Aug 14, 2012, 12:37

Location: Richmond Hill, New York – United States Of America
Member Since: January 22, 2011
Tracks in Portfolio: 71 (click here to hear all tracks)

Tracks We Like:

“Honor You Ft. Tan Girls”

“Beat Up Tha Streetz”

The Interview:
High profile projects or clients you have worked for?
I had 1 song on the radio in Syracuse, NY entitled “Have Another Drink,” which was for the college crowd. I made the beat for the song.

Primary instrument?

Favorite music-making piece of gear or software you currently use?
Reason 3.0

Piece of gear or software you wish you owned?
I wish I had all different kinds of instruments to experiment with + an analog recording studio. Instruments just kind of make sound and it would be nice to get a lot of different textures recorded. And, analog recordings sound much more genuine than digital, for example Beatles (ANALOG) vs. Justin Bieber (DIGITAL).

Film score or song you admire? Why?
“Love Me Do” by The Beatles- It’s pretty difficult to replicate that harmony. As basic at is, I’ve never heard a single band, artist or Beatles impersonator do anything like it, not even a little bit. Was it recorded by aliens?

Music education background?
I have a Minor in Music Industry from Syracuse University.

Memorable “Aha!” moment during your musical education?
When 1 day in class they told us the music industry was unexpectedly shrinking and soon even major artists would go bankrupt. Michael Jackson and Whitney Houston would be penniless if they didn’t revive their careers, release albums, and begin tirelessly touring year-round in major global tours.

Most embarrassing music-related moment?
When I was 12 I was kicked out of a band I initially founded because they decided the bassist was a better singer/songwriter. I learned my lesson and now I only employ machines if I can help it.

If you had a time machine and could record or perform once with any artist, who would it be?
Bob Marley and the Wailers

Moment you first knew you would be a musician?
My Dad had an old guitar sitting around and refused to teach me (and I wasn’t allowed to listen to music at night either). But out of anger from my constant prodding, he showed me an E chord and I started writing songs by moving the E chord up and down the frets. I was only 9 years old at the time so everyone was impressed.

Advice you would give to a younger family member interested in a music career?
The best strategy for a successful career is, if you yourself like your music, then other people will like it just as much. If you don’t enjoy it, nobody else will like it either. The best songs are by songwriters who really did need to express themselves, so that song was like a life-saver to them. Artists tend to have a lot of silly songs nobody cares about and 1 or 2 really personal songs that literally became hit singles… Eric Clapton “Cocaine” (about Clapton’s Cocaine addiction), The Eagles “Hotel California” (about disparity of class/wealth), Beatles “Twist and Shout” (performed by 4 megastars who weren’t really getting laid yet), Notorious B.I.G. “Ready to Die” (he expects to be assassinated any day now), Rolling Stones “Satisfaction” (about the illusion of the American Dream)… etc. The recipe for a superstar is your average hopeful, naive ambitious children who accidentally soothe their own hurt feelings with the therapy of music, and now have the capacity to do the same thing for others.

Five songs or albums you’d take with you to a desert island?
Chronic –2001

Beatles – Red Album

Pearl Jam – Ten

GZA – Liquid Swords

If you could master another instrument, what would it be?

Favorite time of day to work in your studio?
After midnight

Any studio collaboration you experienced that stands out in your mind? Why?
Working with girl group “TAN GIRLS.” They were classically trained vocalists and improvised their own harmonies.

Big thanks to Domitian for taking the time to do this interview and make his music available for licensing on We think these tracks are ideal to License RnB royalty free for video.


Mike Bielenberg is a professional musician and co-founder of, a production music marketplace with over 17,000 tracks online where media producers, video producers, filmmakers, game developers, businesses and other music buyers can license high-quality, affordable royalty-free music from an online community of musicians

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