Thank you for clicking the URL in my Twitter profile – let me tell you a little bit about me and what I do.
My name is Hakim Callier, better known as SEYFETTİN. I’m the guy behind the SEYFETTİN Blog and The Sonic Idiot. You can read about my journey in the world of music and recording in my bio – but here is a quick look into who I am and what I do.
I’m a 33 year old American-born Muslim songwriter and recording artist. I am married to Michelle and together we have three boys. I work a full time day job and moonlight as a freelance audio engineer. I run a publishing company called Perry Grinn Media where we supervise and manage both published songs and written media content.
I’m a Muslim urban-indie recording artist. A singer/songwriter, musician and producer influenced by classic rock styles of David Bowie, the sensuality of 80s R&B and spirituality of traditional Ottoman Sufi music. My songs are an outpour of feelings and emotions inspiring the reality of the human condition, a constant flux between happiness and discontentment through sensual and energetic urban sounds..
I have been producing music for commercial release since 1994. I graduated from the school of hard-knocks at my father’s recording studio, starting out as a “runner”. In 1998 I graduated from the Institute of Audio Research and then in 2005 I attended NYU. I was able to develop my professional engineering chops in the field. I’m currently working as a freelance audio engineer and producer for hire in New York City.
I’ve been blogging since 2006 on a few sites. I started out with the SEYFETTİN Blog, a site about Music, Art, Culture, Life in New York City, Shaykh Abdul Kerim el-Kibrisi and the Osmanli Naksibendi Sufi Order, to which I belong. I also manage and edit The Sonic Idiot, a blog ALL about the Art and Science of Music Production.
My blogs cover everything from:
Reading any of this doesn’t necessarily make you a Muslim or a Record Producer but it will certainly help you explore some of the ideas and challenges that I’ve faced with in these areas and hopefully improves your chances to a happy and successful life.
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I am a writer and blogger for Demand Media – an online media network that operates web-based brands, delivering consumer content on-demand.
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I’ve just scratched the surface here – but I’ve written up an extended version of my story which will hopefully fill in some of the gaps above.
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