Gold Rush: Michael JR

In our latest edition of Gold Rush, we link up with one of Baltimore's best kept secrets Michael J.R. In addition to being one of the cities most sought after audio engineers this guy is nasty on the production  side and a champion of the Bmore Club and Hip Hop Sound. Whether its crafting smooth club inspired hip hop records like Greenspan's Cool or Whatever, or Pushing the club music genre forward as 1/2 of Hands Up! with Mighty Mark you can always expect Michael J.R. to bring the heat.  Find out a little more about the beatsmith below.

How long have you been producing? - 10 years

Favorite Producers/ Inspiration - Max Martin, J.U.S.T.I.C.E. League, Kane Beatz, Robert Glasper

Biggest Accomplishments - Multiple records on Radio One FM Stations, Major Advertisement Placements

Favorite pieces of hardware/software - Macbook Pro, Headphones, Maschine, Komplete

Any other interesting things about your productions.....

"Since I'm also a mix engineer, a writer, & a DJ, I have a very unique approach to creating a record. I don't look at making music like a robot or a machine that only does one task and then sends the piece to another part of the machine. I understand the whole music-making process, so I make musical & technical decisions based on where the final sound will be, before I play the 1st note or write the 1st lyric. The song is already done & mastered before I even start making it. And the shit is fire."

 

Gold Rush: Mighty Mark & Mike-Mike ZOME

GoldRush is the new video series created by The Gold Room Music and Media Studio team that puts the spotlight on the producers of the DMV. Take a peek behind the curtain and witness producers from all genres creating magic from scratch.

In this special addition of Gold Rush we feature one of the owners of the studio, Baltimore Club producer Mighty Mark and Mike-Mike ZOME ahead of their new  album The Party Starter XX . When Mike-Mike and Mighty team up they are know for their raw, straight to the point club track.

The Party Starter XX mixed and produced at The Gold Room Music and Media Studio will be available via all digital media outlets 5/23/2017

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