Independent producer, songwriter, composer, musician. Outsider pop with alternative sensibilities. Perform as Baze Blackwood; RILEMOB.
What makes your music unique? With my skills, I aim to accentuate, reinforce or even help you uncover that special sauce. Let's make some tunes—I can help with any aspect of production or do the whole shebang:
- Songwriting // production // composition
- Sound design // sampling // synthesis
- Horn sections // solo lines // arrangements
- Vocal mixing // toplines // chopping
- Guitar rhythm // leads // solos
- Bass // instrumentals // beats
- Mixing // mastering // creative FX
Click the 'Contact' above to get in touch. Looking forward to hearing from you.
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Interview with Miles Blackwood
Q: What are you working on at the moment?
A: A podcast, releasing an EP and writing new songs for an entirely greenfield record.
Q: Is there anyone on SoundBetter you know and would recommend to your clients?
A: Probably, but I haven't seen all the listings!
Q: Analog or digital and why?
A: I'm very much in the box, but analog gear is cool when you can get it!
Q: What's your 'promise' to your clients?
A: That we'll get this done together.
Q: What do you like most about your job?
A: Meeting new upcoming musicians.
Q: What questions do customers most commonly ask you? What's your answer?
A: How did you get so handsome? Photoshop.
Q: What's the biggest misconception about what you do?
A: That it's a very active job—lots of sitting at computers.
Q: What questions do you ask prospective clients?
A: How the client's music is supposed to make the listener feel.
Q: What advice do you have for a customer looking to hire a provider like you?
A: If you think your track needs some special sauce, but you don't know what, you need someone to work that out with you!
Q: If you were on a desert island and could take just 5 pieces of gear, what would they be?
A: I'd probably be fine with just my guitar.
Q: What was your career path? How long have you been doing this?
A: I worked with computers for a while (software), and before that I was a cook, but I've always had deep love and passion for music and have been playing in bands and recording in my bedroom since I was 16.
Q: How would you describe your style?
Q: Which artist would you like to work with and why?
A: Living? Brian Eno or Missy Elliot. Dead? David Bowie. Self-explanatory.
Q: Can you share one music production tip?
A: If something doesn't sound right, walk away from the computer for 30 minutes and come back with fresh ears.
Q: What type of music do you usually work on?
A: I'm a fan of so many genres, it's hard to pigeonhole.
Q: What's your strongest skill?
A: I'm a people person.
Q: What do you bring to a song?
A: I like to think I'm pretty flexible. Work with me and find out!
Q: What's your typical work process?
A: It really depends on the project! Every artist is different, every project has specific needs.
Q: Tell us about your studio setup.
A: I recently moved to a sweet garden-level place with
Q: What other musicians or music production professionals inspire you?
A: I'm a big fan of Scoops Dardaris—and we've collaborated on more than a few records.
Q: Describe the most common type of work you do for your clients.
A: Anything that a client wants—we can get done.