Into 2010

ZAC A room has been making the crowds happy – two great song writing teams have been thru recently:The Runners hip hop production duo from Orlando, Andrew “Dru Brett” Harr and Jermaine “Mayne Zayne” Jackson, best known for producing the hit singles “Go Hard” and “Hustlin'”plus produced songs for artists like Chris Brown, Fat Joe, Juelz Santana, Jim Jones, Lil Wayne,Justin Bieber, Fabolous and Usher. They worked Neve Genesys in ZAC A with engineer, Jeff Villanueva mixing a Rihanna tune as well as tracking new music for the movie Burlesque, which will feature Cher and Christine Aguilerra. Dru Brett had to bust out before the photos… but, I think they liked it… thanks to all

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More ZAC A fans, Elvis Williams, aka BlacElvis, and Harold Lilly are the songwriting duo behind Spin Music Group. Recently camped out with ZAC A’s Neve Genesys control room working songs for debut artist Damien. Engineer, Mack Woodward handles the board and digital software duties… Doramus handles some additional vocal production with Harold and Elvis makin’ the jams…..

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Meanwhile, in Stonehenge, long time engineer for R.E.M, John Keene has been using the magic analog Studer A820 to transfer all the old Master tapes for archiving in the digital realm — so great to hear the old hits come back across the speakers strait off 24 tracks — aaahhhhh, the old days… stuff sounds soooo good

Producer/Songwriter/Artist Sean Garret in Stonehenge crafting new hits with engineer Mike Miller, Cody Sciarra assisting

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Meanwhile, Elvis Williams, aka BlacElvis, has locked out ZAC A to brew up his next batch of hits for EMI Publishing. Engineer, Mack Woodward at the controls.

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Grammy winning drummer from the Derek Trucks Band, Yonrico Scott is assembling tracks for his own upcoming release. Using Stonehenge for tracking various assemblies of musical cohorts – set One included the Rev. Oliver Wells, Joseph Patrick Moore, and Bruno while a second set included DtB bandmates, Todd Smallie on bass, Kofi Burbridge on the keys and young ATL guitar slinger, Nick Johnson on guitar.

ZAC Front Room – Producer, Simon Illa has been busy with a slew of work for his Unbreakable Music Group – Singer/Songwriters Margie Chadburn, Nate Currin – Rock/Funk guitarist George Tisdale, Kyle Lucas of Vonnegutt, Singer/Writer Ben Grant of the band The Status and R&B Artist Kevi Redding– all fresh cuts for upcoming releases…

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ZAC B Room has been kept quite busy with Sky Sound producer/ engineer, Daniel Faber tracking and mixing with Dance Four,Entrapment, Arren The Terrible, Flex Set, J-Meel, Tetris, Melanie Wilson, Chalo and Kaiser Soze

ZAC celebrates 10th Anniversary of Music Business Survival!

Thanks go out to all our ATL supporters, artists and production crews as well as the myriad of labels who have graced us with their artists. All who attended were treated to great culinary delights from Rayes Grill Treats, Epicurean Endevors, Jamesons and JRodney Dining and some special musical performances by guitarist, Elliot Holden, Songstress, Margie Chadburn, Nate Currin Band, Sinsemelia and the ZAC spawned, I.O.Z, who released their debut CD that night!

who knows what the next ten years will bring,
but the first ten sure were exciting!!

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Snoop Dogg returns with members of Dogg Pound to write and collaborate on new tunes for the Cartoon Network series, “Ghetto Commandments”. Engineer, Aubry “Juice” Delaine handled tracking duties.snappedimages.com

Janelle Monae dropped into Stonehenge with her band to slam out a rehearsal set which also included time for a video / photo shoot for an upcoming Vogue magazine feature.

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Bryan-Michael Cox mixing in Stonehenge putting some finishing touches on Monica and Justin Bieber records. Long time B. Cox engineer and ZAC fan, Sam ‘I Am’ Thomas twisting the knobs.

Jazze Pha tracking with Interscope artist, Alja

Keke Wyatt tracking and mixing an acoustic version of “Peace On Earth” on the Neve Genesys in the ZAC A room. Guitar accompanyment by ZAC resident, Daniel Groover. Engineered by “Juice”.

Atlanta based, yet world reknown singer songwriter, Carolyn “Sugar” Kayne transformed Stonehenge for performance video shoot to promote upcoming tour and release of the yet untitled new project. Critter Hipilicous on guitar and Asher McKinney at the keys.

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Dave Banner returns to write and collaborate on new tuneswith ATL producer, Jazze Pha.

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Juvenile returns to finish off a couple bonus tracks for his upcoming Atlantic Records release.

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Elliot Holden, the young ATL guitar slinger adding the final touches to self released record recorded live at ZAC with engineer, JimZ. Guests on the release include Yon Rico Scott and Kofi Burbridge of the Derek Trucks Band.

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German born singer/songwriter Azin (pronounced Ahh Zeen) has several House/DJ backed tracks released in Munich and has recently moved stateside, seeking out the production skills of ZAC resident, Simon Illa to break into the US commercial music scene.

Lars Nagel band continues production on upcoming release incorporating more of the ZAC family of talents – Tony ‘Tbonne’ twisting the knobs, Spike’s tasty persussions and ZAC guitar slinger, Daniel Groover.

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