DeRock is a songwriter, producer, and mixing engineer from Long Beach, CA. He attended the University of Southern California on academic scholarship where he majored in music. Since then DeRock has written, performed & recorded with artists like Yuna, Deap Vally, Liz Hope, Muunie, Dolly Ave, and Sachi.
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I have hired DeRock time and time again for a ton of different projects. He is super talented and super fast. I've had him mix things, engineer sessions, play on live gigs, and program/track software and live instruments. 10/10 recommend. Great communicator as well, really wants to make sure you are happy with the final product!
Interview with DeRock
Q: Tell us about a project you worked on you are especially proud of and why. What was your role?
A: Yuna...I played Bass & Moog for her on tour. Also got to perform with Jhene Aiko and DJ Premier!!
Q: What are you working on at the moment?
A: Some beats, some remixes, some mashups, and singles for my upcoming solo record
Q: Can you share one music production tip?
A: It's important to understand engineering and acoustics...but at the end of the day it's art, not science
Q: What's your 'promise' to your clients?
A: i will show up for work, and deliver an excellent track.
Q: What questions do you ask prospective clients?
A: I like to get to know prospective clients tastes in music, and these will largely inform how they hear the mixes I deliver. Also, I think it's important to really understand what kind of art they are trying to make - which usually lies outside of their musical tastes. Getting people to understand that they will not sound like their favorite band is important. Helping them sound like themselves is key.
Q: What was your career path? How long have you been doing this?
A: I started as a classical bass player at age 10, went to jazz school, started writing songs in college, recorded and toured with bands for a bit. My first paid recording gig was making demos for Lauryn Hill. This helped me realize that I like working with singer/songwriters, and I have taken every opportunity to make records since then.
Q: Analog or digital and why?
A: Digital. the workflow is easier!