PETER "MSTR RCKS" HONG
Peter Hong aka “Mister Rocks” is an international music producer, label executive, musician, mix engineer, and music enthusiast. His weapons of choice are his notorious collection of analog synths, vintage keyboards and drum machines, guitars, wires, and music boxes, which aide him in developing sounds for artists, films and advertisements.
His work with Homestyle shot him unlikely acclaim in 1999 as he played keyboards and began to produce for local LA-based artists. Peter developed as a producer and engineer at LA’s Cherokee Recording Studios, where he learned under Andy Johns.
In 2006, Peter began touring worldwide with Quannum recording artist, Pigeon John. It was then when he would meet and work with heavy musical acts across the United States, Canada, Australia, and Europe. It was then he would solidify himself as a touring keyboardist and music director.
A year later, using just a simple microKorg and an MS-2000 with a few pedals, Peter began to tour worldwide with Interscope/Cherrytree recording artists, FAR EAST MOVEMENT, who shot to critical acclaim for their #1 US single “Like a G6.”
Recognizing his gift in various genres, from R&B, hip-hop, pop, rock to electronic, and film scoring. Publisher’s have placed Peter’s music various films, which lead to him to create original music for Disney, Paramount Pictures and Dreamworks Animation.
In 2011, Peter founded ST5A DTLA (Studio 5A), home to MSTR RCKS MUSIC, as he began to expand his work internationally, writing and producing for music artists in Korea and Japan. His work with Jungle Entertainment’s M.I.B, (Most Incredible Busters) and Pledis Entertainment’s KAHI allowed him to become a highly sought after writer/ producer.
His recent hit, “HIS HABIT,” with Korean International Superstar, Kim Hyun Joong has been widely received by music critics across Asia, and debuted #1 on the Mnet and other various charts. Universal Music Japan recently called upon him to write, produce and mix Japanese pop sensation, Thelma Aoyama’s new single, “TOKEYO” off of her 4th studio album, “Lonely Angel.”
In 2014, Peter began to develop new artists in Los Angeles for the Asia market under the ST5A brand, first of its kind.
You may find Mister Rocks walking on Spring St. with his dog Elroy in Downtown Los Angeles.