The music industry has always welcomed fresh and original talent with open arms. This extremely saturated space has thrived on trends that rely heavily on the unique mixing of sounds. Mixing requires more than just blending different sounds. A mix engineer must have an ear for audio levels of different sounds to combine them into something that’s music to the ears. Mix Engineer Dexter Simmons is one such talent who has given the industry some benchmark mixes over the last three decades.
Dexter hails from Los Angeles, a city known for its diverse music culture. Growing up, he realized his forte in music and moved to England to study audio engineering. This enhanced his natural talent, further honing it to perfection. A career spanning 30 years exemplifies his unparalleled contribution to the industry and music enthusiasts around the world.
For Dexter, the biggest landmark in his career is mixing the album Speakerboxxx/The Love Below by the famous Rap group OutKast. It earned him a prestigious Grammy award, paving his way to the mainstream stream music industry. Since then, Dexter hasn’t looked back. He went on to create more amazing mixes, firing up digital media and the silver screen. Notable among them is mixing the single “The Boy Is Mine” by the renowned duo Brandy and Monica. His work in this single was nominated for “Record of the Year,” earning him loads of appreciation from prominent names in the industry.
With his growing popularity and the recognition of his work, Dexter landed several opportunities to work with top music artists in the industry. The list includes names like Michael Jackson, Stevie Wonder, Beyoncé, OutKast, Mariah Carey, Tupac, Destiny’s Child, Toni Braxton, Brandy, Tamia, and Monica, to name a few. Dexter attributes his success to his dedication and diligence. He has focused on his work throughout his career, and that’s the biggest secret behind his roaring success as a mix engineer in this competitive industry.
Dexter believes that if someone puts their mind and soul into achieving their goal, there is nothing in this world they can’t accomplish. With this zeal and will of steel, Dexter has ventured into another chapter in his career. He has collaborated with the famous music artist Immpaac to start Lion Pack Music Group, a global high-end multimedia entertainment company. Under the passionate guidance of the talented duo, Lion Pack Music Group produces profitable, positive audio and visual entertainment to a diverse, international consumer group. The company has already accomplished some milestone projects in filmography and is looking forward to more in the near future.
Apart from his entrepreneurial ventures, Dexter wants to continue his legacy in mixing for many more years to come. Going forward, he is planning to produce independent records of his acts to connect to his audience on a personal level. He wants his music to resonate with his fans’ hearts and souls. Going by his accomplishments so far, his dream of rolling out independent projects will be another exciting venture to enthrall his fans.