JD On Tha Track is a go-to producer and songwriter for many defining artists. In the span of his career, he’s worked with Lil Tjay, Polo G, Gunna, Lil Baby, NBA Youngboy, Quando Rondo, Rick Ross, and more. Likewise, he’s backed by Sony Music and was recently honored with an RIAA Platinum Award for his composition on Polo G’s “Pop Out.” This song garnered so much traction that it went platinum three times, holding the eleventh spot on the Billboard’s Hot 100 Songs. He’s also been gifted with an RIAA Gold Award for his composition on Lil Tjay’s “Brothers.” The reason behind these accomplishments stems from his different approach to beats. From start to end, JD On Tha Track smoothly lays out melodic, bouncy arrangements that are backed up by booming 808’s and lush piano progressions. But JD’s most crucial staple is the 808’s he uses before adding lively instrumentations. The mastering on every track is seemingly equalized with gain staging.
In summary: his musical styling gives off a symphonic-trap feel. For example, in Lil Tjay’s “Brothers,” JD On Tha Track showcases a high-frequency piano loop, then once the 808’s let loose, he follows it up with snares and hi-hats that accentuate the beats per minute. His beat “Advice,” on the other hand, starts with an electric guitar, then works its way up once the 808 slides in. After that, JD adds bongo drums and a spacey sound effect that cross-fades. One could presume that his home country, Brazil inspire JD On Tha Track’s soundscape. Drums just so happen to be famous in Brazil, and they play a considerable part in rhythms like samba, maracatu, and samba reggae. But ultimately, JD On The Track keeps a little surprise in all of his music palettes. How he masters the craft is, well, his secret. “I usually pick up a melody, after the melodies, I put the drums and after the drums maybe a couple of FXs and some final touch things to the beat.” JD On Tha Track says. The stereo separation and panning of each instrument are delicately balanced at the end of every track to give the listener a grandiose feeling. As he creates, JD On Tha Track keeps a specific artist in mind or goes with how he feels.
JD On Tha Track was born in San Diego, Brazil, but spent the majority of his childhood in Vinhedo, Brazil. Then he later moved to Valhinos, then to Atlanta, GA, where he is currently located. As a young kid, JD On The Track fell in love with music. He came to admire hip-hop veterans such as Eminem, 50 Cent, Kanye West, Lex Luger, Southside, and Metro Boomin. Shortly after, JD decided to pursue music and began his production career in 2012 using the digital audio software FL Studio. Eventually, JD On Tha Track gained a lot of recognition as a music producer when he started working with Chicago Artists such as Fat Trel, Lil Durk, Lil Reese, Chief Keef, Montana of 300. Following this, he became a member of the digital production marketplace known as BeatStars. He started selling beats on the internet and networked with other producers on the website, which landed him even further in his career.
JD defines himself as a person who carries a big heart, one that’s full of good intentions and extends to those across the globe. He’s also an individual who keeps God first at all times. JD won’t stop at anything to achieve his goals. He wants to impact the world with his music and touch as many hearts and souls as possible, so their days get better. While JD enjoys creating all of his songs, “Brothers” by Lil Tjay and “Fairytales” by Yung Bleu are the stand-out ones, to date. “The key element to producing is yourself, creating on your sound, and expressing yourself through beats,” he adds. To those who aspire to be audio connoisseurs, he leaves this piece of advice: “Don’t listen to anybody who has something negative to say about your dreams. Keep doing you, remain focused, and continue working.” Also, make sure to bring some Lays, Mentos, Skittles, or cookies if you plan on hopping in the booth during one of his sessions. These just so happen to be his favorite snacks to bring in the studio.
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