I’m on a bit of a high right now from our recording session today – actually from the sessions we’ve had over the past two weeks or so. We’ve been blessed with some incredibly talented and successful friends who have been willing to play with us and raise our sound to new heights. The past few recordings have included bassist Keith Eaddy (Macy Gray), bassist Greg Malone (Robin Thicke), drummer Brittany Brooks (Cee Lo Green, Kelis) and drummer Keenan “KGE Loko” Ephriam (Little Wayne, Nicki Minaj, Drake, Chris Brown, David Banner & T.I.). Today’s session with Keenan was mind blowing. After setting up the drums we had some technical problems with protools. As soon as everything was resolved, the engineer received a text that Mary J. Blige wanted our room so we’d have to cut our session short. At this point everyone was a little nervous that the day would be a total bust but we had two hours to try and make the best of the situation so we all just got our hustle on and made the best of it. Keenan came in having barely heard the songs and knocked them out within one or two takes. We managed to track drums (AMAZING drums) for four songs in two hours. I’m still beside myself and as happy as a five year old running down the stairs to pillage the Christmas tree. It will be truly a joy to share these songs once they are complete – which brings me to our engineers Quinn Messmer, Ben Cole and Ali Nikou – amazing individuals. Quinn Messmer has really helped us step up to a new level. He originally came to us simply as a mix engineer but his expertise, vision, creativity, dedication and passion for the project has rightfully earned him the position of producer.

We just wanted to convey our appreciation and gratitude to everyone involved. It’s very humbling that people of your caliber take time to play with us and share your talents with us. On behalf of JHRL I say Thank you to each and everyone of you. The journey is just beginning! 🙂

Aye Yo

A Night with BlasterMaster Productions

We’re heading up to the Hollywood Hills for a recording session with BlasterMaster Productions. This will be our first full on live band recording. Time to get LOUD!!! 🙂