Will produce any style and genre you want/need. Hit me up.
Mikey Rodriguez, professionally known as yung sum, is at the forefront of his game. He charismatically experiments with musical styles ranging from Alt Pop to EDM, with a dash of Hip-Hop, all while continuing to move fluidly through the Pop space. His debut track, "Moving On," is most recognizable for its unique take on modern pop music, being featured on marquee Spotify playlists such as Fresh Finds, Study Break, and Libra, ultimately garnering over 1MM global streams.
yung sum is consistently crafting an ingenious sound while displaying versatility, familiarity, and bringing bliss to his audience’s ears. He has written, produced, performed, mixed, and mastered all of his original content. Following his most recent "california," (featured in Apple Music's Indie Pop, INDIY, New Music Daily, Wildflower, and Spotify's Bedroom Pop and idk.), "people think i'm okay, i'm not" is out July 23 on Black Box.
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Interview with yung sum
Q: What are you working on at the moment?
A: Singles to release! And hopefully a full-length album sometime soon.
Q: What's your 'promise' to your clients?
A: I will deliver the best product, to suit your needs and liking.
Q: What do you like most about your job?
A: Making great music.
Q: What's the biggest misconception about what you do?
A: It is very hard and very tedious.
Q: What questions do you ask prospective clients?
A: What kind of style are you looking for?
Q: What advice do you have for a customer looking to hire a provider like you?
A: Trust the process.
Q: If you were on a desert island and could take just 5 pieces of gear, what would they be?
A: Macbook, for sure, headphones and an external hard drive LMAO, Ableton, and unlimited Splice credits.
Q: What was your career path? How long have you been doing this?
A: I've been writing and producing music for over 8 years, and have worked with many publishing companies and labels, such as, Universal Music Group, APG/Atlantic, Internet Money, and Black Box Recordings (what I'm currently signed under as an artist).
Q: How would you describe your style?
A: Very smooth, chill, aromatic vibes. Easy listening and inspiring. Fun and up-lifting.
Q: Which artist would you like to work with and why?
A: I would love to work with either Jon Bellion or Jeremy Zucker, because their music production is unmatched, in my opinion.
Q: Can you share one music production tip?
A: Always mix everything quiet, lol.
Q: What type of music do you usually work on?
A: Pop music, Indie Music, Singer-songwriter, Electronic, HipHop/Rap.
Q: What's your strongest skill?
A: Music production or songwriting.
Q: What do you bring to a song?
A: Smooth vocals, clean mixes, and heavy, hard-hitting production.
Q: What's your typical work process?
A: Making beats! Finding a great melody/sample and adding fire drums to it, and then re-structuring the song accordingly.
Q: Tell us about your studio setup.
A: - Mac G-5 (Logic 9) - Shure KSM-27 - 2021 Macbook Pro (Ableton)
Q: What other musicians or music production professionals inspire you?
A: Jeremy Zucker, Jon Bellion, Bazzi, Lauv, Zachary Knowles, remy.
Q: Describe the most common type of work you do for your clients.
A: Music Production, Features (Writing & Recording Vocals), Mixing, and Mastering.