MTS Music, in collaboration with Narked Records, is delighted to announce the release of “VICTORIOUS”, a showcase project of Washington DC based music producer Matthew Shell featuring his collaborations with various artists.
"VICTORIOUS" opens with “GENESIS”, an explosive instrumental collaboration between Matthew Shell & Arun Shenoy featuring Ian Cameron on violin & guest musicians from around the world. The rest of the album features many of Matthew’s favorite collaborators, bassist Markus Huber, pianist Vahagn Stepanyan, bassist Teo Lee, strings arranger Jonathan Wesley, drummer Sebastian Wyrobisch, guitarist Paul Jackson Jr., trumpeter Greg Adams, and keyboardist Marcus Johnson, among others.
"All praise & honor be to God. VICTORIOUS is a tribute to my fiancé Terra & to my parents, Allyn & Carol, for the years of joy & inspiration. Much love to everyone who has encouraged and supported me on this journey." ~ Matthew Shell
Vocal artists featured:
Kenny McNeil, Taurus Soul, G.P. Jackson, Javier Starks, Bomani Armah, Rufus Fly, Danielle Withers & Ama Atobrah.
Ian Cameron (Violin), Jonathan Anand Wesley (Keys, synthesizers & strings), Sebastian Wyrobisch (Drums), Vahagn Stepanyan (Piano, rhodes & synthesizers), Markus Huber (Bass), Teo Lee (Bass), Mr. Turner (Bass), Marcus Singleton (Synthesizers), Darrick Atwater (Drums, guitars & synthesizers), JONQ (Beat Box), Marcus Johnson (Keys), Greg Adams (Trumpet), Paul Jackson Jr. (Electric Guitar), Dominic Scott (Synthesized drums), Marcus Mitchell (Sax), Thomas Morris (Drums), Devin Spear (Electric Guitar), Cristina Botnari (Violin), Anastassia Ivanova (Piano) & Matthew Shell (Acoustic Guitar, Drums, Piano, Ambient Instrumentation, Bass & Synthesizers).
Arrangers, Producers & Engineers featured:
Arun Shenoy (Co-production & additional arrangement), Jonathan Wesley (Strings arrangement), Asaf Piotrekovsky (Strings arrangement), Matt Saba (Arrangement), Thomas Morris (Co-production & arrangement), Conrad Osipowicz (Additional engineering), Alexander Brusencev (Drum engineering), Darrick Atwater aka Agent Method (Production, engineering & mixing), Dominic Scott aka DomScott (Production & engineering), Pancho French (Vocal engineering) & Matthew Shell (MTS) (Production, engineering, arrangement & mixing).
Jason Baustin, Joe Mobley & John Ledbetter.
VICTORIOUS album cover photo shot by David Stuebing & Edited by Melissa Davis Stuebing.
GENESIS single art direction & packaging by Robert Capria of Actuality Films & Roshni Mohapatra.
Recorded at Assembly Line Studios (Vienna, VA) & Blue Room Productions (Bethesda, MD)
GENESIS mastered by Emily Lazar at The Lodge (New York, NY)
THE MOMENT mastered by Darrick Atwater at Tree Sound Studios (Atlanta, GA)
CHERISH THE JOURNEY (MTS REMIX), CONTINUUM & KONICHIWA mastered by Gordon Davies at Single Track Audio (Vernon, NJ)
All other songs mastered by Matthew Shell using the Slate Digital FG-X Processor
© 2013 MTS Music in association with Narked Records
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The GENESIS music video (directed by Traveste Films) & the digital single were both released on Thursday 4/25/2013 (via Youtube, iTunes, Amazon & CD Baby):
GENESIS is an explosive instrumental collaboration between Matthew Shell & Arun Shenoy featuring Ian Cameron on violin & guest musicians from around the world.
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(Matthew Shell, Arun Shenoy & Ian Cameron)
Produced, engineered & mixed by Matthew Shell at Blue Room Productions (Bethesda, MD) & Assembly Line Studios (Vienna, VA)
Mastered by Emily Lazar at The Lodge (New York, NY)
Arranged by Matthew Shell, Arun Shenoy & Jonathan Wesley
Ian Cameron - Violins (Canada)
Teo Lee - Bass (USA)
Vahagn Stepanyan - Piano & Keyboards (Armenia)
Sebastian Wyrobisch - Drums (Germany)
Jonathan Anand Wesley - Strings Arrangement & Keyboards (India)
Studio Pros - Electric Guitar Solo (USA)
Conrad Osipowicz - Additional Engineering (USA)
Alexander Brusencev - Drum Engineering (Germany)
Robert Capria & Roshni Mohapatra - Art Direction (Singapore)
Jason Baustin of Traveste Films - Music Video Direction, Shooting & Editing (USA)
Special thanks to Steven Slate for on-location music video shoot at his Laurel Canyon Compound (USA)
© 2013 MTS Music (BMI) / Arun Shenoy Music Publishing (BMI)
Ⓟ 2013 MTS Music / Narked Records
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Matthew Shell (MTS) is a Washington DC based music producer & engineer, recently featured on GRAMMY.com.
Matthew has produced artists such as Marcus Johnson, Kenny Wesley, Sydni Alexander, D2D, Carolyn Malachi, Kolten Perine, Greg Adams, Paul Jackson Jr. & Trey Eley. Matthew has remixed for Selena Gomez, engineered for O.A.R. & Philip Lawrence, & has engineered & mixed for DJ Flexx, Free, Jeff Lorber, Marcus Mitchell, & Gerald Albright, among others.
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Arun Shenoy is a GRAMMY® nominated songwriter and record producer. Based in Singapore, his production style weaves through the genres of rock n roll, worldbeat and new age music. Arun writes and produces music released as solo productions under his own name, as well as for other bands and solo artists. He broke into the limelight with the debut album for American rocker Tanadra in 2010 that yielded the hit single “Danny”.
His debut world fusion production titled “Rumbadoodle” released in August of 2012 has garnered critical acclaim and a GRAMMY® nomination at the 55th Annual GRAMMY® Awards to be held on Feb 10, 2013 at the Staples Center in Los Angeles.
He is a a Breedlove artist, a showcase artist of SONY for their audio production suite, and also endorses PreSonus, the premier American manufacturer of live and studio sound equipment.