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I Provide Music for Podcasts, Short Commercials, and TV Placements. Previous Works with Aaron Keane Productions, Netflix and Headspace, Vox Media. Getting started involves learning what my client's musical project will involve, what type of mood, bpm, etc. This followed by a Progress Check with the Client Prior to Completing the Project.
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Interview with Darion Alexander
Q: Tell us about a project you worked on you are especially proud of and why. What was your role?
A: Recently was asked to provide a 35-44 second commercial for Level up Productions with a day's notice, I had a busy weekend ahead of me; started that nite and finished by the next morning .. got the thumbs up by that afternoon. I called the track "The feel Good". I'm proud of myself for stepping up to new challenges and capturing the emotion of what the client asked for... "Hopeful" and Hip-hop.
Q: What are you working on at the moment?
A: I'm currently working on Developing my sound in beat making and Collaborating with other songwriters and Producers.
Q: Is there anyone on SoundBetter you know and would recommend to your clients?
Q: Analog or digital and why?
A: Both , Musical yin and yang i guess. Variety is the spice of life : )
Q: What's your 'promise' to your clients?
A: I promise to provide a musical experience that will fit the Client's needs,
Q: What do you like most about your job?
A: The connections... Music connects people. I'm like a bridge among many other bridges. it's great!!!
Q: What questions do customers most commonly ask you? What's your answer?
A: what's your best availability to record? mon-thursday early am till late nite. what artist or group do you listen to the most? Sting , Stereo Lab , Thundercat and flying lotus. Joni Mitchell. can you make the track 45sec with fade? Yes.
Q: What's the biggest misconception about what you do?
A: That it's easy.... it takes loooong nites and early mornings.. much sacrifice.
Q: What questions do you ask prospective clients?
A: What type of sounds would you like for your musical idea, what's the vibe? How many tracks? Length of track.
Q: What advice do you have for a customer looking to hire a provider like you?
A: you can trust me with your musical idea, guide me in the process and give me the room to work. it will all come together. make sure the bpm
Q: If you were on a desert island and could take just 5 pieces of gear, what would they be?
A: A Nice Digital recorder, Mpc 1000, Studio Speakers, My Laptop, Interface , Record Player... I know it's 6 items lol. (kanye shrug)
Q: What was your career path? How long have you been doing this?
A: My career path has always been music. I've been at this for over 20+years in different genres. Humble beginnings with weekend gigs at bars, to the weekend warrior runs, Official Touring, Studio Sessions, and now Music Production.
Q: How would you describe your style?
A: Bass: Pocket, groove-oriented, very musical. Beats are groove-oriented with some atmospheric sounds. lo-fi inspiration.
Q: Which artist would you like to work with and why?
A: Sade, She's a musical Veteran, I admire the simplicity of her work. It is Powerful! , I would also love to work with Thundercat and Flying Lotus, I admire their Creativity and would love to sit with them for a month.
Q: Can you share one music production tip?
A: Music Production is a big explorative world, Have as much fun as you can with it.
Q: What type of music do you usually work on?
A: Electronic, lo-fi, Meditation, Tribal, Hip Hop, R&B, Country, Alternative, world music, some experimental.
Q: What's your strongest skill?
A: Playing from my heart. and Consistently Delivering great Grooves that are Appropriate for each client's musical needs.
Q: What do you bring to a song?
A: I bring liveliness to each work that is sent to me, a very Authentic feeling the client and listeners can relate to being it romance, Inspirational, or Funky.
Q: What's your typical work process?
A: I like to get a feel for what the Clients Musical Idea will consist of, Bpm, Vibe, etc, From that point, I listen to the references they Provide and get to work. I am also in communication with the client from the beginning to end of the process that way the music to their liking.
Q: Tell us about your studio setup.
A: Focusrite Scarlett Solo, Dell Inspirion laptop , KRK Classic 5 speakers. Moog Subphatty, Akai Mpc 1000, Akai MPK mini, 3 basses.
Q: What other musicians or music production professionals inspire you?
A: Flying Lotus, Bootsy Collins, Thundercat, Sting, Barry White, David Bowie, Pomo, Stereo Lab. Ethan Farmer, Brown Mark, Prince., Sade
Q: Describe the most common type of work you do for your clients.
A: The Most Common work provided ranges from Studio Recordings, Musical Loops for Podcasts, Music for Tv series, and Short Commercials, Live Shows , some Touring.