Professional music production.
Portland, Maine

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Hello & welcome,

My name is Kevin Billingslea. I've been making records professionally for years. Although I've done work all over the country, including NYC, Los Angeles and Boston– I base my operation in Portland, Maine. I was born in Portland, and music became my life here in Maine. I've been fortunate to work on every genre of music– rock, indie rock, pop, pop rock, country, metal, hardcore, etc. etc. and if there's one single thing I've learned about music: it's that there are zero shortcuts. In an industry heavily saturated with albums made on a laptop and headphones, I strive to make every single record sound like people again. Nothing fake, nothing plastic, and nothing easy. I work hard to push my clients to the edges of their abilities and beyond, to get it right. As the old saying goes, 'If it sounds great going in, it will sound great coming out.' And while it's hard work, it's endlessly gratifying to see my artists grow in their abilities and in their careers, because at the end of the day: Computers don't make music, people make music.

 
I remember talking to my bandmates the first time we got a mix back from Kevin. We all unanimously agreed, we’ve never felt our vision for a song so sonically encapsulated in one of our tracks. We have worked with producers who are overbearing, and others who are indifferent - Kevin meets the record where it is, and then takes it to the next level. He is an utter pleasure to work with.
— KEVIN KLEIN (VALLEYHEART - RISE RECORDS)
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The Work

Here you'll find samples of my work in a variety of genres, ranging from pop-punk, indie, folk, funk / hip-hop, to hardcore and more.

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Kevin’s work is always stellar and sonically superior. You can hear that he puts his heart and soul into every production, as the end result shows. He makes my job easy!
— ADAM AYAN (MASTERING ENGINEER - CARRIE UNDERWOOD, BAND OF HORSES, QUEEN)
Kevin has an insane amount of talent, and production savvy wise beyond his years. An absolute pleasure to work with!
— JOSH WILBUR (ENGINEER/PRODUCER - LAMB OF GOD, MEGADETH, AVENGED SEVENFOLD
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Contact

For booking, rates, and all other inquiries, please feel free to reach out. I'd love to speak with you and turn your vision into reality!

info@kevinbillingslea.com
207 671 8127

 
As a producer and mixer, I’m always paying attention to others in the field. The first time I heard Kevin Billingslea’s work, it stood head and shoulders above that of his peers. I was so impressed, I insisted he hitch his wagon to us at The Halo. Kevin consistently makes records with professionalism, a sense of humor, creativity, and most importantly an absolutely killer sound.
— JONATHAN WYMAN (ENGINEER/PRODUCER - THE PRETTY RECKLESS, THE RUSTIC OVERTONES)
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