Lyrics Born In The Studio for KQED

Bay Area hip-hop veteran Lyrics Born releases his new album Real People this week, and to mark the occasion, KQED caught up with him at Jingletown Recording for a sneak preview of the title track.

“With the title track ‘Real People,’” says LB, “I really wanted to open the album with something that you could really see what I experienced as a kid – immigrating to the United States, single mom, being in a ...

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Eric Rachmany and Amp Live

You never know who you’re going to work with in the Bay Area and these sessions were a testament to that. Eric Rachmany of Rebelution went into Different Fur Studios with Starita to lay down vocals and guitar on several collaborations. Amp Live of Zion I came through making for a very interesting day. We can’t say anything yet but, let’s just say there are some amazing things to come from these sessions!

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Childish Gambino Hits The Studio With Starita

Recently, the multi-talented recording artist and actor, Childish Gambino, ripped through the Bay Area performing a one off, sold out show at The Greek Theater with legendary artist Erykha Badu. Amazingly, he managed to pull this off while being deep in production for the upcoming film, Magic Mike 2, due out in 2015. While in town, Childish Gambino and Starita went into Jingletown Recording to lay down a new track for a new secret project ...

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Working Class Audio Interviews Starita

Working Class Audio is a no-nonsense, to-the-point podcast interviewing some of the industry’s top freelance engineers including Andrew Scheps, Scott Evans and Vance Powell to name a few. Topics address how they make money in the ever changing music industry, workflow and of course, gear. Episode #12 features Starita in an honest candid interview about his career and life as an engineer and producer.

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D. Edward ‘Love Is’ Making Waves

D. Edward’s new full-length album ‘Love Is’ dropped in October of 2014 and has been making waves ever since. ‘Love Is’ features multiple Grammy Award Winners including Laura Sullivan, Steffen Kuehn and Tony Peebles from Pacific Mambo Orchestra as well as Billboard Music Award winner Leah Tysse.

The records features modern production and engineering all the while staying true to D. Edward’s soul roots. Layers of Motown-esque horns played ...

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Laura Sullivan Brings Home The Grammy®!!!!

Pianist, composer and recording artist Laura Sullivan’s critically-acclaimed album LOVE’S RIVER took home the Grammy® Award for Best New Age Album at the 56th Annual Grammy® Awards. Sullivan is only the 9th woman nominated as a solo or main artist in the New Age category’s 27-year history. Additionally, LOVE’S RIVER was executive produced and marketed entirely independently by Sullivan with her producer and husband, Eric, from their San Francisco-area home ...

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Latin GRAMMY Nominated Song Of The Year!

You may remember posts from months ago about me working on the new Los Amigos Invisibles record “Repeat After Me”.

Well, after debuting in the Top 10 on the Billboard Latin Pop charts earlier this year, “La Que Me Gusta” is nominated for Song Of The Year by The Latin Academy of Record Arts and Sciences….The Latin GRAMMYS! I’m very honored to have been an engineer on this project and look forward to many more!

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2 GRAMMY Nominations For 56th Annual GRAMMY Celebration!!!!

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After many years of hard work, 2 records engineered by Starita have been nominated by The Recording Academy for the 56th Annual Grammys to be held on January 26th, 2014 at Staples Center, Los Angeles, CA.

The first nomination comes in the Best Latin Rock, Urban or Alternative category for one of 2013’s funkiest and most celebrated records “Repeat After Me” by Los Amigos Invisibles. The Top Ten Billboard ...

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