Who is IRKO?
I am a Multi Platinum Award Winning Audio Engineer. I grew up near Venice, Italy but I have been in the United States for almost 15 years. Music took me around the World and I have been very fortunate to have worked with artists like Kanye West, Snoop Dogg, Sia, Pitbull, Jay-Z and many many more.
Has music always been your first career choice?
Absolutely! There never was a plan b for me. Turns out audio engineering fits perfectly with how my brain is wired and luckily I love it! What a good match right?
What’s a typical day like for you?
After working out I’m in the studio from mid morning to early evening rocking out to my client’s amazing music! It takes a long time to get the mix of a song to sit right you know? Slowly but surely it will be perfect though! My clients’ smiles is my big pay off 😉
Describe the biggest obstacle you’ve had to overcome as a mixer?
Learn my craft first of all, that was a long journey. Then getting the client’s trust, that has to happen each day and it’s peculiar. They’re handing me their ‘babies’ you know?
Are you working on any new music right now?
Absolutely! All the time! I just mixed the new Mac Miller and Sia produced by 88-Keys. The new Rocky Morningside is out, the new Lilbootycall, and so on, so many!
How have you developed your career?
The first 5 years or so I was doing everything, from producing to recording to finding sponsors to distribution and so on. Then I decided to focus on engineering only. These past years I’ve been very lucky to be able to only take on music I really like so that I can put my whole heart in it, that’s the way to do it!
Where can we expect to see you in 5 years?
In about a year my new studio will be finished and I can’t wait to do a lot of work there! That’s where you can expect to see me! Will you want to visit?
“My life’s work is perfecting Sound to create sensational Music.”
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