Based in Los Angeles, Dexter Simmons is one of the top mix engineers in the country with over 30 years of service in the music business. He is a highly talented producer in the scene with unparalleled skills. He also possesses a great work ethic, with a warm personality that makes him easy to hang out with. He has worked with numerous artists, including some internationally celebrated artists such as Mariah Carey, Toni Braxton, Michael Jackson, Beyonce, Alicia Keys, and many others.
Dexter’s dedication and commitment to creating exceptional works throughout his three-decade career have been crowned with numerous awards and industry recognitions. He was awarded a highly-coveted Grammy Award for mixing the rap group OutKast’s album, Speakerboxxx/The Love Below. This was a significant achievement for the veteran mix engineer, who terms it as inspiration to continue doing what he does best. He also sees it as motivation to get up-and-coming mix engineers into the game, as he has already paved the way for them.
Dexter’s other notable industry recognitions include being nominated for Record of the Year for Brandy and Monica’s single “The Boy Is Mine.” This was a uniquely done project that also brought Dexter’s A-game to the table. The project also acted as an eye-opener for other industry players to take note of his unique mixing talent. He has since established a wide and rich network with other mix engineers, artists, and artist managers. It has also opened numerous opportunities for him, providing him with the opportunity to work on other unique projects.
Dexter has now set his eyes on growing and scaling his brand to keep up with the fast-changing music environment. He wants to produce and mix more records for his acts or any other private projects outside his comfort zone. This is one of his ways to constantly reinvent his craft and stay in the game. He is also looking forward to building his company, Lion Pack Music Group, which he co-founded with IMMPAAC, his partner and an established music producer with years of experience. The goal is to scale Lion Pack Music Group to become a top-tier company, competing with some of the industry’s bigwigs.
To everyone else out there, Dexter believes that you can achieve or become whatever you want in life. He believes that the secret lies in identifying your passion or what you want and then embracing a positive mindset while working towards its realization. It’s always best to remain determined, resilient, and patient enough to overcome any challenges that may come your way. He also wants to help others understand that success wasn’t meant to be easy, and that’s why even successful people need to work hard to sustain their levels of success. A strong believer, Dexter wants to inspire others to learn to trust the process because good things happen to those who wait.
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