Kevin Mambo, Abena Koomson and director Bill T. Jones of the 11 Tony-nominated Broadway smash hit Fela! were in Dubway tracking some voiceover for pre-recorded segmants of the show with Dubway engineer Chris Abell. The show is the true story of the legendary Nigerian musician/civil-rights activist Fela Kuti and is running nightly at The Eugene O’Neill Theatre in New York.
The ever popular cabaret singer-performer Scott Alan has been at Dubway all summer long recording his new album with engineer Paul Vasquez. The album is slated for release later this year and has many guest singers including Cheyenne Jackson. And finally local composer Ian Fiedorek was also at Dubway all summer recording his “Vixurent Symphony” with Dubway engineers Chris Abell and Stephen Schappler. The symphony is a wild journey of varying beautiful and lush landscapes of imagination. Look for it later this year.
Documentary film makers Red Glass Pictures were at Dubway tracking voiceover for a series of short films to be featured at the new Jewish-American Museum in Philadelphia later this year. The films feature Jewish-American heros. Chris Camilleri engineered.
Dubway has been very busy wrapping up the summer with some very big artists. Dubway engineers Jason Marcucci and Mike Judeh tracked Vampire Weekend for an iTunes Exclusive six-song EP with producer Suzanne Varney. The band has been busy on the road promoting their new album Contra, on XL Recordings.
In Dubway’s Yellow Room, film maker Paul Grissomput the finishing touches on his new film “Radio Hate” with Dubway engineer Keith Rigling. The film is a Sundance Film Festival contender. The NYCity Slickers bluegrass band, was in tracking songs for their new album with Dubway engineer Mike Judeh. Cabaret singer Joey Contreras was in with Dubway engineer Chris Abell mixing his new album, and Breakthru Radio brought in John Wesley Harding for a live on-air performance for the popular internet radio program. Sh-K-Boom Records brought in The Boxer Rebellion to track some songs for a new project, and legendary New York artist Jeff Gordon brought in Patti Smith to record tracks for his new Sony Music release of poems and other works.
Bernie Worrell of Parliament Funkadelic fame was in with producer Evan Taylor and Dubway engineer Eric Spring tracking songs for an upcoming album project on CMH Records. Worrell brought in an all-star line up of musicians including Ronny Drayton (guitar), Melvin Gibbs (bass), Kyle Cadena (guitar), Tim Luntzel(bass), Andrew Kimball (guitar), and Evan Taylor on drums.
Actor Rainn Wilson, star of the NBC hit television show The Office was in tracking an Apple iTunes Celebrity Playlist Podcast with Dubway enginer Keith Rigling. Cast members of the Broadway musical comedy hit The Battery’s Down were in tracking and mixing some songs for the show with Dubway engineer Chris Abell. And lastly, Nick Jr.'s children’s television show Bubble Guppies continues tracking voice-over’s and songs for the upcoming series with Dubway engineer Stephen Schappler. Air-dates to be announced.
Wrapping up 2010, Kaos Studios completed recording voices and sound effects in preparation for the release of THQ’s “Homefront,” an interactive game depicting the resistance movement in an America occupied by a hostile North Korean aggressor. Homefront was released early this year to critical acclaim. Dubway’s Chris Abell, an avid gamer himself, was thrilled to engineer the sessions.
Chip Taylor (who penned “Wild Thing,” and “Angel of the Morning,” among other hits) was back in Dubway, but this time in the new 42 Broadway facility, recording and mixing tracks for his upcoming release “Rock and Roll Joe.” Mike Judeh was the tracking engineer.