I am a gold-certified producer/pianist working in the Asian pop market and have produced songs for artists like KAT-TUN, Fantastics from Exile Tribe & Z-Faction. I have over 20 years experience playing the piano and have studied both Jazz & Classical at a high level.
I want to make your song sound unique. Whether that means turning your demo into a full production, composing a track based on your taste or playing live keys to make your song come alive.
My musical journey started with the piano. I started playing when I was 6 and studied classical piano until I was 18 and moved to the Netherlands. I continued studying Jazz piano and graduated with a bachelors degree from Conservatorium van Amsterdam. After that I played in several bands in the Netherlands namely my own band Son Swagga which I composed and arranged all the music for.
In 2020 I started producing and writing music for the Asian pop market. Since then I have had a good run of releases in Japan, including the song 'Ain't Seen Nothing Yet' with the group KAT-TUN which reached No.1 in Japan and a No.3 spot on the world charts. Other releases include 'Santa Monica Lollipop' with Fantastics from Exile Tribe 'Only One For Me' with Takanori Iwata and 'Coyote' with Z-Faction.
If you're interested in hearing my work feel free to check the songs mentioned above on YouTube or Spotify.
Click the 'Contact' above to get in touch. Looking forward to hearing from you.
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Interview with Felix Back
Q: Tell us about a project you worked on you are especially proud of and why. What was your role?
A: That would be 'Ain't Seen Nothing Yet' by Kat-Tun for which I produced the instrumental track. That song really represents my style, jazzy chords combined with modern production.
Q: What are you working on at the moment?
A: Various J-pop and K-pop projects. I'm always keeping up to date on the latest releases and trying to evolve my sound.
Q: What do you like most about your job?
A: The moment where a great idea starts coming together. For me It's the most fun part of the whole process, it even beats hearing the song for the first time when It's been released.
Q: What was your career path? How long have you been doing this?
A: The first half of my music career has been mainly as a keyboardist and composer but in the last few years I've dedicated myself fully to music production.
Q: How would you describe your style?
A: Jazzy chords, funky rhythms, punchy drums and deep low-end.
Q: What type of music do you usually work on?
A: Because of the eclectic nature of Asian pop music I've dipped my toes into many different styles of music. My personal favourites would be RnB, Hip-Hop, wonky House beats and retro Citypop.
Q: What's your strongest skill?
A: My piano playing is the point of departure for almost all my music making. Whether I'm playing a pianopart, a synth lead or something completely unrelated to piano my personal touch that I've developed over 20 years always makes It's way into every part of the production.
Q: What's your typical work process?
A: One thing I learned from my jazz education is distinguishing between your creative and editing mind. When I start sketching a new song I worry very little about mistakes and try to output as much raw material as possible. When I'm satisfied with the material I move on to structuring and arranging the full production.
Q: Tell us about your studio setup.
A: Laptop, interface, speakers and a midi-keyboard. I like to keep it minimalistic and in the box!
Q: What other musicians or music production professionals inspire you?
A: I've been a huge fan of J-Dilla for a long time. I learned so much about rhythm and sound listening to his beats. He's a producer I keep coming back to and referencing in my productions.