Tell us about a project you worked on you are especially proud of and why. What was your role?
I once worked on a party jam. And why I loved it was because I got to really play around with vocals. It's a dance hall, so I'm sure anyone partying to the song would be thrilled.
What are you working on at the moment?
Nothing for now.
Is there anyone on SoundBetter you know and would recommend to your clients?
Analog or digital and why?
Partly analogue and partly digital. I want to be good at both.
What's your 'promise' to your clients?
I promise to deliver the best I can to them.
What do you like most about your job?
It helps me bring out my creative self, especially as an introvert. It's one thing that sends me reading and studying.
What questions do customers most commonly ask you? What's your answer?
Most times when they here works from guys like Chris Breezy, Trey Songs et al, they're like, "when am I gonna start sounding like that"?
I just tell them to practice and do some understudy. Rehearse, because the perfection of a song doesn't lie solely on the mix engineer/ producer, artistes much be at their best.
What's the biggest misconception about what you do?
People think production/mixing is an easy stuff. That's why there's a lot of underpriced and under appreciated producers/mix engineer out there.
What questions do you ask prospective clients?
I ask them to which level they want the song to reach because it's their vision that I work with.
What advice do you have for a customer looking to hire a provider like you?
I'd say be at your best. A producer is usually powerless if the artist doesn't bring his/her "A" game
If you were on a desert island and could take just 5 pieces of gear, what would they be?
My laptop, a microphone, a soundcard, my studio monitors, a power generator set with a large fuel reserve. That's all.
What was your career path? How long have you been doing this?
I started producing beats underground since 2011 but start professionally in 2015.
How would you describe your style?
I'd say emotional, not too wild, dedicated, soulful and spiritual. I like to get immersive in songs.
Which artist would you like to work with and why?
I've got many. But I'll like to work with Da' Truth
Can you share one music production tip?
When working on a song, treat it as if it's you would yourself. Every song needs to be handled delicately. Good jobs are easily admired. Good jobs sell your image.
What type of music do you usually work on?
I mostly work on hip hop tracks, and Nigerian dance hall(because of the environment). But I'm basically a Rap guy.
What's your strongest skill?
My strongest skill is my ability to listen. Listening helps me visualize myself in the head of the artist, understanding what his/her state of mind is,trying to bring to life their imaginations.
What do you bring to a song?
I like to approach every song with the highest form of professionalism. But most of all, I approach every song with passion because I believe my mixes should help the audience feel the story of the artist. I try to take my time to make a masterpiece of every job I handle.
What's your typical work process?
I listen to the song's raw format,
Discuss how to approach the song with the artist,
Create an instrumental and let the artist listen and make changes,
After days of rehearsals, I record the artist, giving suggestions where necessary,
After the recording, I leave a space of 5 days before mixing so as to clear my head and approach the song from a fresh perspective.
On the day of mixing, I'd listen to different top songs, hear the mixes before I proceed with mine. I spent lots of time mixing because I want the best. During the mixing I could call the artist back to correct certain errors.
After mixing, I do a mock mastering of the song. This helps me Identify places I need to work on. If there's no error, I redo the mastering, this time to perfection.
I do my beats on FL Studio, while my recording, mixing and mastering is on Pro Tools.
Tell us about your studio setup.
Currently I work for an organisation. I'm looking to start up when things fall in place. I work in a simple in house studio.
What other musicians or music production professionals inspire you?
Dr. Dre, Dave Pensado, Swizz Beatz, Pharell Williams
Describe the most common type of work you do for your clients.
Audio recording, mixing and mastering, beat making.