Archive for August, 2013


D-Sane x Macklemore x Ryan Lewis have released the “Can’t Hold Us feat. Ray Dalton” (SharkFaceGang Remix)

D-Sane has teamed up with Seattle Hip-Hop mega duo Macklemore & Ryan Lewis to remix their multi-platinum hit single “Can’t Hold Us feat. Ray Dalton” from their record breaking album The Heist. D-Sane takes the energy of the original track one step further by combining it with cinematic war drums and an all new bridge that propels it to a new level reminiscent of a college fight song. The “Shark Face Gang Remix” features a dramatic, Jaws inspired violin solo by renowned violinist and Seattle Rock Orchestra member, Sada James Doup, who also played on Macklemore & Ryan Lewis’ song “Neon Cathedral feat. Allen Stone.” Check out this shark themed dedication to Macklemore & Ryan Lewis’ amazing fans… the Shark Face Gang!

The retail version is an EP and comes with:

01. Main Version
02. Mixshow/DJ Version #1 (alternate intro/outro)
03. Mixshow/DJ Version #2 (alternate intro/outro, no bridge)
04. Instrumental
05. PDF Digital Booklet

If you’re a legitimate mixshow DJ with a radio or internet show (and can prove it), please contact us for a promo copy.


Produced, Mixed & Mastered by D-Sane for Not 2 Sane Productions
Violin/Viola written & performed by Sada James Doup –
Distributed by Street Level Records –

Released under license by Street Level Records and Macklemore LLC.
©℗ 2013 Macklemore LLC – Macklemore Publishing (BMI)

For all licensing and publishing inquiries, please contact Ed Pierson @ Inside Passage Music –


D-Sane receives gold plaque for work on Macklemore & Ryan Lewis’ album “The Heist”

My friends Macklemore, Ryan Lewis and their manager Zach were nice enough to hook me up with a plaque commemorating the sale of 500,000 albums and 5 million singles for the hit “Thrift Shop.” I am thrilled to receive such an honor from them! Why am I receiving this though you may ask? Well, as some of you may or may not know, I’ve been working with them since 2009 when Macklemore released his “Unplanned Mixtape” and not long after, him and Ryan Lewis released the “VS” EP. I mastered both of those projects, as well as the “VS Redux” that was released later in 2010. I consulted with Ryan on some of the mixing for “The Heist” and mastered all of their performance / show tracks. Mainly though, I was instrumental in linking them with Wanz, the “Nate Dogg-ish” brotha that’s singing the hook on “Thrift Shop” and I was also involved in the recording session. They explain it in the video above during their 2013 SXSW interview with Nardwuar.

Thanks again to Ben, Ryan and Zach for this plaque commemorating such a monumental occasion! I hear there’s a PLATINUM plaque right around the corner though…

D-Sane x Macklemore x Ryan Lewis GOLD PLAQUE


DAFUGADAHEER releases their debut album!

Take One, of the veteran Seattle Hip-Hop group Clockwork, has changed his name to Dannie Wormwood and teamed up R.O.B. to form the new group DAFUGADAHEER (a play on the phrase “the fuck outta here”). Their new self-titled album is full of dope beats and features appearances from Clockwork members Lace Cadence & Miguel Rockwell, along with Seattle “gangsta rap” OG Red Head Steve and upcoming artist Props. Check it out!!

Mixed & Mastered by D-Sane


Malice & Mario Sweet release their new album “Enjoy:Like:Love”

Always a pleasure working with this talented husband/wife singing duo! Not only are they two of the nicest people you’ll ever meet, but they’re both amazing singers and are definitely “making sweet music together!” Prior to releasing their solo projects, they were making guest appearances on numerous songs by Seattle Hip-Hop artists, The Physics. July was a momentous month for the Sweets. After four years of marriage, the couple welcomed their first child, a healthy baby boy, on July 4th. Now, they are ready to accomplish another family milestone, the release of their second studio project “Enjoy:Like:Love.”

Building off the success of their debut EP “Happy 2 Year” – which earned love from taste makers including KEXP 90.3, KUBE 93, SoulBounce, The Seattle Times, Kevin Nottingham, The Stranger, and BBC Radio – Malice and Mario return with a varied collection of good mood music drawing inspiration from the carefree nature and outsized characters of the ‘80s. The musical stylings range from slinky neo-soul to candy-paint funk to bounce-influenced Hip-Hop to smooth grooves, but all come from a place of happiness: happiness with life, happiness with love, and happiness with being in love.

Production on “Enjoy:Like:Love” is handled by esteemed beat smiths including Vitamin D, Justo (of The Physics), Tall Black Guy, Evil Needle, Swish, DJ Roc’phella and Jake One.

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In case you missed their last album “Happy 2 Year” that they dropped a couple years back on their 2 year wedding anniversary, I highly suggest you go get it!

Both albums mastered by D-Sane


New single from Everett rapper DIrtay “Get Ur Kegel On Ft Ms. T”

Everett representative Dirtay has released a new single aimed at those…well, umm…”loose” women out there. Never fear though, ladies! Just follow Dirtay’s advice, do your kegel exercises and you’ll be tighter than some skinny jeans on a Capital Hill hipster! lol

Mastered by D-Sane


Speedy The Artist release new EP “Recovering Sinner: The Tug of War”

Check out the latest EP from Seattle Hip-Hop artist Speedy The Artist (formerly Speedy Gonzalez). He has become more of a Christian rapper with a hardcore approach on his latest musical offering and puts his life on the line to spit the truth. Speedy’s music is very honest, apocalyptic and holds no punches. This is not what you’re used to hearing, and you might be offended in the process.

I Produced, Mixed & Mastered the song “Churchless” and mastered the rest of the album.

“Churchless” produced by D-Sane

Girl in a jacket