I have over a decade of experience in recording and songwriting for myself as well as other artists. Studied at Berklee and a member of The Recording Academy. It'll be an honor to contribute what I do, to your creative process.
My name is Akini Blake and songwriting is what I live for:) I write for my own catalog and for other acts, many of whom have had major success in the industry.
My strengths are R&B and Singer-Songwriter records. My voice blends well with acoustic instrumentation containing compelling builds. I have a clean falsetto and a naturally warm sound. I write radio-ready songs and always keep my finger on the pulse of current trends. Not so much to fit in but rather to keep a fresh sound.
I find that perfectionism isn't conducive to authenticity but I do aim at getting close enough to where the emotion spills out of the speaker and into the direct center of the listener.
With each new project I undertake, the goal is simple. To create art that keeps the listener's device stuck on repeat.
I'd love to hear about your project. Click the 'Contact' button above to get in touch.
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Akini is an excellent artist and songwriter. Working with him is such a powerful experience. He dives into your soul to find what u need for your song, he ask questions, he’s always communicating with you he’s writing skills are so freaking awesome! And he’s also a very good vocal producer. He has good ideias for harmonies I can keep going. The song he wrote for my ep is so far the one people likes the most
Interview with Akini Blake
Q: What do you like most about your job?
A: I love watching artists tap into the deepest parts of themselves and without hesitation, let it all pour out.
Q: What questions do you ask prospective clients?
A: I like speaking with clients about their life experiences to get a feel for where they’re at mentally, emotionally and energetically. I find that it’s the only way to tap into that special space of unbridled creativity.
Q: If you were on a desert island and could take just 5 pieces of gear, what would they be?
A: P-125 Yamaha Keyboard, MacBook Pro, TLM49 Neumann Mic, MPC One and Apollo Twin Duo Interface.
Q: What other musicians or music production professionals inspire you?
A: Quincy Jones, Stevie Wonder, Pharrell, Sia
Q: Describe the most common type of work you do for your clients.
A: Songwriting and Production