RedOne: Can make an artiste sound great

Updated: Sep 23, 2019, 07:51 IST | Sonia Lulla | Mumbai

Man behind many chartbusters, RedOne on why he's among the most sought-after

RedOne
RedOne

I know how to make an artiste sound great," says Moroccan record producer and songwriter RedOne, who was recently in Mumbai to explore collaborations with artistes, and in Bollywood. If you've followed the works of the Grammy Award-winner and record-holder of multiple 'number 1s', you'd know that this fact is a given. "I work in a distinct manner with each artiste, and write songs that suit one's [personality]. I have an idea of how a song must be rendered, and also knowledge of vocal production," says the musician with tracks like Lady Gaga's Just Dance, Enrique Iglesias' Takin' Back My Love and Sean Kingston's Fire Burning to his credit.

After collaborating with Pitbull in Ocean To Ocean, the producer associated with him for a second outing, Slowly Slowly, which marked Punjabi singer Guru Randhawa's debut international outing. A year later, RedOne is back for more. "Growing up in Morocco, I was exposed to Bollywood songs. I have always been keen to explore possibilities here. Apart from performances, there will also be collaborations in Bollywood," he promises.

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