Posts tagged ‘Can’t Hold Us’

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Kind words from Ryan Lewis about D-Sane & Not 2 Sane Productions…

My good friend Ryan Lewis recently did a write up about me on www.macklemore.com describing my involvement in their music since 2009 when they began their journey to the top of the Hip-Hop charts. Check it out!

http://macklemore.com/post/61266279718/d-sane-and-the-cant-hold-us-sfg-remix

I can’t even remember when I first met D-Sane, it feels like quite a long time ago. Maybe some time between 2007-08? He had grown a reputation for being a go-to producer for many hip-hop artists in Seattle. Lots of my friends in the Seattle community had gone to him frequently to master their records/beats.

I remember going to his studio for the first time. I was like “DAMN!” at the site of a Sony C800G, a Kanye/Beyonce/Rihanna-level microphone you did not see often in Seattle. I’d never seen one. D-Sane had great taste.

D-Sane ended up being a huge piece of the picture, a big part of the team, in the beginning of Macklemore & Ryan Lewis. “The Unplanned Mixtape,” “The VS. EP,” “The VS. Redux” — all albums he mastered. Ben and I didn’t have much money and he always made sure we were taken care of. He’s the type of guy that would answer the phone at any point in the night only to hear, “is there anyway you could master these songs in the next 12 hours, we’re on a time crunch” haha. He’d always make it happen. He’s one of the premier digital mastering engineers. I think it’s more challenging to find full control of industry-standard volume, limiting, EQ’ing and tonal changes in a digital master and D-Sane has always impressed me.

From there when the live shows started picking up he continued mastering our live instrumentals. He was an excellent resource to making sure things were consistent and tailored toward a live sound system. He was also an excellent ear in the process of mixing “The Heist” to get a second perspective on the mix. D-Sane also introduced us to Wanz, who went on to sing “Thrift Shop.”

Long story short, I’m writing this to give props to a good friend of ours and someone that worked hard for us before we had any name or credibility. Someone that was part of this from the beginning, supporting us and offering his skills. Beyond mastering, D-Sane also makes beats. We’re excited to give shine to his official SFG Can’t Hold Us REMIX, he produced and mastered himself. If you’re looking for good family to work with, don’t hesitate to contact Not 2 Sane Productions and work with D-Sane.

– Ryan Lewis

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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. pr@streetlevelrecords.com

#SharkFaceGang


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

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 – Ed.Pierson@gmail.com

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Ray Dalton – “So Emotional”

I mastered this track for Seattle singer Ray Dalton last summer. In case you don’t know who Ray Dalton is, he’s the amazing talent singing the hook on Macklemore & Ryan Lewis’ song “Can’t Hold Us” from their album “The Heist.”

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