Atlanta (December 16, 2004)–Interscope artist Keyshia Cole partnered with producer Sean Garett and tracked vocals for “I’m Leaving You” last month at Patchwerk Studios, in the Digidesign Pro Tools/Otari Concept One-equipped 995 Studio. House engineer Steve Fisher worked the 12-hour session. A new Universal artist, Tori, also worked at Patchwerk, tracking vocals for a song with Cee-Lo producing and Patchwerk’s Josh Butler engineering.
Universal also booked 13 hours in 995 for Serena to track vocals for her song “Girl Wanna Be” with Butler. Sean Garrett put his personal touch on the track as the producer, and then spent a few hours after the session working on tracking and editing a J-lo song. Young Jeezy, Def Jam/Corporate Thugz Entertainment, was in 995 grinding this month working 12-hour days with engineer Nico Solis. He tracked vocals for “Drop,” “Motivation,” and “Tear it up.” He also partnered with Shawty Redd to track vocals for “Trap or Die.”
Producer Carl Mo came to Patchwerk during the month of November to track beats for Wood & Pine’s “Unfair Game.” Patchwerk’s Fisher guided the session in Studio 995.
Tionne “T-Boz” Watkins worked in 995 Studio under her label Grunge Girl Entertainment for six days in Studio 995, tracking vocals for “Seasonal Love,” “All the Way,” and “Licorice Stick.” Tionne worked with Patchwerk engineer Kori Anders and producer 88 Fingaz. And, Shady Records brought in Stat Quo to Patchwerk this month to work on the songs “GMM & G-Unit” and “White T-Shirt.” Mannie Fresh, producer under Universal Records, graced the scene with his talents as they tracked the vocals for both songs.
Up-and-coming producer Lamar English of Choo Choo Man Productions worked with a couple artists this month in Patchwerk’s 995 Studio. With Fisher engineering, Streetside tracked “Shake Somethin” featuring Misfit, Fat, and Charlie Waters. Fisher also worked with Lamar to track “Jackin’ Season” and “Kak-a-stacks” for T-Rock and Shawty Slick.
In the SSL 9000 J-equipped Studio 9000, Young Buck busted out the vocals for three new tracks, “Don’t Need No Help,” “Ride Wit Me,” and “The Way” in six hours with house engineer Mike Wilson and assistant Jamie Newman. And J-Records artist Mario collaborated with Jadakiss, T.I., and Scott Starch to create the remix “You Should Let Me,” to his chart-topper “Let Me Love You.” The all-star group worked in Studio 9000 with Fisher engineering and Newman assisting.
Producer Justice League was in Studio 9000 with R&B vocalist, Toni Braxton, mixing “Shake and Move” with engineers Leslie Brathwaite and Kori Anders. After working three days with Braxton, Brathwaite also spent a full week mixing songs for Jive’s Nivea, with assistance from Newman. And last but not least, Monica teamed up with producers Jimmy Jam and Terry Lewis once again to work on the song “Any Love” with engineer Josh Butler in Studio 9000 at the end of last month.