Surprise Attack – Live at Groove
Friends since the band’s original formation in 2006, Surprise Attack reunited in 2015 to share their music and sense of community with a larger audience. Their self-described mountain funk is as much a state of mind as it is a musical style incorporating everything from roots and bluegrass to hip hop and funk.
Members: Danny Durazo (Bass/Vox), Ian Frye (Drums/Vox), Jeremy Begun (Keys/Vox), Tom Casey (Guitar/Vox), Jay Rowe (Percussion)
Purchase the live EP HERE!
Sound Engineer: Shawn Hatfield
Recording Studio: Groove: Music Lessons + Recording
Mixed & Mastered by Shawn Hatfield at Groove
Film Production: Christopher Leipold
Film Studio: Anywhere Studios
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DJ G-Wiz – Focal Point (instrumental beat)
“G-Wiz” is the wizard of turntables and definitely a rising star in the sea of DJs. More aptly known as “The Young Gunnah,” G-Wiz has been in the music business for nearly a decade and will not be stopping anytime soon.Having experience working special events with 92.5 WINC (Winchester, VA – Adult Contemporary) and 99.3 The Vibe (Fredericksburg, VA – Rhythmic Contemporary) radio stations, this has helped blazed his path to being the DJ that he has become. Through his handwork and dedication, he was given the opportunity to DJ special events with Bobby Valentino, Freeway, Lola Monroe, Beanie Sigel, and in September 2012, the 2 Chainz concert at the 9:30 Club in Washington, DC.
Shawn Hatfield – India Pale Aliens (LP)
Shawn Hatfield produced, mixed, and mastered his first instrumental hiphop LP, India Pale Aliens. He combined funk and fusion with hiphop and rap influences to produce a 12-track record. There are three singles from the album available on Sound Cloud and Bandcamp: “Vibrations,” “We See You,” and “Accidentally Took LSD.”
Shawn Hatfield’s second album, ‘India Pale Aliens,’ explores new sounds and themes that tells the instrumental tale of four very intoxicated extraterrestrials. They crash from moon to moon amongst the lonely galaxy in pursuit of the meaning of life. They stumble onto Earth only to find that it is full of foul creatures who insist on destroying themselves. Realizing landing their ship on Earth was a mistake, they call on the mothership once again.
Shawn Hatfield – Wet Socks Down at the Docks (EP)
Shawn Hatfield spent most of the summer and fall of 2016 composing, recording, mixing, and mastering Wet Socks Down at the Docks. He took a new approach to producing this record by using stringed instruments, applying samples, more keyboard focus, and unorthodox recording techniques. All of course while wearing wet socks.
The three pieces can each be simply described by one word: 1) sad; 2) happy; 3) creepy.
Bunny Man Bridge – Live at Groove (EP)
AGR presents Bunny Man Bridge – Live at Groove, a 4-track live video performance. BMB whips out the funkiest beats, outstanding riffs, and soulful melodies. This release spotlights their abilities as a live and studio group. The audio-only version is available on Spotify, Amazon, iTunes, Google Play, and includes the bonus track, “Legos for Giants.”
Recorded in February, mixed and mastered in October, and released on November 4th.
Purchase the entire album on iTunes for just $4.95: http://itunes.apple.com/album/id1172119904?ls=1&app=itunes
Jonathan Crandall (Keyboards), Zach Liggett (Drums), Max Richard (Guitar), Ryan Vanstavern (Bass)
Audio Produced by: Shawn Hatfield
Video Produced by: Michael Toman
Mixed/Mastered: Groove: Music Lessons + Recording
Shawn Hatfield – Vivid/Stretch (singles)
Pete Walton (drums), Sam Walton (artwork), Hatfield (guitar, bass, and keys)
They were mixed and mastered by Shawn Hatfield and recorded at our studio.
Shelby Sencindiver – Follow Me (single)
Shelby is an indie singer-songwriter from Loudoun County, Virginia and attends school in Fredericksburg, Virginia. She has been playing music since she as 13, and has been performing since she was 14. She writes and arranges her own music. Shelby is released a single with AGR on September 1st, 2016, which was recorded, mixed, and mastered by Groove: Music Lessons + Recording.
Distant Creatures – Escape (single)
Distant Creatures is a five piece indie rock and dream pop group from the D.C. suburbs. They recorded an original single with Groove: Music Lessons + Recording
Onyx Travelers – EP
The Onyx Travelers are a Folk Fusion band out of Northern Virginia/DC. We recorded, mixed, and mastered an original 4-track EP that released with AGR on July 29th. Purchase a tangible copy from Amazon HERE!
Melissa Avina (vocals), Ethan Bovender (vocals,guitar), Rob Plier (bass), and Flamer Plier (percussion)
Recorded, mixed, and mastered by: Shawn Hatfield
Cabin In The Hood – Momma, I Ain’ta No Virgin (single)
Cabin In The Hood is a Leesburg based mountain funk group. They recorded this single live in our studios and independently released it.
Jake Pauly (guitar), John Castilon (bass), Michael Martin (drums)
Mixed and mastered by: Shawn Hatfield
Jake and The Burtones – “Goin’ Up to Hamberg” (demo)
The first single from Half-Dead – Jake and The Burtone’s upcoming album. It was recorded at Groove: Music Lessons + Recording in June 2015. Jake and The Burtones are a real-deal country and bluegrass group. They play music all up and down the east coast but mainly stick to their roots in Virginia.
Josh Cava (guitar), Ian Fuze (fiddle), Chris Griffin (bass)
Demo mix by: Shawn Hatfield
Full record recorded, mixed, and mastered by: Shawn Hatfield & Josh Cava.
Zuben and His Borf Keys – The Fudge We Can’t (single)
An original tune by the group, Zuben and His Borfkeys
Michael Horrocks (drums), Shawn Hatfield (guitar, bass, keys)
Shawn Hatfield – A Faded Way of Life (LP)
A Faded Way of Life was written, recorded, produced, and mastered at Groove by Shawn Hatfield at Groove and released with AGR. The 10-track album tells the painful story of love and its repercussions.