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Who's Werking?


September 2010

For Immediate Release


Toya Elise Brown


September 2010 Session Report

Who's Werking in Studio 995?

R&B singer-songwriter and record producer Kandi Burress, better known by her stage names Kandi or Kandi Girl, has recently signed a record deal with Asylum Records in early 2010. Her second album, Kandi Koated will be released on November 23, 2010. The official lead single from the album will be released in October 2010. Recently Kandi was at PatchWerk studios having songs tracked by PatchWerk engineer Luther Banks.

In addition to the release of Gucci Mane's new album "The Appeal" this past SeptmeBURR, Gucci also held his listening party for the album at PatchWerk Studios. Some notables among the crowd included DJ Greg Street and labelmate Waka Flaka Flame, who also had a listening session for his upcoming release "Flockavelli". Gucci has a new official mixtape out, entitled "Mr. Zone 6" with some of his new 2010 singles featured on the project. Gucci Mane's latest album "The State vs Radric Davis" on Warner Brothers Records is currently in stores and the new club banger "Gucci Time" featuring Swizz Beatz is for sale on iTunes. Gucci was in PatchWerk Studios this past month having several songs recorded and mixed by PatchWerk Engineer Kori Anders.

Most known for making clubs jump with his 2007 anthem "Check My Footwork", Mr. Bigg-Time is back like he never left with his forthcoming 1803 Records-released mixtape "The Return of Tommie Walker" hosted by Mr. Bigg-Time. The mixtape features the flossy lead single "Pull Out the Maserati", "If You Ain't Talking Money (You Speaking Chinese)" featuring A-town trapstar Rocko and "Jump Fresh", a song for the detractors who doubted him. Also, the mixtape features the heartfelt sentiment "Fallen Soldiers" featuring Wingo from Jagged Edge, a tune which pays homage to all of the slain soldiers of war and people lost to jails and senseless murders. Mr Bigg Time was in PatchWerk Studios this past September having several songs mixed by PatchWerk Engineer Mike Wilson .

Other sessions in 995 included those for Chikwe (D. Brown), Celeb Forever (D. Brown), Juvenile (R. Seay/C. Hammond), Lil Twist (8 Trix/L. Banks), Kaye Jeye Govent (M. Wilson), Super Blanco (R. Seay), Man Down (D. Brown), Shanell (S. Firkins/D. Brown), Jabar (D. Brown), Hunt (K. Anders), Mo Pain ft Chubbie and Yo Gotti (N. Solis/D. Brown), Don Omar (A&X/D. Brown) 34 (M. Wilson), Lil Twist (L. Banks)


Who's Werking in Studio 9000?

"Don Omar Presents: Meet the Orphans" is a compilation album by reggaeton artist, Don Omar, set to be released on November 2, 2010. This album will feature artists under the "Orfanato Music Group" label as well as other reggaeton artists. Besides the single "Danza Kuduro", the album will also include the #1 Latin Rhythm hit "Hasta Abajo" as well as collaborations from Omar's Orfanato Music Group artists including Kendo Kaponi and Syko as well as Plan B, Zion & Lennox, and Yaga & Mackie. Don Omar was at PatchWerk for several days having songs recorded and mixed by guest engineer/producer A&X, assisted by PatchWerk engineer Dee Brown.

"Beach Cruiser" is the upcoming debut album from West Coast rapper Glasses Malone. Originally to have been released in 2006, the album will be released on Glasses Malone's record label Blu Division Music, Hoo-Bangin' Records, Cash Money Records and Universal Motown. "I Get Doe" featuring The Cataracs, was released as the album's fourth official single on June 15, 2010. This past September, Glasses Malone had several songs mixed by Leslie Brathwaite assisted by PatchWerk engineer Muzzy Solis.

The Atlanta Symphony Orchestra was in PatchWerk Studios this past September. PatchWerk engineer Mike Wilson engineered the session and it was produced by multimedia composer, educator, and music producer James Oliverio. James Oliverio's credits range from internationally performed symphonic scores to five Emmy Award winning soundtracks for film and television. Oliverio served as Project Director and Artistic Consultant to Wynton Marsalis and Jazz at Lincoln Center for the Millennium commission entitled "All Rise". The Atlanta Symphony Orchestra, currently in its 66th season, is one of America's leading orchestras, known for the excellence of its live performances and presentations, renowned choruses, and impressive list of Grammy® Award-winning recordings.

Other sessions in 9000 included those for Plies (D. Brown), Rick Ross (M. Solis), Sean Garrett (L. Brathwaite), Snook (L. Brathwaite), OMG Girls (Vernon Mungo/L. Banks), Bones (M. Wilson), Future (Ray Seay/D. Brown), Yelawolf (L. Brathwaite), Verse Simmons (L. Brathwaite), Majic Massey (L. Brathwaite), Mark Johnson (D. Brown), Young Jeezy (L. Brathwaite), Mike Thurmond/Shirley Franklin (L. Banks)


Who's Werking in Studio 1019?

Love Me Back, the sophomore album from Jazmine Sullivan is scheduled to be released on November 30, 2010. Producers contributing to the album included Ne-Yo, Los da Mystro, Ryan Leslie Lamb, Missy Elliott, and a rumored production by Salaam Remi, who produced the majority of "Fearless". Songs recorded for the album include "Blow", "Vanity Six" (a tribute to Prince), and a reported sequel to "Bust Your Windows" titled "You Get On My Nerves", which was written by Ne-Yo. The album has been preceded by the lead single, "Holding You Down (Goin' In Circles)", which was released on July 10, 2010. The single has reached number 7 on the Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs chart. It has been confirmed that the album's second single would be "10 Seconds", which is expected to be released sometime in late October. Jazmine Sullivan was at PatchWerk Studios this past September recording with PatchWerk engineer Tripp Tiller.

In the past Diamond, former member of the group Crime Mob, has had a strong presence on radio airwaves with appearances on Ludacris' "My Chick Bad Remix" with Trina and Eve, as well as the "Bedrock Remix" with fellow female talents Rasheeda and Lola Monroe. Now she has a 2010 Mixtape out called "Bitch Music Vol. 4" and working on a 2010/2011 album, yet to be titled . She was in PatchWerk studios this past September recording with PatchWerk engineer Dee Brown.

Other sessions in studio 1019 included those for Yung Vany (L. Banks), Jabar (B. Friesen), Reese (D. Brown), Levi (T. Tiller), Genie (L. Banks), Born 2wice (T. Tiller), Full Purp (B. Pedersen), Casual Cal (C. Hammond), Will Power (D. Brown), Zack Oakley (B. Friesen), Lanski (D. Brown), Menace (M. Wilson), Loopa ft. Lil Pop (Dee Brown)


PatchWerk Recording Studios ( is a world-class recording facility that has catered to the national entertainment industry since opening in 1995. The company, which is centrally located in the heart of Midtown Atlanta, has earned a reputation for its excellent sound quality and superb customer service. PatchWerk features Georgia's only SSL 48-channel Duality Console as well as Georgia's only SSL 9000 J Series Console. The larger of the two studio rooms, Studio 9000, features design by industry leader Russ Berger (RBDG). PatchWerk has continuously serviced the top record labels from around the world and has accomodated an endless array of world-renowned talent, including TLC, Beyonce Knowles, Outkast, Usher, Ludacris, the Neptunes, Rodney Darkchild Jerkins and Bow Wow.

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