Congrats to Feist on Her Polaris Prize Win

Last night Leslie Feist deservedly took home the 2012 Polaris Prize for her album ‘Metals’. While Polaris always results in some hot debate over personal preferences and the formulas for determining “artistic merit”, I think it’s fair to say that […]

By | September 25th, 2012|General|0 Comments

Sneak Peak: Jadea Kelly with The Slocan Ramblers

We’re trying out (yet) another studio session concept. This one is focussed on traditional bluegrass music, for which we’ve enlisted the help of the Toronto four-piece, The Slocan Ramblers. The Slocan’s are four uber-skilled musicians […]

By | August 14th, 2012|Sessions|0 Comments

The Boxcar Boys Recording Session Photos

We’ve been having the best time working with The Boxcar Boys on their latest record. They’ve enlisted Mojito’s help to record, mix and master their newest record. If you’re not familiar with the Toronto locals, […]

By | August 14th, 2012|Sessions|0 Comments

Reuben Talks Mastering With MusicBox Artist Consulting

Reuben sat down with music industry consultant Bonnie McGrew of MusicBox Artist Consulting for a Q & A about mastering. They discuss what exactly mastering is, how much artists can expect to pay, and […]

By | July 20th, 2012|General, Interviews|0 Comments

Best of the Fest: Highlights from NXNE 2012

The North By Northeast Music, Film and Interactive Festival lit up Toronto this past week with great music, beer, packed venues, acoustic park concerts, more beer, rooftop parties… All-in-all a highly entertaining festival!

More importantly though, the week made it strikingly clear […]

By | June 18th, 2012|Festivals|0 Comments

Music Roundup: Headlines From This Week in Canadian Music

North By Northeast kicked off in Toronto this week with a musical train rolling into town. The Polaris Prize announced it’s long list, and a Canadian legend was honored in the American Songwriter Hall of Fame. Here are some headlines […]

By | June 15th, 2012|Weekly Roundup|0 Comments

The Rucksack Willies Session Recordings

Last month we went into Verge Music Lab with Toronto folk band The Rucksack Willies to try out an experimental recording session that Reuben had been wanting to try. Similar to the way Sharon Jones and the Dap Kings […]

By | June 7th, 2012|Sessions|0 Comments

Mojito Sessions Ep. 2, Sneak Peak – Maylee Todd & Doctor Ew

*Update! The full session video has now been posted!

A few months back we posted the pilot episode of […]

By | May 24th, 2012|Sessions|0 Comments

The Rucksack Willies at Verge Music Lab

Last week (May 2, 2012) we hit the studio with the incredibly talented folk group, The Rucksack Willies.

The Rucksacks were kind enough to play the role of ‘test-band’ on an experimental session concept that Reuben […]

By | May 7th, 2012|Sessions|1 Comment

Has Fashion Ruined Band T-Shirts?

Has fashion ruined band t-shirts - Mojito Mastering, Toronto, CanadaFor years, band t-shirts have meant many things to many people: memories of the most […]

By | May 2nd, 2012|Fashion|0 Comments

Best Foot Forward (Part 1): 4 Tips For Pitching Music Blogs

With music blogs filling the role of yesterday’s A&R, audiences have turned to bloggers to break the next “big thing”. As bands crowd the World Wide Web, getting a blogger’s attention poses a unique challenge. Here are a few tips […]

By | April 15th, 2012|Tips & Tricks|3 Comments

The Mojito Sessions Ep.1 – The Elwins & Luke Lalonde – “Countdown” by Beyonce

 

Filmed and edited by Mitch Fillion

Second camera by Reynard Li

Mixed and mastered by Reuben Ghose at Mojito

Engineered by Steve Major and Reuben Ghose at Verge Music Lab

 

Be sure to download a FREE mp3 of the track: