Island boy with a big sound, rightfully in California, ready to contribute songwriting and/or production to your next smash, project, or innovative development. Highly complimented from some of the power players in the music industry for my unique tone, powerful melodies, and impression workflow and production styles.
I own a collective of 6+ producers, 4 songwriters, that specialize in creating experimental, refreshing sounds, that can sometimes be described as cinematic, immersive, top 40s worthy, and flat out original.
I not only mentor everyone under my umbrella but my songwriting has also reached the ears of young industry professionals in the short while I've put more focus towards the field and has seen a tremendously humbling reception.
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Interview with Rokeaux
Q: Describe the most common type of work you do for your clients.
A: Songwriting is my strongest attribute so that is what I am summoned to do most.
Q: What other musicians or music production professionals inspire you?
A: I am highly inspired by music innovators such as Missy Elliott, Lil Wayne, Usher, and Justin Timberlake, and Drake, just to name a few.
Q: Tell us about your studio setup.
A: I have access to multiple professional studios in the West and North Hollywood areas of Los Angeles, comprising of top notch equipment, the latest software and the seasoned engineers within reach, ensuring quality product.
Q: What's your typical work process?
A: I first have to thoroughly listen to the instrumentation provided to me, or thats being constructed with my producer and I freestyle melodies, cadences, and experiment with different tones, seeing that compliments the production best, then I start crafting lyrics, before recording references.
Q: What do you bring to a song?
A: To a song, I bring, a fresh new tone, infectious melodies and lyrics of undeniable substance.
Q: What's your strongest skill?
A: My strongest skill is my melodic ability to craft top 40s oriented songs.
Q: What type of music do you usually work on?
A: I normally create songs in the Urban Pop, Hip Hop, R&B, and Reggae genres.
Q: Can you share one music production tip?
A: My biggest music production tip will probably be, never play it safe, take risks with your sound manipulations.
Q: Which artist would you like to work with and why?
A: I would love to work with The-Dream because he is one of the most innovative and experimental songwriters I know and I would love to learn his process and see him work.
Q: How would you describe your style?
A: I would describe my style as unpredictable, quirky, Island Hip-Pop.
Q: What was your career path? How long have you been doing this?
A: I started making dancehall reggae and Soca, back on my island, before I relocated to Orlando, FL, and started experimenting with the more popular top 40s genres. I've been making music for 11years.
Q: If you were on a desert island and could take just 5 pieces of gear, what would they be?
A: I would take my mic, my laptop, my speakers, my interface, and my flash drive.
Q: What advice do you have for a customer looking to hire a provider like you?
A: I advice my customers to have and secure an open mind.
Q: What questions do you ask prospective clients?
A: I always want to know what is the intention for the product and what campaign may it accompany.
Q: What's the biggest misconception about what you do?
A: That I get it right everytime, because i definitely don't.
Q: What questions do customers most commonly ask you? What's your answer?
A: I'm frequently asks If I make reggae music because I from the islands, I just kinda reply with "yes, and much more than that..."
Q: What do you like most about your job?
A: I love the freedom of expression and the satisfying reception I get from my creations.
Q: What's your 'promise' to your clients?
A: My promise to my clients is that I will work my hardest to give them a product they will love for a very long time.
Q: Analog or digital and why?
A: Digital, because it is important to remain in current time and tech.
Q: Is there anyone on SoundBetter you know and would recommend to your clients?
A: Yes, I recommend, without hesitation, the genius Mickey Shiloh because she is amazing.
Q: What are you working on at the moment?
A: Right now, I am filling up my catalog for more music licensing opportunities, developing the campaign for my upcoming EP, and writing/recording new music everyday.
Q: Tell us about a project you worked on you are especially proud of and why. What was your role?
A: I am extremely proud of my latest EP, because it shows me, finding my own original sound, fearlessly.