LA Based Production/Writing Team - Berklee College of Music Alumni - We have extensive experience writing and producing for upcoming singers and artists, and utilize cutting-edge techniques to craft radio-ready pop tracks for our clients.
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Hey! We're Matt and Connor, otherwise known as Local Boy Child. We're musicians (a drummer and pianist, respectively) that specialize in pop production and engineering. We both studied at Berklee College of Music in Boston, and have since moved to Los Angeles to be closer to the industry and our clientele.
We're looking to provide any and all services related to creating amazing, radio-ready pop tracks for talented artists that are looking to take their music to the next level. We pride ourselves on being able to craft and write songs that cater to each person's particular artistry.
If you are looking for original songs that are detailed, clean, and modern, we're the team you want. Or, if you have songs that you've already written, recorded, or produced, we can bring it to the next level with any of our services. We look forward to working with you to create amazing songs that you can be proud to call your own!
Contact me through the green button above and let's get to work.
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Interview with Local Boy Child
Q: Tell us about a project you worked on you are especially proud of and why. What was your role?
A: We made a song a year ago that we're still touching up, on and off. We think the chorus sounds so unbelievably catchy - we can't get it out of our heads.
Q: What are you working on at the moment?
A: We're working on a pop EP for a client that we're pretty excited about! She's got an amazing voice.
Q: Is there anyone on SoundBetter you know and would recommend to your clients?
A: Jack Newsome! He's an incredible vocal producer and writer, and an all-around amazing humble guy to work with.
Q: Analog or digital and why?
A: Both have their ups and downs - analog can sound so big and clean with little effort, and getting to be hands-on with the instrument is an amazing production tactic, while digital is so easily accessible and quickly interchangeable with MIDI. Laid above an analog base, digital can meld beautiful soundscapes, and together, both analog and digital sounds can really fill out a song.
Q: What's your 'promise' to your clients?
A: We promise to deliver a product that you can be absolutely comfortable with. This is your artistry, and we want it to add to the image you see yourself as.
Q: What do you like most about your job?
A: Um, we make music from all day?
Q: What advice do you have for a customer looking to hire a provider like you?
A: Find someone you think you can really trust with your artistry; someone humble and hardworking who can take criticism well, and ultimately keeps you, the client, first in their mind.
Q: Which artist would you like to work with and why?
A: Matt - Dua Lipa - "I think she's badass." Connor - HONNE - "Their music is a beautiful blend of R&B, soul, and pop"
Q: Can you share one music production tip?
A: Less is more - focused ideas don't need tons of elements in order to bring an idea across; the lyrics are first and foremost.
Q: What do you bring to a song?
A: Cutting edge techniques, detailed knowledge and professional education, years of experience in heavily analyzing pop music and charts, and massive, crystal-clear production.
Q: What's your typical work process?
A: We start by really understanding who the artist is and what they're trying to accomplish/sound like. Then we dig deeper and start collecting sounds and samples that we want to use in the project, all while keeping the original idea in mind.
Q: Tell us about your studio setup.
A: We have a studio in our house - using mostly Logic Pro X, Yamaha HS8 monitors, multiple synthesizers (like the Prophet 12), and high-quality mics like the AKG C-414 and the Lewitt LCT 540.
Q: What other musicians or music production professionals inspire you?
A: Jack Antonoff, Chris Martin, Aphex Twin, Max Martin, Julia Michaels, HONNE
Q: Describe the most common type of work you do for your clients.
A: Usually, people hire us to write and produce a single or pop track for them to record their vocals over! We've hosted vocalists at our studio as well, to help coach and record their vocals in person.