DEADBEAT on Hulu Plus | Music Producer and Co-Writer

From Late December 2013 to Late March 2014, I spent each and every day producing and co-writing the music with James Iha (Smashing Pumpkins, A Perfect Circle) for ‘Deadbeat’, a new Internet TV Series premiering exclusively on Hulu Plus April 9, 2014.

This was undoubtedly one of the most challenging projects I have ever taken on and what I’ve taken away from the experience has been incredible. For starters, this was the first TV show that I worked on from beginning to end, writing to a specific narrative and production. Add to this the fact that all 10 episodes were to air on the same date made the project that much more intense and exciting. Finally, creating music that in no way had a formal song structure, but did require a very specific fully tested me.

Working with an extremely talented and seasoned songwriter in James Iha was a blessing and he truly helped me grow so much. Together we worked tirelessly to create a unique sound custom to the characters and story lines of ‘Deadbeat’

I’m forever grateful for this opportunity and I’m looking forward to working more within the TV/Film medium in the future.

As for the show, ‘Deadbeat’ is currently airing on HULU PLUS and limited viewing is available for free on Hulu.

You can also hear the theme song for ‘Deadbeat’ below.

 

Hotel Cafe Artist Showcase | February 25, 2014

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Performing at the prestigious Hotel Cafe is always a special time for every artist, so having three of the artists I have produced and written with over the past couple of years all perform on the same evening on February 25 was extraordinary. The artists, Anahita Skye, Diana Meyer and Anjelia Pelay all have different styles, but all came together to make for a amazing night of music and friends.

Currently, Anahita Skye is in the process of releasing the EP we worked on together and her first single can be purchased on iTunes or you can check it out on SoundCloud.

Diana Meyer and I are currently working on a second EP and on New Year’s Eve 2014, she released her newest song appropriately titled “New Year’s Eve” which you can check out the ultra entertaining video on YouTube. Also, if you haven’t seen Diana’s most recent videos, I encourage you to visit her YouTube page!

Finally, Anjelia Pelay and I have been hard at work on a six song country-blues EP slated to release this summer. Anjelia is a gifted vocalist, pianist and performer who is on her way to a special country music career.

Thanks to everyone who came out to the show and pay attention to these talented ladies!

Happy Holidays from Haley D with her debut ‘Christmas Party’ EP

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It’s been a long time in the making, but it’s time to officially release Haley D’s debut EP, “Christmas Party”.

Haley D has delivered elegant and rich backing vocals for both Diana Meyer and Anahita Skye’s EP’s, and now she finally releases original music of her own. In collaboration with Elaine Macaluso, I co-wrote and produced three holiday songs specifically for Haley’s soulful vocals and as always, Haley gave a perfectly heartfelt performance people have become accustomed to hearing from her.

You can purchase the Haley D – Christmas Party EP on iTunes HERE.

To preview the EP, look no further…

 

 

 

Redlight King | Irons In The Fire

IRONS IN THE FIRE COVERMuch of the first half of 2013 was spent at WAX Ltd. engineering and assisting on the new Redlight King (Hollywood Records) album, ‘Irons In The Fire’.

These guys are insanely talented and the album was incredibly exciting to work on. Redlight King is a genuine Modern Rock band that will have you singing along while melting your face.

You can find ‘Irons In The Fire’ on iTunes HERE and watch the video for the single “Born To Rise” below…

 

 

 

 

 

 

Mixing for The Rebel Light – “Jukebox Dream”

The Rebel LightEarlier this year I was given the opportunity to mix a new song for an up-and-coming East LA Indie Pop Rock Band, The Rebel Light. The song, ‘Jukebox Dream’, is a throwback to 1960’s era, Beach Boys-esque surfer rock.

On November 19th, the single is being released independently by The Rebel Light and has already received some excellent reviews.

REBEL LIGHT ‘Jukebox Dreams’ Reviews:

BeatsPerMinute.com

AMusicBlogYea.com

RenownedForSound.com

 

To hear more music from The Rebel Light, check them out at www.therebellight.com and to hear Jukebox Dream, simply scroll down and hit play.

 

 

Diana Meyer on The Vineyard + ‘Say That You Love Me’ Video

Early this fall, Diana Meyer’s ‘Say That You Love Me’ was featured on ABC Family’s The Vineyard.

Previously, Diana released her music video for ‘STYLM’.

You can find both videos below…

 

 

Meet Anahita Skye

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Toward the end of 2012, I met Anahita Skye and shortly thereafter we began writing songs together. It didn’t take us long to establish a strong musical connection and begin production on her soon-to-be released six song EP.

Anahita and her band of extraordinarily talented musicians have been playing shows at prominent venues like Hotel Cafe, The Viper Room and Room 5 in preparation for a big 2014. Keep your eye out for this one!

Check out clips from Anahita’s upcoming EP below…

 

 

 

 

 

Diana Meyer “Wake Up” | Music Video

Diana’s new music video for the first single off of her debut Solo EP, “A Place Where The Sun Never Goes Down”, is finally here!

 

Reviews for Diana’s single can be found at…

Buzzfeed – Wake Up With Diana Meyer

An Album A Day

2012 | Year In Review

I can’t help but feel excited about the prospects of the coming year as I look back on 2012. The experiences of the past 12 months have been uniquely challenging and emotionally fulfilling at every turn.

I want to thank everyone who has shared in the memories and helped push me to be the best record producer I can be. Here’s a few of the many highlights from 2012.

In my first full year at WAX LTD. working with veteran record producers Wally Gagel and Xandy Barry I’ve graciously soaked up as much knowledge as I could take in.

 

Tinsel Korey SEIZE THE DAY

Tinsel Korey, known to many as Emily in the Twilght franchise, wrote and recorded her Seize The Day EP from early January to mid-March. As Tinsel states in her EP booklet, this project was truly a “labor of love”.  Since releasing her EP in August, Tinsel has toured with Country artist Crystal Shawanda, been on the final “Twilight Tour” and her and I even performed together for Clevver TV.  

WATCH TINSEL KOREY 

 

 

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The other artist I started the year writing with and producing is my dear friend Diana Meyer. Diana and I began writing with no real plans for an album back in January. After a few months of dabbling with some new ideas, we finally started to hit our stride. Over the next few months from the end of spring to the beginning of fall, Diana and I wrote and recorded five songs which we couldn’t be more proud of. Mixed by Seth Von Paulus and mastered by Joe Bozzi at the world renowned Bernie Grundman Mastering in Hollywood, Diana’s EP was officially completed in late November. Back in October, Diana decided to test out her new material at the Malibu Inn opening for Samantha Ronson and the songs were extremely well received. Look for Diana’s EP to be released in early 2013. WATCH DIANA MEYER

 

DaniIvory In March, I began to working with Dani Ivory, an extraordinary keyboardist and vocalist who was just diving into the world of songwriting and recording. Previously, she has toured with Cee Lo Green as his touring keyboardist and backup vocalist. Watching Dani grow in 2012 has been nothing short of amazing. Dani’s songwriting and production chops seem to have grown exponentially, while she continues to make huge strides touring with Asian sensation 2NE1 and beginning in 2013, Beyonce. LISTEN TO DANI IVORY

 

ElizeElize came to America from her native Holland back in 2010. As a well known pop star back home, Elize decided to take a huge a leap of faith and show the world what she was capable of on the biggest stage of all. In the past three months, Elize and I have written three new songs which we could be more more proud of moving into the new year. WATCH ELIZE

 

 

 

 

 

There have been several other remarkable artists I’ve worked with this year including Nathan Beale, Jesse Stern, Maura Murphy, Haley D, Jeff Zacharski, Anahita Skye, The Unknown, and Colorblind.

 

At WAX LTD, I’ve been honored and privileged to engineer and assist on projects for some unreal talent.

IrinaGlobal-25_600Early in 2012, a new artist by the name of Irina began working at WAX. Incredibly enough, since Irina began working at WAX in December 2011, she has already had her track, “Something About You”, crack Billboard’s Top 40 in the Dance category.

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REVTHEORYAs the summer was winding down, Modern Heavy Rocker’s Rev Theory came into WAX to write and record an EP for Killer Tracks Records. This was a several week grind and these talented guys absolutely threw it down. I had an awesome experience engineering all of the vocals from Rich and Matt, and even joining in with some gang vocals. Their EP was just released this month and sounds big and bad ass!

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Engineering for Indie Rock Band The Kin from Australia was some of the most fun I had all year. This three piece consists of two brothers sharing lead vocals and percussionist/drummer Shakerleg. Their debut album will come out sometime in early 2013 with Interscope.

THE KIN

 

 

 

Some of the other unbelievable artists I’ve been humbled to engineer or assist for in 2012 include Bon Iver, Blondfire, Hunter Hunted, We Are Augustines, Zella Day, Redlight King, Belinda Kazanci of Echocell, Alex Band, Johnzo West and Bird, Kaela Gardner, Cillie Barnes, and Rob Simonsen.

 

MOVI KANTI REVO In 2012, music from myself and a few of my favorite writing partners like Lauren Pardini (The Deadly Serious) and Arlene Matza-Jackson could have been heard on shows like Keeping Up With The Kardashians, Hollywood Heights and Bad Girl’s Club. I also was lucky enough to work on a one of a kind, joint venture by Cirque Du Soleil and Google called “Movi Kanti Revo” with one of my closest friends, Jeffrey Michael.

MOVI KANTI REVO

 

 

Thank you again to everyone who has supported and believed in me through all of the ups and downs of the past year and beyond…I don’t know where I’d be without you.

Happy New Year to all!

Cirque Du Soleil’s MOVI KANTI REVO | A Google Chrome Experiment

In early September 2012, My good friend and colleague, highly regarded composer Jeffrey Michael and I embarked on one of the most unique musical journeys I may ever go on. We were offered a unique opportunity to compose, mix and create sound design on a Chrome Sensory Project for Cirque Du Soleil. This project was a partnership between both Google and Cirque Du Soleil and it was for a totally new interactive web conception. As stated on the Movi Kanti Revo site…

“Movi.Kanti.Revo is a sensory Chrome Experiment uniquely crafted by Cirque du Soleil that explores a new way for people to journey in a digital world using tones and gestures.

Movi.Kanti.Revo comes from the Esperanto words for Moving, Singing and Dreaming. It is indeed by gesturing and making sounds that users navigate a beautifully surreal world, follow a mysterious character in her adventure, enjoy surprising Cirque du Soleil performances and live an emotional journey made of love, doubts, hope and dreams.”

I feel like it would be impossible to put into words the amount of energy and dedication it took for Jeff and I, not to mention everyone else involved to pull off this bizarre and well-acclaimed experience, but it was all worth it in the end and we’re proud of the work we did.

Please check out Movi Kanti Revo for yourself at WWW.MOVIKANTIREVO.COM.