Category Archives: Music Videos

“Believe” by Bass Adjustment featuring Emily Kay

Had the thrill of handlong vocal editing and mixing on this new track by Bass Adjustment. Enjoy!

Billboard ranks “Catch Me If You Can” as “Most Watched K-Pop Video…”

It feels really good to see Billboard rank “Catch Me If You Can” by Girl’s Generation the “most watched K-Pop video” for the month of April 2015… I know.. just one month.. but it feels good to see my work reaching so many people! At nearly 15 Million views in 30 days… it seems some others are feeling pretty good about it too!

Released in Korea and Japan simultaneously, this album is one of the first major mixes I’ve done for the K-Pop market. It was a blast!

http://www.billboard.com/articles/columns/k-town/6554140/most-viewed-k-pop-videos-mvs-america-world-april-2015

Even with BIGBANG’s last-minute push to snatch No. 1, Girls’ Generation wound up with YouTube’s top-viewed K-pop video for last month.

The girls group’s Korean version of new Japanese single “Catch Me If You Can”was both April’s top watched K-pop vid in America and around the world on YouTube. It’s the first video from the group since February 2014’s “Mr.Mr.,” which was also No. 1 on both rankings that month.

Most Popular K-Pop Videos

GG at No. 1 on the American-based chart marks the fourth consecutive month at the top for their label, SM Entertainment. The agency has ruled the U.S. list every month in 2015 following SHINee‘s Jonghyun (January), f(x)‘s Amber (February) and Red Velvet (March). 4Minute broke their streak in the international ranking by snatching the most-viewed title in February.

Veteran K-pop star and label CEO J. Y. Park lands at No. 2 on both lists with “Who’s Your Mama,”which likely succeeded for the overtly sexual, PSY-like visual.

Both of the aforementioned beat out BIGBANG who looked hungry to steal the top slots with “Loser” and “Bae Bae,” which landed at the third and fourth slots, respectively. Both vids were released at 10:00am EST on April 30, meaning the group still ranked rather high with mere hours’ worth of views. The quintet is set to release new music at the top of every month until the September release of their Made album. The time difference between South Korea and America (the latter time zone is what YouTube considers for the cut-off for these rankings) means BIGBANG will have to rack up a remarkable amount of views are a remarkably fast speed if they want to top a monthly list.

Another act falling into a time crunch is newcomer boy band BTS. Their “I Need U” vid dropped on April 29, giving the band a little more than a day to rack up views. The effort landed at No. 9 on the U.S. ranking, but just missed the global ranking, ultimately landing at No. 11.

Billboard Ranks Girl's Generation most watched video of April 2015 mixed by Jon Rezin

Krewella’s New Single – “We Go Down”

Check out this new single “We Go Down” from the amazing Dubstep masters Krewella. I was thrilled to work on this song… I just did the vocal editing… but it is still pretty massive! Love the drops! Enjoy!

In support of our brothers and sisters in Haiti

Tragedy is not a strong enough word to convey the trauma and heartache being experienced in Haiti right now. In tradgic times the human spirit is tested and peoples ability to pull together is exercised. The horrific images which pour out of Haiti daily also tell of the strength of the Haitian people. Their resolve to help their fellow citizens when they themselves have lost everything is something which is at once inspiring and motivating. It is hard to imagine losing everything and everyone you love in an instant… but that is exactly what they are experiencing right now. Each of us has heard the call to pledge our support for Haiti. The world is answering the call and slowly aid and relief is beginning to pour into Haiti. As I watched all this taking place I felt powerless to do something more significant. I am not a doctor, an aid worker, or independently wealthy. It was then that I received a call from my friend Bellringer. He had recorded a song for Haitian relief and he needed my help mixing, mastering and posting it. Of course I jumped at the opportunity. It is often easy to forget that each of us possesses gifts and talents which go far beyond our pocket books. If we all seek to apply our talents and expertise to addressing these challenges and ills that afflict the world how much more we could do! Anyway… I just wanted to share what I felt privileged to work on… It was a labor of love… and hopefully in some small way it can help make a lasting difference to our brothers and sisters in Haiti. Please Click below for more info, to see the video and download the song…

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Dope Viral Videos

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Photo Courtesy of: Sicoactiva

 

I have the opportunity to consult with a lot of indie bands and artists… finances are always an issue when it comes to making a music video. In response to the need I created a list of mostly music videos that I have run into on the net which will serve as food for thought for these bands looking to create compelling video content. I have been sharing it for a while privately, but now figured I should share it with you all. These are the dopest videos I have seen that meet one or more of the following criteria:

1. Done on a super tight budget (or at least could have been)

2. Have a compelling concept which is unique and engaging

3. Are visually unique and/or powerful

4. Somehow they push the boundaries of the video/web format

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