March 19, 2012
So if you’re keeping up with our Ambassadors story so far, #Road2SXSW, you know we got the basic tracks laid down with Casey and Adam; as well as a dynamite scratch vocal track from Sam. We parted ways with our boys for a few dates and then headed to catch up with them again in New Orleans.
The Mobile Studio actually made amazing time on the way to NOLA thanks to our amazing driver Dave and we secured amazing parking thanks to some friends at the House of Blues. We got in so early that we were able to drop by one of my favorite places to stop whenever I go through: Verti Marte. I won’t go too far into it, but thanks to this institution, Francis Ford Coppola and I have a shared a favorite sandwich. If you go to NOLA and don’t hit up Verti Marte, I’m …
March 16, 2012
I want to stress as much as is humanly possible that recording sessions can and often do go badly. There is only so much an engineer can do. We can prep our session, check our wiring, make sure we’re capable of providing things quickly and with ease. After that, there’s an expression: “Crap In, Crap Out.” Everything, really, is up to the band. I always try to focus on creating a positive space where people can give their best performance. In my opinion, the vibe is everything. If you doubt this, try being a jerk to a band and then getting a great track out of them.
On the other hand, Martin Hannett basically created the Joy Division sound by being insanely cruel to the band, but that is another story. Probably a significant detail that their singer eventually killed himself; so do what you will with that. Don’t even …
February 24, 2012
Shortly after our stop in Austin, TX for SXSW, the UniqueSquared Mobile Studio will be traveling down to Miami, FL for WMC and ULTRA. Along the way, the team will be providing safe transportation for the Akai MPC Fly, which will be featured at an event in South Beach. The week for WMC and ULTRA is full of events involving the Mobile Studio and here’s a preview of what we will be doing.
AKAI VIP EXPERIENCE
The event is taking place between March 23rd to 25th with a lot still unannounced. One thing we do know is that Akai will be presenting one of their highly anticipated MPC products, the MPC Renaissance. It will be presented, Friday March 23rd between Noon and 1:30pm with more details still to come.
DJ LIQUID TODD AND MOBILE STUDIO
During Miami Music Week the Mobile Studio will be down in Miami hanging out …
February 22, 2012
The UniqueSquared Mobile Studio team will be traveling to Austin, TX in March to take part in SXSW. With so much going on, we decided to provide a little preview of what to expect so you don’t get lost along the way.
THE ROAD TO SXSW
This year will be different than last, and the Mobile Studio will be following a band during their travels the week leading up to SXSW. The band, Ambassadors, are a Brooklyn based band traveling with the Lights on her US tour. They will be stopping through Atlanta, New Orleans, Houston on their way to Austin, and the UniqueSquared Mobile Studio will be traveling with them on their journey. While on the road, the Mobile Studio team will document Ambassadors‘ experiences and record a track on the Mobile Studio during one of their stops.
STAGES ON SIXTH
While at SXSW, the UniqueSquared Mobile …
DJ Scott Mad Flip
September 29, 2011
Kicking off our Artist Spotlight series are some dear friends of ours from Atlanta, Street Lurkin. Ryan “Oh Snap Kid” Purcell and Lee “Hxllywxxd” Bates have long been ambassadors of the Atlanta underground movement. They took separate paths consisting of nightlife photography and video production, art design, and event promotion, among many other brave endeavors throughout the years. They found their common ground in music production and live DJ performance and soon formed Street Lurkin.
This might sound typical of many successful electro acts who create incredibly catchy, devastatingly funky, melodic electro and dubstep music, but what really separates Street Lurkin is that they are a marketing machine. In less than 2 years of existence they have played and destroyed over 100 events throughout the U.S. including Winter Music Conference, SXSW, and Identity Festival. It also helps that Ryan is co-founder along with Le Castle Vania of one of the southeast’s …