Hip Hop Beatmaker/Production
www.secretgrooves.com #hiphop #grime #neosoul
If you are an MC who wants a beat please contact me.
I try to make beats which are different from the mainstream.
I'd love to hear about your project. Click the 'Contact' button above to get in touch.
Interview with Secretgrooves
Q: Tell us about a project you worked on you are especially proud of and why. What was your role?
A: Mixed a tune which got a group signed to a major label.
Q: What are you working on at the moment?
A: A Neo Soul tune.
Q: Is there anyone on SoundBetter you know and would recommend to your clients?
Q: Analog or digital and why?
A: Digital..convenience and portability.
Q: What's your 'promise' to your clients?
A: I give 100%.
Q: What do you like most about your job?
A: No two days the same.
Q: What questions do customers most commonly ask you? What's your answer?
A: Please make me a beat which sounds like everyone else! I answer that I make what I like and they can take it or leave it, nothing personal either way.
Q: What's the biggest misconception about what you do?
A: That I do not listen to Soul.
Q: What questions do you ask prospective clients?
A: What market are they aiming for. Are they willing to experiment.
Q: What advice do you have for a customer looking to hire a provider like you?
A: Be as clear as you can what you are looking for.
Q: If you were on a desert island and could take just 5 pieces of gear, what would they be?
A: Mac. Vitalizer. A great mic. Audio Technica Headphones. Technics SL1200 turntable.
Q: What was your career path? How long have you been doing this?
A: In and out over many years.
Q: How would you describe your style?
A: Unusual Hip Hop.
Q: Which artist would you like to work with and why?
A: Your Old Droog ...such dope lyrics.
Q: Can you share one music production tip?
A: Do not be afraid to delete a channel which at the start of the process is yoru main tune, but by the end of it becomes iriritating.
Q: What type of music do you usually work on?
A: Hip Hop
Q: What's your strongest skill?
Q: What do you bring to a song?
A: Willingness to experiment and not be constrained by what everyone else is doing.
Q: What's your typical work process?
A: No typical process. I can take three hours on a beat or three months!
Q: Tell us about your studio setup.
Q: What other musicians or music production professionals inspire you?
A: Black Milk, Skyzoo, Beat Butcha.
Q: Describe the most common type of work you do for your clients.
A: Making a Hip Hop instrumental for them to rhyme over.