Hi I'm Arlo! My productions credits have over 8 Million Streams on Spotify. I have 2 remixes released on Island Records. I specialize in Pop/Electronic production and mixing. I love tropical, beachy sounds and the guitar. I will your top-line into a Pop/EDM track.
I love vibrant, Summery, Pop/Electronic music. If you have a song or top-line written and are looking for summer festival vibes, I can bring the energy your track needs. I'll Turn your top-line into a Pop/EDM hit. I love styles that could be played at Lollapalooza, Outside Lands, SnowGlobe, etc. I am used to doing remixes with short deadlines and I can complete an arrangement in just a few days.
I produce Tropical house in the style of Sam Feldt, Kygo, Matoma. I also excel at Future Bass in the styles of Louis the Child, Whethan and Medasin. As a Berklee College of Music Graduate, I have 6 years of producing/mixing experience. I also interned at Ultra Records last year, so I know what Pop/EDM styles are in right now.
WHAT I CAN DO FOR YOU?
- Produce a song for you
- Produce a beat for you to top-line or rap over
- Mix for you
- Remix a song for you
- Tune vocals
- Mix Vocals
Send me an email through 'Contact' button above and I'll get back to you asap.
3 ReviewsEndorse Arlo Beats
Dillon is an incredibly talented producer. Everything he has worked on for me has come out perfect. He is very easy to work with, and you can tell he genuinely cares for your product. I work with him as often as I can.
Dillon is a super talented producer, mix engineer, sound designer and everything in between! I once sent him a song to be produced and he absolutely nailed it within 2-3 days. Highly recommend if you’re looking for a unique and high quality sound.
Arlo is one of the most creative, kind, and thorough producers I've ever worked with. He sees music and the world around him through a beautiful lens that is unlike any other person I know, and you can HEAR that in his work. Arlo listens and does everything he can to get your project sounding how you want it to. I am so grateful to get to work with him.
Interview with Arlo Beats
Q: Tell us about a project you worked on you are especially proud of and why. What was your role?
A: Recently I produced a song for Viacom, which is a company associated with Universal Pictures. They reach out to producers to get a sound bank of songs for use in their movies, and they reached out to me to do a Deep Club Dance track. Out of the twenty songs produced, they said mine was their favorite! I am really proud of the track, I feel like I captured the late night club vibe very well. I wrote, produced, sang on it, and mixed it all myself!
Q: What are you working on at the moment?
A: I am mixing and producing for a few clients right now to pay the rent, but my main project is a collaboration with a singer named Emi Grace. I am the main producer/mixer and the project is called Tover. All of our Tover songs are about consciousness and the connectedness of all life forms on earth. Our style is Pop/EDM but we bring in a lot of organic sounds to suit the lyrical content. Much of our music is inspired by the environment and many of the themes come from nature.
Q: What's your 'promise' to your clients?
A: I promise that I will bring bright, vibrant, summery energy into your track. I will make it feel alive.
Q: What do you like most about your job?
A: I love turning a simple vocal idea into a complete, finished project. My favorite part is getting a vocal from somebody - that's like Christmas morning for me. It gives me instant inspiration and then I can go crazy and make a beat very quickly. This initial moment is my favorite part.
Q: What questions do customers most commonly ask you? What's your answer?
A: What daw do you use? Ableton. How fast can you get a song done? 1-3 days What are your favorite styles? Pop/EDM, House, Tropical House, Future Bass, Future Chill
Q: What's the biggest misconception about what you do?
A: I'd say the biggest misconception about electronic producers in general is that it is a bunch of pushing buttons, and that it doesn't require a musical background. But It takes a deep understanding of music theory and musicianship in order to create these arrangements with a proper mix and dynamic flow. Although my beats may sound simple, they are often much more complex. My background in jazz is what allows me to produce the music I make now.
Q: What questions do you ask prospective clients?
A: I ask what artists they listen to, and I always ask for a production reference.
Q: What type of music do you usually work on?
A: I usually work on Pop/EDM/Dance music. I love Diplo, Louis the Child, Kygo, Calvin Harris - anything that reminds me of summer and transports me to another world.
Q: Is there anyone on SoundBetter you know and would recommend to your clients?
A: Yes, Sam Steele is a peer of mine, he is a great producer and mixing engineer.
Q: Analog or digital and why?
A: Analog, because there's a richness that cannot be replicated on a computer. I used digital synthesizers for 5 years (Serum) and just recently started using analog synths. My mind was blown. Quality of a simple sine wav sounds amazing. I now own a Korg and a Roland synth.
Q: What advice do you have for a customer looking to hire a provider like you?
A: Make sure you have a clear recorded vocal. With a good vocal, I can do anything. A good mic, and well sang. That's all it takes and together we can make a hit!
Q: If you were on a desert island and could take just 5 pieces of gear, what would they be?
A: My L'arrivée acoustic guitar, Conga Drum, Korg minilog, Juno 60, A steel drum
Q: What was your career path? How long have you been doing this?
A: I went to Berklee School of Music in Boston, so the moment I graduated high school I decided that writing and producing was was my career path, there was never a plan B. I just moved out to this year and I have ben producing and mixing for people here, in addition to collaborating with many LA based singers and writers.
Q: How would you describe your style?
A: Dynamic, Tropical, Summery, Organic, Plucky The A&R's at Atlantic's Big Beat Records called my sound "Plucky" because I love to use plucky mallet type synth sounds in all of my tracks. I love tropical sounds, I love earthy, organic sounds - I use them often. I also love when a track has lots of moving energy between sections so it doesn't get boring.
Q: Which artist would you like to work with and why?
A: MØ - she has always been a favorite singer of mine. I have remixed a few of her songs for fun and it is so much fun - it would be amazing to get to write with her.
Q: Can you share one music production tip?
A: Simple is best. A good mix has a few very good elements, not lots of mediocre elements. If it's too crowded, then nothing stands out as special. Make every sound count.
Q: What's your strongest skill?
A: writing chords and arranging very quickly - I have been studying music theory and doing ear training since I was 16 years old, so I am very quick to recognize chords, melody harmonies, and I can fit all the pieces together very seamlessly. Also, since I started remixing a few years ago I have become very fast at completing arrangements - within just one session usually.
Q: What do you bring to a song?
A: I bring a bright, vibrance to every track. My sound design and sample selection is very high energy, tropical, and summery. I tend to give vocals more life than they have with my production choices.
Q: What's your typical work process?
A: I typically spend one session of about 4-5 hours getting down as many ideas as possible for a production - recording any instruments, playing synthesized key parts, grabbing drum samples, etc. In this phase, I am just riding the wave of inspiration and try to complete the arrangement as much as possible. Then I usually take a break and when I come back, I organize the track and begin mixing.
Q: Tell us about your studio setup.
A: I am mixing on Focal 6.5 inch monitors, a Neumann u87 and an Apollo twin interface. I have a Stratocaster electric guitar, and a L'arrivée acoustic guitar. I have lots of VST mixing plugins, such as the Universal Audio API 2500 compressor, CLA 2A Compressor, EMT plate reverb, etc. I also have a couple analog synthesizers.
Q: What other musicians or music production professionals inspire you?
A: I love Disclosure, and the way they bring retro sounds into the modern era. I take a lot of influence from old jazz and 70s Disco, so I strive to bring those sounds into my productions.
Q: Describe the most common type of work you do for your clients.
A: Most of my clients come to me with a top-line or a completely written song. I arrange, produce and mix for them. I offer melody ideas, write chords, design synth sounds, add drums and bass, and polish off the mix.