Portfolio

Read through my growing collection of projects and published work.

Jackson Bruck & The Dukes of Hume Release New Single, “Right Where I Want You”

Music releases are sweeter in the Fall. The Dukes of Hume have a brand new single and a celebratory release show around the corner.

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What’s the Deal with Beat Leasing?

Producers are using a new way to sell beats. Learn how it works and why it’s getting big.

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The Sound of ‘Divorce’ | An Interview with Moda Spira

‘Divorce’, stands as Latifah Alattas’ most prized body of work to date. In this interview, we learn more about her creative prowess as a songwriter and producer.

Women of the Waveform | An Interview Featuring Producer Jill Courtney

Jill Courtney is a producer, educator, and writer working for her company, JCreative Multimedia. In this interview, she discusses her professional life and gives great advice to students of the recording industry.

‘Kitchen’ by Sterfry

Producer Sterling Scott, a.k.a. Sterfry, stormed out of the gate with his album, Kitchen, this past July. The album is constructed from experimental jazz colliding against an electronic cascade of sound. Kitchen is a particular gem that shimmers with uncommon oddities sprinkled all over. Sterfry meticulously created an unforgettable electronic album that fuses jazz, hip-hop, trance and lo-fi […]

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How to Build a Home Recording Studio

The recording scene is evergreen, ever-growing, and ever-changing. There are several brands that all make similar products, and the scene is evolving. All of the big industry names are constantly designing new incredibly unique products for recording and production, so it’s easy to get overwhelmed. Breathe, and keep in mind that you don’t need to […]

Pilgrimage Fest Hosts Jack White, Lionel Richie, Chris Stapleton, Hozier and More in 2018

Music festival-goers are excitedly preparing for the Pilgrimage Music & Cultural Festival, to be hosted in Franklin on Sept. 22 and 23. The festival will bring a glowing lineup of rock, pop, blues, folk, Americana, gospel, country, jazz and more. Pilgrimage is moving into its third year of programming a sensational multi-genre musical atmosphere, featuring […]

Piri Nico Featuring Kenny Mc | ‘Twelve Twenty Two’

Murfreesboro musician Kenny Mc and Puerto Rican artist Piri Nico recently released the collaborative album Twelve Twenty Two, an urban Latino affair containing 16 tracks full of reggaeton, pop, trap, rap, and club music. Both collaborators produced the album by communicating via the internet, with neither artist speaking the other’s language; Twelve Twenty Two is the first album from this unlikely duo.

Calvin Rose

Recently, rapper Calvin Rose hosted a special artist showcase alongside female R&B singer, Rose M, at Media Re-Run. The humble media shop was the backdrop for various local musicians and dancers. The show aimed to promote local talent and also build support for a victim of the Waffle House shooting that took place in Antioch […]

Threat Fest: Independent Rock, Metal, Solo Artists Converge for Smyrna Festival Hosted by Idle Threat

Threat Fest 2018

Threat Fest: Independent Rock, Metal, Solo Artists Converge for Smyrna Festival Hosted by Idle Threat   Threat Fest is coming back to Smyrna on Aug. 24 and 25 with a lineup of some of the hottest indie/hardcore rock bands in Middle Tennessee. It’ll be the fourth installment of the music festival hosted by Idle Threat, […]

Skylar Gregg

Time Machine   Southern blues rocker Skylar Gregg has stepped up to the plate this summer with her release of Time Machine, her sophomore release full of young-hearted southern rock with rugged, traditional country edges. Every song carries the soul of a gritty blues heroine in love with the bittersweet nostalgia of growing up. The album […]

Love Learning Music

Love Learning Music Wants to Provide Youth with a Wealth of Musical Opportunities   Love Learning Music, a growing nonprofit organization, aims to benefit children in the Middle Tennessee region. The organization uses music to educate, inspire and create opportunities for youth. Founder John Bosworth fuels Love Learning Music, or “LLM,” with his passion for […]

Experience Music

Experience Music Plans June 8 Night of Worship and Celebration on the Square Experience Music will lead another community worship night on the Murfreesboro Public Square. On Friday, June 8, Experience Music hopes to bring the city together for So Will I, a night of worship and celebration at the heart of downtown, while bringing […]

Root Road

Root Road: Trio of Brothers Filling Summer With Murfreesboro Shows, CJ’s Residency John, Anthony and Nathanael Gilkes comprise a soulful pop trio called Root Road with a series of concerts planned in Murfreesboro this summer. After 10 years in Murfreesboro, the group has inspired people of all ages with humble virtues and its friendly brand […]

3 Lessons Music Producers Can Learn from J Dilla

We can learn a lot from J Dilla, the MPC mastermind who is arguably the greatest hip-hop producer from the early millennia. His creative approach inspired an outside-the-box style that eliminates the chase perfectionism in the studio.

Forrest York

Elements   Elements features a powerful, collection of seven instrumentals that proudly captures York’s experimental guitar artistry and ear for music production. Despite being purely instrumental, it’s an album that conveys volumes without a single lyric, a quality that can be hard to find in today’s rock scene. From front to back, Elements features fine […]

Oddisee

Hitting The Iceberg   “I remember when I discovered purpose.”   Apollo Brown, L’ Orange, Mr. Lif, and Kool Keith; These are some of the artists that belong to Mello Music Group, a label that “sounds beautiful like the truth”. Stacked alongside their cast of artists stands the rapper/producer known as Oddisee, whose brand of wordplay […]

Exploring the Legendary MPC Pads

  Beats. Rhymes. Life. The kick and snare are the dual hearts of hip-hop music. A good beat can bring life to dead wordplay. Instrumental hip-hop is a beautiful form of grime in it’s own light. Many purists, like myself, enjoy just spinning a good 16-bar phrase. Sometimes that’s all you really need to catch […]

Our Vinyl Weighs a Ton

Nurturing the Underground I love underground Hip-Hop and the counter-culture that spawns from going against the grain. Artists that belong to it flourish in their own light. There are entities out there that give artists a platform to create, perform, and thrive; a blank page with no strings attached – enter Stones Throw Records. Last week […]