Following in the path of Jack Antonoff, Blake Mills and Ricky Reed, Danny Ross is an indie rock frontman turned mad scientist pop producer mining new sounds for the TikTok generation with classic songwriting craft. Ross produced the latest hit singles for #1 Billboard indie band Wakey! Wakey!, American Idol star Peach Martine, along with Miz Cracker and Jujubee from RuPaul’s Drag Race. His project Cheap Synths was featured in a 2020 Apple commercial, and he scored the first season of the Hulu series Everyone Is Doing Great. Ross also writes a Forbes column with over a million readers, and founded the Anti Social Producers Club.
fave nyc restaurant: Norma’s Corner Shoppe
I grew up in North Canton, OH in a commercial studio owned by my pops who was a successful jingle writer and engineer in the 1980’s. Wound up touring and being part of the band Third Eye Blind from 2011-2019, writing music for some of the worlds biggest brands, and Working with some bigger name EDM Artists. I’ve performed on Jimmy Fallon with Diplo, and im stoked to produce/write with some new artists and make some new homies through music.
fave nyc restaurant: Xi’an Famous Foods
Multi instrumentalist, Graduate from Berklee College of Music. Music featured on BBC Radio 1 Diplo and Friends, Sirius XM, iHeart Radio. Music released on Mad Decent, Fools Gold, Owsla, Dim Mak, Get Right Records. Former intern for Site Sound Studio (The Weeknd, Drake MSTRKRFT, Doc Mckinney) Signed to Pulse Music Group. Recent sessions include Chloe Lilac, 4Rest, Ill Wayno, Nate Traveller, Chic, Tim Anderson, Wave IQ.
fave nyc restaurant: Ops
A singular songwriter and producer from New York City, Andrew Fox is a mercurial and versatile artist. After several releases on art-house electronic labels as VISUALS (Nicolas Jaar’s Other People, Bruno Pronsato’s The Song Says), in 2019 Fox dropped the pseudonymous handle to release his 2019 LP Shock By Shock. After a stint writing new material in Mexico City, Andrew Fox returned to the music scene in 2020 with “Only Now” released by Brooklyn label House of Feelings.
As a writer, he contributed to Liam Gallagher’s (Oasis) 2017 hit “Wall of Glass”, which became the top selling vinyl single in the UK. He worked as a producer with Innov Gnawa, Lights Flourescent, and Ang Low. As an instrumentalist, Fox tours internationally with The Dave Harrington Group.
My sound merges a childhood soundtracked by ’90s pop and R&B jams with my jazz piano training and affinity for technology. My creative mission is to support historically marginalized and underrepresented people and to amplify their sounds and stories. I’ve scored video & podcast projects for the New York Times, NPR, the Getty Museum, and TED, co-own a sample label distributed by Splice, and love working with a variety of artists in the studio & live across many genres.
fave nyc restaurant: Atla
Chris McLaughlin has been accumulating an extensive body of work as a producer/engineer, most recently with Kanye West, Bon Iver, Danny Brown, Naeem/Spank Rock, Absofacto, and Fabrizio Moretti of The Strokes. He has been a frequent collaborator and performer with the 37d03d collective, including residencies at the Funkhaus in Berlin and Pioneer Works in New York. His music has been licensed by Durex, Southern Comfort, MTV, NBC Universal, and Riot Games.
fave nyc restaurant: Little Dokebi
Brooklyn based musician & producer. Most recently found playing drums & synthesizer in the band War Bubble, her vast musical performance history spans tours & recordings with Swirlies, Erase Errata, Mary Timony, Shannon Wright & more. Short list of production credits include Explode Into Colors, Talk Normal & Tropic Green.
fave nyc restaurant: Marlow & Sons
Jump-starting his career when a song he wrote and produced in high school was synched in an international Apple ad, Cody Fitzgerald has gone on to become a fixture of the Brooklyn indie rock scene. His band Stolen Jars has been featured in The New York Times, NPR, and lauded by David Byrne of The Talking Heads, all while Fitzgerald has co-written and co-produced feature-length film scores for The Rewrite (2014), Hard Sell (2016) and, most recently, Disney’s Christmas movie Noelle (2019) – making him, and his scoring partner Clyde Lawrence, the youngest composers to ever score a Disney movie. Fitzgerald has also top-lined for a number of artists, including The Glitch Mob and Dabin and done production work with bands like Lawrence and Hi-Lo Jack.
fave nyc restaurant: WINNER
Dan Edinberg is a producer and songwriter based in New York City. A multi-instrumentalist, he is known for his stylistic versatility. Dan’s work spans R+B (co-wrote “Reachin’ 2 Much” feat. Layla Hathaway on Anderson Paak’s Grammy-winning album Ventura); Afrobeats (produced/co-wrote the majority of Beninese artist Shirazee’s debut EP Home and Away, with “Juju feat. SAINt JHN” played by Ebro Darden on Apple Music Beats 1); folk (produced upcoming EP for Guyanese singer-songwriter Juke Ross, RCA/Palmtree Records); pop (produced/co-wrote Michael Blume’s EP Cynicism & Sincerity, S-Curve Records); and emerging artists, including Reyn Hartley (independent release “Snitch” currently 10 million streams worldwide and 24K Tik Toks), TylerxCordy, and Kidd Kenn (Island Records). Dan is also a founding member of influential psychedelic soul band The Stepkids (Stones Throw Records), with whom he performed at Glastonbury and Bonnaroo, and produced for legendary rapper Pharoahe Monch.
fave nyc restaurant: Lhasa Fast Food
Dominique is a producer, vocalist and songwriter who’s been working in Ableton since 2012. She recently went viral on TikTok last October for her video response to a comment telling her “girls can’t produce.” Since she began releasing in 2014, she has amassed over 5 million Spotify streams and numerous publication features.
fave nyc restaurant: Blue Ribbon
I got my start working in recording studios in Manhattan. I went freelance after 6 years and started working regularly as an engineer for Q-tip. Most notable credits: Solange – A Seat At The Table, A Tribe Call Quest – Thank You For Your Service. I’ve also recorded or mixed: Andre 3000, Anderson .Paak, Frank Ocean, Jack White, Kanye West, and Amber Mark among others.
New York based producer, engineer, mixer. Former engineer for Tony Visconti. Engineered & mixed on David Bowie’s “Blackstar”. Graduate of NYU’s Clive Davis Institute. Co-founder of Abandon Normal Instruments, launching 2021 www.a-n-i.com
fave nyc restaurant: Mission Chinese
Gromo (Brae Gromek) is a Guatemala-born, NYC-based rising producer/artist whose sound explores the intersection of hip-hop and dance music. He’s cultivated his genre-less sound across his years in the industry as an event producer, tastemaker DJ and student at NYU’s Clive Davis Institute of Recorded Music.
Gromo first emerged as a teen-DJ sensation in the NYC nightlife circuit in the mid-2010s. After producing under-18 events at venues like Pacha, Pink Elephant and Riff Raffs, he performed at Miami’s Ultra Music Festival in 2015, becoming the youngest DJ (age 16) to play the event. While touring the world, he rediscovered his love for music and refocused on production. He studied music’s cultures and histories, focusing on hip-hop, and picked up elements that would inform his style.
fave nyc restaurant: Balthazar
Harry Burr is a graduate of Berklee College of Music. He moved to NYC in 2017 and began working as a mixing assistant on grammy winning/chat topping songs (Shawn Mendes, Lizzo). He has also been building his own mix catalogue of up and coming artists including Isaac Dunbar and Silver-Sphere.
fave nyc restaurant: Henry Public
So Wylie is a music producer, composer and songwriter whose work has been called “sterling” by The Atlantic and “on the money” by The Guardian. She’s Senior Composer & Audio Engineer at Spotify’s Gimlet Media, where she has written music for The Habitat, Mogul, Heavyweight, Dissect, and Peabody-winning series Uncivil. She produces and writes songs with artists (Shilo Gold, Archana), writes music for films (When We Grow Up), and has created music for brands Reebok, The Wall Street Journal, Adobe, and The Cut.
fave nyc restaurant: Chuko Ramen
Jackson Hoffman is a producer, songwriter, mixer and instrumentalist in NYC. He’s worked with artists such as Peyton List, Stalking Gia, Cannon, Micky James, Young Rising Sons, and has his own project with frequent collaborator Julia Brex called BAD.
fave nyc restaurant: Craft
Jeff Fettig is a music producer and engineer in Brooklyn NY. Working out of The Creamery Studio for the past 6 years, Jeff has made recordings with Maggie Rogers, Sleigh Bells, Wilsen, Pavo Pavo, Jim James, Amo Amo, Pale Ramone, Caitlin Mahoney, David Duchovney, and 100+ more.
fave nyc restaurant: Acupolco Deli
“Pom Pom” Kellen Pomerantz
Pom Pom, aka Kellen Pomeranz, is a New York-based producer/songwriter from Cincinnati, Ohio. After graduating from Northwestern University’s Beinen School of Music, Kellen co-penned the song “Velvet,” which was selected by Adam Levine to be performed on The Voice Season 7 Finale and reached #3 on iTunes after its release by finalist Chris Jamison (Republic Records). An avid guitar player, Kellen’s riff-driven 80’s inspired productions have caught the attention of both major label and independent artists. Pom Pom has recently been collaborating with the likes of Bonnie McKee, Loren Gray, LP, Leyla Blue, Rence, gnash, Cassadee Pope and Gia Woods to name a few in addition to having her track “Darkness” featured on Microsoft’s Surface Pro advertising campaign.
fave nyc restaurant: Tomoe
Lena Leon is an NYC based artist, songwriter and audio engineer signed to Ultra Music Publishing. She co-wrote and vocal produced Kygo’s most recent single “The Truth,” as well as featured and co-wrote Tiesto’s single “Halfway There” which has over 24 million streams and was featured prominently during the 2019 FIFA Women’s World Cup matches. She also wrote Deorro’s “Focus,” as well as released singles with Seven Lions, Audien, Prince Fox, Valerie Broussard, Taeyeon, Hyoyeon, Celina Sharma, Kat DeLuna and more.
fave nyc restaurant: Pilar Cuban Eatery
Marc Plotkin is an American Songwriting Award-winning artist, a Grammy shortlisted producer, a Bloomberg BusinessWeek Top 25 Entrepreneur, and a Professor at NYU’s Clive Davis Institute of Recorded Music. He’s worked with Dispatch, Sufjan Stevens, Hiromi, and many more.
fave nyc restaurant: Maialino
Drummer and conductor with Antibalas (2010-2016). Bandleader and principal songwriter of EMEFE (2009-2016). Drummer with Will Butler of Arcade Fire (2015-now). Solo artist under the name Miles Francis, including two visual EPs, Swimmers (2018) and Doves (2019). Produces out of his spot, Cornelia Street Studio. Performed onstage, collaborated in studio or played on late night TV with: Antibalas, Will Butler, The Roots, Sharon Jones, Tune-Yards, My Morning Jacket, Arcade Fire, Angelique Kidjo, Amber Mark, TEEN, Rubblebucket, Xenia Rubinos, Sinkane, Money Mark, Lizzie Loveless and more. Born and raised in NYC, has a dog named Tony.
fave nyc restaurant: Sammy’s Noodle Shop
Estonian born composer and producer Ms Madli gained wider recognition after winning iStandard’s Producer Showcase in NY in 2015. From that event she advanced to the international showcase where she competed in the “Beast of the Beats” competition going head to head with over 100 winners and runner ups from all around the US and the world. In this intense 4-day beat battle, Ms. Madli, impressed the judges with her versatile style and secured the third place spot.
As a classically trained musician, Ms Madli has composed for various licensing opportunities, most notably scoring hours of music for corporate clients like AirbnB and Planned Parenthood. She also has a list of placements in prime time TV shows and film on VH1, CBS, ABC and other major networks. Ms Madli’s producer credits include Yelawolf, Fred the Godson, Ryan Toby and others.
I started recording music in college, and started Shifted Recordings shortly thereafter. Also worked as a programmer for a few years.
Paul Hammer is a musician, producer, and mixing engineer based in Newburgh, NY. Founding member and creative force behind the Brooklyn indie rock band, Savoir Adore, Paul has spent the last decade touring, remixing, and collaborating on a variety of projects across all genres and styles. Highlights include his band’s breakthrough single on Neon Gold Records – “Dreamers”, his remix of Minke’s “Gold Angel” and Ron Pope’s hits “A Drop in the Ocean”, and “One Grain of Sand”. His productions and mixes have over 100 Million streams on Spotify, and in many ways he’s just getting started as his focus shifts from the road to the studio in recent years. Recent projects include mixing Illenium and X Ambassador’s “In Your Arms.”
fave nyc restaurant: St. Anselm
Selected collaborators and clients include (producing) Johan Lenox, Sam Setton, Halima, Tiger Darrow, Ritual Talk, Nick Cianci, Annika Bennett, Kamilah, Daisy the Great (engineering) Del Water Gap, Jukebox the Ghost, field trip, NYU Clive Davis Institute of Recorded Music, Forever Dog Podcast Network (assistant engineering) Sesame Street (HBO), A Great Big World, Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt (Netflix), Jesse Malin (performance) Jon Anderson (Yes), Denny Walley & Napoleon Murphy Brock (Frank Zappa/The Mothers of Invention), Brad Roberts (Crash Test Dummies), Kamilah, Tiger Darrow Currently on staff as an engineer at Studio G Brooklyn. Sample pack out via Splice Sounds
fave nyc restaurant: Little Dokebi
I’m a modern musician based out of New York who specializes in all styles of popular music. I played guitar at Carnegie Hall’s The Lead Belly Fest alongside the likes of Buddy Guy and written, produced and mixed songs that have been synced in commercials for Neutrogena, Victoria’s Secret etc. Signed to 25th st/Raleigh Publishing
fave nyc restaurant: Le paddock
Since being the original trumpeter in the multi-platinum band Capital Cities (2012 – 2015), the Los Angeles-born, half-Filipino vocalist-instrumentalist has gone rogue, adding a new dimension of possibility to not only his sonic weapon of choice, but also to pop music. Just last year he earned himself a Latin Grammy for co-writing and performing on the track “Por Pura Curiosidad feat. Spencer Ludwig” on Fonseca’s album “Agustin”. In 2016 he was signed as a solo artist to Warner Records who released his debut single “Diggy” and launched his career through a global Target campaign. His songs have been featured in ads for Herbal Essences, the feature film Happy Death Day, and the video games Just Dance and Madden. Since becoming an independent artist and forming Trumpet Records in 2018, his songs have earned over a hundred ad, film and tv placements, and in 2019 he became one of the faces for Tommy Hilfiger’s global denim campaign. However, performing live is where he truly thrives. He’s performed at Lollapalooza, ACL, Hangout Festival, Bonnaroo, Corona Capital, Late Night with Seth Meyers, and has toured the US and Europe with Bebe Rexha, Betty Who and Fonseca.
fave nyc restaurant: Levain
Born n’ Raised Greek, Keyboardist in Progressive rock band, Lead singer in death metal band, Drummer in grunge band, DJ for Dance label parties in NYC, Harlem Choir Conductor (Jan 2019), Top 20 US radio for “All My Friends, No1 at Hypem Remix Chart for Galantis – Hunter Remix, No1 AT top 40 Spotify Greece with “Magic” by Light.
fave nyc restaurant: Kiki’s
Swagg is a Grammy Award-winning producer, songwriter, executive, and professor. He’s also currently serving his second year as a New York Chapter Recording Academy Governor and his first term as an Ambassador for the Black Music Collective.
Based in New York City, Tiger Darrow is an award-winning singer-songwriter, multi-instrumentalist, and producer. Beginning her career as a classically trained cellist, Tiger crafts her songs with intricate string arrangements and distorted beats, fusing the aggressive with the delicate. The Dark-Alt pop singer draws inspiration from Julia Michaels, Lana Del Rey, and St. Vincent. As a performer, Darrow has been featured in dozens of artists’ music, including Durand Jones and the Indications, Vaeda Black, Thomston, Pool Cosby, Ming, Kendl, OTR, Yanni Burton, Wakey!Wakey!, and more. Her voice and music have also been featured in a variety of soundtracks and commercials such as Robert Rodriguez’s Machete and Red 11, Cathy Yan’s award-winning Dead Pigs, The Magicians, the History Channel’s Nelson Mandela Redrawn, and 2016’s 48-Hour Sci-Fi Film Festival winner, Sunspring. Opening for artists such as Edie Brickell and The New Bohemians, The Eagles, and Erykah Badu.
fave nyc restaurant: Mother’s
Will Wells is a producer, songwriter, professional musician and recording engineer. In 2019, he served as executive producer and co-writer of the debut album from Anthony Ramos, whom he met while working as Electronic Music Producer on the Tony, Grammy, and Pulitzer Prize award-winning hit Broadway musical, Hamilton. The critically acclaimed album, The Good & The Bad, was released on Republic Records. Will continues to thrive in the film and television world. He was commissioned by ESPN to write the first-ever theme song for the 2019 Heisman Trophy Ceremony and served as Musical Director for the national live television broadcast in 2019 and 2020. Will co-produced “Stand Up”, the end-title song for the Harriet Tubman biopic, Harriet, performed by the film’s lead character, Cynthia Erivo. The song received nominations for Best Song Written for Visual Media at the 63rd Annual Grammy Awards, Best Original Song at the 92nd Academy Awards and the 2020 Golden Globes, Best Song at the 25th Critics’ Choice Awards, and Outstanding Song at the NAACP Image Awards.
Originally from Chicago, now based in New York City, Zach Golden is an Associate Creative Director and Composer for ELIAS Music. As an artist and producer, his main inspiration has been modern electronic music, with his production style influenced by artists such as James Blake, Disclosure, and Frank Ocean. He writes regularly with NYC and LA-based artsits, such as Christian McBride, Anthony Ramos, Jasmine Cephas Jones and Brittany Foushee. He is also one half of the electronic-soul duo Broken Luxury. Since his early days at ELIAS Music, his writing has expanded to an eclectic mix of folk, rock, indie, and orchestral hybrid styles – which he blends together to create new soundscapes that remain very specific to his unique aesthetic.