Creative and versatile producers who have gotten TV placements and worked with grammy nominated artists.
Sugar Tiger is a production duo made up of G.A.D. and Shoji. Both musicians with eclectic tastes, they serve up a wide variety of flavors through their beats and song writing. They come from Paris France and Washington D.C respectively, but their growth into the producers they are now happened in LA where they are currently based. Their recent collaborations with Grammy nominated songwriters got them several placements on Oprah Winfrey Network and Starz.
Our services are: songwriting, production, session guitar and bass, tuning and editing vocals, mixing and mastering.
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Interview with Sugar Tiger
Q: Tell us about a project you worked on you are especially proud of and why. What was your role?
A: We made the beat for the song "Hola" by Los Angeles rapper Stix. The song will appear in season 2 episode 8 of Power book II: Ghost on Starz.
Q: What are you working on at the moment?
A: We are currently writing songs with Shealeigh Atkinson for her solo project. We are also making beats that we are selling on Beat Stars
Q: Analog or digital and why?
A: We use a combination of analog and digital gear. Analog gear brings warmth and realness but using digital VSTs can be very convenient and still sound amazing.
Q: What's your 'promise' to your clients?
A: We promise to serve the song. We will do everything we can to get you the sound you want.
Q: What do you like most about your job?
A: We love seeing songs go from a demo or just an idea to a finished product.
Q: What questions do you ask prospective clients?
A: What is the track going to be used for? Who is the intended audience?
Q: What advice do you have for a customer looking to hire a provider like you?
A: Find someone who is right for the service you are looking for.
Q: If you were on a desert island and could take just 5 pieces of gear, what would they be?
A: Laptop, Appollo Twin, Guitar, bass, midi controller.
Q: What was your career path? How long have you been doing this?
A: We met while attending Musicians Institute in Hollywood in 2012. We started making songs together in 2014 and started a production team that ultimately became Sugar Tiger in 2018.
Q: How would you describe your style?
A: Groovy and melodic.
Q: Which artist would you like to work with and why?
A: Tyler, the creator because he draws from many different styles and is influenced by artists that have also affected us.
Q: Can you share one music production tip?
A: Always be conscious of what the artist wants and always respect their vision.
Q: What type of music do you usually work on?
A: Hip Hop, Rap, R&B, Soul, Funk, Pop, Jazz.
Q: What's your strongest skill?
A: Production and everything it takes to make a song radio ready.
Q: What do you bring to a song?
A: We bring our soul and dedication whether we are pursuing our own vision or helping our client realize their's,
Q: What's your typical work process?
A: We always try to be as fast as possible, but we also like when things are done in the best way possible, so it really depends what's required for the task at hand.
Q: Tell us about your studio setup.
A: Our studio is located in Studio City, it's compose of a control room and a recording booth. We use Logic as our main daw and Adam's A7X as speakers and sub. We also own a 16 channels Trident 78 and a lot of different microphones, neumann U87, AKG C451 B, Sure SM57 and many more.
Q: What other musicians or music production professionals inspire you?
A: Ariana Grande, Kaytranada, Pino Palladino, Wes Montgomery, Tom Misch, Boi1da, Scott Storch, Kali Uchis, Joey Bada$$.
Q: Describe the most common type of work you do for your clients.
A: Producing, Recording guitar and bass, Engineering session, Vocal editing and tuning.