music producer, engineer, and songwriter
My name is Scott Hardin, and I am a music producer, engineer, and songwriter born, raised, and based in Memphis, TN. I have worked with such artists as Kellz and the Truth Experiment, 2018 Top 6 Voice contestant Reagan Strange, Brennan Villines, Grace Askew, Thataboy, among many others. I fell into producing mostly vocal pop and alternative artists over the past few years, and I collaborate heavily with Justin Timberlake guitarist and collaborator Elliott Ives writing for and developing up-and-coming singers. Other than music, I love working on our family Land Rovers which I have turned into a favourite hobby and ongoing mission. I love Memphis and the soul that lives in the dirt here, and I find it an engaging place to create art.
my preferred spot for a morning coffee
CITY AND STATE
2625 Broad Ave.
Memphis, TN 38112
By far, best roast and preparation in the city. I’m serious about coffee.
my favourite cultural institution
926 E. McLemore Ave.
Memphis, TN 38126
Amazing Memphis history for music lovers.
here’s where I buy my books
387 Perkins Extd.
Memphis, TN 38117
Great bookstore and café.
an additional local shop I support
ESTHETIQUES SKIN SPA
708 W. Brookhaven Cl.
Memphis, TN 38117
Best skin treatments in the city (wife-owned).
this is where I go for a simple dinner with friends
MAYURI INDIAN CUISINE
6524 Quince Rd.
Memphis, TN 38119
Excellent!!! Real grandma cooking.
here I dine when there’s something to celebrate
39 S. Main St.
Memphis, TN 38103
It’s awesome every time.
my bar of choice
2166 Central Ave.
Memphis, TN 38104
Good food, drinks, music.
additional things not to be missed
Central BBQ — do it.
Or Payne’s BBQ (1762 Lamar Ave., Memphis, TN 38114) if you want more smoky neighborhood style meats.
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SCOTT HARDIN, Memphis
My studio is located in a recording complex called Young Avenue Sound which is situated in the burgeoning Cooper-Young neighbourhood of Midtown Memphis. My team and I specialize in creating a sound that can build on what an artist has done artistically in their past, but establishes a fresh, unique vibe for the project at hand. This involves songwriting, arrangement, trying things that do not work, trying things that do work, some occasional crying, and hopefully lots of capturing the essence of an idea in a provoking way. In the end, the goal becomes creating a connection for the listener to the vocal performance. This is not really definable, but it is perceivable when done right.
added february 2019
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