Dennis Aganee Jenkins
Multi Platinum Producer
I've produced Platinum smash records for Justin Bieber, Ariana Grande and Meek Mill. I have produced on records with Jadakiss, The Game, Beanie Sigel, Freeway and too many to name. I am making my music accessible for all artists, A&R and labels who need my services. I also have experience with doing music for television networks.
I am offering music production for all artists independent and on major labels. I do hip hop, r&b, pop and drum programming as well. I also write songs and hooks for those in need of complete songs. I can do entire projects, singles or demos. I also can do Television networks and movie companies looking for background music. I am a Grammy Nominated , Platinum producer once working under the tutelage of Super Producer Rodney Darkchild Jerkins. I have worked on Justin Bieber's Believe album producing "Die In Your Arms" as well as producing on both of Ariana Grandes first albums.
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Interview with Dennis Aganee Jenkins
Q: Tell us about a project you worked on you are especially proud of and why. What was your role?
A: I produced Justin Bieber's die in your arms. Im super proud of this being my very first platinum record. This song was his first promo single released for the Believe album. I remember producing this record on a day off from the studio at home in LA at the dining room table. (lol) My roomate and brother Travis Sayles heard what i was doing and encouraged me to keep going when i was close to scraping it and moving on. We had Tommy Gunnz demo it and Rodney Jerkins ended up a year later placing it with Justin Bieber. Bieber went on to state it was his favorite song from his entire album. This was what dreams are made of!
Q: What are you working on at the moment?
A: Im currently working on demos for labels and shopping records for major artists.
Q: Is there anyone on SoundBetter you know and would recommend to your clients?
A: Mickey Shiloh - shes one of the dopest vocalists and writer ive ever met. We worked together during our Darkchild days.
Q: Analog or digital and why?
A: Digital ive stepped into digital years ago because i wanted to be current with whats out here.
Q: What's your 'promise' to your clients?
A: I promise 100% satisfaction! I promise a dope end product that will not only impress you but will most importantly impress the listeners!
Q: What do you like most about your job?
A: The freedom of expression. The ability to express my feelings and emotions through the art of music!
Q: What questions do customers most commonly ask you? What's your answer?
A: Why do you make it so hard to pick beats? Theres so many dope ones to pick from.. my answer - Thats my job to make it difficult for you and also to make you need to come back the ones you left behind.
Q: What's the biggest misconception about what you do?
A: Sometimes it looks easier than it is. Whats easy for me may be impossible to others. People think because i produced for Bieber and Grande that im a millionaire.. misconception lol
Q: What questions do you ask prospective clients?
A: What sound are you looking for? Any references of any sort? How quick do you need this done?
Q: What advice do you have for a customer looking to hire a provider like you?
A: If you really want quality production and your not trying to kill the budget i am the producer for you!
Q: If you were on a desert island and could take just 5 pieces of gear, what would they be?
A: MPK 249 , laptop, ROKIT 8s , focusrite and a nice AKG mic
Q: What was your career path? How long have you been doing this?
A: I played trumpet early in life but started production in 2000 alongside Jim Beanz who is now working with Timbaland and doing all of the music for FOX's EMPIRE. From there i continued to perfect my sound and caught the ear of Rodney Jerkins signing a production deal in 2011 and going on to produced for Justin Bieber. While in LA with Rodney i met Travis Sayles and Tommy Brown two of the most incredible producers ever period!! We went on to do tracks on the first 2 albums Ariana Grande released.
Q: How would you describe your style?
A: I am a soundscape creater! i can pretty much make what you want to the t. I do a little bit of everything and im musically well rounded so every piece of music i produce is a movie!
Q: Which artist would you like to work with and why?
A: I'd love to work with Nick Grant, Dave East, Chris Brown and Rick Ross
Q: Can you share one music production tip?
A: Having a good beat is great but having a great mix can make that good beat AMAZING!!
Q: What type of music do you usually work on?
A: Hip Hop, Trap, R&B, TrapSoul, Pop... I also do background music for commercials, video games and television shows.
Q: What's your strongest skill?
A: Being able to chop samples and totally smash the drums on a record are my specialty.
Q: What do you bring to a song?
A: I bring the knowledge of musical space and how to create a hit record. I bring competitive music every time that makes it almost impossible to select what you want.
Q: What's your typical work process?
A: I typically like to catch inspiration from movies or scenery around me. I'll light a few candles hit the lights and keep only the studio LED lights on. Then i'll start going through drum sounds or synths and keys and begin that way, sometimes i start with listening to classic r&b and hip hop music to get my gears going.
Q: Tell us about your studio setup.
A: My studio set up is a combination of Keyboards, laptops, huge screens and speakers that bust windows out!
Q: What other musicians or music production professionals inspire you?
A: Rodney Darkchild Jerkins, Travis Sayles, Tommy Brown, Jim Beanz, Timbaland and 9th Wonder
Q: Describe the most common type of work you do for your clients.
A: I do alot of independent artists right now as well as shopping new material to major labels. I do drum programming, beatmaking and full fledge Music Production for an array of Hip Hop, R&B and Pop artists in the US and overseas.