A Hip-Hop & R&B producer who specializes in a layered sample-based sound that seems to place equal emphasis on atmosphere, spacing, and musicality.
Brandon Carlyle is a Hip-Hop & R&B producer who specializes in a layered sample-based sound that seems to place equal emphasis on atmosphere, spacing, and musicality. He counts Madlib, Salaam Remi, Kanye West, D'Angelo, and Robert Glasper as inspirations, and among his admirers. Based out of Virginia, he has maintained the hometown DMV connection throughout his discography fusing DC's infamous percussion cadences with jazz improv and soulful samples. In addition to a clutch of instrumental mixtape releases, including radical reworks of Jamaica Funk and Spanish Joint, Brandon has recorded for rising talent across the United States, bringing his soulful improv to the mainstream.
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Interview with Brandon Carlyle
Q: What's your strongest skill?
A: Communication. I make sure we fully understand what's being asked of me and check in frequently to assure we don't miss a beat
Q: What's your typical work process?
A: I like to fully understand the thought and direction of a record before we fully engage. We want to bring the original dream to life and add our touch to give it the uniqueness to stand apart other records
Q: Analog or digital and why?
A: whichever gets the job done. we are well versed in both
Q: What's your 'promise' to your clients?
A: Quality work that's worth the investment
Q: What questions do customers most commonly ask you? What's your answer?
A: its common for the client to ask questions about affordability - we work within all budgets without compromising the art.
Q: What questions do you ask prospective clients?
A: What was the inspiration behind the project? What would you like to accomplish with this project?
Q: What advice do you have for a customer looking to hire a provider like you?
A: As an artist, you have to be sensitive enough to express yourself authentically. Thorough communication and attention to detail will help us understand your aesthetic aims.
Q: Tell us about your studio setup.
A: We work in every creative aspect of modern entertainment—with recording artists and producers, songwriters, musicians, and engineers. Mobility has become our greatest asset.
Q: What other musicians or music production professionals inspire you?
A: We're inspired by the greats across all genres. There's so much to learn and absorb from them and we try to incorporate those gems in our work.
Q: How would you describe your style?
A: eclectic, ambitious and calculated.
Q: Which artist would you like to work with and why?
A: No one specific. If we could just be a fly on the wall then there are a few greats we'd love to learn from.
Q: What type of music do you usually work on?
A: Contemporary Pop & Urban Music
Q: What do you bring to a song?
A: Simplicity. Context. Professionalism
Q: Describe the most common type of work you do for your clients.
A: Music production and songwriting are the most common assignments we receive. Creating in a variety of mediums; our love for telling stories continues to draw us to a diverse group of artists and clients in need of a hands-on guiding force.