January 26, 2024
Join us in the studio with artist and producer Brandon Benjamin as he shares insights into his journey in the music industry, his creative process, and how he utilizes the Jamstik MIDI Guitar to produce his tracks. Hailing from Queens, New York, Brandon has made a name for himself producing records for artists like Kid Cudi, Latto, and Joony. In addition to his production work, Brandon recently released his own record, 'Mental Ecstasy' marking his debut as a solo artist.
This studio session delves into Brandon's musical inspirations, his approach to production, and a breakdown of his track 'Mental Ecstasy'. He demonstrates his approach to drum programming, combining live loops with one-shots to craft dynamic rhythms. Using the Jamstik MIDI Guitar, Brandon adds a human touch to his production, playing drums and experimenting with different arrangements to achieve the desired groove.
More about Brandon Benjamin:
His musical journey began in Queens, where he immersed himself in the local rap scene, producing for various groups. His production style evolved over time, transitioning from trap music to alternative pop, influenced by his move to Los Angeles. He finds joy in blending pop catchiness with alternative textures, creating a unique sonic palette.
Brandon thrives on collaboration, enjoying sessions where he can bounce ideas off other artists and producers. However, he also values solitary work, relishing the freedom to pursue his artistic vision without compromise. He emphasizes the importance of perseverance in overcoming roadblocks like writer's block, advocating for a continuous creative output.
Brandon's affinity for the Jamstik MIDI Guitar stems from its familiarity with guitar playing, offering a seamless transition to MIDI production without the need to learn keys. He praises its intuitive design, allowing him to effortlessly translate his musical ideas into MIDI sequences. For Brandon, the Jamstik MIDI Guitar has become an indispensable tool in his production arsenal.
Through collaboration, experimentation, and a dedication to his craft, Brandon continues to push boundaries in music production. We eagerly anticipate the sonic landscapes he will explore next, guided by his passion and ingenuity. Watch the video above to witness Brandon's creative process in action and stay tuned for more updates on his upcoming releases!
Listen to tracks produced by Brandon Benjamin:
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