2014

Mixing “World on Fire” by Chris Webby feat. Skrizzly Adams

Chris Webby just released a new album.  I did the mix for the song “World on Fire”.  This song is a bit special for me because Atlantic recording artist Skrizzly Adams is featured on the hook.  If you don’t know who Skrizzly Adams is yet, you definitely will. Skrizzly just signed a deal with Atlantic Records and we’ve been locked up in the studio together the past 4 months producing and mixing his debut E.P. and album. I can’t wait till this music gets released to the public. Skrizzly is gonna be something special. Don’t think I’ve heard anybody doing the kind of music he’s bringing to the table. It kind of remind me of Bruce Springsteen but with a dirty urban vibe. Plus, he’s from Jersey. So hopefully The Boss would approve.

Drake “6 God”

So Drake ended up leaking a few songs on his birthday for his upcoming album “Views from the 6”. Ken Lewis and I did additional music on the song “6 God” that was leaked out of the batch. That crazy orchestral part of the beat that’s repeating is us. Excited this record finally got released. Felt like I  had to hold my tongue about this song forever. Here’s a link from youtube.

U2 invades your iphone

So U2 gave their album out for free to 500 million iphone users. Only nobody asked them for it. I was as shocked as anyone when I saw U2’s album had automatically downloaded into my iphone without my permission. How does U2 and Apple have the right to invade my own personal device? I mean, Obama can’t even do that. And you’re trying to force feed me your music that is so uniquely personal to each and every individual? Get the heck out of here. I felt totally violated. And I’m even a fan of U2. Well, at least their old stuff…. What happens if the automatically downloaded U2 album pushes the iphone user above their data plan? I would be livid if that happened.

Thankfully, there’s been a public backlash over this and I’m not the only one alone holding a pitchfork. Apple seems to be actually listening. They’ve publicly apologized and are trying to correct the situation. If you want to remove their album (ironically called “Songs of Innocense”) like me, you can now download an app from this link.

Hopefully a lesson has been learned here for future Orwellian artists’ and it will never happen again.

Future “Blood, Sweat, Tears”

Ken Lewis and I, aka Katalyst, produced the latest single off of Future’s new album called “Blood, Sweat, Tears”. I honestly didn’t think it had much of a chance at being a single as it’s not your typical “single” kind of song. It actually closes out the album if that tells you something. Wish they spent a little bit more on the video but I’ll take something over nothing.