Steven Diedrich

Songwriting and Production

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I create cinematic soul music recordings as half of Butterscotch, a songwriter and producer partnership with producer and musician Mariano Cukierman. The songs feature independent vocalists and tracked with live instrumentalists to be released and promoted with inspiringly creative marketing and social media campaigns.

My work begins with acoustic guitar and a notebook, and then after I have a formed song, I build the demo recording in my home studio. Vibe is definitely an element I'm listening for as I work. Hopefully a sonic narrative emerges with the melody, groove and lyrics, and when it does, then I've created the spine of the song and found it's character.

From here, Mariano does far more than fulfilling my demo. He reimagines and interprets to create his own version of the song. He and I chose a vocalist to fit the concept and story of the song and we work with them in collaboration. Mariano produces the studio recording performance either in person or remotely. In building the track, he records a live drummer of choice in studio and works with additional instrumentalists for further tracking and/or performs on guitar/bass/keys/percussion himself. After all is recorded, Mariano creates the final mix when the vision is satisfied. Lastly, we have the track mastered by a mastering engineer we prefer.

Butterscotch evolved by us both enjoying excellent collaboration and creativity with other dedicated artists. What you hear in my sample is one of our Butterscotch productions that will be released after a marketing and promotion campaign is created and ready to launch. We are currently in production on numerous songs to fulfill into releasing on all streaming services. ~ July, 2022

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13 Reviews

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  1. Review by Taras Kuznietsov
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    I am stupendously shaken in a good sense!! It’s such an amazing start on this platform! Steven is very kind, responsive and amazing person! I am really looking forward to collaborate more and more with him! So if you caught his attention - you’re absolutely lucky!

  2. Review by Grace
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    Great to work with! Let's do it again anytime. Great track :)

  3. Review by Mariano Cukierman
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    Diedtrich is an amazing songwriter and composer, full of imagination and great energy.
    He leads to a place of free creativity, giving rise to experimentation and proposals, and he's totally open to new ideas. It's a constant challenge that really gives a huge pleasure to face!
    Thanks Diedtrich!

  4. Review by Juliette Piazza
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    I had a very great experience with Steven.
    He is really professional and I was glad to bring my mystical voice to his song.
    I deeply recommand working with Steven :)

  5. Review by Megan Gould Music
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    This is my third time working with Steven, and we always find a meaningful collaboration. His enthusiasm is lovely, and his sensitivity to feel and vibe are acute. Always a pleasure!

  6. Review by Tamika Tyan
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    Getting to work with Steven again was great! He's professional, prompt, very detailed oriented and super talented! He's very knowledgeable and knows what he wants, yet open to ideas! You won't regret booking Steven!

  7. Review by Megan Gould Music
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    Always a pleasure working with Steven. This is my second time working with him, and I stand by all the positive things I wrote in my initial review. A very good experience!

  8. Review by Tamika Tyan
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    Steven is amazing to work with!! He's a great songwriter with an equally great voice!! He has great direction and vision! He knows what he wants, while trusting you with creative freedom. I can't wait to work with him again! You should book Steven today!!!!

  9. Review by Megan Gould Music
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    Steven was a real pleasure to work with. We had a good rapport from the start- he had his own ideas, but was interested in letting me contribute my own style, and his attention to the subtleties of the music made for a meaningful collaboration. I would happily work with him any time.

  10. Review by Beto Braga
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    As always, working on Steven's songs was a pleasure. Communication and musicianship were at the highest level.

  11. Review by Beto Braga
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    Steven is very professional and appreciative. Great tune, great singing. Communication was fantastic. Great experience all-around.

  12. Review by Andrijana Janevska
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    Steven is a wonderful artist and great collaborator! Very professional and personal at the same time. A pleasure making music with him!

  13. Review by Carl Glanville
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    Steven writes and performs evocative songs filled with atmosphere and emotion - the performances and recordings are inspiring and it’s a pleasure to mix them.

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Butterscotch (feat. Axel Mark Gotlieb) "Two Violins"

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  • Universal Audio
  • Waves
  • Slate
  • Native Instruments
  • Spectrasonics
  • Superior Drummer 3
  • Arturia
  • Fender
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