My Music & Composing
On my sixteenth birthday, my parents gifted me my first guitar, an acoustic Takamine. I decided that day that I would become a self-taught musician. By emulating and playing along with songs that I listened to (my rather eclectic musical background included anything from classic rock to rap, and even electronic), I was able to perfect my musical ear and hone my skills on guitar. I learned to compose by creating simple loops on my father’s Boss RC-30 looper.
Some years later, I discovered that using digital audio workstations (DAWs), such as Ableton Live, carried unlimited potential and could launch me to a new level in the music world—production. With this kind of software and my year of experience at school, I am now able to work with and manipulate many different synthesizers and sequencers. I have created and continue to create rap beats, electronic instrumentals, songs using rock, soul, and world music samples, and all kinds of experimental music.
I enjoy creating solo, but I also find great value in working with other artists. Using the SoundCloud player above, you can listen to a rap EP that was a collaborative project between me and an artist from New York. I produced, mixed, and mastered each song, while the artist wrote lyrics and performed. We recorded all seven songs together in the studios at my school.
I also work with companies like ABEM Digital Creations who book me to create jingles or short instrumentals for videos. Copyright laws are harsh, and I seek to solve that problem for people or organizations who wish to use original music in their visual media.
Book me today for beats, instrumentals, jingles, or any other composition needs you may have.