Looking for that specific sound to that melody in your head but cant seem to find it with other producers? Then send your ideas to me and lemme do what it is i do best and bring them to life. Im always ready to create magic together with talented,driven,and motivated individuals like yourself so lets get it poppin and make your idea a hit today!
I specialize in Soca,Reggae,Dancehall,Bollywood,World fusion,Trap,Moohmbahton,and all ethnic and caribbean styled music.
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Interview with Stemz
Q: Analog or digital and why?
A: Prefer both.I come from that time where everyone had to make the transition from analog to digital. It was one of those things where you had to either choose both or just one. I chose both.
Q: What other musicians or music production professionals inspire you?
A: Bruno Mars,Chronixx,Collie Budz,Machel Montano,Coke Studio India,Drake, & Hall & Oats,Madman Johann,Millbeatz,Red boys.
Q: What are you working on at the moment?
A: Cant tell its a secret,Shhhh 🤫
Q: Tell us about a project you worked on you are especially proud of and why. What was your role?
A: One of the projects i worked on that made me most proud was actually a project that never saw the light of day. I produced,wrote and sang it and i cant wait to complete it and just throw it out there for the world to enjoy.
Q: Is there anyone on SoundBetter you know and would recommend to your clients?
A: Not as yet.
Q: What's your 'promise' to your clients?
A: My promise to all of my clients is simple. I will ALWAYS give you 200% of my attention and work ethic.
Q: What do you like most about your job?
A: I love the solitude. I love being in my own element and environment and not knowing what im gonna stir up in the kitchen when i sit down to do my thing. Every session is an unexpected or sometimes very intended result. You just gotta go in there and let everything fall away. Dont overthink it amd just do it.
Q: What questions do customers most commonly ask you? What's your answer?
A: Most people usually ask me to make them sound good and my answer is always the same. I can only make you sound as good as you wanna sound. You cant fake a good take and you cant wanna bling if you cant really sing.
Q: What's the biggest misconception about what you do?
A: I think most producers can relate to this and its probably the most annoying question i get asked especially when people see me producing a song live and on the spot. People always believe for some odd reason that im a DJ! Dj’ing and music production are two very different things but exist in the same realm. C’mon peeps learn the difference lol.
Q: What questions do you ask prospective clients?
A: What inspired them to write the song they’re looking to produce. I like to know because maybe i can relate and its just good practice to know where your clients mindset is at.
Q: What advice do you have for a customer looking to hire a provider like you?
A: My only advice would be to anyone thats looking to work with me is to just be prepared or dont. It doesnt matter to me as much because im used to the creative process and thats where all the magic is. So if your not sure where your going with that idea in your head then dont worry about it because i can help you get to where you wanna go. Trust the process. Trust Stemz to get it done.
Q: If you were on a desert island and could take just 5 pieces of gear, what would they be?
A: Id take a solar powered battery pack,my macbook pro touch bar,my air pods, my microphone,and my most compact interface. Gotta stay lit even if your stranded on an island.
Q: What was your career path? How long have you been doing this?
A: My career path lead me down some very interesting paths to say the least. I had chosen to become a musician/vocalist and ended up playing keyboards in a band for many years. The whole thing didnt turn out to be what i thought it would be so i left that behind to follow one of my deepest desires which was to produce music at a higher level of quality in the industry. I have been actively involved in music for the past 25 years both as a personal interest and mostly professionally within the last decade.
Q: How would you describe your style?
A: I have a very original sound. I make sure to embed all my work with that fire and passion that has fueled me since my inception and introduction to music. Its a sound that you can probably best define as punchy,smooth,percussive,very nostalgic and in many ways can take you on a journey. You might either get excited about the future or it may bring you all the way back to a cherished memory you once had. My music and my sound are totally original and i never settle for less than absolute magic.
Q: Which artist would you like to work with and why?
A: I’d love to work with Koffee seeing as how shes a new,young,has a unique style and is very influential already. Shes the new age voice of Jamaica and i think i could give her a sound thats different and just as original as her.
Q: Can you share one music production tip?
A: My biggest tip for any aspiring music producer out there is to always maintain good “house cleaning” with regards to your DAW and also just your working PC/MAC in general. Having an organized work environment is key to bringing about success and moreso increases your ability to manage multiple projects. You’ll thank me later.
Q: What type of music do you usually work on?
A: I usually work on Soca and reggae/afro or bollywood/afro fused sounds. Its a very mixed bag of unique and exciting sounds which all leads up to my very own genre which is called “Suavay” Its also something which is a fusion of Caribbean,South American,and Indian sounds.
Q: What's your strongest skill?
A: My strongest skill is definitely musical production/arrangements
Q: What do you bring to a song?
A: I bring a sound that is very unique and is very reflective of an individuals initial concept or idea. I felt as if ive always had an uncanny ability to understand artists and other musicians from the jump and i feel as if i can instantly connect with them and get inside their head without even having them say a word. Its all in their eyes,their voice and body language. Its just a vibe,its all about energy exchange.
Q: What's your typical work process?
A: My typical work progress is in building a quick working model with the artist sort if like a very rough base in order to establish a direction and once we nail that then i simply need for us to settle on a verse and chorus melody and its full throttle from that point foward until song completion which should take anywhere from 24-48 hours depending on certain criteria.
Q: Tell us about your studio setup.
A: My studio set up consists of a 2020 Mac mini fully loaded on which i run Logic Pro X for music production and workflow and Abelton 10 for editing and post production work.I use Yamaha Hs8’s for monitoring and pair of Focal headphones as well.
Q: Describe the most common type of work you do for your clients.
A: Soca,reggae and Bollywood music