I’m Thelabcook (aka Grant Dickinson). I grew up in a very musical family so I have been surrounded by music since I was a kid. My dad plays drums for a living and owns a drum company UDRUM. My mom and pretty much all my relatives play multiple instruments. I guess it’s no surprise I followed a career in music.
How did you start using FL Studio & what does it mean to your productions?
I was in music class one day in highschool and I randomly was thinking about the idea of making a beat. I became very intrigued by it. I had no idea how you made a beat or if you could make a career of it, but I thought if it was, then it would be the dopest job. I had a friend from school who had FL Studio and he introduced me. I have used FL Studio ever since and It’s the best program for making beats and music production. FL Studio is my confidant.
Tell us about your work and some of the artists you worked with?
I got pretty serious with music around 2016. That’s when I caught the attention of Rich the Kid and started traveling to LA and New York. Since then I’ve gathered some pretty cool placements and met some cool people. I’ve worked with Lil Uzi Vert, Future, Migos, Da Baby, Rich the Kid, Gucci Mane, Ariana Grande, Chris Brown, Lil Wayne, to name a few.
Tell us about your production environment and the gear you use?
I like to keep my setup pretty efficient and portable because I have a studio in Port Carling a couple hours from Toronto. It’s a very unexposed and secluded environment with no distractions so I find I can get lots of work done up there. You don’t need a crazy setup. I have an ASUS ROG laptop for high performance and storage. Rokit KRK 6s, and I have a Babyface Pro Interface. As well as some instruments for recording.
My personal Sound Kits: sellfy.com/thelabcook