I think I've known these guys for at least 7 or 8 years, I remember those earlier days of me renting gear for live gigs from Diego Avila (drummer, composer and engineer master mind behind FUC). Many stories come down this way but that's not what we are here to talk about.
FUC (Folclor Urbano Contemporáneo - Contemporary Urban Folklore) is a machine of live energy, controversy and real thought! Yes, FUC unlike many artists and bands now days, cares about delivering thoughtful
I'm so excited to announce that Trey Songz's winter single release went gold this past week. For those who are not familiar with what this means, the RIAA (Recording Industry Association of America) awards and certifies a music recording with a Gold plaque once it has officially been shipped and sold for or more than 500.000 copies.The RIAA not only awards the artist and the song for the sales achieved, they also award a plaque to every person involved in the production proce
I had the honor to work on 50 Cent's most recent studio album release Animal Ambition, mastered by Owner and Chief Mastering Engineer Mark B. Christensen at Engine Room Audio. This album came out under G-Unit Records with a standard and deluxe version for the fans, while the standard album contains only 11 songs, the deluxe package delivers 14 songs plus a DVD with a music video per song for 13 of the songs included in the deluxe version. Animal Ambition was intended to have
I had the honor to work on 50 Cent's most recent studio album release Animal Ambition, mastered by Owner and Chief Mastering Engineer Mark B. Christensen at Engine Room Audio. This album came out under G-Unit Records with a standard and deluxe version for the fans, while the standard album contains only 11 songs, the deluxe package delivers 14 songs plus a DVD with a music video per song for 13 of the songs included in the deluxe version. Some of these videos were officially
Recently I had the pleasure to master Prinze George's new single release "Make Me", currently the band consists of Kenny Grimm and Naomi Almquist, an independent duo based in Brooklyn, New York (originally from Maryland) that has been captuaring everyone's attention since their very beginning.
Working with the band and recording and mix engineer Samir Karam, was such a smooth and collaborative procces, the material they delivered to me was on point and the only thing left w
Phinestro is one of the most talented art creators I know, a multifaceted and sophisticated producer with great experience that showcases in every single one of his productions. Phinestro and I worked very close during the whole production process for this track down at Engine Room Audio, the mixing was practically done in matter of hours and we decided to hold on to it and wait for a couple of days before moving on to mastering. As an engineer that focuses on mixing and mast
Had a blast working closely to eX at the studios of Engine Room Audio, he has a unique way of seeing his music and, how it should be presented to the his audience. For him is not about the superficiality of it, but the true hip hop feel and the vibe of every single track... "This Monday morning the New York rapper is back at it, with a new laid-back piano-laden release as part of his Sunday Night series, "I Ain't Even Fuck Rihanna." Rih Rih has definitely become a popular son
During the past couple of weeks I had the honor to work on Mobb Deep's unreleased tracks from their recording sessions of their album The Infamous from 1995. The 1994 Infamous Sessions disc release that features legends like Ghostface Killah and Raekwon from Wu-Tang Clan as well as Nas was mastered by Owner and Chief Mastering Engineer Mark B. Christensen at Engine Room Audio. "The disc of rare and unreleased tracks from the 1994 The Infamous sessions, on the other hand, is e
I had a great time mastering on The Gregory Brothers' christmas release, I got quite excited when Dan Milllice asked me if I could do the job and polish up the mix for the brothers... "Christmas could not have been complete without watching "Home Alone." We see this classic every year, and though we hate to admit it, it is possible to get sick of "Home Alone"... at least the original version. That's why we're thankful that loyal fans are taking the movie, and making it their
Engine Room Recordings did it again, this year they found a great way to bring back a classic album to a new era of music, Rock, Singer/Songwriter, Pop, Funk and Hip Hop are some of the styles you will find in this compilation Chris Hacker (Executive Producer/Partner of Engine Room Recordings) and Mark Christensen (Chief Mastering Engineer and Owner of ERR and Engine Room Audio) are the minds behind this album, as well the bands, artists, engineers and assistants that made th