The first track from El-P’s and Killer Mike’s “Run The Jewels” was released today….I’m really excited to be working with El and Mike again, and to be mixing what is sure to be a classic album. Check out “Get It” as well as some other info for Run The Jewels here.
Aesop Rock’s album Skelethon, which I had the pleasure of mixing, comes out today on Rhymesayers Entertainment. It was great working with Aes and everyone else involved in making the record and I’m thrilled and proud at the final result. Please support this great record and buy it today.
Today Cancer for Cure (CFC) from EL-P is released…please go pick this up today! There isn’t an epic injury story (other then mental) that was incurred before mixing this record as there was with the Killer Mike record. I’ve worked with EL on a lot of his productions over the years and I have to say the tracks on Cancer for Cure are his deepest / most complex that I’ve mixed. Please do yourself a favor, buy this record, put it on a good system or put on some good headphones, and listen to it front to back.
Killer Mikes’s R.A.P. Music comes out today. Be sure to pick it up physically or on iTunes. The record was produced entirely by El-P who incidentally has his new solo album Cancer for Cure coming out later this month (I mixed that album also). It was great working with El, Mike, and everyone else involved. One quick story about mixing this record, which I can say is a first for me. The morning that mixing was slated to begin (and of course we were on a tight deadline), a 100 Lb window fell out of it’s fitting and blind sided me in the back of the head as I was walking from it. It knocked me to the floor and put a huge gash in my head requiring 40+ stitches. I think El was already in route to the studio, and I had to tell my girl (who was kinda freaking out that I might die from the blood everywhere) to call him and tell him what was up as the paramedics arrived to get me. Anyway, long story short, I was sitting in front of Pro Tools about four hours later…I have never missed a deadline and wasn’t gonna let this be the first time. Here are some photos from that day (one slightly graphic for the squeamish).