What a 7 year old songwriter taught me about love

I had the pleasure to work with 7 year old Harper Mixon, a 2018 Harvey flood victim here in Houston.  SHE WROTE "Love Does" and tracked that in my ToneCrafters Studio. One year on, almost to the exact day I believe that the spirit of the official tribute music video captures exactly how we all need to respond to any crisis that could impact any city around the world. 

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The Studio, The Label and Me, told by them

Im a dream weaver, a creative scientist that uses tools to shape sound to convey messages, I cultivate, nurture and fabricate sound to speak to people. I deal with a lot of perspectives, and I love it...as a producer/engineer my role is to manage perspectives and present it in a fashion that inspires, edifies and entertains.

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Ok so, we need to catch up...

Ive neglected you, Its been almost a month since I posted a blog, my bad!  Allow me to make up for it...

I have been a little overwhelmed recently.  It's no excuse, but, i have been caught up setting up a new label, building a new studio, and mixing and mastering for over 30 clients all with deadlines inside the same month.  Oh and Hurricane Harvey hit our city which impacted every area of my personal and professional life. Thankfully, both our home and studio is dry, but so many of our friends, family and clients weren't as fortunate.

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What If We Cant Learn To Love?

Caribbean Gospel-RnB rising star Sade Sealey releases a thought-provoking song called "Love Over Hate".  Now before you think that this is one of those good over evil, feel good Gospel songs...its not.  This is a progressive RnB song that boasts of melodic arrangements that compliment the dark yet hopeful introspective lyrics. In the chorus Sade asks the same question we are all ask at certain times in our lives.  "What am I living for?"...Lets think about that for a sec.

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Sherwin Debuts at #4 on Billboard Chart

He did it...#4 on Billboard's Gospel Album Chart!

Humble, blessed and stuck for a few words Sherwin recants his rough journey to the top.  "Its only because of God's grace Im alive and steadfast" is the understatement of the year so far.  Sherwin grew up in a tiny village in Brazil, Trinidad and Tobago and when not touring round the world spreading bible-centric messages of the hope that can only be found in Jesus.  

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GS's Short Film Gives You More & More!

When I receive music to be mixed and mastered, I often try to imagine how the music video would be. I think all engineers do, right?

This definitely happens when I'm told that the song I'm working on is going to be the single.  This song is different because I had no idea GS was creating a video for "More & More" from his 2016 monster album "Committed", let alone a short-film...

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