I've done Vocals, Produced, Mixed and/or Mastered numerous prolevel artists/bands in the reggae, pop, hip-hop and indie music scene.
Ben Barbic’s lyrical honesty, combined with catchy beats, makes it impossible for your head not to jam along with him. Ben pulls from his influences in reggae, hip-hop, as well as Dancehall vibes to bring these genres together in harmony and makes a completely new and original sound. Since 2016 Ben Barbic has settled comfortably into the Reggae scene bringing his unique perspective to the genre. He continues to constantly grow and connect with music audiences worldwide, having been played on the radio on nearly every continent and amassed a social media following of over 70,000. Based in the Bay Area of California, Ben is working with an ever-increasing roster of artists. Including Craigy T (T.O.K.), Dan Konopka (OK GO) , Ras Fraser Jr, E.N. Young (Tribal Seeds), Konu, Hugo Jah, Kwans Nuggets, Vödoo, Bobby Hustle, Dino Campanella (Dredg) & Maggiore as well as producers like Israël Rinaldo (France), Rick Haze, Strapland Records, Polaris Studios, Small Axe Entertainment, DJ Power, DJ Jfx, Jesse Shirts (BAS, IDK), Adonis Shropshire (Mariah Carey, Usher, Chris Brown), Adde Instrumentals (Vybz Kartel, Popcaan) Bennie Mellies, and many more.
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Interview with Ben Barbic
Q: Tell us about a project you worked on you are especially proud of and why. What was your role?
A: Whichever one I'm on right now is always my favorite.
Q: What are you working on at the moment?
A: Many project. Would be happy to tell you about I'd you ask
Q: Analog or digital and why?
A: Digital. It's all I've ever known.
Q: What's your 'promise' to your clients?
A: I will give you my all
Q: What do you like most about your job?
A: Everything. Music is my thing. Everyday I get a little better at it
Q: What questions do customers most commonly ask you? What's your answer?
A: Who have you worked with. I send them the list.
Q: What's the biggest misconception about what you do?
A: It's easy.
Q: What questions do you ask prospective clients?
A: What sound are you going for? Lol
Q: What advice do you have for a customer looking to hire a provider like you?
A: The more detailed the description of the sound you are going for the better the result
Q: If you were on a desert island and could take just 5 pieces of gear, what would they be?
A: Computer, NTK mic, sub, headphones , and monitors. That's all I need.
Q: What was your career path? How long have you been doing this?
A: I will never stop doing this. Lifeling passion. Been mixing for 15 years.
Q: Can you share one music production tip?
A: Don't over think.
Q: What type of music do you usually work on?
A: Regge, Dancehall, Hip-hop
Q: What's your strongest skill?
A: I'm an artist first so I really spend time with vocals to make them shine top level.
Q: What do you bring to a song?
A: Passion, years of experience and trying to always push for better fresher sounds.
Q: What's your typical work process?
A: I like to spend time with a mix. Mix it wake-up and give fresh listen, mix it, then to that one last iltime.
Q: Tell us about your studio setup.
A: Top level Pro Tools based setup with all the best the plug-in world has to offer.
Q: What other musicians or music production professionals inspire you?
A: Mike Dean, Rick Rubin, Chris Lord - Alge, anybody who is really creative their own space in mixing and music production.
Q: Describe the most common type of work you do for your clients.
A: I wear a few hats. On the production. Side I produce, mix and master for clients. I can also do consultation work on what I think your track needs to take it to the next lev.