June Session Update 2009
Ben H. Allen is currently producing The Whigs’ new album in his (and the group’s) hometown of Athens, GA. After recording and mixing the Whigs, Ben is headed to NYC to work with Animal Collective. If you can’t wait to hear new music from Ben, check out Kate Earl’s recently released EP, Introducing Kate Earl. Ben’s project The Constellations, is currently on tour and getting huge airplay in Atlanta, Minneapolis and additional markets and the song “Felicia” is the #1 most requested song on Atlanta’s 99X.
Mac Attkisson is working with super producer Bangladesh on several high profile projects, including Dr. Dre, Missy Elliott, Leona Lewis, Usher, Ludacris and Juvenile.
Exit left Atlanta with Akon to do some recording on the road covering lots of ground in the tour bus! Before he went on tour, Exit was busy mixing, including new music from Akon and T Pain, Sean Kingston, Nina Sky feat. Pit Bull and Flo Rida, Aventura, Twista and David Guetta.
Although Rehab lost their category “Wide Open Country Video of the Year” at this year’s CMT video awards to Kid Rock, Mike Hartnett enjoyed his trip to Nashville. Since finalizing his publishing deal with Kobalt Music, the Rehab guitarist has been spending time in Nashville writing. Next up, he’s back on the road with Rehab and out to LA to work with Polow Da Don.
Speaking of Nashville, Carlton Lynn is working at Ocean Way with new Universal/SRC recording artist Sera B., both tracking and mixing her upcoming EP. Before heading to Nashville, Carlton was engineering new music from David Guetta and UK artist Pixie, as well as engineering for Bangladesh on Juvenile’s new project.
Karl Heilbron has been working marathon sessions with Young Jeezy, including new songs featuring Lil Wayne and production from Kanye West. While the album isn’t finished, the mixtape, Trappin’ Ain’t Dead , is currently available for download. Karl also mixed Boosie’s new single, “Better Believe It” featuring Webbie and Jeezy.
Graham Marsh is currently honeymooning in Thailand, but before he left Graham and Cee Lo were putting in overtime to finish Lo’s project, including sessions with Ludacris and the B-52’s. Graham also put in some stellar production work with Atlanta artists The Selmanaires and Falcon Lords here at Maze Studios.
Imagine a musician so versatile he’s touring with Elliot Yamin one week and doing session work with Felix Da Housecat the next; that musician is the one and only Tony Reyes. Tony’s currently in Nashville working on Sera Bee’s project. He’s also been busy in the studio with Amerie, Asher Roth, BC Jean (RCA) and London (Universal/SRC).
Also on the road this month: Paul Sheehy, working in Miami with Flo Rida on new music for Christina Aguilera, then back to Atlanta for Akon sessions for a theme song for soccer’s World Cup. Paul’s also been busy mixing for dead prez’ new project and engineering for artist/producer Novel.
Miles Walker rebounded from serious food poisoning to rock sessions with Sean Garrett including Usher, Trey Songz, Amerie, Mario, Fantasia and Juvenile. Miles also mixed several songs for new Universal artists London and David “Young Boss” Rush.
Rob Skipworth held down sessions with Usher and the Clutch, producer Bigg D (Rick Ross), Justin Beiber and Bobby Valentino.