NEW-YORK / USA

TONY DOFAT

PRODUCER, ENGINEER

1x Grammy Award

40x Platinum certified & 2x Gold (RIAA)

40+ million records sold

This Hip-Hop production heavyweight entered the world of music through the success of Sean "Diddy" Combs.

 

He composed, mixed, arranged and produced for over two decades on innumerable tracks and remixes alongside the founder of Bad Boy Records. Tony Dofat quickly became the hit maker of the label, he composed and produced for Notorious BIG, Tina Turner, Heavy D, Ja Rule, Missy Elliott, Black Rob, Method Man, AZ, Montell Jordan, Jodeci, Total, Mary J. Blige, Queen Latifah, 8 Ball, M.O.P., Will Smith, Birdman or Monifah among others.

 

Highly respected for his skills as a sound engineer and for his creative vision he now also teaches at the University of Long Island in New-York (LIU).

KARIM A. A. THIAM

INDUSTRY REPRESENTATIVE

PARIS / FRANCE

Management ● A&R ● Mktg ● Consultant
Magnificent Music Publishing

In the industry for more than 20 years, he used to be "Mr. Rap" at SONY Music during 10+ years working with So So Def, Loud Records, Ruffhouse, Ruthless Records and Relativity catalogs.

Project manager and then Marketing Director for record label Small he launched french massive success as 113, Fonky Family, Neg' Marrons among others now considered as classic references in France.

 

A while Artistic Director for Jive-Epic he is now Music Consultant - Digital & Brands since 2008. 

DJ KHALIL

PRODUCER

LOS ANGELES / USA

1x Grammy Award

2x Platinum certified producer (RIAA)

4x Gold certified producer (RIAA)

Hip-Hop and Soul music producer, best known for his productions for Dr.DreEminem, or the multi-platinum single "The Man" by Aloe Blacc.

 

With a 30 years experience DJ Khalil is also acclaimed for his work on numerous major projects producing for Jay-Z, NasUsher50 Cent, LogicAnderson Paak, BJ the Chicago KidPink, Snoop Dogg, French MontanaFabolousCypress HillThe ClipseA$AP RockyG-UnitWale, Pitbull, Raekwon, Big BoiXzibit and Bishop Lamont.

PARIS / FRANCE

JUST DIZLE

DJ, PRODUCER

Passionate about music since childhood, Just Dizle is now one of the most popular DJs in France. He has remained a fixture across platforms, rocking sets on TV, radio and in clubs. His mixes have become the stuff of legend.

 

Just Dizle has worked with leading brands across the globe DJing exclusive events, private parties and celebrity functions (Solange Knowles, Snoop Dogg, Nas, Kevin Durant, Playlist Retreat, Essence Festival, African Leadership Network, MTV, Richemont and Piaget, Nike, Sony, Columbia Records among others.

He has played to ovations at clubs and so-mehow developed the uncanny ability to be everywhere at once and in any musical universe.

TARIK AZZOUZ

PRODUCER

AULNAY-SOUS-BOIS / FRANCE

1x Platinum certified producer (RIAA)

1x Gold certified producer

Tarik Azzouz's first placement was non other than Lil Wayne's "Street Chains" on the "Free Weezy" Album.


Teaming up with american producer StreetRunner (2x Grammy Awards winner) led him to secure spots on major albums collaborating with Rick Ross, Fat Joe, The Game, Anthony Hamilton, Meek Mill, John LegendRoyce da 5'9, Lupe Fiasco, Jadakiss and French Montana to name a few. 

Now signed to Run The Streets LLC in Florida he appears on last DJ Khaled's "Grateful" Album already platinum certified and as numerous released planned in a near future.

OZHORA MIYAGI

PRODUCER

LIEGE / BELGIQUE

2x Platinum certified producer

Named "Producer of the month" by Hype Magazine in 2011 at the age of 17, this young producer coming out of Belgium first started as co-producer on "100 Hunnit" by Meek Mill & Wale.


Ozhora Miyagi kept on rising since then while working with Tory LanezBow WowKid Ink & Devin CruiseA$AP FergBone Thugs & HarmonyNiykee HeatonLil Debbie and 
Casey Veggies. He is also active on the french scene as he produced tracks for Booba, SCH, Alonzo and Dosseh.

POPS

PRODUCER

TORONTO / CANADA

Producing since 10+ years, POPS is very eclectic and capable of going from Pop to Hip-Hop and R&B.

Renown for his work with Drake, The Game, Lil Wayne, Freddie Gibbs, Machine Gun Kelly, Isaiah Rashad and Son Real for exemple he also been active overseas working with Alonzo, Mr. Probz and Deen Burbigo.

But Pops is not only active in the music industry as he created music for movies such as Honey 3, Drumline 2 and The Lonely Island

PARIS / FRANCE

SYLVAIN GAZAIGNES

INDUSTRY REPRESENTATIVE

Artistic Director
BMG France

Artistic assistant for record label Sony Music from 2002 to 2007 and then Artistic Director junior from 2007 to 2011, we owe him the signature of the french super-group Sexion d'Assaut (5x platinum certified and 1x Diamond certified).

Since 2011, Sylvain Gazaignes has held the position of Artistic Director at BMG (publishing & label) where he signed artists like 1995, Nekfeu, Bigflo & Oli, La Fouine, Ben L'Oncle Soul, BLV, Street Fab just to name but a few .

GEZIN 808 MAFIA

PRODUCER

ZAGREB / CROATIE

Gezin aka The Sound God is a Croatian based producer part of the American producer superteam 808 Mafia. He gained recognition as a producer and eventually connected with Oscar award winning DJ Paul from Three 6 Mafia. He produced 5 tracks on his 2012 “A Person Of Interest” LP, which peaked 34 on the Billboard R&B list.

 

He also produced for Gucci Mane, Lil Wyte, Kevin Gates, Mike Dean, Project Pat, OJ Da Juiceman, Drumma Boy, Yo Gotti etc. Gezin is also the official sound provider for 808 Mafia, which also brought the Kill Bill sound to life, with Southside including this catchy signature tag in the 808 Mafia soundscape.

Record production team consisting of Chapo and

French Connect. Created in 2014 the duo instantly connected and started to develop their own signature.

 

The connexion prefectly matched leading the duo to now produce tracks for French top artists such as Alonzo, Kalash, Booba, MZ, Vald, and Alkpote.

 

But Narcos kept on extending their network and are now working with with american artists as Skeme, Young Thug, Lil Yatchy, Juelz Santana, 21 Savage, Drake and Baka among others.

NARCOS

PRODUCER TEAM

PARIS / FRANCE

2x Platinum certified producers
2x Gold certified producers

The FaNaTiX

PRODUCER TEAM

LONDON / UNITED KINGDOM

This London based music production & song-writing team have no limit in creating tracks from R&B, Hip Hop and Bashment/Dancehall to Pop, Trap, House, Electro, Drum n Bass and Dub-Step.


Credited on smash hits by PopcaanBeenie Man, WizKid​, Paigey Cakey and Stylo G The FaNaTiX also have had songs synchronised for TV, radio and films as well as producing music for commercial releases on BBC, Sky SportsChannel 4 and recently secured music in an advert for the Jordan clothing brand.

BABA FLEX

DJ

PARIS / FRANCE

JAZZEFFIQ HOODCATS

HELLO PANAM SOUND SYSTEM

Founding member of the JAZZEFFIQ crew, he first touched the turntables in the 90's with his friend DJ Merlin (from Case Nègre). Warm Ups and private parties are all opportunities that will allow him to make his own name and over the years to naturally become an event Organizer.

Baba Flex also opened (with DJ Jim) for Little Brother, Talib Kweli, Busta Rhymes or Black Milk in well known parisian venues as Elysée Montmartre, Le Bataclan or Nouveau Casino.

Baba Flex is on the one & two's for the Back To Basics parties and is resident at the Mama Shelter and at the Djoon nightclub for Hello Panam.

C-WASH

PRODUCER

DÜSSELDORF / GERMANY

1x Gold certified producer

After having reached Germany and Switzerland's top charts with Alpa Gun, Fler and Fard while producing in France for artists such as Rohff, La Fouine and Mike Lucazz he produced for american heavyweight label Maybach Music's own Yowda.

C-Wash is now working on creating more music for the american market and has new tracks soon to be released with Freeway, B.o.B, Royce da'59, Crooked I and Caskey.

FRANCE / VIETNAM

The French duo Tha Trickaz is formed by iRaize & Pho. These dj's, machine and sampler virtuosos have been performing for over 10 years on the electronic scene with music influenced by bass music, trap and hip-hop.

 

After a tour in Asia and Oceania, with a dozen dates in five different countries and more than 250 dates in the world over the last 5 years, the band released its third album, Cloud City. The album clearly illustrates their vast universe, hybrid and powerful mixing orchestras and soundtracks.

LONDON / UNITED KINGDOM

GARETH MESSAM

INDUSTRY REPRESENTATIVE

Head of European operations
Coast2Coast
Founder

Major Players Music Management

Assisting with brand and show development throughout Europe and Africa. Providing artist export opportunities to the US, Coast 2 Coast also offers a number of opportunities on their artist and instrumental mixtapes, distribution and the annual Coast 2 Coast convention in Miami which sees some of the biggest names in Hip Hop attending.


G also runs Major Players Music, a management company. His producers and writers credits include J-Lo, Lil Flip, Devin The Dude, Troy Ave and VCha$e among others.

WETTY BEATZ

PRODUCER

Starting his production work at the age of 15, he got a big exposure on the soca scene in 2012 working with Lavaman. In 2013 he was nominated for best riddim of the year by Vincy AMP association of Music Professionals and won it the following year.
In 2015 Wetty Beatz wrote, produced and engineered Olatunji's hit "Oh yay".


In 2016 was nominated again by AMP in the categories: producer of the year, song writer of the year, riddim of the year and won all of them.

 

In addition he worked with jamaican artist Busy Signal, Trinidadian sensations Machel Montano or Bunji Garlin among others and stays very active in the modern caribbean music scene developing Soca/Afro-beat crossovers.

PIERRE-GILLES DORISON

INDUSTRY REPRESENTATIVE

PARIS / FRANCE

A&R ● Artistic Director
Polydor Records / Universal Music France

As an experienced industry insider, Pierre-Gilles began as an assistant artistic director at Magnificent Music Publishing where he collaborated with many

artist from the French rap scene such as: La fouine, Busta Flex, Fababy and many others.

 

He is also a marketing assistant at H24, where he is in direct contact with the majors: Sony Music, Warner Music, or Universal. Always looking for new talent and trends to come, Pierre-Gilles Dorison sets up production teams (musicians, sound engineers and directors) to create the perfect conditions for the development of new songs.

NIMES / FRANCE

RHINO

PRODUCER

Rhino is the fruit of a European upbringing. Born in England, raised in Germany, living in France.

 

He bought his first set of turntables at 14, his first MPC Sampler at 16 and he quickly formed the Hip Hop group ASM (A State of Mind) with two school friends FP and Green. This led to years of touring, the creation of the MPC/Turntablist crew Jukebox Champions and to producing for artists like MF DOOM, Deluxe, Soom T, Kid Creole, Jean-Jacques Milteau and many more.

 

Rhino is specialized in samplers, controllers and drum machines; his performances are an exciting example of how electronic music can be performed live.

Founder, Artistic Director
Next Play Music Group

NICK GREEN

INDUSTRY REPRESENTATIVE

PARIS / FRANCE

Founded in 2015, harvesting 6 gold records and 3 platinum records in France, for Alonzo, Booba, Vald, Ninho, Kalash… The company is also present in the US and in various European countries in the field of EDM. Next Play Music Group includes in its roster the producer team Narcos but also works with young composers like Wolfgvng (who produced and mixed 9 tracks on Tangina Stone’s new album on Empire Records label) or Heizenberg (R kelly, Gucci Mane ...).

 

Nick Green has developed a network of professionals and songwriters between Paris and Los Angeles with whom he regularly works with the producers of NPMG to develop placement opportunities.

DREAM TOUCH

PRODUCER

PARIS / FRANCE

He met the rapper Smoker which led him to his first steps in the music industry by producing 2 titles of the album "Force et faiblesse". Dreamtouch then worked with Alibi Montana on "Ghetto 2".

Since 2006 the french rap scene recognizes his "dreamtouch" thanks to his collaborations with Kheimer or Ol Kainry.

His strong connection with Mister Abdou widened his repertoire to artists such as Booba, Sexion D'Assaut, Sultan, Maître Gim's, H Magnum, Eloquence. Dreamtouch is also credited on one of jamaican artist Shaggy's official remixes.

Founder
DIN Records

ALASSANE KONATE

INDUSTRY REPRESENTATIVE

LE HAVRE / FRANCE

Din Records is an independent french label that was born in 2002. As of 2006 this former association from rough neighborhoods of Le Havre concentrated mainly on Medine, ultra productive rapper who will release more than 5 projects in 5 years. His many collaborations with Soprano, Youssoupha, Dosseh, Seth Gueko, Salif, Diam's, Lino, Kery James will confirm his status in the eyes of all.

 

After more than 15 years of independence, DIN Records, which also develop artists Brav, Alivor, Tiers-Monde and Oumar, continues to establish itself as a model to follow.

PROOF

PRODUCER, ENGINEER

LE HAVRE / FRANCE
3x Platinum certified producer
1x Gold certified producer

A founding member of the label DIN Records, producer, sound engineer and beatmaker, Proof asserts himself as the sound director of the label, his footprint behind every album of the label with the artists Medine, Brav, Alivor, Third World and Oumar. Proof also produces for non-label artists.


He collaborated with renowned artists such as Royal Flush, Infamous Mobb, Soprano, Disiz la peste or Diam's. The diverse worlds of DIN Records rappers allow him to explore diverse musical themes and to constantly renew himself.

PARIS / FRANCE

OLIVER (DRUMDREAMERS)

PRODUCER

Oliver is a Guadeloupean composer, beatmaker, arranger and musician.
His first single was Benz'n (Love is Crime), which appeared in the independent mixtape Black Mixtape Vol 2 produced by Oliver and two Guadeloupean collaborators Deka R and Sampler. This track brought him a SACEM prize for "2007’s summer hit".

 

In 2010 Oliver reappeared on the album of Ol’kainry "Iron Mic" in which he produces 6 titles. That same year he participated in the Hit Lounge (beatmaking competition organized by G-Unit Records) that he won.

He will have the opportunity to produce for 50 Cent & Ryan Tedder (One Republic), Talib Kweli or Kalash which he also accompanied on stage.

MORGAN BENNETT

ENGINEER, LECTURER

PARIS / FRANCE

Morgan Bennett began his career in London as a live show stage manager and got involved in the indie rock scene, trip hop, house and dub step.


He then worked in Rome in various recording studios for film and music post-production. As a freelancer, he recently opened Boomerang Studio, a mixing and mastering studio in Montreuil equipped with Dolby Atmos (immersive 3D audio).

Morgan Bennett is also a teacher at Abbey Road Institute. He has worked for artists such as Ennio Morricone and Arctic Monkeys, Paolo Fresù et Anderson .Paak among others.

We would like to warmly thank every speaker of the 2017 Music Producer Convention :

Tony Dofat, DJ Khalil, Karim A. A. Thiam, Just Dizle, Tarik Azzouz, Ozhora Miyagi, Pops, Sylvain Gazaignes, Gezin 808 Mafia, Narcos, The FaNaTiX, Baba Flex, C-Wash, Tha Trickaz, Gareth Messam, Wetty Beatz, Pierre-Gilles Dorison, Rhino, Nick Green, Dreamtouch, Alassane Konate, Proof, Oliver (DrumDreamers), Morgan Benett, MKL, Morgane Marshall, NAB H24, Willmuch.

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

THA TRICKAZ

PRODUCER TEAM

 
 
 
 
 
 

NAB H24

PRODUCER

MONTPELLIER / FRANCE

NAB H24 is a French producer based in Montpellier. A self-taught musician, he began making beats in 1999 with his group H24 Productions. Over the years he sharpened his style, digging into 70's music, soul, French and world music when using samples and playing guitar, bass and piano to create original compositions.

 

He has collaborated with American and French artists such as Inspectah Deck (Wu-Tang), Big Noyd (Mobb Deep), Spleen, Demi Portion, Sofiane, Sameer Ahmad, Scred Connexion, Guizmo and many others.

 

He has also released several solo projects ranging from instrumental Hip Hop albums to funk and electro-funk projects.

 
 

MORGANE MARSHALL

INDUSTRY REPRESENTATIVE

Created in 2013, HOSO Productions is the result of many years working in the music business. Morgane Marshall understood over time and connections that a project often exceeded a field of action in order to be well executed, and as a result, started managing several activity clusters for the same artists.

 

Today HOSO offers different services according to the projects: independent label, tour production, and artist management. The company has worked with Jukebox Champions, ASM (A State of Mind), Kendra Morris, Anna Kova, The Mouse Outfit, Dj Nu-Mark, and recently Rhino.

NIMES / FRANCE

 

WILLMUCH

PRODUCER

PARIS / FRANCE

Passionate about 90's golden era sounds, for 9 years this Hip-Hop Dj / Beatmaker (BoomBap, Dirty, Trap, Abstract) has been pro-active. He began sampling with Akai MPC’s and quickly became an expert in analog manipulation and sampling from vinyl.

 

During his 10 years of experience, Willmuch gained mastery of drum machine programming. Following the technological evolution he now works with various digital controllers.

Willmuch offers a production workshop focused on sampling

 

MKL

PRODUCER

PARIS / FRANCE

As a Producer and a technician, he has been multiplying collaborations for several years: sound engineer and producer on the television station W9, a while music producer for the Juste Debout (international meeting of Hip Hop dances).

He is also a member of Universkalp production team which produces for Soprano, Black M, Lefa, Indila, Youssoupha, to name a few.
 

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