Anders Jovaag started to be fully interested in music in 5th grade when he began to play the guitar. Anders took lessons up until freshman year in high school, then stopped. Then, in Junior year, he began to really take in interest into hip-hop; not really the lyrical side of the genre, but the production. In junior year of high school he got his first musical workstation: FL Studios. The instant he got the handle of the program, he fell in love with it. Since that point, Anders has started his own business through his YouTube channel: NewDerseyBeats, working with artists from around the world. Besides FL Studio, he has experience in live audio mixing as well, helping run the soundboard for Cru on campus and mixing the band weekly. Anders is excited to see what he will learn here at the recording studio and where my hopeful career in music will take him. If you’re interested in hip-hop instrumentals, visit his YouTube or Soundcloud page: NewDerseyBeats or visit newderseybeats.com
“Each sound carries with it a nucleus of foreknown and foregone sensations predisposing the auditor to boredom, in spite of all the efforts of innovating composers. All of us have liked and enjoyed the harmonies of the great masters. For years, Beethoven and Wagner have deliciously shaken our hearts. Now we are fed up with them. This is why we get infinitely more pleasure imagining combinations of the sounds of trolleys, autos and other vehicles, and loud crowds, than listening once more, for instance, to the heroic or pastoral symphonies.”
Mikal Slatton is a musician dedicated to creating and showcasing the talents of all musicians in different genres who are passionate about their craft. Mikal has been a recording artist for over 6 years and has been engaged in music for over 10 years working with a host of digital audio workstations like Logic Pro, Pro Tools, & MixCraft. You may have seen Mikal in his several performances around Columbia from the Blue Note to the Bridge. In addition to a host of live performances Mikal is also starting his own entertainment company called BETTER Entertainment which will be hosting events throughout the year featuring live performances, art & clothing showcases and a variety of DJ’s and special guest from across the country. To hear some of Mikal’s music or explore his other ventures you can visit https://soundcloud.com/dopebydna.
Aspiring musician and producer Ari Shellist has been a staff member at KCOU since the Spring of 2015. Well known as the bassist for blues-rock outfit Ray Wild, he has become heavily involved in Columbia’s live music scene and can also be found performing with Deadfoot and Larry’s Stolen Shoe Band. In addition to live performances, he has contributed to a number of studio projects on bass, including the Motel Brothers Crossing Maryland, Johnnycab’s Avery, and Ray Wild’s Vol. 0 and Good Fortune. Ari has a passion for the recording process and making music.
To work with Ari, email firstname.lastname@example.org