zhone

hyperpop, modern production

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Stop working with boring producers and presets! Weird and catchy hyper-pop production. Make your tracks unique, stand out, and go viral!

I am a Baltimore based musician, producer, and mixing engineer. I have worked with acts such as Slayyyter, Chaos Chaos, as well as the tv show Rick and Morty. Are you tired of boring production and everything sounding like presets? I can make your tracks weird, fun, and virally catchy! My sound is unique but also specific. I want to work with artists who share similar visions. My influences: PC Music, Charli XCX, Hudson Mohawke, Arca, Carly Rae Jepsen.

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Credits

AllMusic verified credits for Kevin Hickey
  • 1788-L
  • Breathe Carolina
  • Tynan
  • Oh My!
  • Tynvn
  • Felmax
  • Gold Roger
  • Afromaniac

2 Reviews

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  1. Review by Nicholas D.
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    He’s nice, determined, professional, and considerate! I would consider him for anyone who is looking for out-of-this-world production!

  2. Review by Charli Pereira
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    zhone was so fun to work with!! they produced some amazing work and went with my vision and constructed it *perfectly*, no exaggeration! cannot recommend enough :)

Interview with zhone

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

  2. A: Kim Kardashian commissioned my band to make a song for Kanye for his birthday. It hasn’t really helped my career but it’s great to tell at parties (remember parties and seeing other humans?). I helped with production and mixing.

  3. Q: What are you working on at the moment?

  4. A: Tracks with a PC Music artist, and a big album for an LA based band!

  5. Q: Is there anyone on SoundBetter you know and would recommend to your clients?

  6. A: Let me find who of my friends are on here!

  7. Q: Analog or digital and why?

  8. A: Digital. I can make hits on an airplane, how amazing is that?

  9. Q: What's your 'promise' to your clients?

  10. A: To help you define your sound and to help you achieve your goals!!

  11. Q: What do you like most about your job?

  12. A: Working with people to amplify and support their vision!

  13. Q: What questions do customers most commonly ask you? What's your answer?

  14. A: “Can you extract my vocals out of this previous recording” “I uh... I cant”

  15. Q: What's the biggest misconception about what you do?

  16. A: Mixing and producing are not the same thing.

  17. Q: What questions do you ask prospective clients?

  18. A: Who are you listening to right now?

  19. Q: What advice do you have for a customer looking to hire a provider like you?

  20. A: Don’t work with someone who doesn’t do your style! And don’t work with someone who claims to do “all genres”. Tailor your sound!

  21. Q: If you were on a desert island and could take just 5 pieces of gear, what would they be?

  22. A: My classical guitar, my mac, and 3 copies of Pop 2.

  23. Q: What was your career path? How long have you been doing this?

  24. A: I have been producing for over 10 years. I studied classical piano, classical and jazz guitar, composition and went to college for music. I tour with Chaos Chaos all around and spend time in studios in NYC and LA.

  25. Q: How would you describe your style?

  26. A: Crystalline pop.

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

  28. A: Damon Albarn. I think that he is such a genius and would love to be in the studio with him!

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

  30. A: Don’t be afraid to destroy sounds. When we are too precious with recordings we lose some of the magic.

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

  32. A: Modern pop and trap.

  33. Q: What's your strongest skill?

  34. A: Modern/sleek production sounds. Making a song sound unique.

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

  36. A: A fresh perspective, new and innovative sounds, and a professional streaming-ready mix.

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

  38. A: I dive into a piece and add whatever bizarre and out there ideas I have and then I reel it all back until it is in it’s simplest and catchiest form.

  39. Q: Tell us about your studio setup.

  40. A: Latest versions of Ableton/Pro Tools, TEAC analog mixing board, UAD preamps, modern mixing/production plugins (Waves, Slate, Soundtoys, Omnisphere, Serum, Spire, Izotope, Komplete), guitars, basses, and harp

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

  42. A: Arca, Charli XCX, Max Martin, Dylan Brady, Dua Lipa

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

  44. A: I mostly work on creating full productions from vocal stems as well as reproducing demo tracks

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Terms Of Service

Revisions are included, I will work with you on the track until it's finished! Turn around time: ~5 days depending on project Prices listed are for tracks >5 minutes.

GenresSounds Like
  • Charli XCX
  • Carly Rae Jepsen
  • Tove Lo
Gear Highlights
  • Ableton/Pro Tools
  • Omnisphere
  • Spire
  • Serum
  • Waves
  • Soundtoys
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