A performance and Q&A—produced by the team at I Know We Should—filmed at NYC’s Platinum Sound Recording Studios
There’s certainly no shortage of talent in New York City, but it’s not every day that the space—literal and metaphorical—is created for talented strangers to gather in a designated space, at a specific time, with the sole goal of working together to make some music magic happen.
However, that’s exactly what happened during Anti Social Camp—the world’s largest songwriting camp, hosted by Anti Social Producers Club—earlier this month, where 150 artists came together for 100+ songwriting sessions, along with a week’s worth of performances, parties and live events, to celebrate collaboration and creation. And to demonstrate, to the utmost degree, what can happen when truly talented people with different experiences, specialties and perspectives are put in a room together to combine their powers.
As musicians and producers took over studios across the city to unite and write, I had the ridiculously sick opportunity to host some intimate studio sessions with four participants at Platinum Sound Recording Studios, produced by the extremely fun and lovely (and ridiculously-good-at-what-they-do) video/audio experts and BdBK BFFs Brad Wagner and Juan Soria of I Know We Should.
Over the course of a Tuesday afternoon, we hosted live sessions with Mia Berrin of Pom Pom Squad (watch that one here), Ben Thornewill of Jukebox the Ghost (watch that one here), Ant Saunders and Ray Angry, during which the musicians performed sweet sets, infused with spontaneity, and chatted about the camp, their craft and their experiences doing the most important thing: makin’ art, man.
Next up: Check out our session featuring Ray Angry!
The Grammy-nominated Ray Angry is a classically trained pianist, producer and composer who’s created scores for the multi award-winning feature film documentary, Descendant; the forthcoming feature film The Lockdown and documentary Out of Breath; and season two of Amy Schumer’s series, Life & Beth, as well as her upcoming comedy special, Emergency Contact. (Among other projects.) He also hosts Producer Mondays every Monday night at Nublu NYC, where “creatives are immersed in an impromptu live musical experience that pushes boundaries.”
His forthcoming album, Ray Angry Three, is set for release August 18th, and the second single from that record—“Beautiful Horizons”—dropped TODAY!
As I’ve said in each of these drops, there’s nothing in the world I love more than this. I hope you enjoy.