Kevin Antreassian: Owner-Operator — Producer/Engineer
Before touring the world with The Dillinger Escape Plan, I spent my time producing hundreds of records out of my studio in NJ, Backroom/Party Smasher Studios. I work with all styles of music and artists at every level. Creativity is important to me and I enjoy working closely with every client. Before I opened the studio in 2007, I graduated from William Paterson University with a Bachelors of Music in Audio Engineering and a concentration in Classical Guitar. Over the past few years, I’ve also had the opportunity to share the stage, both as a tech and a musician, with bands as diverse as The Deftones, Mastodon, Marilyn Manson, GWAR, Glassjaw, Slipknot, and Todd Rundgren. This experience has given me a unique perspective that I’ve always incorporated into my producing style.
Scot is a graduate of the Suny Purchase College studio production program, and has experience putting a mic in front of everything, literally. Think of something right now. Got it? He put a mic in front of it. He’s worked on projects with folk artists, classical composers, metal bands, hip-hop artists and even a little jazz. Are you wondering, “Will he make our music sound good?”. Well, the best we can give you is probably. It’s a crapshoot, really. Scot will, however, put every bit of energy he has into your project, and you’re guaranteed to have a blast working with him.
Jonathon has been a musician since he was 7 years old and has been actively involved in the music industry for the past decade; formerly of Will Wood & The Tapeworms, and previously Science alongside members of Frank Iero & The Patience. Over the first 2 years of his career were spent devoted to the craft as an intern at various recording studios, assisting the likes of Billy Perez (The Rolling Stones) and Joe Borges (KoRn).
He’s since had the honor of working with established New Jersey natives such as The Dillinger Escape Plan, Streetlight Manifesto & Survay Says!; his work also transcends state lines with tri-state acts such as Inhibitor & Widow’s Work, down the coast to Fero Lux and even extending to the mid-west working with The Skulx (Foxy Shazam/Cadaver Dogs).
He has developed a sizable list of happy and talented clients. Jonathon’s eclectic background is consistently made known in his musical experimentation. As a producer, he’s always found himself to be most concerned with finding the most unique way to fill the stereo image; his influence from experimental fusion outfits such as Mr. Bungle are manifested in his style of production. Jonathon treats every project that comes his way as uniquely as if it were his own.
Gabriel has been writing and creating music since the age of 11 and has a great respect for all different genres of music. He sings and plays guitar for the rock band, “Black Lagoon” and also writes and performs as an acoustic act in the NJ/PA area. He has recorded many acoustic and full band acts ranging from Indie/Pop/Alternative to Hard Rock/Punk/Metal, as well as scoring and mixing several short films for the indie film community in the NJ/NYC area. He has a passion for videography and film-making as well and is the head videographer at Backroom Studios. He made his first short film at the age of 14 and has continued making them ever since. Gabriel always goes the extra mile to ensure the client gets the audio/video product they are looking for.
Evan Kelly: Digital Media Producer
Evan is Drummer with 12+ years of experience and an IT graduate from N.J.I.T., specializing in Multimedia. He has experience in a variety of fields like photography, cinematography, lighting, audio engineering, social media management, & basic graphic design. Because of his diverse skill spread, Evan often has his hands on several projects at once; Music Videos, Live Sessions, Band Photography, and Play-Throughs just to name a few. You can view a portfolio of Evan’s work here. He was also previously the drummer for the Central NJ based Progressive Rock/Metal band, “The Dark Matters”, and continues to play with various acts in the NJ music scene.