I'm a Lebanese-Canadian artist, producer and engineer.
I'm El-Khalil and I will help you create, produce, mix, master, engineer and compose the job given. From Afrobeat to Hip-Hop, Pop back to Arabic and more.
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Interview with El-Khalil
Q: Tell us about a project you worked on you are especially proud of and why. What was your role?
A: My songs ''Vendetta'' and 'Paranoi'' which got playlisted in a Spotify editorial playlist in the same year, not far apart of each other. I composed, recorded, produced, engineered and created everything.
Q: What type of music do you usually work on?
A: I don't box myself with particular styles. I always try to be as versatile as possible but Afrobeat, Hip-Hop, Arabeat, French Rap, Spanish, Reggae and more. I work based on my current inspirations.
Q: What are you working on at the moment?
A: Several projects, songs, productions, videos and more
Q: Is there anyone on SoundBetter you know and would recommend to your clients?
A: Still getting familiar..
Q: Analog or digital and why?
A: Both. Each have their specialness. I don't put one over the other because I enjoy creating with each for different occasions.
Q: What's your 'promise' to your clients?
A: Great projects, Good music.
Q: What do you like most about your job?
A: The responsibility I have.
Q: What questions do customers most commonly ask you? What's your answer?
A: Can you create ''xyz''? Yes, I could offer you the whole alphabet as well.
Q: What's the biggest misconception about what you do?
A: Everyday is a party and the studio is a club.
Q: What questions do you ask prospective clients?
A: What is the goal and embodiment of the work and what are you trying to convey to your audience?
Q: What advice do you have for a customer looking to hire a provider like you?
A: Communication is key.
Q: If you were on a desert island and could take just 5 pieces of gear, what would they be?
A: MPK 250 Keyboard, iMac, TLM103 Mic, Speakers and Headphones
Q: What was your career path? How long have you been doing this?
A: Started rapping for fun ended up producing for fun then everything turned professionally and I've been doing that for 4 years to date.
Q: How would you describe your style?
A: Universal for Africa, the Middle-East, the UK, America, Canada, the Islands, Latin America and Europe.
Q: Which artist would you like to work with and why?
A: Kanye West for being just as diverse and unorthodox as me.
Q: Can you share one music production tip?
A: Tune your instruments, drums etc. Don't clip. Keep the vocals larger than life. Never let the melody of the production overpower or confuse the artist. EQ most of your channels properly.
Q: What's your strongest skill?
A: My ability to translate ideas into creations.
Q: What do you bring to a song?
A: I bring sonics that are universally understood by everyone around.
Q: What's your typical work process?
A: Once I get to work I focus on the vision before anything. The vision is the message or embodiment of what the work will turn out to be. From there, I can start producing and arranging.
Q: Tell us about your studio setup.
A: Built in the basement, soundproofed and acoustically designed for efficiency.
Q: What other musicians or music production professionals inspire you?
A: Kanye West, Jul, Burna Boy, Melhem Zein. A mix of all cultures really. From Middle-Eastern to African back to European artists.
Q: Describe the most common type of work you do for your clients.
A: Produce, record, arrange, mix, engineer, master their records.