Music is the soul what words are to the mind. Let's collaborate to make your music speak to the soul! Demitri Hilliard, B.M. Music Technology
Looking for a mix, produced beat, vocal edits, session musician, or anything in-between? I have been trained in reading and playing music for over 12 years. In addition, my college education included curriculum in piano, music production, engineering, recording, advanced edits, live sound and more. I provide Enhanced mixing of a wide range of genres of music (from to 2-track to multitrack) and podcasts, ranging from hip-hop, Neo-soul, lo-fi, pop, electronic, EDM, alternative and more. In addition to mixing, remote production and keyboard tracks are also available upon request.
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Interview with 9Five Sounds
Q: Tell us about a project you worked on you are especially proud of and why. What was your role?
A: I recently produced, wrote, performed, mixed and mastered my first individual single at the beginning of 2021. It was a journey that detailed real life events and hopefully displayed how music can enable you to feel the emotion that it creates.
Q: What are you working on at the moment?
A: My personal project and EP, entitled S.I.T.K.O.L
Q: Analog or digital and why?
A: Digital, due to the manipulation capabilities at our disposal! Analog is great and will always have a place in my heart, but I fell in love with digital conversion creation and editing!
Q: What's your 'promise' to your clients?
A: I will provide the highest quality sound and vibe to the best of my ability!
Q: What do you like most about your job?
A: Meeting new people and working on the music of the future!
Q: What's the biggest misconception about what you do?
A: The work happens instantly and quickly. jobs can take varying ranges of time. The best thing to do is be patience with the provider, and make sure the provider is in constant communication with you!
Q: What questions do you ask prospective clients?
A: What is your goal with this project? what do you expect from me? How can I help make this become an enhanced digital version of yourself?
Q: What advice do you have for a customer looking to hire a provider like you?
A: Thougrougly search and ask as many questions you need, while communicating professionally with each and every provider. The providers are like waiters and servers; being rude to them would could result in issues with you meal. Maintain the same mentality pertaining to your art!
Q: If you were on a desert island and could take just 5 pieces of gear, what would they be?
A: Macbook, MIDI keyboard, speakers, microphone and game system.
Q: What was your career path? How long have you been doing this?
A: My career path started at the age of 10 with piano lessons, and I gradually eased into more elements of music. These areas included arrangement, production, teaching, mixing, live sound, stagehand work and more. . I have played piano for over 12 years and my production practices began shortly afterwards.
Q: How would you describe your style?
A: My style is extremely unique. I am a hybrid talent, infused with influence from gospel, classical, hiphop, lofi, trap, edm, electronic, neosoul, and more musical genres. This allows me to edit and create in a way that can enhance your project to appeal to more audiences.
Q: Which artist would you like to work with and why?
A: Lido, to glance into his composition, production and mixing process!
Q: Can you share one music production tip?
A: Never spend too much time on an individual track. The next time you listen it may sound entirely different to you. Block off times to work on you projects, and in that give time commit to being as efficient as possible.
Q: What type of music do you usually work on?
A: Hiphop, lofi, chil, electronic, soul, Neo-soul and gospel.
Q: What's your strongest skill?
A: My strongest skill is my willingness to work thoroughly with an artist to help produce the sound that works the best for them and their prospective audiences.
Q: What's your typical work process?
A: My work process focuses on spending between 1-3 hours a day on individual projects to provide a sound with maximum efficiency and quality. Following the updates, notifications are provided via Google Drive to show the progress made with each edit.
Q: What other musicians or music production professionals inspire you?
A: Lido, Kanye West, Cyhi The Prynce, Smino, Noname, MXXWLL, Big Sean, ROMderful, Down to Mars, Devin Tracy, Devin Morrison, Bryson Tiller, Devmaccc, Dré Dys, Vashawn Mitchel, Tasha Cobbs, Kirk Franklin, Charles Butler, David Banner, Wdng Crshrs