My mission is to bring YOUR vision to life and make amazing music together. I am a NY-based producer, engineer and mentor who worked with GRAMMY winners, major labels, global brands and indie artists from across the world. I specialize in pop, urban and EDM but have worked on hundreds of songs across all types of genres. Hit me up and let's talk!
WHO I AM:
NY-based producer working with labels like Warner and Empire (currently focusing on: Bazzi, Hit Boy, Mozzy, Kehlani). I design sound for commercials (Victoria's Secret, Nordstrom, Sephora) and TV (Showtime, BET). I'm the highest reviewed producer on Soundbetter (800 five star reviews)
WHAT I DO:
I can produce Top 40 bangers as well as more left-field stuff across ALL genres. Versatility is my main strength and what I really love is to turn YOUR vision into music.
Hit me up to find out more about the services I offer, including:
- Creating your track from scratch based on your vision
- Creating the beat around your lyrics, even if they are just a rough idea recorded on your phone
- Remaking/Remixing or enhancing your song's production
- Mixing and Mastering (including vocal production)
- Production Coaching and 1-on-1 virtual consultations
MY PROMISE TO CLIENTS:
When you hire me, you are getting the "Rolls Royce" treatment. No shortcuts, no excuses, no BS! The song will be custom-made for you, delivered on time and to your full satisfaction....and you keep 100% of the publishing! Don't take my word for it - read my reviews and see what my clients have to say!
HOW I WORK:
I can turn most tracks from demo to radio-ready in one day. I offer unlimited revisions for 1 week after delivering the project to ensure you get exactly the song you want.
Send me a note through the contact button above.
880 Reviews - 130 Repeat ClientsEndorse GËKKØ
Once again, Gekko has delivered an incredible track! He understood exactly what I wanted and went above and beyond. The track has such a feel-good vibe and is unique and original. Aside from his enormous talent, Gekko is a PRO... responsive, organized, timely and articulate in the way he communicates from the beginning to the completion of the project. Thank you so much Gekko! I can't wait to work with you again! Lisa Dawn Miller
Another great job, awesome producer and so easy to work collaboratively with. Will be back
Wow! I can't rave enough about Gekko! He totally heard and understood what I was asking for and delivered the most stellar track! He's super talented and brought originality and uniqueness to this project! He is incredibly organized and understands what I need on my end and he is very responsive. He's also SUPER nice and totally PRO!! Thank you SO much Gekko! I can't wait to work with you again!!! Way beyond 5-Stars!
G is absolutely incredible! I was so impressed with how he produced exactly what I wanted and so quickly as well. Besides being amazingly talented, he is also very nice and professional in every way. He truly deserves his top ratings and I can’t recommend him highly enough!
This man is the GOAT. He took a track with no instrumental, only lyrics, and turned it into a competitive commercial sound. We talked about vision, and built from the ground up. He uses high quality samples and is communicative every step of the way. He doesn't know it yet, but he's my new Go-To. Looking forward to future work!
HIRE GEKKO! But only if you want to work with an unbelievably talented, super efficient, communicative, collaborative and gifted musical human. G helped me take my song in a really unexpected cool direction, and he is such a PRO...Can't wait to work with him again. SOUNDBETTER TOP RATED for many reasons. 10 stars!
G is very insightful and professional! He 2knows how to take your vision and song to a level you didn't think possible while still staying true to the artist and their work.
Gekko is the reason I’m getting so much done and it sounds exactly like I wanted. A phenomenal producer!
Not only is Gekko amazing at what he does but his professionalism and top tier service separates him from the rest and keeps you coming back for more. He is a well-rounded producer who always invests his best effort. SUPER NICE and not to mention, GIFTED! He's deserving of every five-star review and then some. Thank you for bringing my vision to life once more!
WOW!!! I can't recommend GEKKO highly enough. If you're looking for someone who is not only incredibly skilled, but also dedicated, passionate, and creative, look no further. Thank you, GEKKO, for all of your hard work and for helping make my vision a reality.
5 stars all around!
Another perfect production.
G was able to see my vision, interpret, and raise the bar much higher.
As you read through my many reviews of GÊKKØ you'll see that he's absolutely amazing at what he does. I always stress, that he's incredible at what he does, but he's also a great human being! Very kind, easy to work with and a positive spirit. - He's never let me down.
I think Producer G has worked on every genre of song with me, and today, it was a RAP song, which turned out EPIC...absolutely love it!! His skills are phenomenal!
Another amazing experience working with G. He is very creative, talented, and his production skills always surpass my expectations. It’s rare to find in the music industry, someone who’s also personable and always a pleasure to work with. Thanks again!
Stunning, Amazing! I'm so grateful to have Giovanni on my team. He's a true asset and I can always count on him to deliver great work!
I'm looking forward to working with Giovanni again in the future. He's a talented and dedicated professional who always goes the extra mile. ✩✩✩✩✩
As usual stellar experience. All changes I asked for were made. Made the dream become a reality. Timely. Great process and person overall. Very professional.
A real professional and easy to work with. Hugely helpful in all aspects, I recommend Gekko to anyone!
Fantastic experience once again working with GEKKO! Absolutely amazing! Highly recommend! Friendly, Skilled, Talented, Professional, and Quick!
Interview with GËKKØ
Q: What other musicians or music production professionals inspire you?
A: I love the works of producers like Hit Boy (who I collaborated with), Timbaland and Pharrell whose sound transcended genres and translated beautifully into different types of music. On the more indie end of the spectrum, producers like Clams Casino (A$AP Rocky, Imogen Heap) are definite reference points when it comes to create lush, texturized sonics that feel expensive and carefully curated. My favourite songwriter of all time is Max Martin (if you don't know who he is, you should).
Q: Tell us about a project you worked on you are especially proud of and why. What was your role?
A: I just finished producing a joint EP with Mozzy, who needs no introduction, and Omar Kadir, a R&B artist I invested in early in my career. I am proud of it because Mozzy is one of the best lyricists in the game. Omar is a friend and one of the "day 1s" when I started the music industry. This project is the culmination of lots of combined hustle and hard work.
Q: What are you working on at the moment?
A: I'm working with WMG, specifically Atlantic Records and APG. I am also working with Empire on a number of their top tier artists. Beyond the recoded music industry, I just scored advertising campaigns for global brands such as Sephora and Victoria's Secret.
Q: What was your career path? How long have you been doing this?
A: My path to music was an unusual one. After graduating from college I had a a career in business and finance, and it took me a whole 8 years to understand that 'suit & tie' just wasn't what I wanted to do with my life. While I always messed around with songwriting and music production since an early age, I made music my full time job in 2015 and haven't looked back since.
Q: Which artist would you like to work with and why?
A: If they were still alive: Michael Jackson, Prince, and Freddie Mercury
Q: What type of music do you usually work on?
A: Hip Hop, RnB and Pop
Q: What do you like most about your job?
A: I physically need to make music as a creative release - it's very therapeutic, so the fact that I'm getting paid to do it is just amazing. I also like the independence of being my own boss and working at my own pace.
Q: What's your 'promise' to your clients?
A: When you hire me you can expect the "rolls royce" treatment - everything will be custom made to your specifications, no short cuts, no excuses. I keep you posted at all steps of the process and make sure you are always 100% satisfied with the product.
Q: What advice do you have for a customer looking to hire a provider like you?
A: Take the time to clearly communicate your vision and expect nothing less than excellence.
Q: How would you describe your style?
A: I like productions that are simple but "expensive" sounding. I take time to make sure the sounds I use are full, rich and expressive but I also make sure I don't over produce records and leave room for the vocals to stand out, whether it's pop, rap or rnb.
Q: Tell us about your studio setup.
A: I have my own studio in Brooklyn. I use Logic as my main production software. Beyond just producing, I am also a proficient piano player.
Q: Is there anyone on SoundBetter you know and would recommend to your clients?
A: Mickey Shiloh - amazing songwriter, glowing personality and solid work ethic.
Q: Can you share one music production tip?
A: Keep it simple.
Q: What's your strongest skill?
Q: What do you bring to a song?
A: My own aesthetic, as well as my ability to be versatile and reflect the artist's vision.
Q: What's your typical work process?
A: It starts with speaking with the artist and understanding the sound they are looking for. It ends with me translating that vision into a musical reality and providing you with a banger! Everything in between is a professional secret ;)
Q: Describe the most common type of work you do for your clients.
A: I am a hip hop, RnB and pop producer, which means I "make beats" and compose all the music, except for the lyrics. Most clients reach out with a rough idea of the kind of song they want, often providing reference tracks from existing artists that show the kind of vibe they are looking for. Some clients come with existing melodies or lyrics they wrote either acappella or to another beat. I help these clients by "re-producing" the track, i.e. building a brand new beat around their lyrics.