If You’re Having A Bad Day, Try A Little George Benson…

If you’re having a bad day and you think you’ll never make it in the music industry, listen to George Benson’s version of, “On Broadway” and I bet you’ll feel re-inspired.  Since the 1960’s, a then 21-year-old Benson was already working as a jazz musician for the likes of Jack McDuff, and even topped Billboard music charts with his album “Breezin” in 1976. “Little Georgie” (as he was then called) has gone on to win ten Grammys, play countless tours and festivals all over the world and will be releasing a new album very soon. We were honored to have him in Studio D with famed engineer Al Schmitt (who actually worked on “Breezin” with Benson, along with countless greats like Steely Dan, Ray Charles, Quincy Jones etc.) and assistants Shin Miyazawa and Chris Owens.

 

Thomas Newman created his next masterpiece for the film ‘Side Effects’ in Studios D & F.

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“Thomas Newman has
been composing some of the most memorable scores of the decade.”

When you have film scores like ‘Scent of A Woman’, ‘The Shawshank
Redemption’, ‘American Beauty’ and ‘The Green Mile’ listed as your credits, you
know you’re doing something right. Since the mid eighties, Thomas Newman has
been composing some of the most memorable scores of the decade. He landed his
first big gig when he was only 29 years old writing the music for ‘Reckless’ starring
Aidan Quinn and Daryl Hannah, and since then, Newman’s signature sound has
proved to be in high demand. His dedication and high-quality work have resulted in
91 compositions to date, and earned him a BAFTA award, an Emmy, five Grammys
and eleven Academy Award nominations. This month, Thomas was busy in Studios
D and F with assistant Shin Miyazawa creating his next masterpiece for the film ‘Side
Effects’ to be released on February 8th. Also, stay tuned for the Oscars on February
24th where hopefully, we will watch Thomas accept the award for Best Original
Score for ‘Skyfall’!

Krewella sets up shop in Studios E and F with Engineer, Alex Williams

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Krewella has arrived.

Formed in Chicago in 2007, this electronic dance music group
has been creating together for years, but it was not until the success of their music
video “Killin’ It” in 2012 that their popularity grew and the fans followed. Jahan
Yousef, Yasmine Yousef and Rain Man make up the techno trio, traveling across
America and the world to play live and spin hard. One of their favorite LA haunts
is The Avalon in Hollywood, but they will be takin’ it to the streets this fall for their
Play Hard tour and the Stereosonic festival in Australia. In 2011, the festival sold out
in several major Australian cities and it is anticipated to have the same turn out this
year. Krewella set up shop in Studios E and F with Alex Williams this month for an
undisclosed project, but you can see what they’re up to right now on their Facebook
page: https://www.facebook.com/krewella

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Biffy Clyro & Garth Richardson Rock the Village With “Opposites”

What do you get when you combine the hottest rock band in Scotland with a famous producer/engineer and a legendary studio? The answer: 3 months of epic happenings. Scotsman invaded the Village this month with the presence of Biffy Clyro, and we fell in love. These talented, yet down to earth guys were hard at work on their new album in Studio A with Garth Richardson, best known for his work with Rage Against The Machine, Red Hot Chili Peppers, Nickelback and his successful recording school “Nimbus School of Recording” in Canada. The album titled “ Opposites” is expected to be released in January, but in the meantime, check out this video to see some cool footage of their time in Studio and in LA!

Or visit the band’s website…
http://www.biffyclyro.com/home.htm

Rock & Roll, dudes…

Image taken from the Biffy Clyro website background (2012)

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