This month’s featured producer is Dayvar (D’Real) Johnson, who has recently had a significant increase in the number of hits on his Soundcloud profile. Dayvar credits his newfound knowledge of vocal effects to give his music a more polished sound. Check out his profile here: soundcloud.com/dayvar-dreal-johnson
This video showcases StoryLab’s January, 2015 Producer of the Month, Travodkas Brown. Tank became a StoryLab producer in the Fall of 2014. He works in Logic Pro and is known for his smooth vocal phrasing and all-around great attitude. In addition to his collaborative work with other rappers he participated in the production of StoryLab’s very own 90-second Newbery submittal, Ivan 4 realuh, based on the Newbery award-winning novel The One and Only Ivan by Katherine Applegate.
StoryLab will be closed Thursday, February 12th for a National Public Radio interview being conducted in our facility.
StoryLab and the Tacoma Public Library will close all day Saturday, February 14th due to the upcoming Presidents’ Day Holiday.
Week of February 16th:
StoryLab will be closed on
Tuesday, February 17th through Thursday the 19th due to staff vacation.
We will reopen with our normal operating hours on Friday, February 20th. We apologize for any inconvenience and look forward to seeing you then!
Our StoryLab Producer of the Month for December is graphic artist Israel Stewart. Israel first came into the lab at the end of September, having only worked previously with pencil and paper. The work showcased here, Solid Oak, Rooted Ground, is a design inspired by his father. The image will eventually be made into a full-color poster for display at a local karate studio. Stuart is 15 years old and he eventually wants to go on to produce animation and graphics as a profession. Israel says that StoryLab has helped him open up to other avenues for his art, enabling him to scan old drawings and bring them into eye-grabbing full color. Great work, Israel!
Kyle is a graduate from Lincoln High School and has proven himself a skilled producer and editor. Having just signed up during the month of October, Kyle was single-handedly responsible for an Autotune revolution here in StoryLab! Working collaboratively with several producers, Kyle has participated in no fewer than four separate projects, adding his skills and talents to all who seek his help. In this thought-provoking video, Kyle rails against government corruption and invasiveness into our privacy. We Need More Real, his first music video at StoryLab, was produced in three days. Great work, Kyle!
StoryLab is pleased to present September’s Producer of the Month, Ryan Steele. Ryan worked with two fellow producers to mix this “filthy” rap project in a single session.