Joseph VanBuren/Sykophunk

beats, soundtracks, multimedia

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Multi-genre mood music for vocalists and visuals. Instrumentals available for licensed media use (film/TV, podcasts, video ads, etc.)

JVB/Sykophunk Productions services and specializations

Genres/moods: hip hop/rap, ambient, trip hop/downtempo, electronic/dance, goth/industrial, dark trap, synthwave, jazzy instrumentals, cinematic soundtracks, weird backgrounds, beats, background music, ambient soundscapes, etc.

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Interview with Joseph VanBuren/Sykophunk

  1. Q: What do you like most about your job?

  2. A: Connecting with other people through the universal language of music

  3. Q: What was your career path? How long have you been doing this?

  4. A: I've been writing and recording songs plus playing keyboard and singing for thirty years. I started pursuing it professionally two decades ago, releasing CDs and performing live across the USA. Now I work as a producer, composer, and recording artist.

  5. Q: How would you describe your style?

  6. A: Sykophunk = it's a crazy mix, but it will move you

  7. Q: What's your strongest skill?

  8. A: A wide range of influences and the experience of experimenting with diverse sounds that create unexpected magic together

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

  10. A: An open mind, trained ears, and over two decades of experience on all sides (songwriting, producing, and performance)

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

  12. A: Mike Patton, Rza, Enigma, Thievery Corporation, Portishead, John Carpenter, Danny Elfman, The Crystal Method, KMFDM, Llwellyn, Midnight Syndicate, Nox Arcana, etc.

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

  14. A: Outside-the-box beats for rappers, vocalists, and musicians. Cinematic soundtracks for visual media. Soothing ambient instrumentals for meditation, relaxation, and healing.

Yesterday's Never Coming Back

I was the producer, arranger, and beat maker in this production

GenresSounds Like
  • RZA
  • John Carpenter
  • The Crystal Method
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