I'm an artist signed to Deepmatter records who's worked with some of the best up and coming musicians and artists in the rising UK jazz/soul/hiphop scene. I've produced multiple projects of my own and helped others to create projects of their own too. You could be next!
Available to produce music for rappers/singers/instrumentalists and can offer quality mixing and mastering. I've written, recorded, mixed and mastered my own albums and produced many tracks for aspiring rappers and singers all over the world, mainly focused on styles such as jazz/hiphop/lofi/soul/rnb/electronic.
I'm at a high standard of musicianship on the guitar, with nearly 20 years of playing experience under my belt.
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6 ReviewsEndorse Natty Reeves
Natty is a super talented producer and guitarist. I really appreciated how collaborative the process was, and how we were able to bounce ideas off each other to end up with something that we both really liked. Looking forward to working with him again, and highly recommend him to anyone working on music in the R&B-soul/jazz/lofi genre
Lovely guy and great musician!
Produced an amazing track in just a few days, grasped the vibe of what I was going for so effortlessly.
So talented! Will definitely work with Natty again in the future!
Friends, this dude is a find for me, he not only made a stylish arrangement, but also coolly supplemented the song with very important parts. The deadlines are very fast, only I was slowed down in the implementation of this order. I again felt the need to create, and most importantly I found an understanding partner. He is an excellent musician, a cool guitar player and has a very delicate taste.
I hope his work will always be in demand.
Nat is an excellent producer who has helped me not only develop my songs, but also make them sound as best as then can be. For the Jazz/Lo-fi genre, Natty is the best!
Pleasure to work with. Efficient. And a magician on the guitar.
Creative, authentic and skilled. What more could you want?
Interview with Natty Reeves
Q: What are you working on at the moment?
A: I'm working on my own personal EP right now. Aiming for release at the end of this year, I want to make 7 or 8 tracks. The aim with this project is just to have fun creating it, work with some amazing musicians and to discover which musical direction I want to go in next!
Q: Is there anyone on SoundBetter you know and would recommend to your clients?
A: One singer in particular that I've worked with recently, called Cindy Zhang, was very cooperative and provided more than enough information for me to produce a couple of songs for her. Highly recommended for anything in the jazzy/RnB realm!
Q: Analog or digital and why?
A: I use analog where I can! I love using outboard gear for the sake of uniqueness and individuality. But... I do use digital instruments to cover sounds such as strings, brass and pianos simply because I might not have that kind of instrument to hand; there are some great sounding plugins out there!
Q: What questions do customers most commonly ask you? What's your answer?
A: Can you add a guitar solo? YES
Q: What's the biggest misconception about what you do?
A: I think that people sometimes misjudge the amount of time and effort that goes into the music I create. Every track deserves to reach its potential so I'll do what it takes to take the track there!
Q: How would you describe your style?
A: I'd say my musical style is kind of like fake jazz haha or indie jazz 🤷♂️. I like using jazz chords but Hiphop/Boombap drums and I'd say my vocals are fairly soft and soul-sounding. (That's the hardest question to answer!)
Q: Can you share one music production tip?
A: Making sure there's enough room for all your instruments is very important, so I always get rid of any unwanted frequencies from each individual recording and often close my eyes when listening to a mix to check if I can hear everything. You might be able to see an instrument/recording on the screen but can you hear it?
Q: What's your strongest skill?
A: Playing the guitar, I think!
Q: What do you bring to a song?
A: I'm an honest writer. I love to expose the barebones of a story or theme by expressing raw emotions or asking topical questions. I love chords and harmony so I love to think about how a song will move and feel, basing dynamic choices on the theme of a song, trying to fulfil the songs potential. I think the music behind the song should be the bedrock for the song and direct the spotlight towards the vocals.
Q: What's your typical work process?
A: I'll start with brainstorming chords and melodies by singing and using a guitar and talking with the client regarding inspirations, themes and instrumentation. Once I have a good feel of the song structure, I start building drums by using live instruments where possible. Then I'll add guitar, bass, synth, percussion and flesh out the song. Lastly I'll add the vocals and backing vocals. All the meanwhile talking and receiving feedback from the client.
Q: Tell us about a project you worked on you are especially proud of and why. What was your role?
A: I recently released my debut, full-length album, "Condition". I wrote and produced the whole album from scratch, with one exception being a track produced by a friend of mine. I didn't know I was capable of creating such a project so when it was released, the sense of achievement was amazing!
Q: What's your 'promise' to your clients?
A: That they will love the song I've helped them create.
Q: What do you like most about your job?
A: I get to create art everyday! And every day offers a different challenge.
Q: What questions do you ask prospective clients?
A: What are their inspirations? What is the story they are looking to tell?
Q: What advice do you have for a customer looking to hire a provider like you?
A: Look for someone who can help you find your sound! The most important aspect of creating music is to make sure that the music is an honest representation of yourself.
Q: If you were on a desert island and could take just 5 pieces of gear, what would they be?
A: A Spanish guitar, definitely. My laptop and a mic so I could record. And a notebook and a pen so I can write things down.
Q: What was your career path? How long have you been doing this?
A: I've been playing the guitar for most of my life. I studied music and art and college and have a Bachelor of Arts Honours degree in professional musicianship. Now am I a full-time musician and artist.
Q: Describe the most common type of work you do for your clients.
A: The most common type of work I do for clients would be creating full instrumental backing tracks for a singer or rapper.
Q: What other musicians or music production professionals inspire you?
A: I love Blake Mills' creative way of playing guitar and approaching production; and I love all the old jazz musicians like Chet Baker, Bill Evans and Jim Hall.
Q: Tell us about your studio setup.
A: A fairly humble yet adequate home studio. Quality equipment from synths and guitars to monitors and microphones, I have lots of equipment to cover any style I'm trying to create.
Q: What type of music do you usually work on?
A: typically music in the styles of jazz, soul, r'n'b, hiphop, lo-fi, chill, indie.
Q: Which artist would you like to work with and why?
A: I'd love to work with Michael Kiwanuka because I love his voice and songwriting style. He has strong themes running his lyrics that conveys honesty and emotion.