OUTSIDE OF THE FUCKING BOX AT A PRO LEVEL
I've been writing/producing music for the past 14 years. I've had training from a Multi-Grammy winning mastering engineer - Recently got back from living in NYC and have had some great meetings/connects over the years with Atlantic Records, XL Recordings, WARP Records, Temporary Residence, NUE Agency, Partisan Records, Conde Nast, Low Profile NYC, MATTE Projects, Droga5, and more regarding future plans.
THE SONG AWWAYS COMES FIRST - Therefore, I primarily focus on songwriting/production. Can track/edit/mix/master as well. Rates are dependent on project.
Fucking try me.
Click the 'Contact' above to get in touch. Looking forward to hearing from you.
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Interview with The Secret
Q: Tell us about a project you worked on you are especially proud of and why. What was your role?
A: Every project is a gift.
Q: What are you working on at the moment?
A: Your mom
Q: Is there anyone on SoundBetter you know and would recommend to your clients?
A: Not sure, haven't taken a look
Q: Analog or digital and why?
A: Both - Different applications at different times
Q: What's your 'promise' to your clients?
A: A unique perspective after working with me
Q: What do you like most about your job?
A: I fuels my soul.
Q: What questions do customers most commonly ask you? What's your answer?
A: Rates/Process - Always depends on the project/artist/etc.
Q: What's the biggest misconception about what you do?
A: "Oh... so you make beats...?"
Q: What questions do you ask prospective clients?
A: Real deep shit...
Q: What advice do you have for a customer looking to hire a provider like you?
A: Take a risk.
Q: If you were on a desert island and could take just 5 pieces of gear, what would they be?
A: Macbook, HD600 Headphones, M-Audio Midi-Keyboard, Apogee Duet 2, AKG C414 XLII
Q: What was your career path? How long have you been doing this?
A: 14 years. Started with some trash monitors and an interface making beats. It just grew organically with persistence.
Q: How would you describe your style?
A: Left-field fuckery
Q: Which artist would you like to work with and why?
A: Bjork - She's just very herself and in a totally different lane.
Q: Can you share one music production tip?
A: Don't listen to the internal voice that whispers the fear of what other people may think about you as an artist.
Q: What type of music do you usually work on?
A: Trip-Hop/Techno/Underground weird shit.
Q: What's your strongest skill?
A: Songwriting/Production/Challenging Artists
Q: What do you bring to a song?
Q: What's your typical work process?
A: Focus on the song and be open to anything - Fluidity is crucial in creating magic.
Q: Tell us about your studio setup.
A: I work out of an multitrack vintage analog studio for tracking and write/produce/mix in the box. I primarily use Ableton.
Q: What other musicians or music production professionals inspire you?
A: Rick Rubin, James Blake, Nigel Godrich, Paul Epworth
Q: Describe the most common type of work you do for your clients.