Producer/Vocalist/Hit-Maker

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Calvin S on SoundBetter

I am ZHIKO 10M+ Streams Billboard Chart hitting Producer/Songwriter/ Vocalist. Ultra Records, Kess Records, 2 Dutch. Top10, TV and film soundtrack. Logic Pro Certified. Interested in projects regarding making releasable music. Love turning rough demos to turn into radio ready hits.

Our new track supported by the Chainsmokers - 'Anything For You' with VAVO out now: https://open.spotify.com/track/4HmuPzVgJtdhRI1YUL5XHp

With over 11 years experience in the music industry , I specialise in producing pop music and love creating melodic productions. Having written my own songs that have reached the Irish charts, I also specialise in writing and recording radio ready vocals. Check out my music videos as the lead vocalist and co producer of duo 'Dakotah' on Youtube

Please be aware that jobs require a NON REFUNDABLE deposit which covers studio time spent on the project. This is half payment upfront. It is standard. :)

Jobs must not exceed 10 days unless otherwise suggested by me.
If clients fail to reply within one week, I will take action to cancel the project as this is unacceptable.

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95 Reviews - 8 Repeat Clients

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  1. Review by Dan K.
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    What an amazing guy. I will be the first to admit I am a tricky client. This mans professionalism, patience, craftmanship and talent is beyond everything and anything we could of asked for. We knew it had to be HIT and this young man delivered. Absolutely outstanding professional and above all... An incredible singer/songwriter
    We now have beautiful song for the labels we are pushing for.

  2. Review by Matteo P.
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    Calvin is a very professional and talented. He is very kind, and he immediately understand what the client want from him.
    He is also very friendly

  3. Review by Andrew K.
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    Great vocal style. Highly recommended.

  4. Review by Dave H.
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    Calvin was amazing!! So easy to work with, so talented and professional! I Would absolutely recommend Calvin for your projects! Superb quality!

  5. Review by Luís M.
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    Calvin once again was incredible, amazing professional with and incredible talent, making one of the best lyrics in the electronic music industry today in my opinion. Incredible communication and top vocal processing and recording.

  6. Review by Ayne V.
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    This was my very first time working with Calvin and he absolutely just gets it. He knows what sound works best with your track. He works with you on any issue you may have, and he will perfect your track. His vocal mixing skills are completely insane. You need to work with Calvin.

  7. Review by Tobias
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    I have only good things to say about Calvin. This was my first time using Soundbetter so I did not know what to expect. I am a bit of a perfectionist so I'm probably not the easiest to work with, and I was a bit worried about this. Calvin however was very patient and flexible and presented various concepts until we both were satisfied with the result. I am very happy with the vocal recorings -- Calvin provided a perfect topline.

  8. Review by Alessandro P.
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    I've established an effective working relationships with Calvin in few steps. He's professional, precise, reliable and fast. I like his voice tonality.

  9. Review by Vlad V.
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    Nice and good to work with C. always kept me updated and happy with the outcome.

  10. Review by Sasha C.
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    Calvin is awesome. Loved every second working together and it has been a breeze. Highly recommended!

  11. Review by MR
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    Calvin is the best option to make a professional track!!
    He is very friendly and an amazing singer!! I will work with him again!

  12. Review by David A.
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    Great singer and is very easy to communicate with.

  13. Review by Kevin F.
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    Calvin is an excellent singer, he immediately understood what I was looking for and he sent me many emotions with his voice!
    a true professional singer :)

  14. Review by Raphan
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    Amazing vocalist. I would absolutely work with him again someday. Not only the vocal, he also gave me ideas to make the track better! Thank you so much Calvin :)

  15. Review by Luís M.
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    Calvin Is An Incredible Pro! Not only does he give in his best at what he is doing but he also gets exactly what the clients want! Definitely gonna work with him again! This song we worked on I was a step away from giving up on it and Calvin not only brought back the energy of the track but we also ended up making a INCREDIBLE Song. Trust me, he is indeed the best guy for your job!

  16. Review by Andrei E.
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    Great working with Calvin for the first time and look forward to working with him again on my other projects in the near future!

  17. Review by Cade
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    ZHIKO is an INCREDIBLY talented vocalist who absolutely killed it with the track I sent him. Carried out all my revisions without any resistance, 10/10 would absolutely work with him again!!

  18. Review by Luke A.
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    Calvin was amazing to work with. Took my vision and executed perfectly, I'm thrilled with the results. Would highly recommend him.

  19. Review by Ryan F.
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    I loved working with Zhiko! He is very talented and did an amazing job singing on the track. I would definitely recommend!

  20. Review by TERRIS
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    Calvin delivered great lyrics/vocals and worked with me very patiently to get our track finished :) Will definitely work with him again!

  21. Review by Jeremy A.
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    A pleasure to work with Zhiko. Great experience ! He is very professional. I hope to work again with him in the future.

  22. Review by Ryan L.
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    Very quick and efficient, amazing quality, highly recommend. He was positive throughout and was willing to go beyond what was expected.

  23. Review by Claire
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    Calvin was absolutely amazing to work with! Was very efficient and delivered amazing results. Will definitely be working with him again.

  24. Review by Scott
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    Communication was great and delivered exactly the results I was looking for.
    Very talented guy and highly recommend.

  25. Review by Julian
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    It was really cool to work with ZHIKO. He is a very patience person and really willing to do a top job... moreover he over toped my expectations. It was my first time to work on SoundBetter and I am really stoked how good everything went -> but I think that's especially because ZHIKO really knows how to work with other artist. Thx so much!!!

  26. Review by Scott
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    Outstanding job. I really enjoyed working with ZHIKO. Incredible Voice and great lyrics! I would definitely recommend.

  27. Review by Joseph M.
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    Amazing vocalist. We will be back!

  28. Review by Michael T.
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    What can i say?! Great experience working with Zhiko! very responsive, wen't above and beyond! I needed very little input as he nailed it the first time. Vocals sound great! will be definitely be working with Zhiko again on future projects!

  29. Review by Rookie
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    best edm vocal and producer!

  30. Review by Todd O.
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    Calvin is very friendly and easy to communicate. He response very quick. He is very talented and professional.
    Highly recommended

  31. Review by Niki M.
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    ZHIKO once again did a brilliant job. I honestly think he wrote a hit melody!! He just has a great understanding of what works and what does not and really knows how to evoke emotions!

    Just a great singer with a great voice!

  32. Review by Dario L.
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    Amazing guy, super talented. Helped me all steps of the way. Gets back to you quickly. Did a great job.

  33. Review by Dylan M.
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    Calvin is insanely talented, both as a singer & songwriter! He was very open to experimenting with multiple ideas until everyone was happy with the song’s direction - super impressive given the context of ‘jobs’ with Soundbetter. Can’t wait to work with him again & will definitely recommend to friends!

  34. Review by Joren M.
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    This man is the definition of a great collaboration. Flexible, Nice person, gives feedback, amazing songwriter, topliner, even helped me out with the production of the song! This is more than a 5 star for me! Will definitely work with ZHIKO again!

  35. Review by Jesper M.
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    On top of his amazing vocals and professionalism, Zhiko is such a nice guy. I can't recommend him enough!

  36. Review by Damnyhrdwrk
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    Calvin is a very kind and professional guy. He's able to work on a song and find the perfect melody to serve the music. big up Zhiko!

  37. Review by Pascal R.
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    Working with Calvin is very easy. It's a Pro singer!
    he respects the instructions, he has a precise voice and with a lot of possibility of variation. A precise voice.
    the exchange with him is simple because it is very available!
    If you looking for the difference, he has the sense of harmonization, vocal melody!
    See you soon Calvin for a second project!

  38. Review by Niki M.
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    ZHIKO once again did a fantastic job! Super smooth work flow and fast reply throughout the project. The vocals were spot on and he always has great ideas and an ear for catchy melodies. Also important a nice and compact delivery of the stems with everything at it’s right place and well labeled, which for us is really important. Well done!

  39. Review by Sangster
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    Calvin was a joy to work with. Excellent vocal quality, both singing and production. Quick responses and very communicative. Would highly recommend for anyone needing professional quality pop vocals!

  40. Review by Kelvin R.
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    From the start of the project till the end en beyond:
    Easy to work with, talented singer and excellent in communication.

    I love the result we made together, looking forward to future projects!

  41. Review by Elie
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    what a legend, super easy to work with! delivered everything i needed! will work again with him for sure!

  42. Review by Henrik
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    Very good singer and easy to work with! Right on!

  43. Review by J.None
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    ZHIKO has dope music and melodies and is a generous soul! Can’t wait to work together again man!

  44. Review by Niki M.
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    ZHIKO did a fantastic job. He really delivered (very fast) a perfect idea and great vocals. Will definitely work with him again!! Well done ZHIKO!

  45. Review by Konstantin F.
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    Calvin did a fantastic job on my next tune. Thank you!!

  46. Review by Romi H.
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    Great to work with Zhiko. He can adjust his voice the way you would like and makes sure you are 100% satisfied with the final project! Amazing voice!

  47. Review by Jan
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    A great and very talented singer and artist. It was a pleasure to work with and I can definitely recommend!

  48. Review by MIME P.
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    working with Zhiko was an absolute pleasure! extremely professional and amazingly talented, will definitely be working with him in the future - recommended 10/10

  49. Review by Rookie
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    zhiko is vary best producer and vocalist!

  50. Review by Karim
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    Amazing work! Very professional.

  51. Review by Rookie
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    He has manners and we know he can lead us.
    It is a professional musician with many ideas.

  52. Review by Ken T.
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    Unique, stylish, & fast, knows the mainstream job. Really intelligibly and comfortable to work with :)

  53. Review by Todd O.
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    Calvin was very easy to work with. He is excellent in comunication, and the job was done quickly. He is a very talented professional vocalist. I definitely want to work with him again ;)

  54. Review by Celeste B.
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    Super easy to work with, replies instantly and produces top quality music. Really fun and chilled to work with but also takes a very professional approach. Definitely would love to work with Calvin again :)

  55. Review by Diego V.
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    Calvin is an incredibly talented writer and vocalist. Within a few days, he was able to deliver a demo with high-quality vocals straight away. He has the ability to quickly adapt to an initial idea, as well as bring to the project a different set of ears that you can trust if needed. Through working with him, I found that he is always striving to make music sound as good as possible, and I would 100% recommend working with him.

  56. Review by Nick G.
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    Calvin was really easy to work with! Helped me bring my song to life. Very talented singer and song writer!

  57. Review by TripXPhyr
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    Amazing job on vocals, when we got down to the details he delivered exactly what I was going for! He caught the vibe the second he heard the song and was understanding every aspect I wanted. =)
    Thank you, great working with you!

  58. Review by Артем С.
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    I'm really excited to work with Calvin. He wrote lyrics to my track and made a vocal also. He is a professional. Made everything we talked about in time

  59. Review by Timur S.
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    Amazing and super professional!

  60. Review by NEVEN
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    Calvin is an amazing guy witha big heart.
    What i enjoyed the most with him was that he immediatly knew what i wanted for my track and he delivered with 100% dedication and focus!
    I will definatly work with him again and would recomend everybody to hear him out on his ideas and pointers.

    Thank you C for being patient with me and for your 100% dedication!
    Great working with you!

  61. Review by Felix M.
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    Calvin was really awesome to work with!
    Extremely talented guy, with such a nice voice!
    He directly got the vibe of the track and wrote perfectly fitting vocals!
    Very responsive and easy to work with! 100 % recommendation!

  62. Review by Julia
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    Calvin went above and beyond to produce vocals for me that were just what I wanted. I really appreciate him going the extra mile. His voice is great - I'm loving hearing him on my song - he understands pop and soul and his rhythm and melodic detail sit perfectly into the track. He also sent some ad lib vocals and extras for me to play with and they are amazing. Calvin is a talented singer and musician, and I hope to work with him again in the future! Thanks SO MUCH Calvin!!!

  63. Review by Mavve
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    Out of 60 songwriters and vocalists, we choose Calvin, he knew what the track needed instantly and nailed it with his amazing voice and vibe. Will hire him again for sure :)

  64. Review by Bea
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    Lovely working with Calvin as a singer for his track - really good music too!!

  65. Review by Gregory D.
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    Exact same mindset as myself. Doing different shit that is super unique. Thanks for the awesome collaboration man.

  66. Review by Jennifer M.
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    Calvin is a great professional, and an absolute pleasure to work with! He did an amazing job on the vocals for my new single, and delivered chart topping vocals that with fit perfectly with my vision for the track. I will definitely be using Calvin's services again!

  67. Review by Logan K.
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    Calvin did an amazing job, exactly what I was after. Great to work with!

  68. Review by Chris A.
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    Calvin was an amazing vocalist to work with! He made my song really stand out with his vocals. He made every suggestion I said and even gave his professional opinion on what he thought would made the song sound better. He took his time perfecting it and really made something great.

  69. Review by Mario W.
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    Awesome vocalist, unique voice, fast delivering and professional working...definitely would recommend it!

  70. Review by David P.
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    Fantastic experience working with Calvin! He's very talented at what he does and very professional. I was amazed how the vocals came out, it put a totally different spin on my song. AWESOME! Great at collaborating too!!
    Highly recommended, will definitely use Calvin again. Thanks Bud!

  71. Review by Thomas M.
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    One of the best I´ve worked with here on soundbetter! I would recommend to everyone to work with him. Very nice and really talented singer with a great voice and good ideas. Every revision was delivered immediately.
    I will definitely come back to him very soon!

  72. Review by Jonathan N.
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    It was really nice to worked with Calvin. He's efficient and gave us a good quality vocal. Fast and pro, I recommend to hire Calvin.

  73. Review by Niky
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    Calvin its AMAZING! He know exactly what you need for your track! Its really a pleasure work with him! Supertalented, amazing voice, professional and fast! Hope to work with him again soon!

  74. Review by Katrin R.
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    Calvin did his best to help with our project! The song we finally received was exactly what we'd been looking for. And he'd get to me on every step from verses to chorus to hear the feedback. His voice is also soo good! Not to mention he was super responsible all the time - which is also so much appreciated! 10/10

  75. Review by Ensidya
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    Quick responstime, quick delivery and the result was amazing! Highly recommend Calvin! :)

  76. Review by Markus S.
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    Very fast and professional work! Calvin has a clean voice that´s suitable for many kinds of music genre! Really good at collaborating as well!

  77. Review by Oliver
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    great writer & vocalist - very dedicated to the project, worked with my initial ideas, offered great suggestions & took the song to a new level. Offered a lot of great material to work with.
    I highly recommend to work with him!!!

  78. Review by Nicko J.
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    Cool guy, great vocal range. I had two other singers take a crack at my song, and both of them under-delivered. I brought it to Calvin and he did an amazing job.
    Thanks dude!

  79. Review by Rey
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    If you are looking for someone who understands immediately what you are looking for, Calvin is your man, for sure!! Thanks to his talent, he will be able to give you what you need, probably without revisions. Calvin is a "one shot man"!
    It was a pleasure to work with him.

  80. Review by Ryan T.
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    SUPER pro, couldn't be happier. Calvin is a fantastic collaborator, brought a lot more to the table than I could have hoped for. Looking forward to working together again!

  81. Review by Edward S.
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    Simply put, Calvin is a creative machine: insert the vision, out comes magic. Thanks again Calvin.

  82. Review by Tom
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    Calvin is a true professional, he's really passionate about vocals and you can immediately sense it when you hear the results you get from him. Not to mention the beautiful lyrics and toplines!

    Recommended for everyone.

  83. Review by John T.
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    Calvin was a joy to work with. Punctual and passionate, he really brought my project to life and I look forward to working with him in the future!

  84. Review by Charly C.
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    Amazing first experience on SoundBetter with Calvin. I definitely made the good choice.
    Calvin has a real talent as a writer and has an incredible voice. He works quickly, kept me informed of his progress and understood what I asked him to do.
    I highly recommend him for your project.

  85. Review by Joey
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    Calvin is a real cool client, straight forward and knows what he wants: the best kind! 5 stars

  86. Review by kevin M.
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    It was a pleasure to work with Calvin - he works very quickly and deliver me a strong and nice vocal! :)

  87. Review by Stephen D.
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    Working with Calvin was great from start to finish.
    He gave me a great production value and was really able to capture what I envisioned my song to sound like. He is highly professional, highly skilled and was extremely patient and understanding throughout the entire process, despite the many changes that I asked for. There was never a lag in his response time and he always had something better for me to listen to. He listen to my feedback in order to produce what I wanted. A+ Experience!

  88. Review by Gui M.
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    Calvin has been absolutely fantastic to work with. He really goes the extra mile for his clients! He turned my demo into a superb quality radio ready track ! I cannot recommend this guy enough! Will definitely be getting him for future projects!

  89. Review by Jerry B.
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    Fantastic experience from a fantastic musician! This is the guy for any and all of your accompaniment track needs. I was being a big pain with little things that I wanted altered or added and Calvin delivered in every form and fashion! And all within an amazing time frame. I look forward to my future projects with him. I highly recommend!

  90. Review by Csaba F.
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    Calvin is an excellent professional vocalist, with unique preforming skills and tone. He responds very fast and he can add that extra magic touch to the track that makes a good song a hit.

  91. Review by David M.
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    Calvin has been professional and very easy to work with on my project. He took my ideas and built upon them and offered suggestions to improve the song and recording. I am very pleased with Calvin's work and would definitely recommend him!

  92. Review by Oliver M.
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    Of course there are a lot of keyboard player sround here, but when I look for someone who could play on my production I always look for that magic. Calvin has that magic, that turnend my song into something special.
    Played exactly what I has in mind,. And delivered a quick turnaround. I can highly recommend this talented guy,

  93. Review by Andrei E.
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    Loved working with Calvin ! He did an amazing job ! Look forward to working with him again!

  94. Review by Jonathan N.
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    Really professional !! It was a great pleasure to work with Zhiko !! His voice, lyrics and reactivity are awesome to work with. Totally sure to have a final quality work !

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    Loved work with him ! Very quick and efficient !! Really reactive, it was a real pleasure to work with !

Interview with Calvin S

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

  2. A: Songwriting, Vocals For Demos, Mixing, Full Production and Demo transformation!

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

  4. A: Max Martin is my idol, perfect example of a superstar producer!

  5. Q: Tell us about your studio setup.

  6. A: My equipment ranges from 2 mac monitors with m-audio interfaces and state of the art mis including my new addition the MXL genesis, which is a little gem :)

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

  8. A: It depends on what Im doing of course. If its songwriting usually i come up with the concept , leave that and then try to create a really catchy/melodic hook. I am for emtional melodies good rhythm and pop based chords.Then the process just flows naturally.

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

  10. A: I can sum this up in one word, I'm a perfectionist. If i think a song ive written is 'ok' i wont use it. I keep going until what i've written moves me in some way, then you know its gonna be good :)

  11. Q: What's your strongest skill?

  12. A: My strongest skill is most likely melody writing, i love the moment when ive created a nice emotional melody, i think one of most important parts of a song is the melody, but obviously every part is important!

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

  14. A: Usually its Mainstream/Chart pop! Its can range to dance and EDM and sometimes i create soundtracks :)

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

  16. A: Start slow and don't add unnecessary/irrelevant things to the mix. Give the mix time to breathe and it will come together itself.

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

  18. A: Ariana Grande because her vocal flexibility is next to none.

  19. Q: How would you describe your style?

  20. A: Justin Bieber meets EDM

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

  22. A: So I'm a self taught musician starting from the early age of 4 and had a natural ear for music. As a self taught pianist/keyboardist and Music Producer . In 2009 I started hitting the airwaves at the age of 15 with my release of 'Torn apart' A dance track that was picked up and playlisted on radio station 2FM by presenters Ruth Scott and Damian Farrelly which made it number one on numerous national download sites.Then touted as Ireland's answer to Cascada , Yann Peifer of Cascada showed keen interest and support. I've had song placements on many TV shows in Ireland ,Portugal and Australia. After many years of Studying and perfecting my Production skills,In 2013 I Formed a Pop duo called Stage One with fellow duo member Ovié Etsyetsé who is also a Singer/Songwriter and one of Ireland's highly sought after and talented Music Video Directors. Combining our talents, we released our Debut single and Music video on VEVO ,which was released on Irish Airwaves in 2013 and were support act for JLS and Kodaline.

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

  24. A: MY MACBOOK, My microphone, my phone, Food obviously, and a power supply? :P

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

  26. A: If you're looking for me to do a project regarding vocals don't be shy to show me a work in progress because that what I'm here to help with!

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

  28. A: Id like to know exactly what way they want the finished project to sound like! Even if its vague!

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

  30. A: Sometimes people will email me to master projects , i mix projects but very rarely master :)

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

  32. A: How long will a project take. It really depends on how far the project is and what state its at.

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

  34. A: I love music , so obviously to be able to work with this is amazing!

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

  36. A: My promise is to only take on board a track if i really believe it i something i can make great. If i feel it would be better to refer you to a more suited producer, I will. I wont take on a project just to make money.

  37. Q: Analog or digital and why?

  38. A: I have forever used digital as i create custom synths as well as replicate popular sounds, so definitely digital.

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

  40. A: If you are looking for a Top vocalist I would highly recommend Tiffany Fred, as I am a huge fan of her songwriting skills and voice.

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

  42. A: Right now i am working on a theme song for a world famous production company who are creating a new show.

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

  44. A: I am quite proud of the song i produced when i was in the duo Stage One. It was called ' Chance with Me' and had huge success within Ireland.

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Anything For You

I was the Writer and Vocalist in this production


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Terms Of Service

Ownership/Publishing 50% Lyrics and Melody of Complete song 25% Lyrics and Melody of Chorus 25% Co-writes and Edits Must be credited in title of releases. I work weekdays only :)

GenresSounds Like
  • Justin Bieber
  • Shawn Mendes
  • Calvin Harris
Gear Highlights
  • MXL Genesis Microphone
  • M-Audio
  • Logic Pro
  • Apogee
  • Focusrite
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  • New ReleaseApr 17, 2019

    ZHIKO will be releasing his new track ' Anything For You' with super duo VAVO on 26/04/19. The song will premier on 25th April on Sirius XM BPM. 


    Go to www.zhikomusic.com for more info.