SESSION NOTES: FEBRUARY 2015

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February was another busy month here at 11th Street Studios, as producer Blac Elvis continued his occupation of Studio B, booking 20 days to work with his stable of Mars On Sunday artists, including Pippy Thomas, Charmaine, Princess (from Crime Mob).   Various guests stopped by to have meetings, including A&R Kevin Shine, Universal A&R Ray Daniels, and Chubby Baby, among others.

NNTME MuCo. songwriter Felisha King spent 5 days in Studio C with engineer Quick writing new songs for her catalog.

Trinidadian engineer and mixer Giandre “Dre The Phoenix” Diaz spent 15 days in our brand new Studio E working with artist/ songwriter Alanna on her new project.

Crown Kingz Productions booked a marathon of sessions, with 3 days in Studio C plus 1 day in Studio A for their G.O.O.D. Music/ Def Jam recording artist CyHi the Prynce to finish recording and mixing his latest mixtape, BHP 2: NAACP, which was dropped on DatPiff straight from the studio.  Engineer Howard White handled mixing duties.  Production on the mixtape was provided by Mannie Fresh, Organized Noize, Jethroe, Treyshotya, Jayo, Tec Beatz, Esteyban, Brandon Black, Jeff Leahr, Fr23sh Preauxdeuce, The Freshman, and Narcotics, with a guest feature from Alanna.

Bahamian beauty and Rowdy Records/ Interscope artist Alex 242 booked 2 days in Studio A to work with producer Drumma Boy, with Pat engineering.

Rich Gang artists Bankroll Mafia booked 3 days in Studio C, and our engineer Ken Padgett recording.

Sko booked 2 days in Studio C for various up and coming artists to host meetings and listening sessions with RocNation‘s Senior Vice President Lenny S., who flew in from New York to attend.

Baltimore rapper and Freebandz artist Test booked 2 days in Studio C with EJ Washington engineering.  Fellow Freebandz artist Steelo Steezy also booked a session in Studio C.

EJ Washington took care of a mix for producer CostaBeats in Studio C.  Rounding out the month were various other sessions in Studio C, including 3 days for TroyB, 3 days for LowKey, and 2 days for Ken, with EJ Washington and Quick splitting engineering duties. We also had our mastering engineer Dale “Rambro” Ramsey master 2 Quick mixed songs for AMH Music Group‘s r&b artist Netta.

SESSION NOTES: JANUARY 2015

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2015 began with a bang at 11th Street Studios, with business taking off immediately and continuing strong throughout the month.  Producer Blac Elvis‘s grind continues in Studio B, booking 20 days to work with his stable of Mars On Sunday artists, including Pippy Thomas, Charmaine, and Princess (from Crime Mob).  Rowdy Records/ Interscope artist Alex 242 booked 7 days in Studio A to work with producer Drumma Boy, with Pat engineering.  Guests stopping by to check in included Lloyd and 8 Ball.

NNTME MuCo. songwriter Felisha King booked 5 days in Studio C and another day in Studio B to write songs for her catalog. Quick engineered the sessions.  EDM’s Bass ambassadors and Ultra Records artists Heroes X Villians took a break from their busy tour schedule and booked a day in Studio A to get some production work in.

Earl Jam r&b group Final Draft booked Studio B to record their new single, and then spent a couple days in Studio A to have the song mixed.  Studio owner Steve Fisher engineered and mixed the single “#DWN”, produced by group member Lucky, which was released a week later.

Bases Loaded/ eOne artist Ca$h Out booked 2 sessions in Studio C, while Freebandz artist Casino booked a day in Studio C, with engineer EJ Washington handling both.  Polo Grounds/ Capitol artist Diamond came in for a quick session with engineer Steve Fisher to knock out a few features, and Crown Kingz Productions booked a day in Studio C for their G.O.O.D. Music/ Def Jam recording artist CyHi the Prynce to continue working on his forthcoming mixtape.  CKP also booked a day in Studio A to work with their artist T.R.E., with Nico Solis engineering and producing.

Yo Gotti‘s Cocaine Muzik Group booked both Studio A and Studio C, and then a second day in Studio C for their artists Zed Zilla, Snootie Wild, and Kia Shine to work on various upcoming projects.  EJ Washington and Quick shared engineering duties on the sessions.

Baltimore rapper and Freebandz affiliate YGG Tay booked a day in Studio C to finish up some recording with engineer EJ Washington, then EJ spent a week in Studio C mixing 16 songs. A final day was spent for DJ Flow to host the mixtape, entitled “Rich Before Rap”, which was then mastered by Steve Fisher and dropped on DatPiff the following day.  Producers on the project include Metro Boomin, TM88, London On The Track, DJ X-Rated, Elijah808, Backpack, Eardrumma Aubz, and Lace & Kidd.

Italian artist Rafaelle D’Amerosio booked a day in Studio C with engineer Dan Cahill, while TroyB had a session in Studio C with Quick engineering.  Curtis Grooms, Just Fire, and Keith Dozier each did a session in Studio C, with EJ Washington engineering all 3.

Studio E now open!

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11th Street Studios is proud to announce the official opening of our 4th room, Studio E, along with the overall expansion of the facility as a whole, with the final integration of the lower level now accessible from within.  Studio E is an approximately 10′ x 12′, 120 SF control room with vocal booth, designed and built by our own Audio Elements, LLC.  It features Pro Tools HD 11 running on a blazing fast Mac Pro 3.5 GHz 6-Core w/ 16 GB of RAM and a massive 27″ Apple Thunderbolt HD Display.  Conversion is handled by an Avid HD Omni Interface, with quality monitoring provided by industry standard Yamaha NS-10’s as well as the acclaimed Barefoot MicroMain35’s.  A Universal Audio Octo powers the large collection of UAD-2 plugins, which compliment a host of other native plugins on the system.  With an SSL Nucleus console as the centerpiece, this great sounding room will serve us well as a space for writing, production, editing, tracking, and mixing.  We can’t wait for the first session!

SESSION NOTES: DECEMBER 2014

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11th Street Studios managed to stay busy during the holidays, as producer Blac Elvis spent 12 days in Studio B this month working on various songs with his stable of Mars On Sunday artists, including Pippy Thomas, Charmaine, Princess (from Crime Mob).

Cash Money/ Universal Records booked 4 sessions in Studio A this month for their newly signed r&b singer Jaquees, with EJ Washington providing engineering services.

Mix engineer Edward “UK” Nixon spent 3 days in Studio A mixing a song for Warp Records EDM DJ/producer Hudson Mohawke.  The song, “Chimes” Remix, features Pusha T, Future, Travi$ Scott, and French Montana, and was released a few days later.

NNTME MuCo. songwriter Felisha King booked 3 sessions in Studio C to record some fresh new songs for her catalog, with Quick engineering.

Love & Hip Hop Atlanta star and Chinga Chang/ Sony Records artist Lil’ Scrappy booked a day in Studio A to work on some new material with producer Drumma Boy for his upcoming mixtape. Pat engineered.

Polo Grounds/ Capitol Records artist Diamond booked a session in Studio C with engineer Steve Fisher to record some new material for her upcoming mixtape.

Brick Squad Monopoly/ Atlantic Records artist Waka Flocka Flame booked a day in Studio A to work with his producers 808 Mafia. Southside and TM88 worked on the music while Queso handled engineering duties.

Independent singer/ songwriter Michelle Jovan booked a session in Studio C to record a few songs with engineer Kurt Lindsay.