Brazilian Musician - singer, songwriter, composer, pianist.
Very skilled musician, working as music producer, pianist, singer and songwriter. Over 20 years working in the industry.
I have a classical background on piano and composition, and many years working in studio in a lot different styles. Creativity is a difference, plus a great knowledge about world music. Being Brazilian and lived all over America gave me this diversity. African and European styles are a passion. Now, living in NYC, have been producing with great EDM Producers, having over a million plays in my tracks at youtube, beatport, soundcloud, etc. You can find me in many big hits online. I really can make a hit and create an atmosphere for tracks.
I record pianos, keys, synths, create harmonies, arrange.
For voice, I record lead voice, backing voice, harmonies.
I create melodies, lyrics, scats, improvisations and weird sounds.
Love to create and make music, specially collaborating in different projects.
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Candida is a very creative professional. Besides her deep knowledge about different musical backgrounds, she is a skilled performer on many instruments and vocals. Always in time, a great team player, with an amazing perception of mainstream and classical trends.
She fantastic, it is a pleasure to work with Candida!
Candida is such an amazing musician, her knowledge in music is very profound. Apart from that she is very responsive and easy to work with. I totally recommend her!
Interview with CB
Q: Tell us about a project you worked on you are especially proud of and why. What was your role?
A: Working with great producers around the world such as Touch of Class label, for Pattern Drama producers, for Dan Freeman (Dubspot) in NYC, in Brazil for DJ Patife, DJ Deeplick, Alê Siqueira - it has been a cutting edge experience!
Q: What questions do you ask prospective clients?
A: What sound/vibe do you have in mind?
Q: How would you describe your style?
A: Contemporary, fusion
Q: What type of music do you usually work on?
A: Brazilian Music, EDM, World Music, Contemporary classical, Contemporary jazz, Classical Music
Q: What do you bring to a song?
A: I bring a composition skill, that makes me be able to think out of the box, not locked inside a style. I have a great experience in different styles.
Q: Tell us about your studio setup.
A: I have a professional home studio, also many great studios around me in New York and Rio de Janeiro
Q: What other musicians or music production professionals inspire you?
A: I am very inspired by Brazilian, European and African singers, such as Astrud Gilberto, Dulce Pontes, Cesaria Evora.
Q: Analog or digital and why?
A: In my studio, I only work digital. Beside voice, everything digital, with great virtual instruments. But... I love to record in real pianos. We can book a studio with a real piano and record there.
Q: What's the biggest misconception about what you do?
A: I'm not bringing a traditional sound. I really like to innovate.
Q: What advice do you have for a customer looking to hire a provider like you?
A: Please be specific if you are looking for a special mood or effect. Suggesting some references makes work much easier!
Q: What was your career path? How long have you been doing this?
A: I have a classical background simultaneous with a street/family music practice in Bahia and Rio (Brazil), that made me have a diverse approach to music. Living in different countries through the Americas made me a great knowledge of culture and music styles
Q: Can you share one music production tip?
A: Listen and learn different styles! Keep learning!
Q: What's your strongest skill?
Q: Describe the most common type of work you do for your clients.
A: I record piano tracks, create harmonies - in a common or very crazy innovative way. I write songs (melody and lyric), record lead voice and harmonies, also make arrangements for any instrument.