Early years, musical training, live performance, demo process
Arrangement overview, cultural references, recording process
Drum production, instrument preparation, session musicians
Fidelity, equipment, microphone placement, room sounds, processing
Tempo and key, vocal recording, phrasing, groove
Collaboration, relationships, philosophy, project completion
Mark Ronson, Bruno Mars(15 min / 1h17)
The multi-talented producer, songwriter and musical visionary joins us from his studio in Los Angeles to take you inside the world of Uptown Funk, the record-breaking hit song by Mark Ronson and Bruno Mars!
As Jeff combs through the track’s original stems, he delves into the minute details of the funk-inspired mega-hit. He weighs in on the early jam sessions that gave rise to the song’s unforgettable groove, as well as the team’s never-ending quest to find the perfect hook. Simple in its construction, the song is richly embedded with cultural references and show-stopping musical performances that have stood the test of time.
It is Jeff’s passion for performance that lies at the heart of his production philosophy. You will learn his signature approach to creating organic arrangements that leap off the grid and the recording techniques he uses to capture ideas as they happen. Whether he is working on a hard-hitting hip-hop track or a soaring pop ballad, his creative process bears an unmistakable authenticity that connects with millions of listeners around the world.
Throughout this series, Jeff remains refreshingly open and honest about his artistic practice. He shares many of the lessons he has learned working with some of the world’s biggest artists and reminds us that while trends may come and go, great artistry is timeless.
Legendary songwriter, producer, and musical visionary Jeff Bhasker will host his debut week-long production seminar with Mix With The Masters from July 11th to 17th. The American multi-instrumentalist has earned his stripes as one of the most influential producers and writers of our time, having worked extensively with Kanye West since his seminal album “808s & Heartbreak”. Beginning as a session musician both in New York City and Los Angeles, Bhasker has left a platinum trail of hit records and...
About Jeff Bhasker
Jeff Bhasker is an American record producer, songwriter, and multi-instrumentalist based in Los Angeles. He was awarded the Grammy Award for Producer of the Year in 2016 and nominated in 2013. Bhasker was born in Kansas City, Kansas, and raised in Socorro, New Mexico. He played in the jazz band at Socorro High School, where he graduated in 1993, and then studied jazz piano and arranging at Berklee College of Music in Boston, Massachusetts. His RIAA multi-platinum selling records include Kanye...