Originally started out as a sound guy for a local company in Escondido CA. called 619 Productions. Unfortunately it was a mis-managed outfit and I was left to my own devices for awhile, until I moved to Okinawa Japan and worked the club scene with local artists that motivated me to start doing my own music as a producer. I co-produced my first CD with "GQue" and my man "Gee" aka Gordon Parker from "Shakedown Productions". I produced my own Acid Jazz compilation for an independent production company out of L.A. California the CD was titled (Nakama Road). I'm currently working on projects with Ben Hur out of Tokyo and Lotus also out of Tokyo, both are on an independent label. I produced Absolutely Devine's first and second CD's in 2004/2005 I'm still working with Dub, J-Miah and (Absolutely Devine)here in Okinawa. I also had a chance to work with Malik-G, FreeWill as well as Nasty Nate out of Philly, along with a few others here in the local area of Okinawa Japan. Aside from that I'm always looking for new projects. I'm currently studing Classical Guitar at a local music school here in Okinawa.. Trying to expand my horizons and all that.:)
One artist I worked with performs a few of my tracks at his shows in Okinawa Japan. I'm planning to do more live guitar work with one of my buddies this summer... It's always cool to hear your music being played live, and the crowd is doing the "head bob" thing... Big moment for me was the first CD I produced for a local rap artist.
LTJ Bukem for Drum and Bass. BKOZ out of Japan, Common,The Roots, Black Thought, Red Man, Method Man, Mos Def, Talib Kwali and Dr. Dre. DJ Quik, Sting, Branford, Madlib, Pete Rock and Miles Davis. Acoustic Alchemy, and Mark Antoine! Flim and The BB's, the Rippingtons, Ira Stein and Russell Walder. George Clinton for the funk of it,along with a lot of other folks too numerous to mention. I listen to a lot of different types of music, so it becomes hard to narrow down.
Systems: Mac Pro 8 core 2.4 GHz , Macbook Pro i7, Logic Pro, Reason 4, Ableton Live 7. PC side: Quad Core processor, Pro Tools LE with plugins, UAD-2 DSP PCI card with studio plugins, Ableton Live 8.0, Sample Tank 2XL, Cubase 4,Reason 6.0, Acid 5.0, Native Instruments Komplete 8 Package. t.c. electronics konnect 24 d interface. Rokit 8 studio monitors, Kenwood Sigma Drive subwoofer system for the bottom end. NI Maschine, MPD32, APC40 Midi controller, Korg Triton Rack, Korg Kontrol 49 midi interface, Axiom 61 keyboard interface. Ibanez "Gio" lead guitar, Ibanez "Art Series" Rhythm guitar,Yamaha AXP-5A Acoustic Guitar, Yahmaha 12 String Acoustic Guitar, Legend Folk Acoustic Guitar. wheww....