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Interview with Oakville Collective
Q: Tell us about a project you worked on you are especially proud of and why. What was your role?
A: Sherwin Gardener's album (Pointed Up), I was his musical director for the live event as well as the musician for 5 songs!
Q: What are you working on at the moment?
A: Jazz album for Vaughnette Bigford, my own personal project as well as an EP for Sade Sealey
Q: Is there anyone on SoundBetter you know and would recommend to your clients?
A: Sade Sealey
Q: Analog or digital and why?
A: Digital, I can't afford analog lol.
Q: What's your 'promise' to your clients?
A: To provide professional service and quality communication with the desired outcome of their art.
Q: What do you like most about your job?
A: The ability to conjure moods to listeners world wide.
Q: What questions do customers most commonly ask you? What's your answer?
A: How am I able to capture their exact mood through the final product? I learn the artist characteristic and listen to their needs attentively!
Q: What's the biggest misconception about what you do?
A: That because I work so quickly its easy!
Q: What questions do you ask prospective clients?
A: What's my deadline, what do they want the listener to feel when they listen, what are the non-negotiables and how much freedom do I have?
Q: What advice do you have for a customer looking to hire a provider like you?
A: All you need is a concrete idea and we can any art you desire!
Q: If you were on a desert island and could take just 5 pieces of gear, what would they be?
A: Laptop, Interface, Mic, Headphones and midi board.
Q: What was your career path? How long have you been doing this?
A: My career path was a Marketing major who left college and was constantly on the road doing shows, the artist I toured with taught me production and it was never the same.
Q: How would you describe your style?
A: My style is aggressive yet bending like water.
Q: Which artist would you like to work with and why?
A: Beyonce; because of the level of professionalism she brings to all her art, whether they're as simple as Black Parade or as complex as Countdown.
Q: Can you share one music production tip?
A: If it doesn't feel organic, it most likely shouldn't be there!
Q: What type of music do you usually work on?
A: I usually work on R&B, Contemporary, Hiphop and Caribbean patterned songs.
Q: What's your strongest skill?
A: My strongest skill is my work ethic and ability to create without boundaries.
Q: What do you bring to a song?
A: Mood and expression is something I bring to all my production, the client or artist would have to communicate to me what they'd want the listener to feel when the play their art and I'd would do my endeavored best to ensure that is the outcome.
Q: What's your typical work process?
A: Typical work process depends on the type of track. Ballads for examples I'd lay the main piano or sound down then create textures and FX to accompany. Hiphop whether I'm sampling or creating sounds from scratch there really isn't a one way procedure for me, whatever inspires me first.
Q: Tell us about your studio setup.
A: My studio setup consists of a MacBook Pro 2020, Behringer UMC 404HD, Behringer Truths Monitors, Arturia Keylab 88, Novation Launchkey 49, Sony Overhead monitors and a few mics.
Q: What other musicians or music production professionals inspire you?
A: Kanye West, Jon Bellion, Beyonce, Timbaland, Aaron Lindsey, Omar Edwards and Dr. Dre.
Q: Describe the most common type of work you do for your clients.
A: Songwriting and Music Production is really as common as it gets, from Ballads and Jazz to R&B and HipHop!