Willie is a core member of Vybe Chyle, Incorporated—whose global media work keeps its team beyond busy on production projects for artists including Beyoncé, Ciara, Lady Gaga, Jennifer Lopez, Ne-Yo, Bryson Tiller, TLC, and T.I.—Linton is loving his latest run with Post Malone, whose Beerbongs & Bentleys tour started early in 2018 with Coachella, swept the US—including through Linton’s hometown Atlanta—and stretched into 2019 with dates around the world, including a blockbuster set with the Red Hot Chili Peppers at the 2019 Grammy Awards. Whether performing sold-out shows at Red Rocks or the Hollywood Bowl, Post Malone needs his Auto-Tune in the hands of a pro; and Linton is, without question, a true pro.
A drummer and guitar player who fell in love with Pro Tools and the mixing side of the music, Linton spent nearly a decade recording and mixing, and a few years ago found his calling right on that blurry line between the studio and the stage. He built a reputation for, at requisite lightning speed, pulling arrangements together, preparing and organizing all the stems, and earning the trust of the likes of Raury, Ne-Yo, 6lack, T.I., K. Michelle, and Tinashe. Linton’s role as music programmer and playback systems manager on Post Malone’s tour capitalizes on his niche talent: perfecting a strategy for Auto-Tune to get the same performance on the road that’s showcased on the record.