I am a gold-certified producer/pianist working in the Asian pop market and have produced songs for artists like KAT-TUN, Fantastics from Exile Tribe & Z-Faction. I have over 20 years experience playing the piano and have studied both Jazz & Classical at a high level.
I want to make your song sound unique. Whether that means turning your demo into a full production, composing a track based on your taste or playing live keys to make your song come alive.
My musical journey started with the piano. I started playing when I was 6 and studied classical piano until I was 18 and moved to the Netherlands. I continued studying Jazz piano and graduated with a bachelors degree from Conservatorium van Amsterdam. After that I played in several bands in the Netherlands namely my own band Son Swagga which I composed and arranged all the music for.
In 2020 I started producing and writing music for the Asian pop market. Since then I have had a good run of releases in Japan, including the song 'Ain't Seen Nothing Yet' with the group KAT-TUN which reached No.1 in Japan and a No.3 spot on the world charts. Other releases include 'Santa Monica Lollipop' with Fantastics from Exile Tribe and 'Coyote' with Z-Faction.
If you're interested in hearing my work feel free to check the songs mentioned above on YouTube or Spotify.
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Interview with Felix Back
Q: Tell us about a project you worked on you are especially proud of and why. What was your role?
A: That would be 'Ain't Seen Nothing Yet' by Kat-Tun for which I produced the instrumental track. That song really represents my style, jazzy chords combined with modern production.
Q: What are you working on at the moment?
A: Various J-pop and K-pop projects. I'm always keeping up to date on the latest releases and trying to evolve my sound.
Q: What do you like most about your job?
A: The moment where a great idea starts coming together. For me It's the most fun part of the whole process, it even beats hearing the song for the first time when It's been released.
Q: What was your career path? How long have you been doing this?
A: The first half of my music career has been mainly as a keyboardist and composer but in the last few years I've dedicated myself fully to music production.
Q: How would you describe your style?
A: Jazzy chords, funky rhythms, punchy drums and deep low-end.
Q: What type of music do you usually work on?
A: Because of the eclectic nature of Asian pop music I've dipped my toes into many different styles of music. My personal favourites would be RnB, Hip-Hop, wonky House beats and retro Citypop.
Q: What's your strongest skill?
A: My piano playing is the point of departure for almost all my music making. Whether I'm playing a pianopart, a synth lead or something completely unrelated to piano my personal touch that I've developed over 20 years always makes It's way into every part of the production.
Q: What's your typical work process?
A: One thing I learned from my jazz education is distinguishing between your creative and editing mind. When I start sketching a new song I worry very little about mistakes and try to output as much raw material as possible. When I'm satisfied with the material I move on to structuring and arranging the full production.
Q: Tell us about your studio setup.
A: Laptop, interface, speakers and a midi-keyboard. I like to keep it minimalistic and in the box!
Q: What other musicians or music production professionals inspire you?
A: I've been a huge fan of J-Dilla for a long time. I learned so much about rhythm and sound listening to his beats. He's a producer I keep coming back to and referencing in my productions.