Eminem’s Re-emergence with Slaughterhouse

A van dedicated to Eminem (Slim Shady)

A van dedicated to Eminem (Slim Shady)

When Eminem first hit the scene, he changed the game for up and coming rappers. His image, style and work ethic shot him straight to the top as he created a brand new sound in hip hop and an exponential fan following. Though a battle with addiction caused a temporary fade into black, Eminem is back and stronger than ever, dropping some of the hottest new tracks. The Village was thrilled to be a part of his re-emergence into the spotlight when he and hip hop group Slaughterhouse occupied Studios B and D for what could be the beginning of another epic partnership. Scott Smith and Chris Owens assisted on the project, which we hope to hear on the airwaves soon.

A van dedicated to Eminem (Slim Shady) Image taken from wikimedia commons 2012 (Author: robstephaustralia)

T Bone Celebrated his President’s Merit Award with The Secret Sisters

Every year in February, The Village is graciously honored to host the pre-Grammy Award celebration for the Recording Academy’s Producers & Engineers Wing. Each studio transforms into a show room for cutting edge audio gear with product demos for all the next big innovations in capturing sound. The night isn’t complete without a live performance or two and the foundation also uses this rare occasion to commemorate our peers and their significant contributions in music to date. This year, in honor of the P&E Wing’s 10th anniversary, producer T Bone Burnett was presented with the President’s Merit Award, highlighting his vast achievements in sound and his unsurpassed knack for making truly renowned records. Following a moving acceptance speech, guests were treated to a live show by one of T Bone’s latest protégés, The Secret Sisters – a talented female duo from Muscle Shoals, Alabama. This unforgettable night in music was made possible through an extraordinary convergence of audio professionals and artists alike. Among friends, cocktails, and fun, the event proved as always, to be a genuine display of the art of recording music.

Nick carter in toronto 2012

Nick Carter to Release Solo Album in Japan

Being the front man for one of the biggest selling pop groups of all time is life changing, but maintaining a wildly successful solo career is what really makes you a star. Nick Carter has been in the spotlight since the early 90’s acting in commercials, movies, and most notably performing with the Backstreet Boys. Recently, he has been in Studio F working on a new solo album which hits Japan next month followed by a U.S. release in May. Chris Owens engineered while Jared Nugent assisted.

Image taken by Googoogajoob123: Nick Carter in Concert in Toronto from wikimedia commons 2012.

“The Rolling Stones from Russia”: Mumiy Troll

Mumiy Troll

Ilia Lagutenko: Vocals

Often referred to as “The Rolling Stones of Russia”, Mumiy Troll is rapidly grabbing the attention of American audiences. The band is considered one of the most popular acts in their homeland and has been given credit for starting a whole new rock/pop sound, due in part to lead singer Ilya Lagutenko. He has been praised for his captivating stage presence and quirky lyrics, and even after taking a hiatus to serve in the Soviet Army, the band’s international popularity has never faltered. Mumiy Troll was in Studio F this month working with famed engineer Mike Clink, recording an album in English. Release date is yet to be announced.

Working With The Cast of Glee

Glee title card

Glee title card

Another popular TV show set up shop at The Village this January. The cast of “Glee” was hard at work in Studios B and F recording vocals with engineer Deyder Cintron. Nelson Lugo and Ghian Wright assisted. It takes a keen ear and a skilled hand to perfect the McKinley High Schoolers’ signature sound, but after seeing the latest episodes of “Glee” on Fox, it sounds like their hard work paid off.

Image: Glee tv series title card, from wikimedia commons 2012.

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