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Studio Happenings

| April 28, 2006

At UP ON THE ROOF RECORDING in Lombard, owner/engineer Mark Blas recorded and mixed tracks for reggaeton artist/producer Wil Diaz . . . Blas also tracked the second album for blues locals Mitch & The Polecats.

AT SOUNDSCAPE STUDIO in Chicago, Grammy-winning rapper Rhymefest worked on his new single, “Sleep With Me.” The session was engineered by owner Michael Kolar and assisted by Sean Nunan. Rhymefest earned a Grammy for co-writing “Jesus Walks” with Kanye West.

At GRAVITY STUDIOS in Chicago, The Hush Sound (Fueled By Ramen) mixed their new full-length with Sean O’Keefe . . . Sam Winch recorded and mixed with producer/engineer Mark Berlin . . . Blackbox worked on some new songs with Doug McBride . . . The Al Weber Band finished their album. Jay Marino produced and engineered, and George Balogi mixed . . . My My My tracked and mixed with Dan Wean.

At PARADYME PRODUCTIONS in Madison, WI, mastering was completed on two tracks to be released as singles off the Skeeballs‘ forthcoming album; both songs will be released as singles. Billy Dynamite (Sin City Injectors/Mulliganstu) produced.

At ONTRACK STUDIO in Chicago, Winston Tyler completed his new CD, Time For Some Real Music. Head engineer Ray Vanoa tracked and mastered the project, which features guest vocals from Michelle Vanoa, who has also been working on her own debut CD as well.

Chicago rocker Peter Blast recorded with Don Griffin at VMR Studios in Brookfield. Blast tracked two new songs, “I Ain’t Cursed” and “On A Derailed Train,” which will be singles on an anthology CD being released this summer via New York’s Pop Town Records. The CD will include previously released and unreleased material that spans Blast’s 30-year career.

At ARS STUDIOS in Alsip, Old Landmark Church recorded vocals with Larry Schara . . . Eric Jaglises also recorded vocals with Schara . . . Morse Ad Amor tracked and mastered with Chris Dever . . . Mike Klappauf worked on a new project with Dever . . . Theadore Gilmore recorded ensemble elements with Andy Padayao . . . Padayao also worked with Mike Williams on a project for Mix.WestNY.

At ENGINE STUDIOS in Chicago, a slew of acts including Langhorne Slim, Cody Diekoff, metal band Drudge Puppet, Right Of Ways, and Jon Roberts tracked . . . Joe Fain from Greensboro, NC mixed with Balthazar De Ley . . . Brian Deck returned from working on the new Iron & Wine record to start on a full length with Franklin Delano, who came all the way from Italy . . . Deck is also worked on new material with Califone . . . The Waiting Game and #strong>Walking Bicycles also did some work.

At DIGITAL AUDIO DESIGNS in Island Lake, 1134 mixed their first EP . . . Septer tracked six more songs for their next release . . . Rapper Big Time finished final mixes . . . Divine Riot finished their debut EP . . . Female rap artist Tillie tracked three songs that will appear on her first full-length CD . . . Sialteph began tracking drums and guitars for their EP . . . Owner Cary Baker produced and engineered all of these projects.

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