Anu Chaoui

Vocalist, Writer, Topliner

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Hey there, I'm Anu! An experienced session vocalist and lyricist that mainly sings, harmonizes, raps and creates music and melodies. I like writing songs and poems, both English and German, and can feel your song's harmonies straight off the cuff. I'd love to hear about your project so please feel free to reach out to me via the 'Contact' button!

I grew up as a German-Moroccan girl in a small town in Germany. Early on I discovered my interest in music and dance, steadily developing a feel for rhythm, intonation and vocal range. Fostering my love for vocal expression I joined a church choir at the age of 6, discovering my voice and getting on stage for the first time. Within the first week of school I was in a band and within a few years progressed to playing local gigs and festivals. Later on I got into writing, at first mostly poems, then adding melody and rhymes turning them into songs. At 19 I turned my dream into reality by recording my first song. I moved to Leipzig, a city outside Berlin famous for its creativity, diversity and musical roots. I joined a music program for jazz musicians to deepen my understanding and appreciation of music, focusing on theory, rhythm, performance and listening. Ever since moving here I've been continuously developing my skills, recording in my home studio, writing, collaborating with other artists and experimenting with different genres and methods to find my own sound. I can offer various vocal styles ranging from silky smooth and rich to more airy and ethereal. Whether your song needs powerful, sturdy vocals, or you prefer more of a smokey, raspy tone, I'm your girl! I am a versatile, trained musician that is dedicated to delivering top quality vocals that suit your needs.

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

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Languages

  • English
  • German

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  1. Review by Lutz G.
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    Translated from German with Google:

    I was received with an inviting emphasis by Anu with my request. The understanding of my artistic concern and the precise negotiation of the external production process happened thoroughly and with sufficient calm.
    The artistic encounter with Anu was intense and great desire to learn. The handling friendly, relaxed and courteous.
    The voice of Anu has the ability to shimmer wildly with warmth. Thanks for the nice work experience, Anu!

    Adadrin

Interview with Anu Chaoui

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

  2. A: I am a perfectionist, delivering original vocals and paying attention to detail in the process. I am willing to do revisions to reach the desired outcome.

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

  4. A: Whether they have any reference voices or a specific style in mind that I can follow and also how much room they want to give me for my own interpretation and input of their song.

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

  6. A: Listen to the audio snippets first to get a first impression.

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

  8. A: That I am free working on my own terms, doing what I love and constantly learning new things in different areas. Also having full responsibility and relying solely on my skillset while still co-creating with others.

  9. Q: How would you describe your style?

  10. A: Detailed, diverse, ornated.

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

  12. A: Sometimes it's better to stick with the first idea/ impression of a song, you can always change stuff later on but moving from there, it's always the truest.

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

  14. A: Every project is very different and because I'm a multi-genre artist that likes to experiment I've been working on vocal scat improvisation for jazz standards same as singing rnb vocals to an old school boom bap beat or rapping to an alternative dreamy trappy instrumental with or without autotune, both in English and German. I am a fan of odd, experimental beats with weird synths and sometimes dubby undertones but still catchy enough to feel it. Working with DJ's I've explored breakbeats, jungle, drum and bass and garage.

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

  16. A: I really admire Alicia Keys workflow and Ariana Grandes approach to vocals and harmonies. I like SZA's songwriting, she is very figurative and metaphorical with her words but still approachable and relatable in her storytelling.

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

  18. A: I'd like to work with Ojerime, I really like her sturdy laid back RnB vocals but with a dark and haunting undertone that I haven't seen anywhere else so far.

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

  20. A: I mostly record vocals either singing or rapping and add backings (if wanted) that support the energy of the song. Sometimes I write partial or full lyrics or topline to an instrumental that is given to me. I am open to work in different lanes such as advertisement or film; whether you need a demo track or your own personal creative project needs completion, I am ready.

  21. Q: What's your strongest skill?

  22. A: Interpreting songs in my own unique style, creating harmonies above and below, adding ad-libs that fit the vibe and backings of different texture

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

  24. A: Honesty, skill, clean but soulful vocals.

  25. Q: Tell us about your studio setup.

  26. A: I have a home studio featuring a stage piano, a midi keyboard and two microphones where I can play and record to my heart's content. If that isn't enough, there are also other studio spaces with different equipment I have access to that will surely suit your needs.

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

  28. A: I listen carefully and ask questions to find out as much as possible to make sure you really get what you want. I am patient and ready to put my heart and soul into the track. When I first listen to your music I try to catch the vibe and think about what I feel and which style best suits the song.

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Terms Of Service

work for hire possible, raw soloed stems, originals and covers, 50% due up front (non-refundable), stems sent upon final payment, 2 revisions included, 5-7 day turnaround, harmonies/adlibs extra

GenresSounds Like
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Gear Highlights
  • Presonus Studio 24c Interface
  • Rode NT1 Condenser Microphone
  • Clavia Nord Piano 4 88
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