Hello I'm Les-"G",Head Producer & Mix Engineer @ at TightOutDagate Studio's.
I have been working in the industry for over 20 years producing, mixing records.My main goal is to make "GOOD" music being an influential producer creating and developing both Indie & Major label artists careers.The tools and knowledge I bring to the table will help you be better equipped to have longevity as you prepare for the road to success. Throughout the years I find that the most successful artists are those who work hard and invest in their craft,sound and brand.
Les-"G"- also appears on:
Big Mack- Better Way Album-Producer & Mix Engineer
Big Mack-Mack Truck Album-Producer & Mix Engineer
Tay-Da-Tay of 11/5's-Solo Album-Producer of Cutty Bang & Mix Engineer
Dark Side compilation-Producer & Mix Engineer
Natris "G"-Cross My Heart Album-Producer & Mix Engineer
Trigga Happy Records Compilation-Trigga Gotts No Heart-Producer & Mix Engineer
Isolated In Tha Game Compilation-Producer & Mix Engineer
Various Artists Heat (2002)-Producer & Mix Engineer
San Quinn Repossessions-Producer
Various Artists Straight Outta Hunters Point-Producer
Young Droop Bootlegz & Collectionz-Producer & Mix Engineer
Various Artists Off the Tank:Former Tank Soldiers Go to War-Producer
Big Ed the Assassin Special Forces-(Screwed & Chopped Swisha House)-Producer
Big Ed the Assassin (Assassin Album)-Producer
Silent Cries from the Ghetto-Executive Producer & Producer
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- Big Mack
- Suga "T" (of THE CLICK)
- Big Ed Tha Assassin
- Silk Tha Shocker
- Jade Foxx
- Rappin 4Tay
- Mac Shawn
- Kane & Able
- Tony Menace
- Spice One
- Mac & A.K
- San Quinn
- JT Tha Bigga Figga Doja Click
- The Conscious Daughter's
- Emi Records
- Chrysalis Records
- No Limit Records
- Priority Records
Interview with Les-"G"
Q: What questions do you ask prospective clients?
A: 1.How far do you wanna go and why? 2.What's the image of yourself you want to introduce to the industry? 3.As an artist how do you want people to remember you at the end of your career?
Q: Tell us about a project you worked on you are especially proud of and why. What was your role?
A: I am proud of every project I have been blessed to be apart of. Rather my role was Producer,Mix Engineer or Writer.
Q: Analog or digital and why?
A: Both. They both have there advantages and work great together when combined correctly.
Q: How would you describe your style?
A: My production style has always been ahead of the times. I don't follow trends I produce "Good Music" not just beats.
Q: Can you share one music production tip?
A: Never be scared to use sounds other producers aren't. Painting the canvas you are trying to present to the world may take many textures to accomplish your vision. "Produce from within"
Q: What's the biggest misconception about what you do?
A: The biggest misconception in the "Music Industry" right now is that "EVERYONE" can be a music producer. Not true! There are Beat Makers and There are Producers. One is a distorted hustle,The other a long career.
Q: What's your typical work process?
A: My typical work process is build the song around the music. I find that's the best way to produce that "IT" in a song and build the "Hit Record" you are trying to create.
Q: What's your strongest skill?
A: Perfectionist. I produce originality. Setting the trend working in and outside the box.
Q: What are you working on at the moment?
A: Several indie projects.
Q: What's your 'promise' to your clients?
A: We will not stop until we get that producers chill,the goose bumps when you know you've accomplished making that hit record.
Q: What do you like most about your job?
A: Touching people with my craft.
Q: What questions do customers most commonly ask you? What's your answer?
A: Does the love for music ever fade. No
Q: What advice do you have for a customer looking to hire a provider like you?
A: Make sure its not all about the money, His vision should be making the best music he can with you once he has committed himself as a producer on your project.
Q: If you were on a desert island and could take just 5 pieces of gear, what would they be?
A: Thats a hard call but my MPC2500, my native instruments collection, a nice pair of speakers, a mic and pro tools.LOL
Q: What was your career path? How long have you been doing this?
A: Started off in my youth as a DJ from there slowly took my skill over to the production side. I have been producing music since 1990.
Q: Which artist would you like to work with and why?
A: Scarface. He has a lyrical delivery and vision to bring hiphop back from the crippled state of non substance music it has turned into.
Q: What type of music do you usually work on?
A: HipHop,R&B,Music instrumentals.
Q: What do you bring to a song?
A: I bring a broad range of instrumentation and professionalism that will create a musical composition that will be relevant years from now.
Q: Tell us about your studio setup.
A: Pro Tools 11.3 Mac, Logic Pro X, Avid Artist Mix Console,Large collection of keyboard sounds vintage and new. Use the MPC to rock drum programming there is no other machine like it. Various monitors. And other gear.
Q: What other musicians or music production professionals inspire you?
A: Stan the Guitar Man,Timberland,Swiss Beatz,Dr.Dre,Quincy Jones, Baby Face, Jermaine Dupri, Justice League
Q: Describe the most common type of work you do for your clients.
A: Most common type of work I do for clients is produce and mix songs.