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Meet Rolendoja of Rolendoja Productions in San Fernando Valley

Today we’d like to introduce you to Rolendoja.

Thanks for sharing your story with us Rolendoja. So, let’s start at the beginning and we can move on from there.
I’ve lived most of my life in Tokyo, Honolulu, and Atlanta. When I was seven, I learned that I could play by ear and began teaching myself how to play keys. Around the age of 13, I started engineering, making beats, and writing songs in Japan. I was a member of many bands academic, at church, and with my peers. After moving to Atlanta, I had the privilege of learning from some future innovators in hip-hop production. In Hawaii, I studied audio engineering to learn the science behind the art. After gaining experience and learning from artists/genres in Hawaii, I felt that L.A. would be a great place to expand my musical knowledge.

Has it been a smooth road?
I live with high anxiety, its a gift, and a curse. Over the years, I’ve learned how and when to use my anxious energy to elevate my creative work. I’ve met my fair share of ups and downs in L.A., everything from finding new studios, to building a solid network with fellow creatives. It has been a challenge trying to figure out exactly where I fit in the jigsaw puzzle of talent in L.A. Knowing my self worth has kept me focused, hungry, and ready to grow even more.

Please tell us about Rolendoja Productions.
I’m a music producer and freelance audio engineer. I produce hip-hop/trap/r&b beats my music has been heavily influenced by my time in Tokyo and Atlanta, a lot of Japanese synth textures with groovy ATL hip hop drum patterns. I’m known using for using unique sounds for melodies inspired by the likes of Outkast, Giorgio Moroder, and Roy Ayers. I have engineered everything from island reggae to punk, and trap music. I’m proud of my ability to get the best out of performers by making them feel confident and comfortable.

How do you think the industry will change over the next decade?
Now that we are in the streaming era, I think that in the future creators will have even more access to different ways of distributing music. Live streaming studio sessions, music production, and concerts have recently shown creators the full potential of tools that we already had. There will be more niche and cult following success for every type of music.

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