Looking for a unique, yet modern sound for your next track? Hit me up! Having worked as a freelance producer for labels such as Interscope Lat. & Empire Lat., makes me a perfect fit for you. Let's start something fresh or send me your vocal ideas and we can build an arrangement from that.
Ian "kHill" Cahill, is a Music Producer from San Juan, Puerto Rico, who has been working in the music industry for over 16 years. He has landed placements with artists in labels such as Interscope Latino & Empire Latino and on NBC's "This Is Us".
kHill produces radio-ready music in any genre. His knowledge in Jazz Harmony & experience in production grant him the versatility to create music with a unique, yet coherent vibe, while still portraying the artist's vision.
- Custom made track catered to YOUR vision
- Custom made track built around YOUR acapella
- Re-making, Remixing or taking your production to "THE NEXT LEVEL"
- Mixing & Mastering
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Interview with kHill
Q: Tell us about a project you worked on you are especially proud of and why. What was your role?
A: I've been working alongside this artist, Dielo, for about 6 years now. He recently got signed by Interscope and a few of my productions got placements. My main role has been as a Producer & Coach, but have been called up twice this year to work as an engineer in two of his writing/production camps at the Interscope Studios in Miami.
Q: What are you working on at the moment?
A: I've been working on two indie projects for Latin Urban artists as a Production Consultant. Other than that, making music for artists on labels such as Empire Latino & Interscope Latino trying to expand my repertoire by landing more placements.
Q: What's your 'promise' to your clients?
A: Expect nothing less than the VIP treatment - everything will be catered to you. We're going to have fun and enjoy every step of the process until you're 110% satisfied.
Q: What do you like most about your job?
A: The art of translating someone else's vision into reality through the process of creativity.
Q: What advice do you have for a customer looking to hire a provider like you?
A: Communication is key. Trust the process. Expect the nothing less than excellence.
Q: What was your career path? How long have you been doing this?
A: When I was a 16 year old skater punk in high school, my two best friends were jamming on guitars after our skate sessions and I wanted to join in, but three is company, so I decided to grab a bass instead. We started a Reggae band, immediately began to write our songs, and started playing gigs. I then went on to get a partial scholarship to Berklee College of Music where graduated with honors with a Dual Major in Jazz Performance (Electric Bass) & Electronic Production and Design. Fast forward a few years and I decided to apply to graduate school at Berklee Valencia from where I graduated with a Masters in Music Production & Technology Innovation. I've been Djing & Producing ever since.
Q: How would you describe your style?
A: A unique blend of latin vibes mixed with urban attitude, topped off with a little bit of that underground sound.
Q: Which artist would you like to work with and why?
A: I would like to work with Bad Bunny, Miguel, and Ariana Grande because I feel we would definitely flow in the studio and we would come up with dope music.
Q: Can you share one music production tip?
A: Less is more.
Q: What type of music do you usually work on?
A: I've been experimenting with a lot of Reggaeton, Drill, Afro Beat, and House music lately.
Q: What's your strongest skill?
A: My strongest skill set has to be my workflow.
Q: What do you bring to a song?
A: Eb and flow when it comes to creating a unique, versatile sound while still translating the artist's vision.
Q: What's your typical work process?
A: • Speak with you, the artist, so I can get a clear understanding of your vision • Ask for reference tracks in order to hear the vibe your going for (this helps speed up the creative process, specially when working remotely) • Translate your vision and vibe into music through magic • Work through revisions • And... Voilà! You can thank me later ;)
Q: Tell us about your studio setup.
A: My setup is pretty simple. On my desk I have a Mac Mini with Ableton Live & Pro Tools, Apollo x4, and a few outboard multi-effect racks. The "Special Sauce" to my sound are the analog synths I own: Elektron Analog Rytm MKII, Korg Minilogue, Korg Monologue, Moog Mother-32, and the Korg MS-20 are my go-to.
Q: What other musicians or music production professionals inspire you?
A: Quincy Jones, Pharrell Williams, and Noah "40" Shebib are definitely on the top of my list when it comes to producing. The way they go about their craft and have defined their sound in order to make artists shine is, for me, admirable.
Q: Describe the most common type of work you do for your clients.
A: The most common role I have taken on as of lately is Artist Development as a Producer. I have now begun to do Consulting work as a Producer as well. Other than that, I produce reggaeton, hip-hop, trap, RnB, and house music, amongst other styles.