Joss Ryan

Music Producer & Beat Maker

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I'm a producer, recording, mixing & mastering engineer from London. I have produced tracks for Jimothy Lacoste, Paigey Cakey, Capo Lee and Rachel Foxx, as well as syncs from FIFA 22, Netflix & more. I specialize in Rnb & Hip Hop, but can produce most genres from a reference track. My productions have collectively streamed over 730k plays on Spotify

I'm Joss Ryan, a producer, recording, mixing & mastering engineer from London. I currently work as the head engineer in the Nando's UK studio and have been producing my own music for 13 years.

Over the last 3 years, I have started working with various artists including Jimothy Lacoste, Paigey Cakey, Capo Lee, Rachel Foxx, Novelist, Darrell Cole, JVCK JAMES & many more. I work across multiple genres, although my favourites are Hip Hop & RnB.

Contact me through the green button above and let's get to work.

Interview with Joss Ryan

  1. Q: Tell us about a project you worked on you are especially proud of and why. What was your role?

  2. A: I produced all the tracks on Jimothy Lacoste's 'House Party Package', with one song making it onto FIFA 22 and another surpassing 100k views on YouTube.

  3. Q: What are you working on at the moment?

  4. A: I'm producing 11 tracks on a mixtape for one artist, and a bunch of other songs with another artist ready for his meetings with RCA/Def Jam. I'm also producing 2 tracks for another artist's next EP.

  5. Q: Analog or digital and why?

  6. A: Both! Analog for saturation and 'imperfections', digital for accuracy and reliability.

  7. Q: What's your 'promise' to your clients?

  8. A: That you'll get something that is release-ready in quality in sound.

  9. Q: What do you like most about your job?

  10. A: Being creative and seeing artists get excited!

  11. Q: What questions do customers most commonly ask you? What's your answer?

  12. A: "Can you make something like this?" Let's work out which parts of this song you like and I'll focus on that when I create something new :)

  13. Q: What questions do you ask prospective clients?

  14. A: I usually ask if they have a demo already and how far along with the song they are.

  15. Q: What advice do you have for a customer looking to hire a provider like you?

  16. A: Be flexible for your initial idea to change and grow when you're working with another creative. Things can often develop on the fly and usually for the better, so try not to focus on your reference tracks or demo too much, and see the potential in where you're at in the moment. Also, more experience = faster work rate. When work is done faster than you expected it doesn't always mean it's not as high a quality as if it had taken longer!

  17. Q: If you were on a desert island and could take just 5 pieces of gear, what would they be?

  18. A: HD650s, iPad with Cubasis, Kordbot, Maschine MK2 & Splice.

  19. Q: What was your career path? How long have you been doing this?

  20. A: I have been making music for 13 years, engineering in studios for 6 and working with artists for 3. My career goal is to work as a full time producer, but I also enjoy recording & mixing artists which is currently my full time job.

  21. Q: How would you describe your style?

  22. A: It's quite Jazzy & Soulful, with crisp production and good use of manipulated samples.

  23. Q: Which artist would you like to work with and why?

  24. A: I'd love to work with FKA Twigs, she brings a completely unique approach to songwriting and I think working with her would be a huge learning opportunity.

  25. Q: Can you share one music production tip?

  26. A: Sure! Simplicity is best, try to get the vibe across with only 2 or 3 instruments. Produce fast and worry about mixing later.

  27. Q: What type of music do you usually work on?

  28. A: Mostly RnB & Hip Hop, with some Rap, House, UKG, Drill & Trap.

  29. Q: What's your strongest skill?

  30. A: My production & beat making skills.

  31. Q: What do you bring to a song?

  32. A: I bring quality, production value, intricacies and musicality.

  33. Q: What's your typical work process?

  34. A: I'll usually receive a reference track/beat as a starting point to work from. I will then spend a day creating a unique track with a similar vibe for the artist.

  35. Q: Tell us about your studio setup.

  36. A: I've got an iMac running Logic Pro X, with UAD plugins, Neumann KH310 monitors and acoustic treatment from GIK Acoustics.

  37. Q: What other musicians or music production professionals inspire you?

  38. A: J Dilla, James Blake, Mike Dean, Pharrell, Timbaland, Samuel Kareem, Tom Misch

  39. Q: Describe the most common type of work you do for your clients.

  40. A: The most common work I do is beat making & producing tracks for artists, as well as recording & mixing vocals.


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Gear Highlights
  • Novation Peak
  • Maschine
  • Tegeler Audio Creme
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