* Swedish producer and mixer for Pop/Future Pop/Alternative RnB/Soul * Graduated from Electronic Music Production at SAE Stockholm
David Fjellström, from Stockholm, Sweden.
Hire me if you need a song mixed or produced.
I manage many genres, but i prefer to work with alternative RnB, Soul, Pop or Singer/Songwriter.
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Interview with David Fjellstrom
Q: Describe the most common type of work you do for your clients.
A: Most common type of work i do is to take a song idea from just an idea to a ready for master-mix. I prefer to not master myself if i´ve been working with the song a lot.
Q: What other musicians or music production professionals inspire you?
A: Oh, there are many. In many different genres. But to mention some : Prince, One Republic, Bon Iver, Coldplay, Mumford & Sons, Vargas & Lagola
Q: Tell us about your studio setup.
A: Home studio.
Q: What's your typical work process?
A: Usually it starts from either making the beat or picking out the melody. Then i try to bring in the vocal idea, and then work my song around that.
Q: What do you bring to a song?
A: Great harmonies and melodies, good at arranging stuff, and a beat that brings out the best of the song.
Q: What's your strongest skill?
A: I got a good sense for melodies and harmonies, as well as making beats with vibe.
Q: What type of music do you usually work on?
A: I try to fusion pop with an ambient touch, with the grooves and vibe of RnB & Soul.
Q: Can you share one music production tip?
A: Less is more. Rather have few tracks in a song, and make each one of them sound as good as they possibly can be.
Q: Which artist would you like to work with and why?
A: Many, but I´d pick Lana Del Rey. Her voice got such dynamics. One part of the song can sound vulnerable and another so powerful. The dynamics often makes the magic to me.
Q: How would you describe your style?
A: Pop/RnB/Soul/Ambient. I want my music to be unique, expressive and still fit the commercial industry as well. Great melodies combined with a deep beat. I rather prefere a song to have "vibe" than to be bouncy.
Q: What was your career path? How long have you been doing this?
A: Started producing in 2011. So 8 years now.
Q: If you were on a desert island and could take just 5 pieces of gear, what would they be?
A: A guitar, a guitar amp, a mic, and Rhodes Electric Piano.
Q: What advice do you have for a customer looking to hire a provider like you?
A: Communicate a lot and have a vision what sort of song you want to end up with.
Q: What questions do you ask prospective clients?
A: What vision do you have for the end product? When is your deadline? What do you see as your responsablity, and what do you see as my responsability in this process?
Q: What's the biggest misconception about what you do?
A: Sometimes people take for granted i will both mix, and master the song. But i use to pick one of them. Otherwise i spend to much time with one song to have the best result possible.
Q: What questions do customers most commonly ask you? What's your answer?
A: How much do you charge to both produce and mix my song? - Then i use to say 200-250 dollars, depending on how many hours i expect to work.
Q: What do you like most about your job?
A: The creative part. To take an idea and evolve it to magic.
Q: What's your 'promise' to your clients?
A: I´ll make sure you´ll be satisfied. And, i put your requests first and i´ll be a good listener.
Q: Analog or digital and why?
A: Both, because they both have their ups and downs.
Q: Tell us about a project you worked on you are especially proud of and why. What was your role?
A: Producing Change my mind for Diana, which will be out very soon. At first i only recieved a very simple idea from Diana, which was just a vocal and some simple chords and i turned it into a banger.
Q: What are you working on at the moment?
A: Just producing different songs together with a swedish artist and topliner called Jones.