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Industry Highlight: Louie Valentino (LV) – Artist & Engineer On The Rise



Vallejo, California native Louie Valentino (LV) started in the music industry at a young age. Being recognized for his talents in music afforded him opportunities to sign to notable music groups in the bay area by age 7, and by age 12 he was well into a solo career as an artist.

Music wasn’t the only interest as LV always had an entrepreneurial spirit. By building out his other media skills, LV was able to use other career avenues like videography and acting to learn other aspects of the entertainment industry. By surrounding himself in the many facets of music, LV was able to identify that he had an ear for quality, especially because he had spent so many years focused on being an artist. The same passion that LV had for learning other areas of music, led him to engineering and It has been a primary focus since. 

After spending time in sessions with other engineers like Young Chariz and Silly Da Man in the early years, LV decided it was time to make an investment into his own studio equipment so that he could take his career to the next level. Fast forward to age 25 and having developed skills more as a notable engineer, LV was able to work exclusively with Bay Area artist Mistah Fab and the client list grew from there. 

LV has engineered out of many studios in the bay area including the legendary studio “The Grill” in Emeryville California as well as Empire in San Francisco, a popular music label that has been highlighted for its accelerated success of musicians and the like. 

LV has worked with many notable music artists such as Lil Boosie, Snoop Dogg, G-Eazy, The Game, Trey Songz, Gunplay, T.I., Juvenile, Jacquees, E-40, Too-Short, and many more! LV has an ambitious goal of becoming one of the best and the biggest engineers in the music industry and with over 4 million streams and counting, is well on his way to being a contender in the engineering space. 

“The focus has always been to create my own sound and the sauce I add to records will help them stand out”

LV remains a student of the engineering space by studying others who are notable like Teezio, Bainz, Jaycen Joshua, Leslie Brathwaite and Mixed by Ali. LV’s profile can be found among other notable choices in engineears for bookings, but it won’t be the only place his name rings in the industry. 

His latest project he’s done work on, is Gunplay’s ALL Bullshit Aside album. The 13-song tracklist includes features from Rick Ross, JIm Jones, Boosie Badazz, Bobby Fishscale, and more.

TRACK CREDITS: (as an engineer)

3. Aunty Hold Up (feat. Bobby Fishscale)
4. Up N Geeked (feat. Boosie Badazz)
5. Oath (feat. Jim Jones)
6. Red Beam (feat. Trap Gawd Lito)
7. Baby in Da Pool (feat. Von Hooli)
10. Paranoid (feat. Young Breed)
11. Bitch Bow
13. Bible Off Da Dash

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