Tell us about a project you worked on you are especially proud of and why. What was your role?
Ryan Leslie's "MZRT album. I produced two songs on there, "Designer Pain" & "The Wood". the reason I'm proud of this is because I used to watch Ryan Lesli'e in-studio videos on Youtube, religiously. Just thinking of the day I would work with him or say that will be me one day. And It came true. I produced the two main songs on his project that gave people the nostalgic feeling of Ryan Leslie's signature sound and mix it with a little bit of me, and it made a whole new thing. I was the producer of the two songs.
What are you working on at the moment?
Working on Timbaland's "Textbook Timbo" album. My artist project. And other various artist projects
Is there anyone on SoundBetter you know and would recommend to your clients?
Yes. Rey Reel, Big Duke Lab & Yonni
Analog or digital and why?
I have tried both but I would say digital because I can work faster and more efficient.
What's your 'promise' to your clients?
To always be on time, to always deliver high quality & you will always have something different than what everyone else has or is doing.
What do you like most about your job?
The freedom to be me.
What questions do customers most commonly ask you? What's your answer?
How do you get your drums to hit/knock like that? I say, "It's a trick of mine."
What's the biggest misconception about what you do?
That it is easy or that it's weird.
What questions do you ask prospective clients?
What exactly are you looking for? Be specific.
What advice do you have for a customer looking to hire a provider like you?
Please know exactly what you want.
If you were on a desert island and could take just 5 pieces of gear, what would they be?
My laptop, my external drive, my samson graphite USB keyboard controller, a USB mic and my incase bag to carry it all in.
What was your career path? How long have you been doing this?
I've been doing this for 5 years. Went super hard ever since I got fired from my job. After that I got in contact with Ryan Leslie and ever since then I've grown as an artist/music producer and gained more contacts and now I'm working with Timbaland.
How would you describe your style?
Unorthodox, tasteful, smooth but hard-hitting. Nothing but feels.
Which artist would you like to work with and why?
Pharrell Williams. I say Pharrell because of his open mindedness to fresh & new sounds of music. His wisdom of music and just his overall being is really dope and influential. I think we would create some magic.
Can you share one music production tip?
Go with what you feel, not with what is expected or what has already been heard.
What type of music do you usually work on?
R&B, Hip Hop, Pop, Dance, Electronic, World, Experimental, Instrumental
What's your strongest skill?
My strongest skill is music production/beatmaking & singing.
What do you bring to a song?
I bring personality. I bring a lot of character and excitement, movement. Memorable melodies and accents. I bring the song home, give it the appeal that makes people fall in love with a particular sound and/or part. I also, Just bring something different. Maybe a different bounce, different patterns.
What's your typical work process?
It depends really. Sometimes I may start with a melody or some keys. Maybe some drums, or a loop and build on it. It depends on th e feeling.
Tell us about your studio setup.
My studio setup is small. Home setup is iMac, Axiom Pro 49 & Propellerhead Reason 8.
What other musicians or music production professionals inspire you?
Timbaland, Pharrell Williams, Chad Hugo, Teddy Riley, Kanye West, Rodney Jerkins, Robin Thicke, Ray Charles, Jordan Bratton, Rey Reel, Hit-Boy, Prince, Michael Jackson, Quincy Jones, DANJA, John Mayer, James Fauntleroy, 1500 or Nothin', etc.. I could go on for days.
Describe the most common type of work you do for your clients.
Most common work I do for clients is Music Production, Beatmaking, Vocal Arrangement, Songwriting.