Atlanta, GA (March 2, 2005)–The management at Patchwerk Recording Studios has reported a busy start to 2005, with many veterans and new comers to the Atlanta scene bunkering down last month to record and mix with “Atlanta’s best engineers.” Between Studio 9000 and 995, artists dubbed “the hardest working” by Patchwerk management collectively booked 49 days of 12-hour lockouts, keeping the staff and engineers working around the clock.
David Banner spent five days working in the 995 Studio with Patchwerk engineer Steve Fisher, tracking out beats and vocals (some w/Jazze Pha) to various songs, including “Gimme That Grey Goose (And Put That Yack Back)” with 8 Ball featuring Al Capone, and “My Gun,” produced by Miestro and featuring 8 Ball. Banner also worked with engineer Nico Solis for a day on “I Get By,” “X-ed” and a sample of radio drops and possible album interludes. He followed up with three days in the 9000 Studio later in the month to mix “Rep to Death” and “DB” with mix engineer Leslie Brathwaite and assistant engineer Kori Anders.
Jazze Pha took time in January to work on his individual project under Sho Nuff Recordings. Jazze worked with house engineers Solis and Fisher to create the beats and vocals for several songs in the 995 Studio. Among the songs were “Too Fly,” “Step In Da Club,” ‘and “Like It.” In addition Jazze tracked beats for Slim Thug to lay vocals for “Callin Me,” and Amri to lay vocals for “Just In Case.”
The independent duo, LJ, was back at Patchwerk in Studio 995, where they teamed up with producer Angelo Ray to work on their upcoming album. They dropped vocals on songs such as “Out of Control,” “Moma,” “Hometown Girl,” and “Tell me Why.” The group worked with house engineers Fisher, Mike Wilson and Josh Butler. For an additional 8 days, LJ set up shop in the 9000 Studio to mix the songs they had tracked in 995. All songs were tracked and mixed by Patchwerk engineers except for “Don’t Forget to Call,” on which LJ enlisted the skills of frequent guest engineer Brathwaite, and Patchwerk assistant engineer Anders.
And “the hardest working artist at Patchwerk for the month of January” was Bizarre. The artist know thus far by his affiliation with Eminem and his vocal contributions to the group D-12 called Patchwerk “home” for most of January. Working three days in 995, Bizarre tracked beats with producer Shondrae (Bangledesh) for “Rave” (engineered by Butler). He also tracked vocals with engineer Fisher for “Suicide Waiting to Happen” and additional freestyles with Anders engineering. The majority of Bizarre’s work was accomplished in Studio 9000, where he spent 13 days tracking and mixing with Brathwaite and Anders. He partnered with producers Sol Messiah and Erik Sermon on several songs.
Although David Banner, Jazze Pha, LJ and Bizarre kept the lamp burning way into the morning hours, there was still time for a few more artists to get in and begin work on projects coming out in 2005. Cartoon Network brought India Arie in to lay vocals on the song “Give” for an upcoming project. Wilson tracked her verses in Studio 995. And, Field Mob came in with producer Smoke to track vocals for several songs over a two-day period for Ludacris’ label, Disturbing the Peace. Sierra also worked in 995 with Wilson, tracking vocals for a song with her producer-father, Cee-lo.
And Boo, formerly of Philly’s Most Wanted, came in to Patchwerk to track vocals over music produced by the Neptunes. Wilson and Denny Ogle tracked Boo’s vocals for “Mr. Treat Ya Nose” in Studio 995.
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