I'm a queer, non-binary producer, mixer, and masterist based in NE London. My solo project has been covered by an array of sites including MixMag, Noctis, and more. Recently scored Illamasqua's pride campaign film. I specialise in experimental electronic/hip-hop but have extensive experience in trap, hyperpop, EDM, and pop.
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Interview with Spent
Q: Tell us about a project you worked on you are especially proud of and why. What was your role?
A: I worked closely with a director to score Illamasqua's pride campaign. The track constantly switched up and lasted 8 minutes - was a great medium between my complete experimental side and the more commercial brief for the makeup brand.
Q: What are you working on at the moment?
A: My debut album exploring my own gender expression
Q: Analog or digital and why?
A: Digitally Analog - turn that human error into digital magic. I like the human touch of reality and how that can be paired with the strict grid of a computer
Q: What do you like most about your job?
A: Endless amount of new influences and artists.
Q: What's the biggest misconception about what you do?
A: That I only do hard-hitting, percussive tracks. Have an unreleased discography of slower, more emotional songs.
Q: What questions do you ask prospective clients?
A: How far do you want to push it? What are the reference tracks? What are your previous tracks?
Q: What advice do you have for a customer looking to hire a provider like you?
A: Working with reference tracks are really useful in order to convey the world the track will fit within. I love working to a brief and thinking of an interesting, personal route to get to where you desire. The final outcome will be incredibly polished and professional, but still with a fresh and exciting sound.
Q: If you were on a desert island and could take just 5 pieces of gear, what would they be?
A: Laptop, Hard drive, iPhone for Voice Notes, Mic, Interface
Q: What was your career path? How long have you been doing this?
A: I'm a recent graduate from London College of Fashion and have been involved in the London queer scene for 4 years. I got Ableton when I was 15 and began making hip-hop/trap beats influenced by early Travis Scott and Hudson Mohawke. Quickly I gained a 'more is more' attitude and just wanted to make things I've never heard before. I've released a collaborative EP, which I rapped and entirely produced, played a plethora of gigs using it, then released a solo EP last year, following it up with 5 music videos. The latter EP has been featured on Mixmag, Coeval, Noctis, Sicklove and more. Additionally, I recently scored the makeup brand 'Illamasqua' 's most recent pride campaign.
Q: How would you describe your style?
A: Distorted glamour
Q: Which artist would you like to work with and why?
A: Arca. She thinks like no one else and seeing her process would probably be mind blowinggg
Q: Can you share one music production tip?
Q: What type of music do you usually work on?
A: Experimental hip-hop/hyperpop
Q: What's your strongest skill?
A: Mixing - focusing on sound design/finding every sound's pocket
Q: What do you bring to a song?
A: Unique ideas and perspectives to create exciting flares. I often work with distorted, crisp, and punchy percussion, as well as luscious, ambient instrumentals. Well trained in pitched, stretched and altered vocal mixing.
Q: What's your typical work process?
A: I work meticulously in DAW to create spacious, cinematic mixes, with close detail to every element.
Q: Tell us about your studio setup.
A: Ableton Live 10, Antares Autotune, Soundtoys Little AlterBoy, FabFilter Package
Q: What other musicians or music production professionals inspire you?
A: Arca, JPEGMAFIA, James Blake, FKA Twigs
Q: Describe the most common type of work you do for your clients.