I am a creator of experimental soul-infused hip-hop, electronic, pop and much more.
I have engineered at Hit Factory Criteria Studios in Miami with some of the biggest names in music. I am a producer, songwriter, engineer, DJ and all around creative CONSTANTLY looking to collaborate!
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Interview with Just Beyond
Q: Tell us about a project you worked on you are especially proud of and why. What was your role?
A: I worked with Pharrell on a project that isn't even out yet as an assistant engineer. It was cool.
Q: What are you working on at the moment?
A: Building my own brand and personal music as well as pushing my label, Perasoul Studios.
Q: Is there anyone on SoundBetter you know and would recommend to your clients?
A: Not yet, but I hope to very soon!
Q: Analog or digital and why?
A: Bruhhhh we don't have time for this one. BOTH!
Q: What's your 'promise' to your clients?
A: I promise you will be the next Drake because my beats are so great.
Q: What do you like most about your job?
A: Making music!
Q: What questions do customers most commonly ask you? What's your answer?
A: - "You smoke?" - "Yea boi"
Q: What's the biggest misconception about what you do?
A: That ProTools is a good DAW...Ableton for Life!
Q: What questions do you ask prospective clients?
A: Blondes or Brunettes? Beer or Whiskey? Who are your biggest influences and who is a good mix/sound reference?
Q: What advice do you have for a customer looking to hire a provider like you?
A: Translating a vision or sound in your head can be really difficult. I am patient and at the end of the day just want to make great music, just like everybody else.
Q: If you were on a desert island and could take just 5 pieces of gear, what would they be?
A: My laptop, record player (with all my records, duh), T1P headphones, Prophet 12, and UAD Apollo Quad...And then I'd make an MPC out of bamboo.
Q: What was your career path? How long have you been doing this?
A: There was a path? Shit, I've just been stumbling through the weeds for about 7 years.
Q: How would you describe your style?
A: "Fat beats that stretch for mad blocks" - It's experimental, pensive, deep listening or zone out music.
Q: Which artist would you like to work with and why?
A: Mike Posner - has some of the most unique emotion to his music. Dr. Dre - one of the greatest producers ever Pretty Lights aka Derek Vincent Smith - my personal favorite and biggest influence.
Q: Can you share one music production tip?
A: Try something new
Q: What type of music do you usually work on?
Q: What's your strongest skill?
Q: What do you bring to a song?
A: I have great taste and an exceptional ear. My sound design is great and I know how to create something no one has ever heard before.
Q: What's your typical work process?
A: Find inspiration, translate it, find more... I work in Ableton Live mostly. I make hip-hop style beats and add electronic production.
Q: Tell us about your studio setup.
A: I can run all of these simultaneously in my home setup thanks to some signal flow ingenuity: 2 Akai MPD26s, a 25 key MIDI keyboard, a 49 Key MIDI keyboard, a DSI Prophet 12 Analog Synthesizer, 1 Turntable with about 600 records for scratching, a Fender Strat and amp, some acoustic guitar, an MCX8000 4-Channel DJ Deck for mixing, and a Slate Digital VMS M1 Mic.
Q: What other musicians or music production professionals inspire you?
A: Pretty Lights, Dr. Dre, Kanye Wast, GRiZ
Q: Describe the most common type of work you do for your clients.
A: Production/beat making, post editing and mixing