Barbara Schucko (a.k.a. Babia) is a music producer who has worked alongside Award winning musicians from all over the world. Born and raised in Brazil, with a bachelor's degree in Contemporary Writing and Production from the prestigious Berklee College of Music in Boston, MA, Barbara has brought her sound to major cities around the world.
Most recently, Babia was a co-producer and a bass player on the seven-song EP ‘Day and Night’ by Indie Ambient guitarist and generative artist Amparo, while working as a resident producer with the Los Angeles based label BW Records. The EP had the participation of artists like Blair Sinta (Alanis Morissette, Chris Cornell), award-winning producer and guitarist James Saez (Prince, Nine Inch Nails), Isaiah Gage (Pharrell Williams, Paul McCartney), Brian Lopez (KT Tunstall, Nouvelle Vague), Antonio Sol (Justin Timberlake, Stevie Wonder), top-charting singer-songwriter Dawn "Djoir" Jordan (Tata Vega, LMFAO), and Grammy featured artist and producer Esjay Jones (We Are Pigs, Korn, Smashing Pumpkins). In her role, Barbara also gained experience in the music business and marketing of the projects she participated in. While at BW Records, Babia worked alongside six-time Grammy Award Winner audio engineer, mixer and producer, Vance Powell, later creating Electronic remixes for the productions of Corbin Dooley’s album Western Trauma. She also worked as a music producer with Rebeleon Entertainment (Universal Music Latin) producing the single ‘Camina Solo’ for the Latin Grammy Winner Alejandra Guzmán, who has had over 30 million albums sold throughout her career.
Barbara Schucko started as a professional musician in Brazil at the age of 18. After moving to the United States to learn about music production from the perspective of musical arrangements and writing for traditional bands, big bands and orchestras, she sought more knowledge about the electronic music scene and the technology that was only available at the best recording studios. In New York City, Babia worked as a Music Mixing Assistant & Editor at RSK Audio on projects such as the award-winning documentary “The Colorado," as well as an Assistant Audio Engineer for Robert LB Dorsey (The Roots, Beyoncé) and Miki Tsutsumi (Alicia Keys, Jay Z, Whitney Houston, H.E.R.) in projects including Grammy-Winner Elle Varner, and gospel singer and actress Anaysha Figueroa. To further round her technical experience and agility, Barbara audio engineered english versions of top charting Netflix and HBO shows, documentaries, and video games (‘War of the Visions: Final Fantasy Brave Exvius,’ Square Enix).
As a songwriter, Babia collaborated with innovative Greek-Zambian leading Producer/DJ El Mukuka, MTV Award Winning artist Kyle Deutsch, and multi-platinum awarded artist Nikolaos "Unik" Giannulidis on El Mukuka’s recent single ‘Keep My Heart Safe,’ released via Tonspiel Records. The song was featured in several African radios, and described as “the pop anthem of 2022” by the Lusaka Times. Babia also co-wrote and performed the single ‘Indigo Sky’ with El Mukuka, released via 1st Strike (Universal Music Germany.)
As a believer of having a well-rounded knowledge of the music industry to make herself a better producer, Barbara also toured as a bassist and background vocalist from 2018-2020 with the top-charting Blues artist The Reverend Shawn Amos, sharing the stage with artists such as Bela Fleck, Vanessa Collier, John Scofield, Keb'Mo' and ZZ Ward.