Matt attended Sarah Lawrence College for music theory and composition, where he also headed the live sound tech team. After school, Matt began an internship in the audio department of Shooters Post &Transfer where he assisted on notable films “The Carter”, and “On The Inside.” Soon after he landed an assistant’s position with renown NY producer Mark Marshall where he worked with artists Abby Ahmad, Jenna Torres, and Vanessa Bley. While assisting Mark, Matt picked up a second assistant’s position with Denise Barabarita (Mary J. Blige, Angie Stone, SWV). Matt was eventually hired as an in-house engineer by multi-platinum producer Bobby Eli (The Spinners, MFSB, The O-Jays). At Bobby’s studio, Matt engineered many notable projects including Rock-n-Roll Hall of Famer Ronnie Spector, and world renown jazz pianist Uri Caine. Matt became head engineer, and head of the internship program. Weiss-Sound opened in 2009 as an independent resource for music and film projects.
2.22 10PM EST BLAP On The Radio will interview Legendary Producer and Emcee, Large Professor! He is best known as a founding member of the influential underground hip hop group Main Source, and as mentor and frequent collaborator of Nas. Thats not even the half, Large Pro has been killing the production for a long time! You should already know who this man is but for the new jacks, tune in and find out why Large Pro is a staple in hiphop production
Friday 2/15 at 10PM EST BLAP On The Radio will sit down with Industry Executive Soul Wallace. Soul is a partner and Founder of Steel Magnolia Group, an artist, brand and event management firm. She is also VP of Skyzoo’s new label Middle Ground Arts. Check her resume below and tune in!
Soul Wallace is an Industry Executive and one of the most sought after music industry professionals today. Soul is an expert with over 22 years of experience with expertise in marketing and branding. Not only has she worked with independent and well established artists, Soul has worked with several major brands and festival properties within the entertainment and pro audio industries.
Some typical client projects include A3C Festival, ESPN, SXSW, DJ Jazzy Jeff’s Tour Bus Studio, and Unique Squared’s Mobile Studio. Artist management and/or consulting services for clients such as Skyzoo, Torae, DJ Face, Chi Ali, Illmind, The Immortals Project, Donny Goines, and legendary hip hop group The Artifacts and more.
Soul is a partner and Founder of Steel Magnolia Group. SMG is an artist, brand and event management firm. She is also VP of Skyzoo’s new label Middle Ground Arts and sits on the board of REEM Docs, LLC., Crystal Clear Recording Studio, Dead End Hip Hop and Salem Psalms LLC.
She has executive produced several critically acclaimed projects within the film and music industry such as the highly anticipated DEMOS Documentary Film, Skyzoo’s A Dream Deferred, Theo vs. J.J. (Dreams vs Reality), The Immortals Project to name a few.
Friday 2/1 at 10PM EST BLAP On The Radio is proud to announce a Mutli Platinum, Multi Grammy Award Winning Engineer on the show. Ryan West, a veteran engineer, will be in the studio with us! Check his resume and tune in!
Ryan West is an RIAA multi-platinum and 7 x Grammy nominated mixing/recording engineer and producer based in NYC who has worked on chart busting records with Eminem, Jay Z, Kanye West, Rihanna, T.I, Kid Cudi, The Game, Usher and many more. He’s been nominated twice for Album of the Year and has been awarded a Diamond RIAA certification for his work on Usher’s Confessions with producer Just Blaze. A long time engineer for Blaze as well as having a robust freelance career, Ryan’s worked on thousands of songs, with hundreds of artists and producers, and in just about every studio in NYC and LA. His discography displays his broad musical range and interests. Professionalism, experience and the ability to create and maintain a creative and productive vibe in the studio is what keeps his clients coming back again and again.
Grammy Winning Producer OMEN sat down with the BLAP On The Radio crew. Omen spoke on his start as an visual artist, how his collective got into music, the importance of treating everyone including interns with the same respect, and how he ended up with a room in one of the best NYC studios, Stadium Red.
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Friday 1/25 at 10PM EST BLAP On The Radio once again has a Grammy Award Winning Producer on the show. This time we have Omen in the studio to speak on his contribution to this music game from a producer, engineer and composing aspect. Check the short bio below and tune in Friday!
Omen is a Grammy winning American music producer from Harlem. He has produced for artists such as Drake, Lil Wayne, Ludacris, Fabolous, Vado, Memphis Bleek, Redman, Keith Murray, Jellestone, Paypa, and Amil. Omen’s production facility is currently housed in Harlem recording studio Stadium Red, recent home of producer Just Blaze.
With recent successes of Drake, Lil Wayne, Vado, Erin Christine and XV, Omen entered into a label services deal with Weerai Music Company to create Elaborate Musik Recordings. The first single, “Applause” features guest appearances from XV, 4IZE, Ashton Travis and Jigsaw the Puzzla.
1/18 BLAP On The Radio went Dolo this episode with no guest. Just Blaze and Baauer called in to give some insight on their new track “Higher”, !llmind spoke about the 12 laws he recently dropped on his site, and the team critiqued more BLAP or CRAP Entries. To submit for BLAP Or CRAP email ONE beat (hopefully your best) to BLAPOnTheRadio@Gmail.com
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1/11 The BLAP On The Radio crew sat down with Senator Skid and spoke about his extensive career as a DJ, Engineer, and then an A&R at Bad Boy Entertainment. Skid spoke on how he got in the game, what kept him in the game, working directly with Diddy, and his new ventures: Skid Row and Are You Ready Showcase. Listen to the stream below and tune in Every Friday 10PM-12AM EST on GID Radio.
1/11 10PM EST BLAP On The Radio will feature Daniel “Senator Skid” Mitchell on the show. Skid is a former A&R of Bad Boy Entertainment, DJ, Engineer and creator/founder of an artist development company. Tune in and see what Skid has to say about producers/engineers getting their foot in the door.
Daniel “SKID” Mitchell pka SENATOR SKID, started his hip hop journey at the age of 8 after receiving his first Michael Jackson record player. It was not long before his hobby turned into a passion. By the time he was 14 he was djing local parties and events in his hometown of Gainesville, Florida. In the years that followed, his love of music led him to New York City where he would become a recording engineer and producer for an up an indy hiphop label. 1997-2002 was spent working and gaining a reputation as one of the best engineers in Queens to work with,this is where he honed his skills recording and mixing the earlier work for some of todays hip hop elite.
In 2003 he landed at BADBOY Records where he would become a pro tools engineer and eventually A&R & DIGITAL ARCHIVE MANAGER. It was here that he would take on the moniker “THE SENATOR”. He’s known to have a keen ear for detail, and an obsession with efficiency and pleasing others.
Presently Daniel is the creator/founder of Skids Row Inc- An Artist Development Company. as well as an inspirational motivator to upcoming artists and entertainers yearning for guidance in todays music business, he spends most of his days reviewing emails,consulting, going to artist showcases, doing panels at seminars, answering questions and networking with various members from newjacks to todays elite music peers.