AkZeNT

Trap, Hip-Hop, & Pop Producer

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My name is Luis and I make music under the alias "AkZeNT" - I have over 2500+ instrumentals made ranging from hip-hop, trap, rock, pop, and other genres and over 170+ published records. I love music with a burning passion and hope to give you the best of me to elevate your artistry! My mixing and mastering focus is on pop, trap. and hip-hop.

From Spotify:

AkZeNT (pronounced “ack-zent”) is a born and raised Guatemalan record & vocal producer, artist, engineer, and songwriter. AkZeNT started his music journey by producing and engineering for local talent that went from 0 to 1+ million plays on Spotify alone.

Although with his irrefutable success producing for other artists and multiple instrumental albums over the years, in 2022, AkZeNT embarked on his solo artist adventure with the release of his Self-Titled album, AkZeNT. The album encompasses 3 acts where he discusses individualism, his relationship with God, and risk-taking through a cornucopia of sounds and genres that culminate in the world-building that is the AkZeNT album, and hereby the #RoguePop UNIVERSE!

2023 had AkZeNT showcasing his self-proclaimed genre "Rogue Pop", which is a combination of his love for hip-hop/trap rhythms, electronic music synths, pop melodies, rock vocals, whimsical instrumentation, and introspective songwriting. Although #RoguePop can take many forms, the core of the genre relies on evoking deep thought and emotion while being able to dance to your heart's content when necessary.

As 2024 approaches, AkZeNT has shared through his social media that a new album is coming soon...with his introduction of #RoguePop in 2023 with tracks like ImTired, Give In, Bluejay, and TheFray, there is a healthy outlook for future releases.

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Languages

  • English
  • Spanish

Interview with AkZeNT

  1. Q: Tell us about a project you worked on you are especially proud of and why. What was your role?

  2. A: UNIVERSE was my own album I released in 2019 for my 21st birthday. I wanted to create an album that had both beats and artists I had met and worked with before to create a different type of experience. I worked on the whole album for about 9 months getting vocals back, creating and finishing tracks, mixing, mastering, creating cover art, all of that. I was able to pull it off, and although it did not do as great in numbers, I can still listen to it today and know it sounds great. It's a great feeling to pull off a big idea like that, and I am thankful to everyone involved in that project. Very special to me for sure.

  3. Q: What are you working on at the moment?

  4. A: Honing in my artist path with my #RoguePop movement.

  5. Q: Analog or digital and why?

  6. A: Both I guess. I don't own much analog gear, but the flavor it adds is different than digital VSTs and all. Whatever allows the song to be good.

  7. Q: Is there anyone on SoundBetter you know and would recommend to your clients?

  8. A: No, but I would love to network with other musicians through here!

  9. Q: What's your 'promise' to your clients?

  10. A: I promise to give you my best.

  11. Q: What do you like most about your job?

  12. A: I like seeing people grow both as a person and artists. I love hearing "this is my favorite song now" after a project is finished because I know they gave it their all and I'm happy I could help.

  13. Q: What questions do customers most commonly ask you? What's your answer?

  14. A: "Can you make a _______ type beat?" Sure, I can. I will add my own twist, however.

  15. Q: What's the biggest misconception about what you do?

  16. A: Clicking buttons looks easy, but knowing which one to press is the real deal breaker.

  17. Q: What questions do you ask prospective clients?

  18. A: What are your goals for this project? Do you have a vision for your project/career? What makes you excited about this project? Are you willing to receive constructive feedback and act on it?

  19. Q: What advice do you have for a customer looking to hire a provider like you?

  20. A: I am here for those who want to grow together. An artist allowing me to share in their art is beautiful and I do not want to damage anything. However, I can and will provide you with the feedback I believe will benefit the music first and foremost. I want to squeeze your potential as an artist so we can both grow.

  21. Q: What was your career path? How long have you been doing this?

  22. A: I work as a structural engineer, but for music, I have been making it since October 2016 and in love with it since 2013 when I first started my "DJing" days (virtual DJ has a special place in my heart). My purpose in life is to help people, and I do so the best with the things I am most passionate about.

  23. Q: How would you describe your style?

  24. A: Spacey, galactic, icey and dense. This is why to this date my UNIVERSE album is my Magnus Opus for production.

  25. Q: Which artist would you like to work with and why?

  26. A: I would love to work with Young Nudy. His flows and energy on beats are incredible. If I were to name a bigger name it would have to be Bruno Mars or Justin Bieber. That would be a really fun studio session. I think I could squeeze potential out of their voice.

  27. Q: Can you share one music production tip?

  28. A: Be yourself.

  29. Q: What type of music do you usually work on?

  30. A: Trap, Hip-hop, Rap, Pop. I can do a lot more, but this is what I have been working for the most with other artists.

  31. Q: What's your strongest skill?

  32. A: Leadership. I can give you constructive criticism with extensive detail on how we can improve something. You should make music for yourself first, always. Yet, a different point of view can allow you to attack a problem from a different angle, and I am here to help you along the way.

  33. Q: What do you bring to a song?

  34. A: Energy. My goal is to match your lyrics and bring out the best of them through the music.

  35. Q: What's your typical work process?

  36. A: I play around with my keyboard and come up with something I deem catchy. I sound design almost every track to stay true to myself and add some life to the music. I build up all available rhythms bit by bit while rapping or singing in my head to make sure there is still room for a performance. Arrange, mix and master afterward and do post-production when I get vocals back.

  37. Q: Tell us about your studio setup.

  38. A: Barefoot Footprint 02s studio monitors, Neumann TLM103 microphone, ISA One pre-amp, UAD Apollo Twin audio interface, Sennheiser 280 HD reference headphones.

  39. Q: What other musicians or music production professionals inspire you?

  40. A: Too many. I love the soul of 9thWonder's music and the bounce of J-Dilla for starters. Southside from 808 Mafia and Lex Luger got me into loving synths and aggressive trap drums. System of a Down and Slipknot helped me understand what pushes boundaries in sound. Quincy Jones inspired me to understand what a powerful musical phrase is. Videogame music allowed me to understand what it means to encapsulate a feeling. I could go on and on...but you get it. I take inspiration from everything and anyone I can.

  41. Q: Describe the most common type of work you do for your clients.

  42. A: I mostly focus on the instrumentals for a song, but I love working side-by-side with an artist in the recording process to provide direction or insight when needed. I am willing to be very hands-on in a project if you allow me to do so. When I vocal produce, I aim to use the tone of your voice as the main focus and bring your lyrics to life.

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Exclusive instrumental licenses only. Unlimited revisions. 3-10 days for turn-around time or less. 50/50 publishing split where applicable. Non-negotiable. Additional terms apply where applicable.

Gear Highlights
  • Barefoot Footrpint 02
  • Neuman TLM103
  • Focusrite ISA One
  • 88 Key Casio WK-220
  • UAD Apollo Twin
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  • Current FocusApr 13, 2024

    I am currently growing my artist brand under the same moniker "AkZeNT" with a "self-proclaimed" genre I call #RoguePop. 
    You can find recent examples of my singing, beats, lyrics, mixing, and mastering through this Spotify playlist: 
    https://open.spotify.com/playlist/0A2bhxlcIYuJPNV53zRFKI