Five Questions with Wolves

Amit Ofir / Wolves

Amit Ofir aka Wolves kick-started his career when he moved to Los Angeles in 2004 to explore his lifelong passion for music by attending the world-renowned Musician’s Institute where he obtained an Associate of Arts Degree in the Guitar Performance Program.

After graduation, his love of performing for live audiences led him to seek out an opportunity to do so and he connected with International trance artist, Dali. For the next two years, he toured as lead guitarist with Dali throughout Mexico, Brazil, Japan, Israel, the UK, Russia and Denmark, performing for audiences of up to 15,000 people at festivals and club appearances.

In 2006 he became a founding member of an LA-based rock band. Within the Los Angeles-based quartet, he polished his songwriting and guitar skills by releasing a full-length album and touring nationally. The band had two songs co-written by Amit in the Top 40 on the U.S. Active Rock charts.

Since 2011, Amit has been focusing on songwriting and production working with various artists and has recently signed a pub/artist deal with Position music.

More recent Career highlights include producing and co-writing the theme song for the Disney Channel “Andi Mack”, co-writing and producing with critically acclaimed indie artist Lostboycrow, co-writing and producing the song “Band Bang (Remember my Name)” by the artist Bell. Wolves has also had compositions and productions appearing on major TV networks including NBC, ABC, MTV, the CW, CBS, Discovery, and many more.


Q: You were in a Rock band before you were a producer and songwriter. What made you make that transition?

Even in my rock band days, I was one of the main songwriters in the band. So that world wasn’t foreign to me at all. We would also produce our demos ourselves to a pretty detailed degree and had a good vision of what we wanted to sound like.

Songwriting and production were always very intertwined for me.
So after my band situation dissolved, Considering that I wasn’t trying to immediately get back on the road or start a new band, It seemed like a very natural thing to do.

Q: What is your main instrument when you write and produce?
It really depends on what we’re trying to go for stylistically, I could pick up a guitar or sit at the computer. But at the same time I usually just try to find something that inspired me – Anything from a kick sample, new synth patch, Drum loop or sometimes just a sound I’ll find and mess around with until it turns into something completely different.

Q: Do you prefer to collaborate with other writers, or write on your own?
I love collaborating with other people.
I found that as a producer but also as a songwriter I love to get inspired by what other people bring to the table and throughout the years discovered that I’m really good at helping other people convey and perfect what they’re trying to say or do. As soon as I get inspired I can see the potential of what we’re working on and help create a vision and perfect it. With that said a lot of times I’ll mess around with stuff on my own and when the artist comes in I’ll have some beats or tracks that I already started on and have some kind of vision or vibe, And we’ll just work around that.

Q: What makes for a successful collaboration?
I think that in order to have a successful collaboration the people involved need to have a similar understanding of the vision or vibe we’re going for.
What are we trying to say here? what kind of emotion are we trying to convey and what kind of response do we want to provoke in the listener?
Once you have that everybody can do their job in the best way possible (Topline, work on the track etc.).

To me, once I feel we’re vibing like that it creates freedom and trust and people can express themselves freely.

Q: How do you find or create work and opportunities for yourself?
At this point in my career, I have a network of people I work with and different relationships and work circles. Be it my manager, labels, licensing companies etc. Some of it is people knowing what I do and what my sound is and coming to me for that, But I also like to keep track with what people are working on and if I think I’m excited about what they do and think I can contribute I will definitely reach out.

I think it’s important to be social and keep good relationships with people. It’s all about that.

Bonus Question:

Q: What’s one tip you can give to someone just starting to get into Songwriting?
Two things:
1. Go listen to your favourite songs and pick them apart. figure out why things (Chords. Melodies, a drum beat) make you feel a certain way and try to recreate that feeling in your own work, as practice.
2. Work with as many people as you can on anything anyone will give you the chance to work on.
You can’t beat experience and you can always learn from someone.


Take a listen to some of the tracks that Wolves has worked on so far: