PURE MICHIGAN version of Take Me For Your Ride by Smash Mob

PURE MICHIGAN version of Take Me For Your Ride by Smash Mob

Our PURE MICHIGAN version of Take Me For Your Ride single/video are now both released.  You can see and hear both versions on our homepage!

The new single/music video Take Me For Your Ride has been released.

The new single/music video Take Me For Your Ride has been released.

The new single/music video Take Me For Your Ride by Smash Mob has been released on Itunes, Amazon, Apple, and Google Music, Spotify - everywhere.   Not to mention the video is live on YouTube (See it on our homepage).  A second Michigan themed version is also now available.

The new Rap single/music video Blue Collar Music by Smash Mob featuring Boom Doggottie

The new Rap single/music video Blue Collar Music by Smash Mob featuring Boom Doggottie

The new single/music video Blue Collar Music featuring rapper Boom Doggottie has been released on Itunes, Amazon, Apple, and Google Music, Spotify - everywhere.   Not to mention the video is live on YouTube (See it on our homepage)
The new Rap/Pop single Woah by Smash Mob featuring Evan Scott and Big Rick

The new Rap/Pop single Woah by Smash Mob featuring Evan Scott and Big Rick

The new single/music video Woah featuring rapper Big Rick and singer/songwriter Evan Scott has been released on Itunes, Amazon, Apple and Google Music, Spotify -everywhere!  Not to mention the video is live on Youtube (see it on our homepage)
The new Smash Mob single/music video featuring Evan Scott.

The new Smash Mob single/music video featuring Evan Scott.

The new single/music video Live It Up featuring Evan Scott has been released on Itunes, Amazon, Apple and Google Music, Spotify -everywhere!  Not to mention the video is live on Youtube (see it on our homepage).

TV Show currently using music composed by Smash Mob!

TV Show currently using music composed by Smash Mob!

Smash Mob currently has music placements on Animal Planet - Rabid, Bravo - Southern Charm, History Channel - Forged in Fire, Discovery - Bad Blood, Discovery - Evil Stepmothers, Discovery - I Am Homicide, MTV - Suspect, Amazon - Forged in Fire, Stewarts and Hamiltons, Dash Dolls, and MTV - True Life
Smash Mob has composed the theme for The History Channel show "Alone."

Smash Mob has composed the theme for The History Channel show "Alone."

Smash Mob has composed the Theme for the 2017 season of the History Channel show Alone.  The theme will be released on Itunes, Amazon, Spotify, Apple Music, etc.
 

Smash Mob’s 1st R&B Single “Only 1 Fool” feat. Robin Sandoval  

Smash Mob has dropped a new R&B single, Only 1 Fool, featuring the vocal talents of noted songwriter Robin Sandoval. 

“Robin has been a friend for over 15 years, so we were excited to finally get a chance to work with her. She had already been working with many of our talented composer friends and it was just time,” enthused Rogala. 

Sandoval first hit the Hollywood scene in the 1990’s performing as a percussionist on major network TV shows alongside many of LA’s legendary studio players. She has gone on to collaborate with many notable artists and composers including a major label release (MCA Records) with performer John Pagano.

You can hear the song here on our "Vocal Music" page or anywhere music is available (Spotify, Apple Music, Tidal, Amazon, etc.).

New Smash Mob TV Placements! 

 New Smash Mob TV music placements include The Vet Life,  Inkmasters, Black Ink Crew, America's Toughest Mudder, Real World Road Rules Challenge, Return to Amish, Love and Hip Hop Atlanta, and CBS Sports. 

   

Busy Fall 2017 at Smash Mob East! 

Lots going on here at Smash Mob East (Mackinaw City). We just made a list and it made us a bit dizzy! By the end of October 2017 we are scheduled to finish the following (actually this list isn't' everything - ha!). We await the label release (and thus Beatport release) of our remix of the Wonder Woman TV Show theme (thank you, Kent Broderick!). We finished the first batch and are starting the second set of cues for a popular long-running TV show. We are mixing a rock album for local favorites Heavens Ta Betsy. We are wrapping post-production on our EPIC!!!! futuristic Westworld themed short film/ music video (seriously it is amazing), "You Can Run" feat Stephen Bannon with guest appearances by Jacqueline van Bierk, Don Dutcher, Michael BoomDoggottie Page, Jason Eldridge, and Frank Rogala, as well as firming up a batch of singles including two with Michael BoomDoggottie Page & Jacqueline Van Bierk (video in the can for both but not edited yet), we have a couple more we will be finishing with Jacqueline van Bierk once we return to the CA studio -- that are already stunning a rough demos!), a hot EDM single with Michael BoomDoggottie Page(Par-tay!). Time zone synchronization gods willing - we hope to finish a great single we wrote with Nitanee Paris and Brazil-based vocalist Eduarda Xenofonte. Oh yeah, there is a hot single, "Lost" (with video shot IN the LAX Westin pool last November - yes he appears in a skimpy suit - not!), feat. Evan Scott Mendyk (and a second Moombahton single we have waited for his vocal tracks all summer for - Evan!!!!! Send them!), Not to mention finishing an album of future pop songs for a new library we are working with. Oh yeah all that and a couple singles by just us - Smash Mob! Whew!

Smash Mob remixes Wonder Woman theme song from ABC TV Show! 

Cover art for Smash Mob Mix of the Wonder Woman TV Show ThemeThe Wonder Woman movie has become the success story of the 2017 summer season.  Smash Mob is excited to report we have been asked to remix the original Lynda Carter Wonder Woman ABC TV show theme!  

Unfortunately, no master tapes exist.  The owner of the master, label Army of DJ's did a global search, even tracking down the original composer.  Nothing.  

Also unfortunate, this is the case with not only TV and film music but the actual shows themselves.  Many seminal historic shows were never archived.  Executives saw no value in preserving old film, tapes, etc.  Many networks taped over old shows to save money on tapes.

The only existing version of the Wonder Woman TV Show theme song comes from vinyl records.  Even Rhino Records, when they released this theme song, had to take it from a vinyl record.

Most remixers can fiddle with the beat, add some synths, but to do a good job on this the task demanded knowing enough music theory to virtually recreate the original multitrack.

So that is what we did.  Modernizing a bit of the bounce and of course aligning the beat to a stomping EDM beat.  We had the good fortune to know a female vocalist, Norma Nichols (an accomplished multi instrumentalist, vocalist, and music therapist), who nailed the original tone and performance which allowed us to give more than the grainy lowfi vocal that we originally had to work with.  We made use of live horns we recorded a few months ago with Matt Vander Bough.  Frank Rogala of Smash Mob doubled up some of the male vocals and used the new vocal to help reinforce and fill out the missing frequencies in the original. Using amazing restoration/denoise/post production tools by Izotope we were able to retain a majority of the original vocals and the original blazing sax solo.

Both the surviving original master and the new Smash Mob remix have been released worldwide by Blue Pie Records of Australia, you might be interested to compare the original TV version on line and compare it to how our remixes sound.  

Press materials for this release are located here:

Summer 2017 Heats up for Smash Mob! 

Along with the release of Smash Mob's Take Me For Your Ride (original and the PURE MICHIGAN version), we are hard at work on singles we have created with several different artists.  The new singles include Hip hop, EDM and a kind of Moombahton/Jazzy/Trap song.  Not to mention we are updating a classic (late 70's) TV show theme song just in time for the movie version becoming one of the biggest successes of the summer!  Yeah, it's a secret but you'll find out what it is soon!  We are about to begin post production on the amazing music video for You Can Run featuring Stephen Bannon in a Westworld themed music video that was shot on location a the ghost town in Calico, CA.  We have also finished work on a 1980's themed album for a great library as well as 6 cutting edge EDM tracks for a hard working music library that places music on some of the most popular reality shows on the tube!

Lots of Smash Mob Releases and Videos Coming Soon! 

Screen capture of Devin Jay Baker and Raven (Dog) from Smash Mob music video Take Me For Your RideSmash Mob has been hard at work with releases and videos in the works for all of our artists.  

A cross-country trip to shoot video with Big Rick for his song Woah with Evan Scott.  

Then to Hollywood to capture the excitement of the largest Halloween party on earth for Evan Scott's Live It Up video (Jacqueline van Bierk guest stars!).

Next up is a pure Smash Mob song Take Me For Your Ride,  featuring just Jason Eldridge and Frank Rogala accompanied by a concept music video about a boy who runs away from home with his dog.

Also slated - Smash Mob will be releasing a brand new mix of Don't Walk (feat. Billy Lofton & Jacqueline van Bierk).

Mixes for Boom Doggottie's Blue Collar Music and Welcome To The City have been finalized.  A video shoot with Boom Doggottie is next!

Smash Mob Update! "Bitches Like Me" takes off, Evan Scott Video and More! 


Photo of Smash Mob single Bitches Like Me featuring Jacqueline van Bierk

"Bitches Like Me" by Smash Mob featuring Jacqueline van Bierk has started to take off internationally.  With the largest portion of viewers on YouTube in Viet Nam, Brazil USA, Thailand and Japan!  Thank you for watching and sharing!

Evan Scott is traveling from Nebraska to Smash Mob's northern Michigan studios to shoot videos for several singles he has in the works with Smash Mob.

Brazilian singer Eduarda Xenofonte and award winning songwriter Nitanee Paris have started work with Smash Mob on a new Moombahton flavored single.

Smash Mob's Frank Rogala and Jason Eldridge have started production on a music video featuring 17 year old new comer Devin Baker and Raven the wonderdog for their song "Take Me For Your Ride."  The video features a Huckleberry Finn type adventure where a boy runs away from home and explores the world.

Smash Mob Debuts “A Solar Powered Woman’s Anthem For The New Millennium,” Featuring Jacqueline van Bierk 

HOLLYWOOD, CA – 6/30/2016 (PRESS RELEASE JET) —Music/video producers, Smash Mob, have released “Bitches Like Me” their debut single/music video featuring performer Jacqueline van BierkPhoto of Jacqueline van Bierk at the 2015 Grammys

Smash Mob is the teaming of veteran performer, songwriter, producer, award winning filmmaker/screenwriter, Frank Rogala (lead vocalist for EXUDE and NC-17) and performer, songwriter, multi-instrumentalist, composer, Jason Eldridge. 

With a solar powered studio in Anaheim, CA and a geothermally cooled studio in Mackinaw City, MI, Smash Mob produce cutting edge, “low carbon” music singles and videos for themselves and other artists as well as creating music for film and TV. 

Written by Jason Eldridge, Frank Rogala and Jacqueline van Bierk, the song is performed by Jacqueline in a surreal, light hearted, fast paced video directed by Rogala. 

Jacqueline van Bierk is a Los Angeles, by way of Germany, based performer/composer. 

“Jacqueline has created a ‘women’s anthem’ for the new millennium.  Sounds like a tall order – right?  Check it out for yourself.  I guarantee, it is the kind of song women will be adopting as their personal ‘theme songs,’” says Rogala. 

Eldridge explains, “this song and video was created/shot/edited and mixed in our southern California studio – which is completely solar powered.  So ‘Bitches Like Me’ is our first fully ‘Solar Powered’ release. It is in the style of Brazilian Trap, which is really fresh sounding and currently very popular (probably due to the Olympics being held in Brazil this summer).” 

Smash Mob and Jacqueline van Bierk have created a video about their collaboration. 

“We do a lot of music for film and TV licensing.  Cranking lots of music in the variety of styles demanded by music supervisors has really sharpened our skills as producers.  We are looking forward to releases we are working on for several other artists such as singer/songwriter Evan Scott (Grand Island, Nebraska), and rapper Boom Doggottie (Long Beach, CA).” explains Rogala. 

“Bitches Like Me” by Smash Mob is available online through outlets including Apple Music, Amazon, Google Play, Spotify, Deezer, Beats Music, etc.  The video for “Bitches Like Me” is available on Youtube. 

https://youtu.be/8cT7ayhR8rE

Jacqueline van Bierk and Smash Mob's debut single release- June 30, 2016 

Smash Mob is putting the finishing touches on the mixes and video of their new song with Jacqueline van Bierk.  The title and video will be announced soon and you will be able to see and hear it June 30, 2016.

Written by Jason Eldridge, Frank Rogala and Jacqueline van Bierk, the song is performed by Jacqueline in a colorful video directed by Frank Rogala that is sure to grab attention for this talented performer.

Jacqueline Van Bierk is a Los Angeles, by way of Germany, based performer/composer, formerly of Otto's Daughter.

In the style of Brazilian Trap with some dubstep elements, Jacqueline has made a women's anthem for the new millennium.  Tall order?  Just wait and see :-)
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