Genres:Ambient Soundscapes, Disco, Funk, Electronic - Trip Hop/Downtempo, Electronic - Trance, Electronic - Techno, Production - Electronica, Electronic - House/Dance/Progressive, Electronic - Pop, Electronic - Electro, Electronic - Dubstep, Production - Hip Hop, HipHop - Pop/Modern, HipHop - Gangsta/Hardcore, HipHop - Experimental/Alternative, Pop - Teen, Production - Pop, Pop Rock, HipHop - Pop/Modern, Pop - Electronic, Pop - Adult Contemporary, Specialty - Underscores, Specialty - Soundtrack Alternatives, Production - Rock, Specialty - Promo Music, Production - Pop, Specialty - HumanDrama/Emotions, Production - Hip Hop, Production - Electronica, Production - Rock, Rock - Pop Rock, Rock - New Wave, Rock - Hard Rock/Classic, World - Island, RnB - Modern/Urban Contemporary, RnB - Classic/Soul
I grew up in a small town in Stowe vermont. There are more cows there than people, and the cows there make some damn good milk which makes some pretty damn good Ice cream and Cheese.
My first instrument was drums, and one of my first memories was hauling a very heavy snare drum case a mile home from the bus stop; unfortunately no one ever told me how hard the path of a music maker would be. I kept playing drums until i asked my mother for a bass guitar for christmas in Jr High, but she bought be a guitar instead. I guess she didnt know the difference between the two. I used to get up really early in the morning and play for hours, and when i got home i did the same. It quickly became a passion and a way of life for me.
When i went to college, i enrolled at UVM, started playing with some local acid jazz bands, and took my first computer music course. I was instantly hooked. This was back in Opcode Studio days with a Kurzweil k2000! I started recording and working with bands with my former partner Jeremy Skaller and started Orange Factory Music
I kept producing music in Vermont until I decided i wanted to move to NYC to continue learning and improving. I got a job as a assistant at the now defunct Hit Factory NYC, and hated it, so i left and got a job working for Wu-Tang as an assistant engineer at 36 Chambers studios. I continued working at other studios and learning more about engineering until i realized that i wanted to produce. OFM continued doing remixes, and i did some ghost production and remixes for some big Djs as well and eventually we had some remixes chart quite well. We continued working with artists, we eventually through a mutual friend ended working with Jay Sean and things really clicked creatively . We produced his whole first album and got him signed to Universal Republic, and not long after that produced “Down” Ft Lil Wayne which went #1 on Billboard for two weeks and has sold 5 million copies worldwide. We then followed up the next single “Do you remember” ft Sean Paul which charted #10 and went platinum.
We went on to work on other projects, but in the summer of 2012, I decided it might be best for me to part ways with OFM so i could explore other musical projects and continue my musical journey.
So here i am! With all the success Ive had, at the end of the day im just a guy who grew up in a small town who loves making music, being creative with fellow music lovers and spending time with my three beautiful kids and wife.