My name is TR Sun I am a hip hop artist/vocalist, songwriter, producer and engineer based in Los Angeles. I primarily make hip hop and R&B music, but my specialty is really anything futurist and genre bending. I love incorporating elements of different styles into my songs and using my voice as more than a tool to deliver lyrics but an instrument!
I started my professional career as a DJ in 2013. I began working with artists as a songwriter and producer the next year, and within two years I began working as an audio editor for a major studio in New York City.
From 2014-2019 I developed my ability as a songwriter, music producer, remixer and engineer. I also continued to DJ in different cities across the US. In 2019, I began focusing on hip hop music more intensely and released my first hip hop LP, "Terminator." Since then I have released two more solo projects as well as an alternative R&B album entitled "Sad Love."
Most recently I have been working with various artists where I live in Los Angeles and across the country as a producer, songwriter and engineer.
My vocals have been described by label A&Rs as dynamic, powerful and elastic. Once we have the concept and feeling locked in I can truly convey any emotion with my voice, as well as fit into nearly any genre of song. Let me know what the idea is and lets bring it to life together!
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I've worked with TR Sun on several occasions and it gets better every time. He is a great musician and would recommend to any artist looking to take their sound to the next level!
TR Sun is amazing person to work with he really pushes you out your comfort zone and his beats are amazing 10 out of 10 would recommend 💯👏🏾
TR sun has produced a full album for me , among lots of features ! Some of my favorite beats are ones TR Sun made . Dude is just all around dope , definitely making more projects together
Interview with TR Sun
Q: Is there anyone on SoundBetter you know and would recommend to your clients?
Q: Tell us about a project you worked on you are especially proud of and why. What was your role?
A: I produced an alternative R&B project with KK Love called "Sad Love" and released it in 2020. I am so proud of this project specifically because I had the idea for this vibe for an album when I first started producing in 2013. I tried a few times early in my career and unsatisfied with the results, I shelved the idea. Being able to not only revisit but finally bring this idea to life with an album I am proud of feels incredible.
Q: What are you working on at the moment?
A: I am currently working with a few different sync companies as well as producing for several artists in the greater Los Angeles area such as: KK Love Alex Parker Saeg The Yung Creolpatra K Smoov
Q: Analog or digital and why?
A: I like digital because it allows for more options faster. Without having to check wiring or move anything I can switch compressors and see if I like the color change better. Also the ease of switching back and recalling an old save file and presets when everything is digital is also great.
Q: What's your 'promise' to your clients?
A: I promise that no matter what you will get 100% effort in every song. Music is about feeling and I guarantee you will feel the emotion in anything we create together.
Q: What do you like most about your job?
A: I love that I get to be immersed in art all day every day. I fell in love with music when I was so young and by the time I was a teenager I knew I didn't want to do anything else. This is what makes me happy and I want to make you happy by providing a great service be it through a vocal, songwriting, beat or mixing.
Q: What questions do customers most commonly ask you? What's your answer?
A: Usually as a mixing engineer I get asked to not use so much autotune on my clients voices. I always tell them that everyones voice is different and vocal processing is a style choice. Just because I process my own vocals in one style does not mean I do that to everyone.
Q: What's the biggest misconception about what you do?
A: The biggest misconception about what I do is that I have to rap or make music a certain way. If you go look through my discography on streaming platforms every project has a different energy and vocal style. Music is about feeling and like all humans my feelings and emotions are complex and ever changing. Because of this I can always adjust my vocal to fit whatever the idea is.
Q: What questions do you ask prospective clients?
A: What did you feel about the song we were making. Is it about you or someone else? Is it about an idea or concept? Is it just a fun party track? If I understand your motivation for creating I can do a much better job of assisting you.
Q: What advice do you have for a customer looking to hire a provider like you?
A: Please be descriptive in what you would like. There are so many great songs and cool musical styles out there, but my goal is to help you get the best track possible and I will always put in my best effort.
Q: If you were on a desert island and could take just 5 pieces of gear, what would they be?
A: This is easy because over my career I have moved quite a bit and I have had to downsize a few separate times. Computer Abelton Push 2 (does everything) Microphone Audio Interface Headphones
Q: What was your career path? How long have you been doing this?
A: I graduated with a BA in music in 2014 but I have been working professionally as a musician since around 2009. I started producing in 2013 and I began my career as a hip hop artist in 2019.
Q: How would you describe your style?
A: I feel like I have a futuristic alternative socially conscious stoner style and sound to my voice and my music. At any time I can really highlight one aspect of myself over others though.
Q: Which artist would you like to work with and why?
A: There are so many people on this list for me. I am going to try and stick to some of the people I know it would be a hit song if we were to collab (quietly hoping one of them stumbles across this list): 6lack Kiana Lede Earthgang JID Doja Cat Meg thee Stallion Jhene Aiko IDK Lil Baby Young Thug Gunna Flo Milli Anderson .Paak Madeon Snakehips Alison Wonderland
Q: Can you share one music production tip?
A: If it sounds good. It is good.
Q: What type of music do you usually work on?
A: I typically make hip hop and R&B tracks.
Q: What's your strongest skill?
A: I think my strongest skill is that I could really fit on a song with anyone and do any one's flow. This is the reasons that my collab songs are some of my favorite productions.
Q: What do you bring to a song?
A: I am one of the most versatile hip hop vocalists you will ever meet. I was born in the Bronx and lived the early part of my life uptown NYC, so the flows and lyricism of classic hip hop is not lost on me. But I am a true student of the game, I have always listened to everything. Which has helped me develop a seemingly limitless arsenal of flows and deliveries.
Q: What's your typical work process?
A: My workflow changes depending on how I feel or what I am specifically being asked to do. But I usually start with either a chord progression I really like or my drums and bass. The melody usually comes last in my beatmaking process. Once I have played all the parts I like, I will either send the beat to an artist or start writing right away.
Q: Tell us about your studio setup.
A: I make all of my beats in Abelton using a Push 2 and Komplete Kontrol. If the song calls for it I also have a Roland SPD 30 I will use to drum in my rhythms with sticks. My studio and booth are completely sound treated and I use a Blue Baby Bottle.
Q: What other musicians or music production professionals inspire you?
A: Some of my biggest inspirations as a producer are Kanye West and Pharell. Both producers have incredible and diverse catalogs and they both love to push hip hop forward. I believe these two artists are the blueprint in terms of work ethic impact and creativity for most hybrid hip hop artist-producers.
Q: Describe the most common type of work you do for your clients.
A: I have always been the producer that people come to asking me to bring their ideas to life. I have a very diverse set of skills and experiences that help me flesh out incomplete ideas as well as add the little something that brings a track to life.