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Meet Ehll Evans

Today we’d like to introduce you to Ehll Evans.

Ehll, can you briefly walk us through your story – how you started and how you got to where you are today.
I’m a music producer & sound designer! I’ve been interested in making music for as long as I can remember. I can remember the exact moment: me & my mom took a bus to a mall in Atlanta. She got me the Dr. Dolittle soundtrack & a Walkman because we couldn’t afford a CD player. I wasn’t even in kindergarten yet lol. I heard the beat for “Are You That Somebody” and been obsessed with production ever since.

My first inspirations were Timbaland and Pharrell. I was born in Hawaii, my mom was in the Air Force for a long time before I came around. I’ve been kinda bouncing around ever since, but I’ve slowly but surely been building a network throughout the LA area through networking with local artists.

Has it been a smooth road?
My mom was diagnosed with breast cancer early into the beginning stages of my music career, so it goes without saying that I had to put everything on pause for a minute. Like a lot of us, I’ve had to deal with a lot of financial struggles coming up and I lost plenty of family members and almost all of my childhood friends to gun violence or jail, so I decided to pursue my passions to make a way for myself, my family, and everyone around me. As cliche as it sounds, music really did save my life. I was homeless not too long ago, so I’m just grateful to be able to make any music at all. Even at the lowest points, it kept me sane.

We’d love to hear more about your work and what you are currently focused on. What else should we know?
I love producing rap and R&B. I’m really big on attention to detail to set my work apart from others. Small things you’d barely notice that end up making a world of difference. Whatever I produce, from slow jams to party music, I have to add some sort of soul to it. I really enjoy building with up and coming talented artists to create new soundscapes and experiences for the listeners. If I had to say what I’m most proud of so far, it’d be basically coming out of nowhere and building an audience producing music that people appreciate and connect with. I also do work as a tracking engineer!

How do you think the industry will change over the next decade?
I definitely see streaming services continuing to grow, I also see them partnering with other entertainment entities like tv networks or sports leagues. I also feel the fallout from COVID-19 will leave people wanting more music they can connect with, something soulful, something of substance.

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Guy Nee Wang

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