What started off as the recording of a song for a final project in the two year Professional Sound and Business – Studio Production Major Program’s “Music Production III” course (taught by instructor Joel Kazmi) led to the creation of an entire EP. Current Professional Sound & Business student Navroze Sandhu (professionally known as NAVROZE) was introduced to Toronto R&B artist Devaney by instructor Alf Annibalini and then given the opportunity to produce Devaney’s song “Unlovable”. Recording took place at Metalworks Studios in Studio 6 (used by the likes of Drake and Prince) and at our student studio 7. Fellow classmate Adam Josh Pondang (professionally known as Adam Josh) engineered the song (recording, editing, mixing vocals and guitar) and classmate Ryan Thiessen (professionally known as Vibes) played electric guitar. Professional Sound and Business – Live Production Major Program student Dallas Burke played live drums for the project and MWI honours graduate of the Audio Production & Engineering Program Vanessa Huneault assisted on the session.
“Unlovable” eventually led to the recording of a second song and one thing led to another; as a result, Navroze and Adam have put together a 9-track EP for Devaney, who is “known for her smooth musical style that is easy to vibe with.” Gem Piece – EP “is refreshing and charismatic in a sense” and “is a mixture of vibrant synths, wicked bass and addictive melodic riffs.”
Free download/stream of Devaney’s Gem Piece – EP at http://devaney.bandcamp.com/.
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