ZAC News

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went by fast!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

2009

Winter stuff.....

Fantasia working new songs for upcoming RCA / Jive release. In Stonehenge with producer, Rico Barrino singing on a track produced by Hitboy.

Front room with Simon Illa

Multi Instrumentalist, Singer, Songwriter, Margie Chadburn hails from Utah! She got in touch with Mr. Illa in the coolest ZAC family fashion.. Her manager, Rico Rodriquez of Right Angle Mangement met Simon in our hallways... and now they're collaborating on her upcoming debut release, tentatively titled 'Unlocked Secret'

Jazze continues to work his Futuristic magic in Stonehenge... Trick Trick from Detroit

and with Q Amey and writers, Bennie J. Blanco and Don Majors. Q has been signed to Jomo Hankerson's new label, Mo Game

ZAC rocks......

Rock outfit, I.O.Z, is a ZAC family of musical connections.. guitarist, Daniel Groover and singer/guitarist Steve Senn have been sharing songwriting duties and utilizing the Stonehenge vibe and Studer 827 24tk to record the first of several eclectic sonic gems with long time pal, drummer Ben Allen,.. shown here mixing the first tune in Neve Genesys ZAC A room...engineers Tony Terrebonne, Corey Stocker and production facilitator Crispy Vreeland... tune features Pat Postlewait of Vonnegut on Bass, courtesy of Purple Ribbon Records...

learn more about IOZ here I.O.Z. space

Elliot Holden, the young ATL guitar slinger adding the final touches to self released record recorded live at ZAC with engineer, JimZ. Guests on the release include Yon Rico Scott and Kofi Burbridge of the Derek Trucks Band.

Elliot's website

Azin (pronounced Ahh Zeen), German born singer/songwriter has several House/DJ backed tracks released in Munich. She has recently moved stateside under the guidance of Jumpin Productions cheif, Jerry Parham, seeking out the production skills of ZAC resident, Simon Illa to break into the US commercial music scene.

Lars Nagel band continues production on upcoming release incorporating more of the ZAC family of talents - Tony 'Tbonne' twisting the knobs, Spike's tasty persussions and ZAC guitar slinger, Daniel Groover.

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Summer

West Gate Christian Choir

West Gate Christian choir returned to Stonehenge with director, Darius Young, tracking new song from writer, Anthony White. John 'Bernasky' Wall at the controls and Matt Pool assisting.

shown: White, Young, Wall

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Lars Nagel Band

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Taking a turn from the loud, dirty, snotty guitars and blistering backline sets of his usual rock outfit, Motor 76, guitarist, Lars Nagel has found his sensitive side on this set of tunes. Lars mellowed out this acoustic set in Stonehenge with bandmate, Bryan Stuart and Ken ''Plastic'' Demske, playing bass, drummer, Brad Parker and Z person, John Zibrida on mandolin. The alter ego tunes will be released as the Lars Nagel Band, so as not to confuse the rabid, sweaty, beer swilling fans of 76. The boys enjoyed the Stonehenge vibe and the mad skills of engineer, Tony 'Tbonne' Terrebonne.

ps - some verbage here stolen from the Motor76 website without permission! see

Motor76

Lars myspace

Simon Illa

Dubbed "Philadelphia's Hottest Producer" by Blender Magzine" in 2006, Simon Illa has set up shop in the Front Room here at ZAC. Moving his company, Unbreakable Music Group, from Philly recently, Simon Illa has expanded his client-base even further with his current work, producing/writing/vocal arranging under the guidance of Dee Dee Murray, as well as his recent appearance on TLC's hit television series "Miami Ink". Currently, Simon is producing Vonnegutt (signed to Big Boi's Purple Ribbon Ent), D. Woods (of Danity Kane), Ben Grant (of The Status) and several others.'Simon is a powerhouse in talent, attitude, drive and inspiration, a super cool addition to the ZAC family'

Simon Illa- Unbreakable

Legendary Poets Publishing

Legendary Poets Publishing has set up a temporary home base here at ZAC in the infamous B Room, which has formerly been the lab for launching a few other writing dynamos, like Polow Da Don, Donnie Skants, Willie Will, Hitboy and Chase and the plethora of young artists and writers they have culled in. Legendary is a new boutique publishing outfit which formed after former Hitco Publishing was sold in Windswept deal. Executive team includes Antonio Reid Jr, director creative op, Ced Finley, writer relations, Kirk Mayfield, manager creative op, and K. Bethel Harris, director of business affairs. Building on the success of the Hitco legacy which placed many hits in its tenure with Beyonce, Snoop Dog, Destiny's Child, Mary J. Blige and many others, this new venture is currently shopping tunes and taking meetings at ZAC. Currently the team is working a new project with Suga Suga of NZone, under the management of DJ Toomp.

Tinsley Ellis

Blues rocker, Tinsley Ellis camped out in Stonehenge to track upcoming, self produced, Alligator Records release. This is the third release upon his return to Alligator and the fourth record for Ellis at ZAC, whose long time association with owner / engineer, JimZ goes back to ‘86 release ‘Cool On It’ on Landslide Records. Usual suspects at the helm, Evil One on bass, JB on skins, JimZ and Tony Terrebonne engineering. Titled "Speak No Evil" due for October release.

The Real Tinsley Ellis


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ATL producer, Brian Micheal Cox returned to Stonehenge to mix a track for debut Def Jam artist, Justin Bieber. Sam Thomas mixed, assisted by Matt Pool.

Miami based, Slip ‘N’ Slide records artist, Kaleena dropped into ZAC A to track vocals on the newly installed Neve Genesys board. Kaleena self produced the session with Matt Pool engineering.

News from ZAC residents - Upstairs Studio


Keri Hilson: In A Perfect World, "Return The Favor". Engineer Scott Naughton

Jim Jones: Pray IV Reign, "Let It Out" written by. Joseph Jones and Dave West. Engineer Morgan Garcia

Musiq Soulchild: onmyradio, "I wanna Be" ft. Damian Marley (words)Musiq Soulchild,Joi Starr,BJ Sledge,Damian "Jr Gong" Marley,Eric Dawkins (music) Warryn"Baby Dubb"Campbell. Engineer Terrence Cash
"sobeautiful" written by. Musiq Soulchild and Lee Hutson Jr. Engineer Terrence Cash

Pastor Troy: Feel Me Or Kill Me, ALL SONGS Mixed by Terrence Cash additional recording by Ryan Sheldon and John Gowen

MIMS: Guilt, "On & On", "In My Life (Why Oh Why)", "I Do", Produced by Da Internz. Engineer Terrence Cash

Ludacris: Theater Of The Mind, "I Do It For Hip Hop" ft. NAS and Jay-Z. Scored by Wyldflyer. Engineer Morgan Gacia

DOOM: Born Like This, ALL SONGS Mixed by Morgan Gacia and Terrence Cash Mastered By Morgan Garcia

Fast Life Youngsters(F.L.Y): "Swagg Surfin" produced by K. Erondu. Engineer Scott Naughton Mixed by Terrence Cash

De La Soul: Are You In?, ALL SONGS Engineer Morgan Garcia "Forever" Mixed by Morgan Garcia

1st Quarter 09

ZAC was blessed with a multi year lockout with Interscope Records to take care of ATL’s hardest working producer, Polow Da Don!!
Polow’s production company, Zone 4, has had the rooms working non-stop with Rich Boy, Hitboy and Chase, Jason Perry, Willy Will, Chilli Chill and a host of others.

In between making quite a lot of records, we’ve made a lot of new things happen at ZAC, like totally new acoustic and vibe design in the Stonehenge live room plus our newest, coolest addition!! the Neve Genesys console that now resides in what’s known as ZAC Digital ‘A’ and formerly called the ‘ProControl’ room.... the Genesys is awesome with it’s small footprint and 24 analog channel strips, each with it’s own 88vr style preamps and 1073 digitally controlled, discrete analog Eq’s!! Be sure to clik the links on the rooms above and check the new pics!!!

Meanwhile, here’s a list of the work that’s gone on here since Polow has been in the building.....

* Bone Thugs-n-Harmony – "Assurance" * Ciara – "Get Up (remix)" / Ciara and R. Kelly – "Promise (Go and Get Your Tickets mix)" - "Pride"- "Never, Ever" - "G Is For Girl"
* Fabolous – "Real Playa Like" (featuring Lloyd) * Fantasia Barrino – "When I See U (remix)" (featuring Polow da Don and Young Jeezy) • Gia Farrell – "Next" * Gucci Mane – "I Know Why" (featuring Pimp C and Rich Boy) * i15 - "Lost In Love" - "Tooty Fruity" * LaTavia Roberson * Mario - "Lay In My Bed" * Mya – "Shake It Like a Dog" (featuring Jim Jones) * Nicole Scherzinger – "Baby Love (Zone 4 Remix)" (featuring Will.I.Am) – "Who's Gonna Love You"- "Whatever You Like"- "Punchin`" * R. Kelly – "I Like Love" – "Ringtone"

* Rich Boy – "Ghetto Rich" (featuring John Legend)– "Let's Get This Paper"/"Balla Life" (hidden track) – "Lost Girls" (featuring Keri Hilson and Rock City) (co-production) – "On the Regular" – "Role Models" (featuring David Banner and Attitude) (produced with Donnie Scantz) – "Touch That Ass" - "Drop"

* Slim Thug – "Let Me Grind" (featuring TGT) * Stat Quo – "Hot Sauce" * Tru-Life – "Tears" (featuring Bobby Valentino)– "This Is the Life" (featuring Tara Lynne) * UTP – "1st Piece" (featuring Juvenile and Rich Boy)

* Hot Rod – "Bump My Shit" * Will.I.Am – "Ain't It Pretty" – "Dynamic Interlude" – "She's a Star" * Chris Brown - "Captive" (Pussycat Dolls Demo) - "Nasty Girl" (Pussycat Dolls Demo) - "Golden Girl" (Demo) - "Forever" * G-Unit - "Kitty Kat" * Keri Hilson - "Shake it Like a Dawg" (featuring R. Kelly) (originally by M?a) - "Turnin' Me On" (featuring Lil Wayne) - "Turnin' Me On (Remix)" (featuring T-Pain & Lil Wayne) (additional production by Danja) - "Get Your Money Up" (featuring Keyshia Cole & Trina) (produced with Danja) - "Make Love" (produced with Jason Perry) - "Change Me" (featuring Akon) * Keyshia Cole - "Make Me Over" * Lloyd – "Lose Control" (featuring Nelly) - "Party All Over Your Body" * 8 Nas - "Hero (featuring Keri Hilson)" * Ne-Yo - "Single" (with The Ambassadorz) - "You Don't Love Me"

* Nelly - "Lie" (featuring St. Lunatics and Keri Hilson)- "One & Only" (with The Ambassadorz)- "Ucud Gedit" (featuring R. Kelly & Gucci Mane) - "Problems" * North Side - "My Life" * Smitty – "Ridiculous" (featuring Trae) * Snoop Dogg – "Why Did You Leave Me" (produced with Hit-Boy) * Usher – "Angel" (featuring Nelly) (produced with Brian Kennedy)– "Light's, Camera Action" (given to New Kids on The Block, and The Pussycat Dolls) * New Kids on the Block – "Lights, Camera, Action" – "Single" (with The Ambassadorz) * The Pussycat Dolls – "Lights, Camera, Action" (featuring New Kids on The Block) - "Bad Girl"

* Jennifer Hudson - "My Heart" * Young Buck - "Hit a Hata" (featuring Rich Boy) * Soulja Boy "Tell 'Em - "Yamaha Mama" (featuring Sean Kingston) * Lisa Maffia - "Mind Your..." * Greg Street - "That's Street" (featuring Polow Da Don, Big Zak, Rick Ross & 6`2)- "I Think I Love Her" (featuring Gucci Mane & Esther Dean) * Eve - "Do My Dance" (featuring Will.I.Am)

Singles - Polow generated at ZAC

"Party Starter" by Will Smith * "Pimpin' All Over the World" by Ludacris (featuring Bobby Valentino) (produced with Donnie Scantz) * "London Bridge" by Fergie (#1 Billboard Hot 100) • "DJ Play a Love Song" by Jamie Foxx * "Buttons" by Pussycat Dolls (featuring Snoop Dogg) * "Runaway Love" by Ludacris (featuring Mary J. Blige) * "Promise" by Ciara * "Blindfold Me" by Kelis (featuring Nas) * "Get Buck" by Young Buck * "Glamorous" by Fergie (featuring Ludacris) (#1 Billboard Hot 100) * "Like This" by Kelly Rowland (featuring Eve) * "Throw Some D's" by Rich Boy * "Boy Looka Here" by Rich Boy * "Good Things" by Rich Boy (featuring Keri Hilson and Polow da Don) * "Crying Out for Me" by Mario * "Whatever U Like" by Nicole Scherzinger (featuring T.I.) * "Love in This Club" by Usher (featuring Young Jeezy) (with The Ambassadorz) (#1 Billboard Hot 100)

* "Party People" by Nelly (featuring Fergie) * "Forever" by Chris Brown * "Hero" by Nas (featuring Keri Hilson) * "Single" by New Kids on the Block (featuring Ne-Yo) (with The Ambassadorz) * "Turnin' Me On" by Keri Hilson (featuring Lil Wayne) * "Whatcha Think About That" by Pussycat Dolls (featuring Missy Elliott) * "Stockwell Stomp" by Stockwell Stomp * "Never, Ever" by Ciara (featuring Young Jeezy) * "Drop" by Rich Boy * "She's a Star by "will.i.am"

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Session News

2007

Thanks for tuning back in - as you can tell, this site is updated weakly, very weakly....

Not because we're slackers, it's because ZAC has been slammed making records......

In the First Quarter of '07 we were hosting:

Universal Records: Lloyd in tracking new beats with ATL's ShoNuff production crew along with noted engineer, Nico Solis. Also mixing the single 'Valentine' Wirlie Morris producing with mixer, Sam 'I Am' Thomas twisting the knobs. Universal's, Q, used the production talents of Drumma Boi, Blackround, Justice League and Teddy Bishop to slam out the jams with engineer, Corey Stocker.

J Records: The Clutch produced a track for Mario. Engineered by Corey Stocker. Label mate, One Chance tracking with producer, Rodney Jerkins, engineered by Tito Vazquez. J Records kept 'em coming with Brian Michael Cox slamming out a new remix for artist, Joe. Engineering duties shared by Sam Thomas and Carlton Lynn.

Atlanta's own legendary blues guitar slinger, Tinsley Ellis, chose Stonehenge and long time engineer pal, JimZ for the third time in a row to record his latest set, Moment of Truth, his first release upon returning to Alligator Records. Tins and JimZ first met recording the '86 'Cool On It' release for Alligator with producer, Eddy Offord. Teaming up again with Offord and Z for 2002 release of 'Hell or Highwater' on Telarc. Tins self produced his last obligation with Telarc on the 2004 smoker, 'The Hard Way' with Z behind the board. JimZ says 'this is our most rock solid record yet, and ya gotta see Tinsley live!!!!" http://www.tinsleyellis.com/

Atlantic Records: debut artist, Crystal G in tracking with producer, Jasper. Engineered by Corey Stocker and Corey Shoemaker. Another new comer, Winter took over Stonehenge with ATL's Grammy winning producer, Brian Micheal Cox tracking a bunch of cuts for the debut release. Flo Rida soaking up several days of tracking with producer, Jason Pittman. Juvenile camped out to self produce a new batch of tracks with engineer, Corey Stocker.

Island Def Jam's, USDA mixed this new release in Stonehenge with mixer, Tony Rey. Produced with Jeezy and DJ Speedy, assisted by Corey Shoemaker.

Usher finished out the quarter by taking over the entire ZAC complex !!! Philly based producers, Vidal and Dre camped in Stonehenge with engineer, Vinnie DeLorenzo while also overseeing the various producers including Dante, Static, Raheem DeVaughn, and Fatin who worked their tracks in the ZAC A and Upstairs control rooms. The engineering duties were handled by the ZAC family of console jockeys - Tony Terrebonne, Corey Stocker, JJ Penders, Corey Shoemaker and Vince Alexander. JimZ would like to thank Usher for keeping it in the family - we all remember that first record we made in Studio LaCoco and we are proud to be a part of your continued world wide success!

Polow da Don tracking a bunch of stuff for Interscope Records including Young Buck, Jibbs, RichBoy, Chamillionare, Sean Paul and Keri Hilson. Engineered by Tony Terrebonne and assisted by Corey Shoemaker.

Since May, Polow da Don has set up shop here at ZAC to mastermind and produce this years batch of hits. The decision makers at Interscope Records noticed the Stonehenge inspired hits - 'Pimpin' All Over the World' by Ludacris, 'Superstar' by Keyshia Cole, 'London Bridge' and 'Glamorous' by Fergie ,'Throw Some D's', 'Boy Looka Here' by Rich Boy, 'Shake It' by Mya 'Promise' and 'Bang it Up' by Ciara, 'Get Buck' by Young Buck, "DJ Play a Love Song" by Jamie Foxx, 'Next' by Gia Farrell, 'Ringtone' by R. Kelly [to name a few]- and are looking to follow them up with more for some of the current projects with I-15, Nicole, Eve,and Keri Hilson.

 

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ZAC celebrates 6 years!
Friday Oct 20th at 4:20pm the crew at ZAC fired up the tunes and the taps to thank our many supporters, ciients and vendors. Still the baby studio in the midst of ATL's SSL rooms, ZAC has shared the credits on damn near every major label with artists like Mudvayne, Third Day, Akon, Fergie, Toni Braxton, Jamie Fox, Project Z, Bonecrusher and many others.

thanks to the bands who rocked:
Helican Prophets
Emaline
Siberia
Elliott Holden
Senona!!

thanks to Sweetwater Brewing, Williamson BBQ, Soiree Catering
Bonnie and Brian @ Media Go Round, Eclipse Audio, In Concert Productions..
the ZAC staff - Crispy, TCash, Morgan, Carlos, Robert, Laura 'Cool Rack' Harrington and JJ and Daniel Grover.
Check the pic page :thanks to neighborhood photog and general good guy Richard Brown

http://public.fotki.com/DickJetson/time/2006/october_2006/zumpano-audio-compl/

Session News - May - October 2006

*Hot ATL producer, Polow Da Don camped out in Stonehenge tracking more hits for several acts including J. Valentine, Mario and Fantasia on J Records, Ciarra on Jive, Universal’s Mya and Suai and Island Def Jam kingpin, Jay-Z. Engineering services by Tony ‘TBone’ Terrebonne, assisted by JJ Penders.

*Christian rockers, Third Day mixed new Christmas record for Provident Label Group. Mixed by Don McCollister, assisted by Tony Terrebonne.

*J Records artist, Mario Vasquez tracking with Johnta Austin producing. Tony Terrebonne engineered.

*Veteran engineer/mixer, Paul Hagar, returned to Stonehenge to mix a tune for TVT rockers , New Years Day. Assisted by ZAC veteran, Tony ‘TBone’ Terrebonne.

*Universal artist, Mya, tracking with producers, Brian Michael Cox and Donnie Skants.
Engineered by Tony Terrebonne, assisted by JJ Penders.

*Producer, Brian Michael Cox back in Stonehenge mixing several cuts for Columbia Records', Frankie J and Def Jam's Bobby Valentino. Mixed up by Sam ‘I Am’ Thomas, assisted by TBone.

*London Urban Collective, devised by Freeport Management UK to showcase new urban music and funded by Arts Council England, was in ZAC A mixing for the annual release. Now in its third year, L.U.C. aims to launch in the US in Atlanta in 2007. Produced by Harry Leckstein and mixed by ATL knob twister, Karl Heilbron.

*The Game dropped in to track on a bunch of cuts for upcoming Aftermath release. Engineered by Morgan Garcia.

*Newly signed Def Jam female vocal trio, Jane, has begun tracking for their debut release with producer, Ty-V. Corey Stocker at the controls.

*ZAC owner and former 'engineer to the stars', Jim Z, has been tracking and mixing unsigned release by local ATL guitar hero, Elliott Holden. Holden utilized some of ATL greatest drum bashers, Vince, Yon Rico Scott, Melvin Baldwin and the other 'Lil John' to fuel the beat under these tasty guitar melodies.

Session News - Feb - April 2006

*ATL’s favorite duo, Outkast, mixed their latest single ‘Mighty O’ in Stonehenge with Dungeon family producers, Rico Wade and Ray ‘Yoda’ Murray. Mark ‘Exit’ Goodchild mixed it up with assistance from Tony Terrebonne.

*Interscope artists, Flipsyde, Keisha Cole and Hayes all tracking with producer, Akon. Engineered by Tony Terrebonne, assisted by Clay Anderson. Akon stuck around to track a few for his upcoming release as well as knock off a couple tracks for Def Jam artist, Rick Ross.

*Virgin artist, Young Capone tracking with producer Lil C

*Sony artist, Lyfe Jennings tracking self produced cuts with engineer Corey Stocker.

*Laface artist, JKwon, back in tracking with producers, Joe Cappo, Droop-E and the Dead Executives. T Cash engineered.

*Black Eyed Peas front girl, Fergie, tracking a new cut, “London Bridge” with Polow producing. Tony Terrebonne engineered.

*Snoop Dog’s in da hayouse!!! Producer, Terrence Martin took a week in ZAC A to write and produce some new tracks for Snoop Dog’s upcoming release. Tony Terrebonne engineered.

*Hot ATL producer, Brian Michael Cox camped out in Stonehenge tracking the new hits for several acts including Joe and Mario Vasquez on J Records, Atlantic’s Erika Rivera and Deemi and Interscope artist, Claudette. Cox also took some time to track his own Blackbaby artist, Algebra. Engineering duties care of Sam “I am” Thomas.

* Yet another Tupac posthumous lp coming from Interscope Records with a set of tracks produced by Edi. Tony Terrebonne engineered.

* India Arie mixing a new single for upcoming Universal release with producer and mixer, Dru Castro.

*J Records new artist, Paula Deonnda tracking duet with Ne-Yo, produced by the Heaveyweights.

*Enrique Inglesias dropped in for tracking a newsingle with Ne-Yo.

* Interscope artist, Teairra Marie tracked with producer, Shea Taylor. Corey Stocker engineered.


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