Let's build YOUR future together! Worked with all the Major record labels in the music industry. Armada Music, Warner Music Group and Sony Music to name a few. Peaked #22 in Denmark with 'Young & Reckless' and #26 in Finland with 'Dive' on Spotify. Recently started a Branding Company, I can design the branding of your release as well.
My name is Gijs Kohlen and i am half of the Armada & Sony Music signed duo KRYGA. In total we reached already 8.000.000+ streams on Spotify. With records like 'Dive' (1.500.000+) and 'Young & Reckless' (4.000.000+) are we on the right way to achieve our goals.
At the moment I am running a design company, where I provide video's, photo's & graphic design for some company's in The Netherlands. Besides that I am also working with several artists for their branding. I did the whole branding of KRYGA of course, including artworks, logo's, etc.
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16 Reviews - 4 Repeat ClientsEndorse Gijs Kohlen
Very easy guy to get along with, will work with him again for sure!
Very easy to work and was very helpful in what I needed.
So I will work with him again!
Another masterpiece done by Gijs! Great guy to work with.
Gijs is one of the kindest people I’ve worked with and is super efficient. His turnaround time is crazy fast and he listens to what you tell him. Would definitely work with him again, super positive guy!
Gijs did a really fast job with Mastering my song! He not only did the Master of my new release, he did the full branding (artwork, music video, coming soon posts) of my release as well! Absolutely fabulous. Definitely going to hit him up in the future.
Another crystal clear master by Gijs! He knows definitely what he's doing!
Gijs did a really fast job mastering my song again! Within a day i received the master of my song! High quality, low prices, fast service!
Gijs did an awesome job. I bought a bundle with Gijs, so he didn't only do a song production, but the artwork design for my song as well against a reduced price. Super fast and kind guy. Not only a great producer, also a great Graphic Designer.
Awesome producer to work with. Made a great track together. He was always very quick with communication and delivered A+ results!
Unreal producer and really easy to work with. He was able to take the ideas I had in my head and turn them into a reality. When it says genius in his bio it truly means it!!
A great job done on the mastering by Gijs! I needed it quick and he delivered as soon as possible, even on time! Gijs, as a part of KRYGA, definitely has the experience to help you out with all your music problems.
Great producer! Did a job again with Gijs and he just smashed it. Love it!
Great producer, nice guy! Happy to work with Gjis! Amazingly talented.
Gijs did a excellent job again! Great clear master of my track.
It was a real honor to work with Gijs. Such a experienced producer for a low price. If you are looking for some fame, he's the man!
It was a real pleasure to work with Gijs, he got me a track in like 2 weeks + a release on Armada Music! The track will be out in a few months, men i can’t wait!
Interview with Gijs Kohlen
Q: Tell us about a project you worked on you are especially proud of and why. What was your role?
A: Something exciting is coming real soon!
Q: What are you working on at the moment?
A: Several projects for Warner and a collab with "Fedde".
Q: Is there anyone on SoundBetter you know and would recommend to your clients?
A: Fred Miller. Excellent advisor.
Q: Analog or digital and why?
A: Both.. Combination is really dope
Q: What questions do customers most commonly ask you? What's your answer?
A: How can you be so good at those pitches? - Just being awesome - Did you learn producing all by yourself? - Yes sir -
Q: What questions do you ask prospective clients?
A: What genre do you have in mind? What do you expect from us? Would you like a pitch top labels as well? Do you prefer a buyout, or would you like me to join on the royalties?
Q: What advice do you have for a customer looking to hire a provider like you?
A: Be smart, choose wisely
Q: If you were on a desert island and could take just 5 pieces of gear, what would they be?
A: Tons of water, Macbook, Headphones, External Harddrive, Guitar
Q: What was your career path? How long have you been doing this?
A: 7 years.
Q: How would you describe your style?
A: Tropical summer cocktail
Q: Which artist would you like to work with and why?
A: Sigala, love his sound.
Q: Describe the most common type of work you do for your clients.
A: Mostly i produce songs for my clients. I love it when you start with something small that can be a banger in the end.
Q: What's your 'promise' to your clients?
A: I am not only the producer of your song. I'll take good care of your future with music pitches and a good guide for important decisions.
Q: What do you like most about your job?
A: Making music is such a creative way to share your mind with public. It's amazing. When you are on a stage like Ultra Europe you realise how awesome it is if people enjoy your music.
Q: What's the biggest misconception about what you do?
A: Just that i make music through a computer, doesn't mean i am not a 'musician'. I am not just a guitarist. I am a whole freaking band including mixing machine.
Q: Can you share one music production tip?
A: Sidechain compression. To push a sound to the background when a kick hits.
Q: What type of music do you usually work on?
A: Deep House, Tropical House, Relaxed sounds, just Logic & Chill.
Q: What's your strongest skill?
A: Less is more.
Q: What do you bring to a song?
A: A lot of good vibes.
Q: What's your typical work process?
A: I first start with a good cup of coffee. Slight touch of Vanille to get my head straight. Thanks to the coffee my head is starting with some ideas for a Intro, normally guitars and after that i start building. Additional chords to add more width to the song. Kick, snaph, clap, hats to fill everything together. In my opinion is starting with a nice intro a great way to get a bigger drop! Save the best for the last!
Q: Tell us about your studio setup.
A: I use Logic Pro X for a Daw, for my mixing tools i use normally the "Waves" package, they are pretty awesome! For guitar recordings i use Audient id14, and not to forget my lovely Adam A5X for a overwhelming sound! <3
Q: What other musicians or music production professionals inspire you?
A: Lost Frequencies, Felix Jaehn, Zhu, Chainsmokers.