We are Songwriters, Producers, Multi-Instrumentalist, and Engineers with major, indie, tv, and studio film credits offering comprehensive music services for independent artists--composition, tracks, instruments, writing, recording, mixing, and mastering.
We've has been professional session musicians, composers, songwriters, arrangers, musical directors and music producers for a combined 24 years. Working in all areas of the music business and composing for notable & Grammy Nominated artist, Carolyn Malachi as well as Kokayi.
In an industry that is often more interested in the bottom line than artistic merit, We have managed to remain strong in our desire to carve out our unique sound. We've shown that it is possible to find a happy medium between commercialism and creativity. “Every time we write or produce, we're trying to break some new ground, we know what’s worked in the past and what people have enjoyed but we don’t want to get stuck there.
When writing new music, we stay up-to-date on industry trends however we don't try to write specifically to fit the radio format. We're aware of what’s working in the music industry, but we don’t write material based on that. We write from the heart and soul, and whatever is moving us at that moment. We let our heart lead the way, but we also use what we've gleaned from the industry. The trick is to make sure everything is done to best serve the art.
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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: What was your career path? How long have you been doing this?
A: Collectively - 25yrs
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: 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.
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: Can you share one music production tip?
A: One of the best parts of collaboration is having a pair of trusted ears to provide instant feedback. Sounds that one of us would have taken hours to arrive at on our take shape much more quickly in each other's company, and bad ideas get squashed well before wasting valuable studio time. Whether or not you're collaborating, find some trusted critical ears - preferably someone who can deliver their criticism constructively - and get in the habit of running things by them. A lot of people surround themselves with yes men and their sound develops much more slowly as a result. As an artist, you have to be sensitive enough to express yourself authentically, but you also need to be able to take criticism in stride. It may seem counter-intuitive, but you'll do yourself a massive favor by inviting critique from people who understand your aesthetic aims.
Q: What type of music do you usually work on?
A: Contemporary Pop & Urban Music
Q: What's your strongest skill?
A: Communication. We make sure we fully understand whats being asked of us and we check in frequently to assure we don't miss a beat
Q: What do you bring to a song?
A: Simplicity. Context. Professionalism
Q: What's your typical work process?
A: We 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