Some fun in the sun with Alika Arroyo. And a new album coming soon from Stillbliss Records!

Today, I got to hear from Band singer Alika Arroyo, that he will be pressing cd`s for sale, and will be releasing them online as well. It is from the grunge pop punkish rock band Mother slug.

Yes we dont have many full albums out from this studio, but very soon Stillbliss records will be releasing the new album entitled-Tokyo, from band, Mother slug.

We are also working at the moment with guitarist Takaki Longfield with an original tune, using vocaloid sounds on vocals as well as distortion guitar.

We are passing the stems through our Boutique analog gear to liven up the sound.

And thats what`s been happening on the home front.

KICE/Kayce Lighting up his world!

The Artist name is KICE, but is pronounced Kayce.

He visited us a couple years ago, but is still hacking out live shows and events.
He uses our BGM that we made in the studio. He has quite a following, and here are the videos. So I won`t rant on.

I will let the videos speak for themselves.

All songs were produced at our studios.

“One love”

“Remember Me”



This is where you can buy his CD album.

The album is entitled; Re:Member.

All About Jazz/Blues and it`s influence on humans

You may be thinking, well Jesse doesn`t know anything about Jazz. But there is where you are wrong.

Anyone. And I say this again, ANYONE can play Jazz!

It just takes the unique effort of yourself picking up an instrument, and commiting to it.

Then step two would be practicing with a Metronome.

Step three would be to learn a bit about music theory, maybe. I say maybe, because there are genius`s here looking at this very blog, who are probably more gifted then I.

So next: Jazz works in fourths. Sometimes. And like all good Jazz Composers, Like Chet Baker, Thelonious Monk. Buddy Guy, etc..

Of course people are getting hassled everyday, whether your race religion or creed. But honestly, good music speaks to the heart.

So actually I will rename this to All About Jazz and it`s influence, on humans. US! Yes you and and me are part monkey, part human, but the monkey part left out just makes you a tool for Gods bidding.

Well, a bit of religion with this post. Sorry.

If you don`t want anymore stop right HERE!

Music like I said, is an international language.
Whether METAL, PUNK, Whatever.

It speaks to you.

So, pick up an instrument, and play it with all your heart!

Are YOU soldiering on? Then GREAT!

Today is a bit of a rant, as well as some news.

Today I worked on mixing two tracks sent to me from Chris Commander/Ekral/Larke.

He pays me pittance for my work. But such is life. You got to Soldier ON!

My right monitor speaker is also giving up the ghost. But who cares. We got to soldier on.

My Dad will check it out tommorow. SO Hopefully we will find the problem and then the studio will be good as new.

Anyways, about soldiering on- Sometimes I wonder if even having this blog or studio website makes a difference. All I can do is soldier on and hope for the best.

So are YOU Soldiering on??

Slingshotmillion2 live reminder and some mix news updates!


Today I had the privilege to finish some rough mixes that I sent to my band members today、from the POP band Slingshotmillion2.

I was sent bass tracks from our bassist who now lives in the UK.

He sent me the .wav files for two songs of ours that needed his skills.

He sent me the Stems through the net, and then I ran the tracks through our analog gear here at the studios.

It went through the BLA173 to PBC6A compressor. Which kinda fattened the sound as well as making it a but more smooth to the ears.

So after taking some time out, and a cup or two of coffee. I went into the studio and made a rough mix for my band members to listen to.

Hopefully they will like what they hear.

Anyways. That`s what`s happening on the home front.

And just to remind you. We will be holding a live show on the 9th of September in Shibuya at live house Guilty.

If you can come over to watch us, that would be cool!

Here is a link where you can buy the tickets.

Slingshotmillion2 Live show on the streets of Kawasaki.

Today I had the chance to do two things in one day; Ride on an express train From Nagano Ken, for a wedding gig, And then Perform on the streets of Kawasaki with my POP/Rock band Slingshotmillion2.

It wasnt THAT great, as I had to carry alot of stuff on the train at the end of the day. But I guess it was a success, as some tickets for our September 9th show which will be held at Live stage Shibuya Guilty got sold. And I got a free tea drink from a fan! Of course that`s the best thing! Getting free things from fans.

Anways, today was a great day. Sometimes just having a change from the usual tends to be quite refreshing.