I'll re-create your samples so you don't get sued! ... also capable of mastering your songs till they slap so hard it even impresses your parents
I'm Brandon aka Birocratic - a Brooklyn-based beatmaker, engineer, and musician.
I've been producing beats since 2012, gathering over 25MM plays on Spotify, and taking me across the world to venues like Red Rocks in Colorado and the legendary Le Batofar in Paris.
I spent 4 years helping launch Chillhop Music, one of the most popular YouTube music channels for chilled-out instrumentals. I was their mastering engineer for hundreds of releases before beginning my touring career.
Graduated from NYU's Clive Davis Institute of Recorded Music 2015 with a BFA Recorded Music.
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Interview with Birocratic
Q: Analog or digital and why?
A: For real? both. you don't have to choose. but analog is better.
Q: What's your 'promise' to your clients?
A: They'll wanna show off the final product.
Q: What do you like most about your job?
A: It's better than retail
Q: What's the biggest misconception about what you do?
A: That your posture will remain intact after 10 years
Q: What questions do you ask prospective clients?
A: What's your favorite meal to cook for someone you love?
Q: What advice do you have for a customer looking to hire a provider like you?
A: Make sure you hire someone with a similar background / taste in music.
Q: If you were on a desert island and could take just 5 pieces of gear, what would they be?
A: Computer, synth, bass, interface, and headphones
Q: What was your career path? How long have you been doing this?
A: Went to engineering school at NYU from 2011-2015. Been making beats since 2011.
Q: How would you describe your style?
A: Organic, sample-based - rooted in 70's funk and the LA beat scene
Q: Which artist would you like to work with and why?
A: Thundercat. I'd lose it. Guy's got lightning fingers.
Q: Can you share one music production tip?
A: take breaks.
Q: What type of music do you usually work on?
A: Chill, instrumentals/beats, RnB, hip-hop
Q: What's your strongest skill?
A: Home cooking
Q: What do you bring to a song?
A: Spice, feel, human spirit, chillness
Q: What's your typical work process?
A: Listen once, take notes on everything I hear, then dive in + make it better.
Q: Tell us about your studio setup.
A: I have two! One is my home studio with Yamaha HS8's and UAD, and a pro studio in Brooklyn with Genelec 8050's and UAD + analog outboard gear.
Q: What other musicians or music production professionals inspire you?
A: Disclosure, Flying Lotus, Alex Tumay, Leon Vynehall, Wesley Willis
Q: Describe the most common type of work you do for your clients.
A: Mastering for electronic, chill, RnB, hip-hop, dance tunes. I work with labels to master their catalog, so I'm no stranger to different styles and tight deadlines.