Released today on @nyegenyegefest subsidiary label #hakunakulala ••• http://HakunaKulala.bandcamp.com ••• @mcyallah hitting peak flow on a #Debmaster production and remixes by @jayglassdubs ••• mastered here at #declaredsound ••• #nyegenyege #mcyallah #kenya #uganda #jayglassdubs #rap #hiphop #grime #mastering #masteringengineer #masteringstudio #newmusic
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Top write-ups on @boomkatonline of the first two releases on #HakunaKulala by @reysapiens and @slikback both mastered here at #declaredsound ••• #mastering #masteringstudio #masteringengineer #bass #techno #soukous #dancehall #boomkat #eastafrica
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Great Resident Advisor write up of the new @slikback EP on Hakuna Kulala, mastered here at #declaredsound ••• https://www.residentadvisor.net/reviews/22772 ••• #mastering #masteringengineer #masteringstudio #residentadvisor #bass #ntsradio #panrecords #planetmu
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Great interview with @_williamdoyle over on @noisey about the long path leading to the release of his first single in 3 years, mastered here at #DeclaredSound ••• http://bit.ly/2IzDj03 ••• #mastering #masteringengineer #masteringstudio #williamdoyle #mercuryprize #mentalhealth #musicindustry #psychedelic #pop #music
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SKIN PRIVILEGE by @lowpowerstate .
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@d.glare : mastering
@us.and.it : artwork
@permahighrecords
#newrelease #electronic #soundcloud #sounddesign #weaponized #identity #fracture #divison #labour #strategy #subject #object #absolutes #reference #centre #representation #declaredsound #mastering #masteringengineer #masteringstudio ••• https://soundcloud.com/lowpowerstate
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Was a real pleasure mastering the lush swells and depth of this… The first single in over 3 years by @_williamdoyle is released today with video by #SapphireGoss previewed on @clashmagazine ••• links to all digital outlets here: http://smarturl.it/8wg4cg ••• Mastered at #DeclaredSound ••• #mastering #masteringstudio #masteringengineer #williamdoyle #eastindiayouth #clashmagazine #newmusic #newrelease #music
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Out today! @reysapiens #congotech #soukous mutations of the most infectious calibre! Released on #HakunaKulala the new subsidiary label of @nyegenyege @nyegenyegefest ••• mastered at #DeclaredSound ••• #mastering #masteringstudio #masteringengineer #CongoDRC #music #newmusic #newrelease ••• http://HakunaKulala.bandcamp.com
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Hakuna Kulala – busy! Here’s the debut EP of dancefloor soaked Soukous mutations by @reysapiens from #CongoDRC joining @slikback on new label #HakunaKulala run by the @nyegenyegefest crew. Both releases mastered here at #DeclaredSound . Pre-orders up now on http://www.hakunakulala.bandcamp.com #masteringengineer #masteringstudio #mastering #musicproducer #musicproduction #uganda #congotech #techno #electronic #soukous #dancemusic #music #newmusic #reysapiens #nyegenyege
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Brand new label from the inspirational @nyegenyegefest @nyegenyege crew, who you might have read about in @resident_advisor , @factmag or any number of other publications rightfully placing them as some of the most vital and exciting musicians of 2018.

It’s a genuine pleasure to be working with artists making important statements both musically and politically, and it’s exciting to see how the country is changing since I first visited in the mid 90’s.

They’ve also got their eyes set firmly in the future with their new label #HakunaKulala based in #Kampala, #Uganda to support younger artists and producers in #EastAfrica … they’ve used the words “dance floor mayhem” which is absolutely 100% accurate for the #Lasakaneku EP by @slikback from #Kenya , mastered at Declared Sound.

Make sure you follow the label, because there’s a lot more on the way! 🔥🔥🔥 #masteringengineer #masteringstudio #mastering #dancemusic #bass #underground #techno #dancefloor #musicproducer #musicproduction #nyegenyege #newmusic #declaredsound http://hakunakulala.bandcamp.com
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The first release that I recorded in my new Declared Sound studio is out now… Bass, 2 drums, 2 voices and 2 noise makers, improvising live and very very very very loud, no overdubs… I recorded the bass through my classic old school Marshall bass cabinet, using a combination of D112, a vintage ribbon mic for those sweet warm tones in the deliberate dirge, an SM57 to capture the dark tones, and a DI just to make sure it was fat as fuck, live mixed to two stereo channels via a Drawmer 1960 vacuum tube compressor.

The two drum kits were close mic’d, including SM57’s mounted on the beater side of the kick for additional whack, and positioned facing each other in the middle of the live room beneath a pair of overheads and two large diaphragm condensers, all mixed live to two stereo channels via a combination of hardware EQ, gate, expander, compression/limiter.

The two singers wanted to be in the room at the same time, holding the microphones as they would at a show to fully immerse themselves in the improvisation, so I used an SM58 and a Beta 57a through an 80s Korg vocal processor and a vacuum tube pre-amp.

The two noise makers used homemade spring and plate reverbs and circuit bent toys on the floor either side of me in the mastering suite/control room, sometimes placing their contact mics near my speakers to create insane feedback and delays, fed directly into my allen&heath and mixed live to two stereo channels.

I then used the four pairs of stereo mixes as stems, mixed with fairly minimal post-production mostly just bringing out the stereo width and giving the drums some additional punch, and then mastered out through my usual mastering chain.

The band had no idea what they were going to take out of the recording, and i’m super happy they cranked out a total of no less than 5 releases from one session… at least I can offer value for money!! For fans of #sludge, #metal, #doom, #noise and ridiculous fast #grind … #SlothHammer

https://slothhammer.bandcamp.com/album/part-1-the-tease ••• #recordingstudio #musicstudio #musicproducer #musicproduction #mastering #masteringstudio #masteringengineer #leeds #declaredsound
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