The Effex

Hip-Hop/R&B Engineer

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Looking for high quality mix/mastering? Found your guy, I've been engineering since I was 15 and spent everyday since perfecting the art of audio engineering. I've engineered a song I recorded in my bedroom and that song peaked #2 on the radio charts here in Texas. Grateful for the opportunity to be in the industry full-time evolving music.

February's Finest or publicly known as The Effex is a producer, and songwriter. Started songwriting as early as 5th grade progressing to engineering artists as a freshman in high school. 2016 would be the foregoing year he would officially immerse into the industry; leading up to 2019 release "Teen Love" followed by the mixtape of "Antares".

LaDarius Martin born February 8, 2001 in Irving, Texas. He spent majority of his childhood collaborating with schoolmates and artists internationally and would focus his efforts into engineering his own music. His sound aspires from strong shades of Drake, The Weeknd amongst artists as NAV, 6LACK, Juice WRLD, and Tory Lanez . He would form his following during the Soundcloud era early as 2016. Notable for the release of a 3 series project that spanned over the course of Summer of 2018 "A Summer Trilogy" paved the way for his uniqueness of cross-breeding genres." XXXTENTACION was a big inspiration for the project." stating during a livestream. The Effex has featured with a lot of artists between 2017-2020.

After releasing singles and projects on his Soundcloud his breakout song "Bad Lil Thang", featuring his cousin Derion Darnell, peaked #2 on the Radio Airplay Experts charts, leading the duo to be openers for a show hosted by K CAMP. The cousins insisted on working together following the release of "The Girls Who Wanna Have Fun"

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Interview with The Effex

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

  2. A: The Girls Who Wanna Have Fun, recently released on the 9th of March and honestly love this project because this is the first project that fully displays quality across the board. I've produced and engineered the project and couldn't be more proud.

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

  4. A: Would love to work with Tory Lanes, he has this hustlers spirit despite all he goes through. Very slept on artist and love the creativity him and his team brings,

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

  6. A: Don't clip!!!!

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

  8. A: Currently working on Synthwave but R&B and Hip-Hop

  9. Q: What's your strongest skill?

  10. A: Providing the finest quality of mixes.

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

  12. A: Life & Quality. Those are my two biggest focuses when it comes to creation.

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

  14. A: Varies through time.

  15. Q: Tell us about your studio setup.

  16. A: I own a recording studio and a home studio, they consists of a iMac computer with JBL Monitors. My microphone is the Shure SM7B with a focusrite and cloud lifter running though. I own various 3rd party plug-ins such as Waves & Antares.

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

  18. A: The Weeknd & Drake

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

  20. A: Mix/Mastering as well as featuring and producing for artists exclusively.

The Effex & Derion Darnell - Alone Again On A Saturday Night

I was the Mixing & Mastering Engineer, Producer, Singer, Songwriter in this production

Terms Of Service

All mixing comes with 3 revisions, Mastering comes with 2. Typical turnaround time is 48-72 hours (Need sooner contact me). Need a rapper/singer to feature your song, let's work I'd be glad to do so.

GenresSounds Like
  • Drake
  • The Weeknd
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  • shure sm7b
  • Logic Pro X
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