Here are 7 of the most influential music producers
In the world of music, one of the most essential components of a good song or album is the producer. Of course you need a good melody, ear-grabbing lyrics, and smooth vocals, but the producer is the one who brings the song to life.
For an artist, the dream is to work with a producer who can take their sound to the next level. There are so many producers working in the music business with various levels of success. We love rap, hip-hop, trap, and pop music so we decided to compile a list of our 7 favorite producers. This encompasses producers from all these genres and shows us that producers are multi-talented. Some aren’t just producers but singers, rappers, DJs or musicians themselves. Now let’s get started with this list of phenomenal record producers.
Metro Boomin is a legend and known as one of the best new trap producers today. From Atlanta, Metro Boomin is a record producer and record executive. He has been making beats since he was a teenager and eventually formed a business relationship with Gucci Mane. Metro Boomin also released his own album titled “19 & Boomin” where he rapped, but ultimately prefered producing for other people. He’s known in the rap and R&B scene having worked with major artists all over the world. To name a few, Metro Boomin produced “What A Time To Be Alive” for Drake & Future. After this project, Metro Boomin was shot into superstardom! He’s produced for a variety of artists like 21 Savage, Big Sean, Travis Scott, Offset, Post Malone, Kanye West, and Migos.
It’s hard to not want to go on and on when it comes to Mark Ronson. UK superstar, Mark Ronson is not only a phenomenal record producer, but also a singer, songwriter, musician, and DJ. He’s become one of the hottest new artist and producer of this generation. Originally known for hits like “Bang Bang” and “The Bike Song” from his last album. His song “Uptown Funk” with Bruno Mars really sealed the deal. Ronson has also produced for even more incredible artists like Miley Cyrus, Amy Winehouse, Lily Allen, Adele, ASAP Rocky, Dua Lipa, King Princess, etc. He also produced music from the hit movie “A Star Is Born” with Lady Gaga. This music wouldn’t be what they are now without Ronson. He is a multi-talented creative genius with his hand in everything music related.
Baauer is an American electronic producer for trap and bass music with a skill set that could kill a man. He is widely known for his viral success on his 2013 hit “Harlem Shake” which went straight to a Number One on the Hot 100. Baauer has been producing dance, house and electronic music since he was a kid. He is currently signed to Hudson Mohawke’s LuckyMe label. He has worked with Soleima, M.I.A, Leikeli74, Future, G-Dragon, etc. He started getting even more attention after his live performance on The Late Show with Stephen Colbert. Baauer has been traveling the world performing shows and concerts with his laptop since his big break. He continues to collaborate, produce, mix and make beats for new artists as he develops on his own.
ALEX DA KID @alexdakid
Alex Da Kid an incredible producer and songwriter from the UK. He’s one of those awesome producers that has worked with some of the biggest names in music history! He also has his own label which he founded called KIDinaKORNER and BleachYourBrain within Interscope Records. Alex Da Kid has worked with so many different artists from all the genres like Eminem, Dr. Dre, Rihanna, Ditty, and Imagine Dragons. Alex Da Kid was also named Top 40 Under 40 by Billboard Magazine. As a producer he chooses to co-write everything with the artists he works with.
MAX MARTIN @maxmartin
Max Martin is a pop producer and songwriter who has been working in the music industry since the 90s. Max Martin has worked with everyone in pop music. Max Martin has written 22 number one hits. Naming some of his most successful songs “Baby One More Time”, “Oops I Did It Again”, “Since U Been Gone”, “California Gurls”, “We Are Never Ever Getting Back Together”, “Raise Your Glass”, and “Can’t Feel My Face”. The top singers he’s worked with include Britney Spears, Ariana Grande, Kelly Clarkson, Katy Perry, Taylor Swift, Pink, The Weekend, etc. It’s safe to say that Max Martin is a music pop legend.
MIKE WILL MADE IT @mikewillmadeit
Mike WiLL Made-It from Georgia first discovered music thanks to his Uncle Al. Mike Will Made It is an incredible produce, DJ, rapper, and songwriter. He’s worked with many well-known artists like Kendric Lamar, Beyonce, French Montana, Eminem, Lil Wayne, Nicki Minaj, Ciara, Juicy J, Young Thug, Rihanna, Miley Cyrus, etc. Mike Will Made It is very popular for his trap beats. He’s also produced a bunch of singles for artists like “No Lie” by 2 Chainz, “Pour It Up” by Rihanna, “Love Me” by Lilu Wayne, “We Cant Stop” by Miley Cyrus and “Humble” by Kendrick Lamar.
JEFF BHASKER @jeffbhasker
Grammy winner, Jeff Bhasker is an American record producer, songwriter, keyboardist, vocalist and multi-instrumentalist. Is there nothing he can’t do? He is known for songs such as “Run This Town” by Jay-Z, “All Of The Lights” by Kanye West, and “We Are Young” by Fun. He is known for his work with Kanye west on the albums “808s & Heartbreak” and “My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy” and “Watch The Throne”. He’s also produced for the likes of Ed Sheeran, Rihanna, Harry Styles, Eminem, Mark Ronson, Cam, Lana Del Rey, Pink, Drake, Kid Cudi, Bruno Mars, and Alicia Keys.
Producers are the kind of match that set flames for an artist. We have to give it up to these producers and all the success they’ve had through the years. Each and everyone of these seven producers deserve all the success they’ve accomplished. They have all worked hard and collaborated with some of the biggest named artists.