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.


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


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…

Rock & Roll, dudes…

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ABC’s Nashville Records and Mixes At The Village

With themes as old as time itself, ABC’s newest smash hit, “Nashville” has all the elements of great television: Deep rooted rivalries, love, sex, heartbreak and of course, amazing music. Since the shows inception on October 10th, the ratings have continued to soar and many believe it’s due to the combination of an all-star cast and well written songs.

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Rascal Flatts Occupy The Village!




Rascal Flatts has been going strong since they signed their record deal with Lyric Street in 1999. Not only has the band released eight studio albums (seven of which were certified platinum or higher) but they have toured the globe to sold out crowds, risen to number one status on the Billboard Hot 100 in more than one category and raised/donated millions of dollars for the American Red Cross and Children’s Hospitals.  Needless to say, Rascal Flatts has been busy. So busy in fact that they needed to occupy three of our four main studios for a media day. The guys spent the morning holding interviews, speaking at press conferences and sitting in on radio shows from the comfort of The Village via ISDN as they gear up for their Christmas album and upcoming “Changed 2013” tour. Jared Nugent, Jeff Gartenbaum and Alex Williams were there to help in their respective studios.


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