Transcending cultural perspective of "Pop Music". Returning it to its nostalgic expression, accompanied with unique funky & melodic style.
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Interview with Mr. Baze
Q: Tell us about a project you worked on you are especially proud of and why. What was your role?
A: Chris Bedford's Album "Picasso" I served as the producer, engineer, post mixer, vocalist, writer, pianist, bassist....it was an all hands on album and we truly nailed a album that plays from start to finish. No skips.
Q: What are you working on at the moment?
A: Couple Remixes. As well as my Second House Album.
Q: What's your 'promise' to your clients?
A: We will create magic.
Q: What do you like most about your job?
A: Positive Impact the mood, vibes and emotions of millions....
Q: What's the biggest misconception about what you do?
A: The difference between a Music Producer & a Beat Maker....Producer is both....providing ambience, experience & sounds....Beat maker is jrespectfully just that.
Q: What questions do you ask prospective clients?
A: Who does your music speak to?
Q: What advice do you have for a customer looking to hire a provider like you?
A: Be Prepared to explore an unknown realm of storytelling with yourself.
Q: If you were on a desert island and could take just 5 pieces of gear, what would they be?
A: MacPro, Focusrite 6i6, Maschine MK3, NI Komplete Kontrol, Bluebird Mic.
Q: What was your career path? How long have you been doing this?
A: I was sure shot NFL player for 17 years...Until I started Producing and Taught myself Piano 10 years ago.
Q: Which artist would you like to work with and why?
A: The Weekend. We will create a Grammy Winning Album.
Q: Can you share one music production tip?
A: Every sound is a character and deserves its own level within the world of your song.
Q: What type of music do you usually work on?
A: Pop, Soul, R&B, Hip-Hop. Alternative.
Q: What's your strongest skill?
A: My system. And my ability to here what the fan/audience wants to hear.
Q: What do you bring to a song?
A: I bring that timeless character in the story that everyone remembers. It's often not the main aspect of the song but its the falsetto melody in a Pharrell track that resonates the listeners subconscious.
Q: What's your typical work process?
A: 1. Research Artist/Collabing Partners. What they like and sound like. 2. Depending on Vibe. I Start with a BPM or a piano line I've written. 3. The Melody. I stay here for a while unitl... 4. Drums... 5. Arrangement... 6. Top-line... into first verse lyrics 7. Mixing Starting with my kick & bass.
Q: Tell us about your studio setup.
A: I am on the go a lot so My setup is typical within my Sennheiser Head Phones. But my main studios range from Focusrite to Apollo. A Lot of Native instrument gear. Ableton Live is where I work my magic.
Q: What other musicians or music production professionals inspire you?
A: Timberland, Pharrell, Chris Lorde. "MixedbyAli", Danja. Quest Love, Herbie Hancock.
Q: Describe the most common type of work you do for your clients.
A: Creating original instrumentals/beats. Songwriting/Top-line Writing. Post Mixing.
Q: How would you describe your style?
A: Soulful - Smooth - Dynamic - Unique - Nostalgic Pop.