I'm a performing artist known as "Lef?" but I've also been a session and performance drummer, as well as a producer for several DC and NC artists. If you're interested in creating something unique to you, then we should work.
I'm an emerging artist from the DMV. I've been making music since I was 5, and have been writing, recording and producing tracks since 2011.
I'd love to hear about your project. Click the 'Contact' button above to get in touch.
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Interview with D. Phillips
Q: What are you working on at the moment?
A: My own music
Q: Analog or digital and why?
A: It depends
Q: What do you like most about your job?
Q: What questions do customers most commonly ask you? What's your answer?
A: Q: Can you make a beat that sounds like (insert artist name)? A: Why don't we make something that sounds like you.
Q: What's the biggest misconception about what you do?
A: That I fit a label
Q: What questions do you ask prospective clients?
A: What are you expecting from this exchange?
Q: What advice do you have for a customer looking to hire a provider like you?
A: Be open to criticism, but don't compromise on the sound you truly want to create.
Q: If you were on a desert island and could take just 5 pieces of gear, what would they be?
A: Laptop, table, speakers, drum-pad, and mic.
Q: What was your career path? How long have you been doing this?
A: I've been playing drums, percussion instruments and keyboard since a child. I started writing songs and performing when I was 12, and I started taking it serious in 2012.
Q: How would you describe your style?
A: I can't describe it, I just do what's not expected.
Q: Which artist would you like to work with and why?
A: IDK, because he is an artist from where I'm from with, who I respect, and look up to as far as his process in music creation and achieving success.
Q: Can you share one music production tip?
A: Do it everyday
Q: What type of music do you usually work on?
A: Hip-hop, R&B and Funk
Q: What's your strongest skill?
A: Ear for music
Q: What do you bring to a song?
A: I feel in the gaps, and make it unique to the artist
Q: What's your typical work process?
A: I typically just do what comes naturally.
Q: Tell us about your studio setup.
A: 2 15in monitors, Ableton Live 10 software, MXL CR89 Large Diaphragm Low Noise Cardioid Condenser Microphone, Yamaha Keyboard, Reno Drum-set
Q: What other musicians or music production professionals inspire you?
A: Old Kanye West, Andre 3000, Bob James, Isiah Rashad, Monte Booker, Kenny Beats
Q: Describe the most common type of work you do for your clients.
A: Beat making, song arrangements, song writing, vocal layering