I have released 40+personal projects and albums with artists from all over the globe while engineering a cadre of singles, ep's, and albums for clients. Most importantly I have created lifelong family and friendships through the creative and collaborative processes while learning various crafts and skills such as 15+ years of varying experience.
I operate a recording studio in Albuquerque, NM where I work with a variety of genres and recording projects. I am also a dedicated producer and educator and am typically working on a passion project in my free time. I am very passionate about music+ recording and enjoy helping others pursue their dreams while I chase mine as well.
Tracking (local), editing, production, and mixing in professional studio + Ability to call in session players (strings, horns, guitar, drums, etc..)
Video production and editing
I specialize in Hip-Hop production especially drum programming and vocal mixing.
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- Moka Only
- Illuminati Congo
- Idris Goodwin
- Sadat X
- Hakim Be
- Eli Del Puerto
- Kevin Coval
- Laura Cruz
- Molina Speaks
- Ill Se7en
- Drew Anthuny
- Che Bong
- Bianca Mikahn
- Philip Montalban
- Dj Cavem Moetivation
- Keren Kmanwey
- La Reyna y La Real
- El Individuo
- Jungle one
- Krudas Cubensi
- Mahogany Jones
- Raashan Ahmad
- Sol Tec
- A Billi Free
- Esme Olivia
- Asia Fajardo
- Lucy LaForge
- J. Gray
- Wake Self
- The Broots
- Dahhm Life
- Irie Kristoff
- Ras Illy
- Mane Rok
- Venus Cruz
- DJ Icewater
- Zack Freeman
- Cuentas Claras
- Giancarlo Espocito
- Ron Woods
- Sygns and Symbols
- University of New Mexico
- Western New Mexico University
- Ft. Lewis College
- National Hispanic Cultural Center
- City of Albuquerque
- St. Lawerence College
- Denver Art Musuem
- Youth on Record
- Warehouse 508
- Edwina Maben
Interview with Diles
Q: Analog or digital and why?
Q: What do you like most about your job?
A: Helping people
Q: What questions do you ask prospective clients?
A: What is your vision?!
Q: What advice do you have for a customer looking to hire a provider like you?
A: Communication is key
Q: If you were on a desert island and could take just 5 pieces of gear, what would they be?
A: MPC, Laptop, SSL2), Neumann TLM 103, Focal monitors
Q: What was your career path? How long have you been doing this?
A: 18 years
Q: How would you describe your style?
A: Golden age boom-bap inspired music and also modern high desert sol music.
Q: Which artist would you like to work with and why?
A: George Clinton. He was the first live show I ever saw and I was hooked ever since.
Q: Can you share one music production tip?
A: Less is more
Q: What type of music do you usually work on?
A: Hip-Hop, Neo Soul, Reggae, and Jazz
Q: What's your strongest skill?
A: Listening and feeling. Working with people
Q: What do you bring to a song?
A: Vibe, honesty, authenticity, experience.
Q: What's your typical work process?
A: I stay persistent and dedicated when it comes to creation. I don't wait for inspiration to strike but instead find inspiration in many things.
Q: Tell us about your studio setup.
A: Central Root Studios is a recording studio and artistic epicenter located in the heart of Albuquerque, NM. Our facility has a classic feel with a relaxed, creative atmosphere. We offer multitrack recording, mixing, mastering, in-house production, sound packs, graphic design, custom merchandise, video editing, photoshoots, and more. Versed in all genres but specialize in Hip-Hop, Trap, R&B, and Reggae styles. The space has a 22' x 18.5' live tracking room, a separate 12' x 9.5' isolation room, a 21' x 14' control room, lounge, and kitchen.Nuemann microphones, Focusrite ISA 428 preamps, and anything SSL.
Q: What other musicians or music production professionals inspire you?
A: I am inspired by musicians, producers, audio engineers, and artists in general of all types. Bob Marley and his go-to engineer Errol Brown are up at the pinnacle of my inspiration along with the likes of George Clinton, Duke Ellington, Rick Rubin, Prince, Rza, Dave Pensado, Too Short, and many more.
Q: Describe the most common type of work you do for your clients.
A: I most commonly track, edit, and mix vocals for clients, as well as dealing with a wide variety of musicians and types of instruments. I also compose and record original music for clients as well. Very often I create album/track art for clients as well as video/photo services.