Professional Pop, Indie Rock and Alternative songwriter and producer. Forward thinking, punchy production. Have accumulated 5m+ Spotify streams and received support from the likes of BBC Radio 1, Radio X, CLASH, The Line Of Best Fit, Spotify, Deezer. Have had music featured on Made In Chelsea and Teen Mums UK.
Professional vocalist, producer and songwriter with 8+ years of extensive experience in all areas of the music industry. Looking forward to working with you in creating unique and stand out music!
Over my career I have accumulated 5M+ Spotify streams and I've had my music supported by the likes of BBC Radio 1, BBC Introducing (Track Of The Day), Radio X, Amazing Radio. CLASH, The Line Of Best Fit, DORK, It's All Indie, Candid Magazine. Spotifys 'New Music Friday'(UK), 'Fresh Finds', 'Feel-Good Indie Rock', 'The Indie List', 'The Indie Mix', 'Indie Gaming','Summer Indie', 'Hot New Bands', 'Bloom', 'Peach' editorial playlist and had music featured on Made In Chelsea and Teen Mums UK.
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Interview with Michael Askew
Q: What's your typical work process?
A: It changes song to song, I think it depends upon where the seed of inspiration comes from. Sometimes the seed will stem from the drums and other times it will seed from a vocal melody or lyrics. I think it's important to notice and optimise when there is a vibe which everyone is excited by and explore that as much as possible. All in all I'd say focus on writing a great song and then build the production around that.
Q: Describe the most common type of work you do for your clients.
A: Mostly I play the roll of the producer, focusing on arrangement, structure, and sounds but also love jumping in on the songwriting side as well. I love working closely with the client in order to bring their vision alive.
Q: Tell us about your studio setup.
A: I work primarily all in the box (laptop) but have also had some experience in working with analogue gear. I have an extensive collection of VST's and 3rd party plugins to make everything sound juicy and wonderful! Currently using Yahamas HS8's and loving them. Have a great collection of electric guitars, bass guitars, acoustic guitars, guitar pedals, and microphones.
Q: What other musicians or music production professionals inspire you?
A: I love listening to all genres of music, but I mostly listen too and am inspired by pop music. Some favourites at the moment would be; BENEE, Charli XCX (A.G.COOK), Slow Thai, Sycco, Tame Impala. Also massively admire writers and producers like Max Martin, Mike Crossey, Josh Fountain.
Q: What was your career path? How long have you been doing this?
A: I started learning to play guitar when I was 14 and within a few months I was already in my first band which I fronted. I kept developing my skills throughout my teenage years and then decided to move to Brighton (UK) when I was 19 to pursue a career in music. I studied at BIMM specialising in songwriting and developed a passion for music production throughout my studies. Whilst studying I formed my next musical project - Island Club. In late 2020 I decided to start my new project Good Peach which we've already released a handful of singles. Alongside this I have been working with other artists, developing and recording their music and growing a catalogue of songs.
Q: Can you share one music production tip?
A: Tune your drums to the key of your track! Such an important aspect to getting everything to gel and feel cohesive.