Kit Sleepy

Music Producer

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Looking for a Music Producer in Yokohama or Tokyo? I can produce a wide range of genres such as Pop, Hip-Hop, Electronic, and even Orchestral music. If you're looking for top quality sound at a good price then you're in the right place! Let's get to work!

I am an Artist/Producer/Songwriter living in Yokohama, Japan. I'm not really sure how to describe my style but I take inspiration from literally every musical genre and I am genuinely interested in anything new that I come across.

I mainly offer mixing and mastering services, but should you need help with any other aspect of the production process (Composing, Songwriting, Arrangement, etc.), I'm there too!

Tell me about your project and how I can help, through the 'Contact' button above.

2 Reviews

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  1. Review by Erin Cross
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    Kit Sleepy made an awesome soundtrack for my photographs, which was also used as part of a group exhibition I had in Tokyo. He's very easy to work with, and I'm really looking forward to work with him again in the future!

  2. Review by Kat Alcazar
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    I was able to work with Kit on a video project during the start of the pandemic. Working with him is such a breeze. He's easy to talk to and a fun collaborator. I hope we can work on another project in the future.

    (Link to video project https://youtu.be/ZI1o68_l4ew )

Interview with Kit Sleepy

  1. Q: What's your typical work process?

  2. A: My process usually starts with a chord progression. A riff. I start a project in Ableton Live and pick an instrument - synth, piano, flute, violin- whatever feels right at the moment. Once the main riff is established I build the drums, bass, and everything else around that. I keep listening to that beat until a melody comes to me. And then I write the words for it. I like my lyrics to be half yeah-that-was-clever and half what-the-hell-am-I-talking-about. Now, the song arrangement also usually gets done while I am writing the words so by the time the lyrics are done, the song itself is complete. Time to get technical. Mixing a song is like planning how to tell a story. You take out the unnecessary bits with EQ, add some flourish and effects here and there (we can spend a whole day talking about this and we’ll barely even scratch the surface). Basically, break the song down and put it back together until it finally sounds the way I want it. After that it’s just off to mastering and that’s it. The whole process gets pretty crazy. But every bit of it is invigorating. I thrive in its environment.

  3. Q: Can you share one music production tip?

  4. A: If you start sounding like somebody else, or find yourself tempted to follow the latest music trend, stop and take a few steps back. Do not fit into that mold. Dig deep and find what it is that makes you different from the rest because I assure you, it is in there somewhere.

  5. Q: Describe the most common type of work you do for your clients.

  6. A: I'm new here so I have been mostly working on my own music (writing, arranging, recording, mixing, mastering).

  7. Q: What other musicians or music production professionals inspire you?

  8. A: Mac Miller, Flying Lotus, TNGHT, Brockhampton, Earthgang

  9. Q: Tell us about your studio setup.

  10. A: I use Ableton Live 10 Suite on an imac 2017 with my Ableton Push, Shure SRH440 headphones, Mackie CR3 monitors, id4 audio interface, and MX770 condenser mic.

  11. Q: What do you bring to a song?

  12. A: I bring more than 15 years of music-making experience in Rock, Hip-Hop, and Experimental genres. I believe that having this creative experience since I was young gives me a unique perspective and allows me to visualize something in you that other people may not be able to.

  13. Q: What's your strongest skill?

  14. A: My desire to make something new and exciting and different.

  15. Q: What type of music do you usually work on?

  16. A: My work probably falls in the "experimental" hiphop category.

  17. Q: Which artist would you like to work with and why?

  18. A: Earthgang. They are the perfect fusion of Hip Hop and Experimental and I am sure that they will blow my mind.

  19. Q: How would you describe your style?

  20. A: Revolutionary

  21. Q: What are you working on at the moment?

  22. A: I am currently working on promoting my second EP, Keio, while making tracks for my 3rd EP. I'm also working on an electronic concept album for S2S Japan.

  23. Q: What was your career path? How long have you been doing this?

  24. A: I bought a DAW and started producing music myself around 5 years ago but I've been obsessed with making music way before that (like 15-20 years ago). I've probably recorded around 3 demos with 3 different bands, some as a bassist and my main one as a vocalist, so I have been on the opposite side of that mixing console and I know what it's like to be the client.

  25. Q: What advice do you have for a customer looking to hire a provider like you?

  26. A: Communication is key. The more specific you are with what you want for your sound, the more I can help you to get there.

  27. Q: What do you like most about your job?

  28. A: I am obsessed with it. Making music is literally the only thing I've ever wanted to do.

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Gear Highlights
  • Ableton Live 10 Suite & Push Controller
  • Mackie CR3 Monitors
  • Shure SRH440 headphones
  • MXL 770 Condenser Microphone
  • Audient iD Audio Interface
  • iMac 2017
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