Stabe Wilson Releases Singles

Bay Area saxophonist, Stabe Wilson, recently released a solo effort featuring a gang of amazing talent. The songs feature David Jackson who is the music director for  Jennifer Hudson and the one and only GRAMMY Winning Gospel artist, Edwin Hawkins. Starita had the pleasure of tracking a choir led and produced by Edwin for the record at Fantasy Studios. Check it out here!

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Amp Live/Eric Rachmany Debut Unified Highway

Rebelution vocalist/guitarist Eric Rachmany and renowned producer, DJ, and remixer Amp Live (formerly of Zion I) may possess different backgrounds, but they both travel the same creative road. Now, their paths—along with a myriad of musical genres riding shotgun—intersect in Unified Highway. The duo’s self-titled debut [Audible Collision / Strange Focus Records] explores this intersection via a fascinating fusion of reggae, electronic, hip-hop, alternative, and soul siphoned into unforgettable songs. Starita had the pleasure of working on this exciting project ...

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In The Stu: Rick Rubin’s Shangri La Studio

On a recent trip to LA, Starita paid a visit to one of the most intriguing studios in the business, Shangri La. Shangr La is the private studio of the one and only Rick Rubin and where he’s created some of the most influential records of our time. The studio is all white and packed full of toys including the piano Adele recorded 21 on that Rick produced. The visit was such a treat and let’s ...

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GrammyPro: The Role Of The Producer By Starita

The role of the producer is vital but most don’t exactly know what it means. Starita wrote a blog post on this very subject for GrammyPro and you can check it out below.

A lot of independent artists have asked me, “Do I need a producer?” I like to reply with a deeper question: Do you want your project to be as great as it can be? Of course, the answer is always affirmative on both accounts. ...

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Childish Gambino ‘Marry You’

As you may remember, the multi-talented recording artist and actor, Childish Gambino (Donald Glover), ripped through the Bay Area performing a one off, sold out show at The Greek Theater with legendary artist Erykha Badu. While in town, Childish Gambino and Starita went into Jingletown Recording to lay down vocals on a cover of Bruno Mars’ “Marry You” for the film Magic MIke XXL in which Donald is one of the main characters. The ...

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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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