Tell us about a project you worked on you are especially proud of and why. What was your role?
I'm very proud of my debut single 'Want U' https://soundcloud.com/derionlamar/want-u in which I was the singer/songwriter.
What are you working on at the moment?
My debut EP.
What's your 'promise' to your clients?
I can promise to deliver the services offered with the quickest turn around time as possible.
What questions do you ask prospective clients?
Is this an album track or a single?
Do you have any issue with range? Would you prefer if I kept the key lower?
Do you prefer to have catchy melodies and thoughtful lyrics? Or both?
What advice do you have for a customer looking to hire a provider like you?
Listen to the providers audio samples! The songs I put in my reel are songs that showcase my thought and creation process.
If you were on a desert island and could take just 5 pieces of gear, what would they be?
My mic, interface, laptop, monitors, and headphones haha
What was your career path? How long have you been doing this?
Music is my career path. I am a recording artist currently working on my debut EP. I've been making music since I was 10. So for 12 years.
How would you describe your style?
I would describe my own personal style as R&B with Pop, Neo-Soul, and Hip-Hop influences.
Which artist would you like to work with and why?
Beyonce. Because I think she is brilliant when it comes to music in general.
What type of music do you usually work on?
What's your strongest skill?
What do you bring to a song?
I bring creativity, soul, and structure. I like to listen to the instruments in a song to see how I can use every element to help tell the story.
What's your typical work process?
When creating vocal melodies I usually go into the booth, press record, and just sing. Then I play it back and take out parts that I don't like. Rinse and repeat. When it comes to lyrics. After I've gotten the vocal melody or at least enough to start writing I turn the music off and write. Then I arrange the lyrics with the vocal melody.
What other musicians or music production professionals inspire you?
I am very inspired by artist like Beyonce, Frank Ocean, Michael Jackson, Usher, Justin Timberlake, Chris Brown