Which artist would you like to work with and why?
Frank Ocean, mainly because he is very genuine, is fresh in his lyrical and melodic approach and overall extremely talented.
Can you share one music production tip?
To get out of writer's block, do something different, gather your inspiration from somewhere you wouldn't usually look, try different methods of creative flow, like free form writing etc.
What type of music do you usually work on?
Typically I am working on my own music, of which I have a large back catalogue of waiting to be polished. My current solo style is of an R&B/Soul/Pop direction.
What's your strongest skill?
Inflection of singing to convey a particular mood, there is a very high degree of importance on how to deliver a line that can change how the message is received, two identical lines sung with different inflection can often make or break the intent.
What do you bring to a song?
I come from the idea of having a very personal aspect to each song, I don't appreciate a value in songs with no intent behind them.
What's your typical work process?
I work starting out with a jamming process, if there is already a central theme agreed upon, or that jumped out, I will head in that direction to create a cohesive narrative based flow. Usually at first a small idea is found for either a hook or a verse etc, then expanded upon.
Tell us about your studio setup.
A modest home recording set up, I use an AKG C414 XLII for recording rough ideas and fleshing out my own home demos.
What other musicians or music production professionals inspire you?
James Blake, Frank Ocean, John Mayer, an ever-changing list.
Describe the most common type of work you do for your clients.
Combination of top-line melody writing, lyrical, and usually featuring vocalist. I work together closely with any intent that the artist already has in mind and use an involved collaborative approach.