David J. Smith (aka 24thElement) the Los Angeles based multi instrumentalist producer of original beats and grooves is a Classically trained pianist, guitarist, bass player and sound engineer who crafts beats with self composed samples and all original loops. As an alumni of the Los Angeles Recording School, his pro studio experience includes tenures at such legendary recording facilities as Track records, The Enterprise Studios and Larrabee Sound. During this time he assisted on projects for artists including Snoop Doog, Warren G, Tha Dogg Pound, Dr. Dre, Heavy D, IMX, Scarface and Jermaine Jackson. 24th also writes tracks for TV with credits including 'Lockup', 'Freakshow' and 'Wahlburgers'.
Today 24thElement seeks to revolutionize production by offering the highest level of 'ready-to-air-and-licensed-clear' beats. He does this by drawing on his years of experience with old school studio production techniques, a natural ear for music theory and fast turn around time custom compositions. This ensures that his clients get the best results in the least amount of time.
I have performed with Nick Carter (Back Street Boys) and Jordan Knight (New kids on the Block) at the house of Blues. I occasionally spin in and around L.A. at Petie's and the Barrel on their EDM nights. On the guitar I sit in at JJ's super soul Monday in Hollywood and Cadillac Zack's jam. I love evey moment of making music live.
Dr. Dre, The Bomb Squad, Max Martin, Kanye West, Hans Zimmer, Jon Hopkins, The Roots, Jimmy Jam , Terry Lewis, Prince, Noah Shabib, Jan Hammer, Rodney Jerkins, Skrillex, Brian Eno, Alex Da Kid, Swizz Beats, Timbaland.
Abelton Live, Sony Acid, Yamaha MOTIF, KORG kaoss pad, Novation nocturn, Fender amps, Ibanez, Gretsch guitars Wave plugins, iZotope plugins, Harmon/Kardon speakers, Blue microphone, Numark headphones, LINE 6 HD500, Tascam field recorder...etc.