Elias Abid

Genre-Less Artist Development

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With over 50 million catalog streams, I've helped undiscovered artists like UK's Venbee [Columbia UK/ Kobalt] sign major record and publishing deals. My production and writing philosophy is based finding the authentic voice and identity of any given song or project. With a base in pop structure, I love blending styles to create something brand new!

I view the process of music production as a very collaborative and flexible experience based on facilitating the vision you have for your record. I've always found that the songs that resonate the most with audiences and the industry are the ones that feel original to the artist, not the ones that sound like someone else. Finding your unique voice in a song or project can set you up for success for the rest of your career. By investing in the development of your sound, you're investing in the longevity of your career, finding an audience that truly loves who YOU are as artist and will come back for every release. Take risks and be vulnerable! It's what will set you apart m looking forward to getting to know you and help you in whatever way you need!

Contact me through the green button above and let's get to work.

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  1. Review by AJ Silverberg
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    I really enjoyed working with Elias on this project. He clearly articulated his needs and gave helpful feedback along the way. He was always prompt and thoughtful in his responses. The track we worked on together was really well produced and had a great sound. Grateful for the opportunity to collaborate.

  2. Review by Matt McCombs
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    Egoless, educated, and experienced in the process. Elias is a guaranteed smooth collaborator that is not only helpful with his skill, but kind and gentle with his approach to the art. He’s been doing it for ages and works with so many great artist of multiple genres. Get him on your team.

  3. Review by LUCI
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    by LUCI

    One of the most insane producers in the game . swift, witty and tactical. His use of melody and percussive textures is like no other. He can make a beat with no drums a bop. His process is so alive and, honestly, I’ve never seen it before.
    Elias and I have made a vault of tracks together all different all amazing. As a producer he has a way of not just being a producer but a director, painter and story teller in his music and process. When you’re thinking you’re gonna get one thing he will ALWAYS surprise you. It’s unpredictable genius… AND he’s such a genuine, sweet sou— i love this guy !

Interview with Elias Abid

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

  2. A: I started exploring his artistic inklings at the age of 12 when my friend Quinn Cochran (Iris Temple) asked me to join his band as the rhythm guitar player. We played art shows and street festivals until we got into our highschool years. Around 14, I began teaching myself drums, piano, recording, producing, and DJing. By 16 I opened for artists including Mac Miller, Snow Da Product, Alex Wiley and Kevin Abstract alongside local rapper Le$ Paul. By 17, I relocated to Chicago where I pursued my entrepreneurial interests, later graduating from Columbia College Chicago’s Music Business program. Meanwhile, I worked as the assistant-producer for Grammy-nominated producer, Stefan Ponce, leading him to collaborations with KYLE, Smino, Monte Booker, CHAI, and the introduction to the artist Appleby. I assumed the role as Appleby's producer, developing the sound of his first two EPs "Down Dance" and "Happiness." Our first breakout single, "Castles," hit #4 on Spotify Global Viral 50 & #7 US Viral 50. Our second EP now has over 5 million streams on Spotify and has been placed in TV shows including "Grown-ish" and "Legacies." In August of 2019, I moved to LA and signed my first publishing deal with eOne publishing with the hopes to continue my career helping artists develop their identity and explore new processes as a producer.

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

  4. A: Be honest and true to the song and artist you're working with.

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

  6. A: I love dabbling in genres but my strong-suit lands in indie/ alt pop and R&B. I have a pop leaning approach but love to bend the rules and do whatever the song is calling for.

  7. Q: What's your strongest skill?

  8. A: Listening and understanding. Having the privilege to help you express your vision is not something I take lightly. Often this is an emotional and deeply rooted process so I always try to make sure you're comfortable and excited about the work we'll be doing together. I'm here to help and hopefully inspire future work.

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

  10. A: I bring a personal and professional approach towards crafting a song that is unique to you.

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

  12. A: 1. I'd like to setup a time to chat (in person if possible or via phone/ facetime) so we can briefly get to know one another and so i can hear about what you're hoping to achieve with the project at hand. 2. I'll get my hands dirty, laying down initial inspiration for the project. 3. I'll send to you what i've come up with for feedback to get your thoughts and feedback. 4. We'll repeat this process until we're both completely satisfied with the final product.

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