Kishimoto on SoundBetter

I'm a multi instrumentalist with a degree in popular music from Unicamp. I've been playing, recording, touring professionally since 2002. I play with a mainstream singer, Pitty (2019 latin grammy nominee) also with Sonic Youth drummer, Steve Shelley (Riviera Gaz). If you want a brazilian, latin beat or a true rock vibe to your track/album, call me!

ffrom years of studying, working and travelling around different countries I've gathered different repertoires, styles, rhythms, even musical instruments. also, I was raised as a rock kid and recently I've been making beats.
Since 2002 I've been playing around Brazil, Argentina, Uruguay, Colombia, Mexico, Venezuela, Germany, Austria, Belgium, Holland. I've been in every indie underground festival here in Brazil and almost every mainstream festival too. In 2019 two albums I got involved with were nominee to the latin grammy awards.

so I play the following instruments:

electric/double bass
electric guitar
nylon/steel acoustic guitar
lap steel
lots of brazilian/latin percussion (pandeiro, zabumba, timbales, maracas, congas, bongo, tambora dominicana, tambora colombiana, guiros, caja vallenata, agogo, recoreco, tamborim, etc)
synths and keyboards
electric/acoustic Piano
lead/background vocals

arrangements for horns, strings, choir and vocals

beat making and remixes

I have recorded the following styles/rhythms:
samba, baiao, bossa nova, cumbia, chicha, son cubano, bolero, chachachas, merengue, vallenatos, salsa, candombe, afrobeat, funk, hiphop, dancehall, reggae, jazz fusion, indie rock, pop rock, folk, heavy rock and metal.

From hot dancing afro latin tracks to heavy riffs, cool and fresh beats, I will fit your production.

Send me a note through the contact button above.

Interview with Kishimoto

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

  2. A: 1990 started studying the piano, 1995 starded studying the bass and guitar, had a dozen of bands as a teenager, 2002 went to music university, started gigging in several local bands, composing for theater, 2003 started studying percussion, 2005 started studying the double bass, 2006 joined a theater group, years of touring, left in 2014, 2007 started composing for publicity and short films, 2008 joined a semi famous underground band, years of touring and recording, 2010 created my tropical orchestra, 2013 founded my own studio, 2014 joined a mainstream singer's band, years of touring and recording, 2015 created a indie rock band, years of touring and recording, 2020 started private online classes in 2020.

  3. Q: How would you describe your style?

  4. A: Transcultural

  5. Q: Tell us about a project you worked on you are especially proud of and why. What was your role?

  6. A: the process of recording "Matriz", 2018 with Pitty, it took more than one year in several studios in different cities. I played piano, organ, synth, lap steel and percussion. I was able to add a universal feel and sound to her music that had been focused primary on rock and pop. With brazilian and afro latin rhythms, powerful synths, and specials guest featured artists, the album sounds pretty hot, groovy and yet sounds like a rock album. it was nominated to the 2019 latin grammys award.

  7. Q: What type of music do you usually work on?

  8. A: Latin, Brazilian, lots of rock's as well

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

  10. A: Rhythm, Swing, Nuances.

  11. Q: What's your typical work process?

  12. A: it's varies but it always starts with a good rhythm foundation and song structure.

  13. Q: Tell us about your studio setup.

  14. A: I've got a professional studio in a beautiful house with a room full with drums and percussion, a control room with RME Audio interface, API and SSL preamps, 70's Neumann U87, AKG 414, pair of Cascades ribbon mic, lots of shure dynamic, KRK monitors. Orange Ad140 stack, Fender HotRod Deluxe amp, Yamaha G100II stack, Gallien Krueger MB150, Ampeg Combo. Lots of acoustic, electric guitars and bass, Fender, Gibson, Danelectro, Epiphone, Stella, Yamaha, luthiers. Nord Electro, MicroKorg, Korg Ms20, Dave Smith Prophet and other keyboards. 2 upright Pianos.

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

  16. A: I mostly record a lot of different acoustic instruments, and electronic as well, and produce tracks.

Gear Highlights
  • API SSL pre amps
  • Neumann AKG Shure mics
  • Fender Gibson Epiphone Stella Danelectro Yamaha guitars/basses
  • Nord Korg Dave Smith Casio synths
  • LP MEINL REMO and lots of regional percussion/drums
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