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| March 2, 2009 | 0 Comments

Kevin Lee recorded at RAX TRAX in Chicago. He is co-producing his new album, Dusk Till Dawn, with Rick Barnes. The record is scheduled for an early summer release.

At Linder Avenue Recording in Roselle, 610 completed all the tracking and mixing for his debut release. Rapper Steve Kozil tracked and mixed another song for a release due out this year. Illinois Entertainer contributor Mike O’Cull continued tracking for his project . . . Owner/Chief Engineer Dom Palmisano engineered all sessions.

At M STUDIOS in Galena, former Naperville music-store owner Scott Waterhouse recorded his new record, A Spot In The Shade (5th Wheel Productions). Joining the guitarist for the follow-up to The Bossa’s Back were saxophonist Mitch Cox, percussionist Joe Caploe, pianist Chuck Bregman, bassist Brandon Golden, and keyboardist Dave Christensen. Studio manager Andy Steil engineered, produced, and composed.

At MILLION YEN STUDIOS in Chicago, The Bomb (members of Naked Raygun and Methadones) tracked with producer J. Robbins . . . Local H frontman Scott Lucas started work on a solo CD and mixed Local H’s ’08 Beat Kitchen release show for DVD release . . . The Tossers recorded On A Fine Spring Evening for Victory Records . . . Explode & Makeup tracked vocals and mixed an EP . . . Sawbuck recorded an EP . . . Kevin Flynn And The Avondale Ramblers recorded a new EP.

At PLANET10STUDIOS in Palatine, Scott Wesley worked on his sophomore recording for Four Winds Entertainment . . . IlliNoise neared the completion of their new album . . . Tinley Park punk band The Falling Red completed a five-song EP; owner Jimmy Johnson produced, and Harry Brotman mastered the release . . . Grammy-nominated producer Michael Freeman mixed the latest release by Alligator Breath . . . L.W.E. worked on their second CD for Progrock Records. Paul Wertico, who was at Planet10 to record three songs for a Spanish jazz group, did a guest spot . . . Steve Wik and Soulfunk started their debut full-length CD . . . Eclectic Breakdown, based out of the Fox River Grove area, mixed a five-song demo that was recorded at the Madison Media Institute in Madison, Wisconsin . . . Sixteen-year-old jazz pianist Jeff Messman completed a new age full-length . . . Planet10 has just opened Studio M, a complete Midi-production room loaded with 12 keyboards, 50,000 samples, and software by IK Multi-media, Ivory, Sony, and Steinberg.

At SOLID SOUND in Hoffman Estates, Grammy-nominated producer/composer Carlos Villalobos tracked drums for his Starting From Zero project. Rae Dileo (Filter, Henry Rollins) engineered . . . Local 1950s rock ‘n’ roll band The Crown Vics tracked material for an upcoming release.

At SOUNDSCAPE RECORDING in Chicago, Interscope recording artist K’Naan did a session with Mike Kolar and Kyle Resto after his Subterranean show . . . Mikkey Halsted had his “Internet On-Lock” party at Soundscape to herald the launch of his new Web site, . . . GLC (who recently wrapped his debut album, Love, Life & Loyalty), Sly Poloriod, Naledge, SC, No I.D., and others were in attendance.

Chicago hip-hop artist Zeek finished a new single, “Put It On My Tab.” It was mixed by Nate Oberman at CHICAGO RECORDING COMPANY and is due to drop mid-spring.

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