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Key to Keys: Kerry “Krucial” Brothers, Executive Producer

Key to Keys: Kerry “Krucial” Brothers, Executive Producer

Kerry “Krucial” Brothers is Alicia Keys’ right-hand man — her longtime production and business partner in KrucialKeys Enterprises and The Oven Studios, and one of the Executive Producers on The Element on Freedom. As with As I Am, Brothers and Chief Engineer Ann Mincieli form the start-to-finish production nucleus that Read more...

Key to Keys: Manny Marroquin, Mixer

Key to Keys: Manny Marroquin, Mixer

Manny Marroquin came out from sunny Cali to mix Alicia Keys’ new record in-house at The Oven. This was his second such Long Island residency, having mixed Keys’ As I Am in similar fashion in the summer of ’07.

Manny Marroquin at the SSL Duality upstairs at the Oven.

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Key to Keys: Tony Maserati, Mixer

Key to Keys: Tony Maserati, Mixer

Tony Maserati swooped down to Long Island from his upstate, NY studio to lend a hand in mixing some of the 20 songs produced as part of Alicia Keys’ The Element of Freedom. As deadlines approached, Keys’ chief engineer and album coordinator Ann Mincieli made the game-time decision to get Read more...

Alicia Keys & Dream Team On The Element of Freedom

Alicia Keys & Dream Team On The Element of Freedom

It’s hard to say anything about Alicia Keys that hasn’t already been said – until you listen to her new album, The Element of Freedom. Then you hear how much more this NYC-born/raised/inspired artist has to say in her music.

Longtime fans fear not: Keys’ entrancing voice and equally hypnotic Read more...

Key to Keys: Dave Kutch, Mastering

Key to Keys: Dave Kutch, Mastering

Dave Kutch, the intrepid mastering engineer who setup a temporary mastering suite in the live room at The Oven to master Alicia Keys’ As I Am, has done it all again for her new record, The Element of Freedom.

Dave Kutch at his mastering desk setup in The Oven's live Read more...

Sweet Spot: Mighty Toad Studios With Craig Dreyer

Sweet Spot: Mighty Toad Studios With Craig Dreyer

PARK SLOPE, BROOKLYN: SonicScoop recently connected with salt-of-the-earth producer/engineer Craig Dreyer who’s been working on a new record with singer/songwriter Brenda Kahn at his Mighty Toad Studios in Brooklyn. Excited by the prospect of a new record from Kahn, who’s been on hiatus since her ’99 record Hunger, we Read more...

Scofield Session Launches NYU’s New Storyk-Designed Studio Complex

Scofield Session Launches NYU’s New Storyk-Designed Studio Complex

GREENWICH VILLAGE, MANHATTAN: NYU’s Department of Music and Performing Arts Professions at the Steinhardt School just cut the ribbon on a new 7,500-sq-ft recording studio and music production/educational complex. SonicScoop was there on opening day, and toured the new “James L. Dolan Music Recording Studio,” as John Scofield  & ensemble Read more...

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