As a Mixer and Producer I've worked with artist around the World. I've worked recently on Platinum selling albums for TWICE and #1 charting songs for Jessica Jung and BTOB. Stateside I've worked with The Plain White T's and recently LA based pop/funk duo Kismit's debut EP.
I grew up in and around studios, it ran in the family. Having got my start in Chicago hanging around with the "old guys" in places where George Clinton, REO speedwagon and Chicago cut some of their greatest hits. Recently I've relocated to LA where I've taken on Mixing and Production roles for an eclectic array of Local artists and international groups alike.
I love to mix. Every song is a puzzle, every mix can and should be exiting. Let's make it happen.
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I have worked on multiple projects with Wes. Not much he can't do! He's got fantastic vision if you need advice but he also has a great ear to hear and apply what you are looking for. I came to him with nothing but a vocal melody line for multiple songs and he built beautiful, intricate arrangements under/around it. I would highly recommend Wes!
Interview with Weskoz
Q: Tell us about a project you worked on you are especially proud of and why. What was your role?
A: TWICE "Signal" recently reached 200 Million youtube plays. That was big, I helped the engineering on that one. Tony Maserati got the mix tho, :)
Q: What was your career path? How long have you been doing this?
A: I've grown up around studio. It was something my Dad did. So I remember being brought to the studio at a young age and stuck in the ISO booth with the drums set for hours. From there an interest music and gear became passion. I played in bands for a long time but always had work going in the studio. From Chicago to LA and beyond. Man, I don't know it's been about 15 years.
Q: Can you share one music production tip?
A: Have intent! Don't put the flavor of the month sound or drop or 808 just because you think you should. Everything in your song arrangement should have intent.
Q: What type of music do you usually work on?
A: It depends on what comes in that day. LA being the music capital of the world makes for some eclectic sessions. But to nail it down to something. I think Pop music and singer songwriters.
Q: What's your strongest skill?
A: I supposed my ears? haha. I guess that and Taste is an important one. That and just experience. In and out of the studio life experience.
Q: What do you bring to a song?
A: I like to think I don't bring any set sound or footprint to a mix. I work to bring the listener on a journey.
Q: What's your typical work process?
A: I like to listen for a while at first. To the demo, the rough mix, the references a client was inspired by when recording the song. From there, It all depends on the song. Sometimes I need to start with the foundation and bass instruments. Other times the vocal or instruments or a percussion part needs to lead the race.
Q: Tell us about your studio setup.
A: Currently I work out of a 2500 sq ft facility in Downtown LA. Best control room ever (see profile photo). I Mix mainly in the box. However the analog/digital hybrid is always an option.
Q: What other musicians or music production professionals inspire you?
A: I love Rick Rubin's Productions. Max Martin's songs. Serban Ghenea's mixes.
Q: Describe the most common type of work you do for your clients.
A: This varies from project to project. When Mixing I try to always convey the intent of the artist. That sounds straightforward but it's not always a clear path to get there. Is the song happy? Does a bright shiny happy Mix best suit the song? Or can we find contrast to bring that message across. Sometimes a fresh balance of the instruments can bring out unexpected energy in a song. Finding an exciting and moving way to take the listener on this 3-4 minute journey (in most cases) is what I do for my clients.