While the festive season may be a quiet time for some, December and January were certainly very busy months for the recording department at Studios 301, having hosted an array of international artists, musical theatre casts, Australian recording icons, and local Aussie talent.
Straight off the touring stages of FOMO Festival, international rap duo Rae Sremmurd joined us for 2 days in Studio 1 & 2 to write with their team – Swae Lee’s session engineered by Jack Garzonio, Slim Jxmmi’s session engineered by Jack Prest. Renowned pianist, composer, and former touring musician with Mariah Carey’s band, Lionel Cole tracked his full band in Studio 1 engineered by our very own Jack Prest and assisted by Jack Garzonio. International drummer for Lauryn Hill, Kanye West, Lady Gaga, Justin Timberlake, and P Diddy, George “Spanky” McCurdy ran an exclusive and intimate masterclass in our Studio 1 live space.
In addition to hosting some of the industry’s biggest names in music, we were visited by the cast from two of Australia’s elite musical theatre productions.
The cast of Muriel’s Wedding spent a day with our engineer Owen Butcher to record some vocal takes for their upcoming studio release, and the cast from Charlie and The Chocolate Factory spent 2 days with Stefan Du Randt and Jack Garzonio recording vocals in Studio 1.
Other artists recording in the studios during December and January include Nick Littlemore from Empire of the Sun, Alfie Arcuri, B Wise, Dallas Woods, Ojikae, Chong Lim with David Campbell, Chaika engineered by Bob Scott, JXN, Thief, Briggs, Judy Bailey OAM, Sam Sakr, Cxloe, Fergus James, Coda Conduct, NYXEN and Crooked Colours.
Leon Zervos has been busy mastering new music from Eurovision contenders Kate Miller-Heidke and Mark Vincent, and projects for The Veronicas, Sahara Beck, Amy Shark, Russell Morris, WAAX and many more!
Congrats to Steve Smart who mastered triple j’s hottest 100 #1 “Confidence” by Ocean Alley. Other highlights by Steve include albums for Mick Hart, an EP for Stapylton Street, as well as new releases for Germein, VACATIONS, Leanne Tennant, Sushin Shyam (India), HEIDI (Indonesia), Not A Boys Name and Hatakaze to name a few.
Ben Feggans has worked on new releases from 2018 JJJ Unearthed Bigsound winners Austen and Keelan Mak, Sinclaire, Odette, Luboku and a tasty new EP by Coda Conduct.
Andrew Edgson has mastered an album for Georgia Mulligan, an EP for Riley Pierce, and singles for The Laurels, Gooch Palms, Merpire, Aquila Young, and Oh Reach.
Harvey O’Sullivan worked on a vinyl release for The Living End, and new releases for Miserist, The Widest Ocean, One30, Gavrani, and Belle Kerr.
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