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Interview with ILektris Music Group Lee Grant
Q: Tell us about a project you worked on you are especially proud of and why. What was your role?
A: My first album off of my first record label was very special. We were kids, and a lot of stars were made off of that project. Very special.
Q: What are you working on at the moment?
A: I am working on my album, which is a compilation with great artist from the VA over my production “A Dish Best Served Cold”, I am also working on several hush projects I have been instructed not to speak on at current stage because a very big artist is leaving his infamous record label...... shhhhhhh
Q: Is there anyone on SoundBetter you know and would recommend to your clients?
A: Not sure
Q: Analog or digital and why?
A: Analog, it’s just better
Q: What's your 'promise' to your clients?
A: I will create a specific sound that works for you only.
Q: What do you like most about your job?
A: Music, I love Great music
Q: What questions do customers most commonly ask you? What's your answer?
A: What inspires me, me
Q: What's the biggest misconception about what you do?
A: That it’s easy
Q: What questions do you ask prospective clients?
A: What’s your favorite album
Q: What advice do you have for a customer looking to hire a provider like you?
A: Come with an open mind and ready to work
Q: If you were on a desert island and could take just 5 pieces of gear, what would they be?
A: Sp-1200, Akai s1000, mini moog, technics 1200’s, vinyl collection
Q: What was your career path? How long have you been doing this?
A: I’ve been doing music since I was 11, starting as a drummer, Then quickly migrated over to DJing then of course production by 13. I started my first record company at 19 and here we are today.
Q: How would you describe your style?
A: It’s a very soulful street sound with electric highlights.
Q: Which artist would you like to work with and why?
A: Ari Lennox has the most amazing voice and song topics.
Q: Can you share one music production tip?
A: Too much destroys a record.
Q: What type of music do you usually work on?
A: Hip Hop
Q: What's your strongest skill?
A: Production, mixing, finding the right sound for an artist
Q: What do you bring to a song?
A: Everything that the artist doesnt
Q: Tell us about your studio setup.
A: I don’t want to give away my secret formula. But it does include 2” reels.
Q: What other musicians or music production professionals inspire you?
A: Stevie Wonder, DJ Premier, Rza
Q: Describe the most common type of work you do for your clients.
A: I produce authentic hip hop records.