My first single ”C’est pas si vrai” is featured in a Finnish movie released last year called Omerta 6/12 by Aku Louhimies.
I am Philippe Bensalem a passionate self-taught musician and singer-songwriter.
My obsession and transcendental passion for music took me to a marvellous journey of learning and understanding how to manipulate sound and infuse it with all kinds of emotions and energies.
I AM AMAZED by sound's ability to penetrate us beyond the visible.
How it interacts with every cell of our bodies, creating changes in mood and emotions, is fascinating.
Becoming a MUSIC PRODUCER came from following the need to express my creativity through music.
I had great production teachers and dedicated myself to discovering and learning how to get a quality, modern professional sound.
I also took mixing courses to understand frequencies and shape the sound of my productions even further.
Sound is everything. it is invisible to our human eyes and yet, we are surrounded by it.
If you want your demo to reach another level and shine as it should, hire me!
Click the 'Contact' above to get in touch. Looking forward to hearing from you.
Interview with Fhylou
Q: Tell us about a project you worked on you are especially proud of and why. What was your role?
A: The latest project is the documentary NAMIBIA by Steven Le Hyaric. It is the first time for me to compose music for a documentary. I had to get an African/world music sound / meditation vibe / cinematic vibe. It was my first paid job as a music producer and composer. And this documentary is being show in the movie theatres in France. the team was so happy with my work, that I am already hired to work on a new documentary. And I had only 3 weeks to create more than 20 minutes of music and sound design. I composed, produced, mixed and mastered the music. I also did some processing and production work on the voice over and interviews. Life is wonderful when you believe in yourself. I am also super proud of my latest solo track as Fhylou - Un vendredi dans le Marais.
Q: What are you working on at the moment?
A: The Healing Sphere project with Lais Scort, also working on my own music as Fhylou, And I am scoring another documentary called " Le concours des machines" edition 2022.
Q: Is there anyone on SoundBetter you know and would recommend to your clients?
A: Lais Scort, Jeremy Sutherland and Simon Flames
Q: Analog or digital and why?
A: both... because analog is like a warm hug and digital is simply inevitable.
Q: What's your 'promise' to your clients?
A: I will give my absolute best and I will be devoted to your project 100% with all my heart. And I will not take a customer if I feel that I am not the right person to produce the music.
Q: What do you like most about your job?
A: The connection with people and of course making the music come to life.
Q: What's the biggest misconception about what you do?
A: That music producer are mixing engineers. Or that we can make a badly written song sound great with arrangement. and the last one, that a poorly recorded vocal track for exemple will sound great after being produced and mixed. obviously It will sound better, but it will still be a bad recording.
Q: What questions do you ask prospective clients?
A: Why did they write the song? What is the song purpose?in what mood were they when they wrote it? what imagery came to mind when composing? what situation triggered the creative process?
Q: What advice do you have for a customer looking to hire a provider like you?
A: Make sure there is a good connection between yourself and the music producer. don't hesitate to take the time to discuss about anything before deciding to hire someone.
Q: If you were on a desert island and could take just 5 pieces of gear, what would they be?
A: Assuming there is electricity on the island..., Macbook, Midi keyboard, Condenser Mic, Headphones, Audio interface.
Q: What was your career path? How long have you been doing this?
A: Songwriting for over 15 years. But producing professionally only for 2 years now.
Q: How would you describe your style?
A: I cannot describe! you'll have to go have a listen on Spotify and describe it yourself.
Q: Which artist would you like to work with and why?
A: I would love to work with Zazie who is a French artist. I love her lyrics and the way she writes and produce songs. the mix of traditional French chanson and electronic elements combined with a pop rock sound is fantastic.
Q: Can you share one music production tip?
A: Produce as much as you can, and be consistent. Only hard work will take your natural talent to pro level. there are so technical production tips I could share, But I think that no matter how much tips you know about production, you won't go anywhere without consistency, dedication and organisation.
Q: What type of music do you usually work on?
Q: What's your strongest skill?
A: songwriting and producing. Creating dynamics arrangement that keeps the listener engaged.
Q: What do you bring to a song?
A: I bring all my passion. I connect deeply with music, taping into All my life experiences, the joy and the pain, All the music I have ever heard influencing me subconsciously. I'll bring and find exactly what your song needs to shine.
Q: Describe the most common type of work you do for your clients.
A: I'll Make your demo track come to life. Producing & mixing. I can also help with songwriting if needed.
Q: What other musicians or music production professionals inspire you?
A: I am very inspired by the producer Mark Stent. I love No Doubt, Alanis Morrisette, PJ Harvey, Kasabian, White Lies,