I hope to God it’s not my last.”

  • Cal works with Mike Posner on Island Life.Jun 04, 2016

    Island records and Calivenation worked on their second project with Mike Posner.  Watch the full video on my personal Instagram @Calivenation