DJ Khalil is a production powerhouse. As a member of songwriting supergroup The New Royales, he’s penned Pop hits for Eminem, Pink, and Aloe Blacc - but his personal CV reads like a laundry list of Hip Hop’s elite: He’s worked with Jay-Z, Kanye, and Nas, and boasts production and writing credits on ASAP Rocky’s AT.LONG.LAST.A$AP, Kendrick’s Good Kid, M.A.A.D. City, and Drake’s So Far Gone, among many others.
We visit Khalil at his Los Angeles studio for a look at his storied career, a breakdown of the classic LA sound, and a peek behind his production philosophy.
Native Instruments (NI) is the innovation leader in the music creation industry. NI caters to music creators of all backgrounds, including producers, performers, and DJs. Its comprehensive ecosystem of connected hardware and software systems comprises popular brands KOMPLETE, MASCHINE, TRAKTOR, along with complementary online services Sounds.com, The Loop Loft and Metapop.
Based in the heart of Berlin’s creative hub, the company employs around 600 people in its seven offices globally.