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Back in April of this year, I mixed another commercial for Burger King, this one for a new product, the Texican Whopper. While working on the music with my good friends IV Music, I thought, “this is a great spot… everyone will love this!!!”

I heard a week later that the spot was pulled from air because some felt that it was derogatory toward Mexican culture rather than its intended purpose of highlighting some of our differences.

Here it is… you decide

Ludwig kit

Ludwig kit

April, May and June have brought a ton of fun recording to my studio.

Disney Theatrical returned once again for 2 new recordings of Aladdin… a kids show and a Dual (Spanish and English) language version. Arranger/ Orchestrator/ Composer Bryan Louiselle was in for production duty along with concept creator Ken Cerniglia. Orchestra recording was done here and at the Tracking Room.

Busch Garden’s Gary Lensenmayer came to town to record tracks for a new show at Busch Gardens Williamsburg. A Cirque de Soleil style show, we had a 4 piece rhythm section, 13 strings, 6 brass and 2 woodwinds.

Super-producer Pablo Manavello brought a new pop/rock artist from Italy to track her new project (name to be released). The band consisted of some bad-ass players from Miami… Pablo on guitars, Fernando Perdomo on bass and electric guitar, Derek Cintron on drums. Pat Coil joined us on keyboards to round things out. Very, very cool project; details to follow.

I mixed a song for cuban actor/ singer Alexis Valdez, produced by Jose Miguel Velasquez.

I also wrote and produced 2 remix tracks of Carl Douglas’s 70’s hit “Charmer”. One is a Hip hop/ R&B style track featuring rapper A-J-A. The other is a more straight up House track. Carl is persistent in his quest for a fresh take on some of his classic songs.

Here are some recent highlights

And finally, here is one of the Opel commercials airing in europe

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