Chris Vrenna and I Demonstrate Spectrasonic’s New Cutting Edge Virtual Bass Instrument “Trilian”

Written by Nick Young. Filed under Friends, Music Videos, Musical Tech Talk, Studio. Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , . 24 Comments.
I recently had the opportunity of demonstrating Spectrasonic's new cutting edge virtual bass instrument "Trilian" in the studio with Chris Vrenna (Marilyn Manson, NIN, Tweaker). Chris contacted me via email last October while on tour with Marylin Manson in Osaka Japan and asked me if I could come in the studio and write and record a song with him when he got back to LA. I immediately accepted the invitation and looked forward to making music with Chris again... (read more)

“Hey Now!” featured in the new film “Carpet Racers”

Written by Zack Young. Filed under Film, Score. 38 Comments.
Our good friend, director Jay Thames has just released a feature length documentary titled Carpet Racers: A Crash Course. The film explores a yearlong journey into the subculture of grown men and women that make a living, or try to, racing remote control cars…Professionally. The film and trailer feature our song Hey Now! from the [...]

A.i. bonus track in “Rolling” movie!

Written by Zack Young. Filed under Friends, Score. Tagged , , , , . 47 Comments.
Our track 80’s Luv is featured in the new indy film “Rolling” along with some great music from some close friends of ours. Check out the trailer for the film below. You can read more about the film here.

R.I.P. Les Paul – “I’m Sitting on Top of the World”

Written by Nick Young. Filed under Friends, Misc. 49 Comments.
Les Paul with Danny Cooksey and Zack Young
The innovative and legendary guitarist Les Paul died today but his inspiring contributions to the world of guitar and music will continue to live on. Here's a pic of Zack and Danny Cooksey posing with Les in 1994. Also, one of Les Paul's top fourty songs that he performed with Mary Ford was our great uncle Joe Young's "I'm Sitting on Top of the World".

WE’Re BACK!

Written by Nick Young. Filed under Misc, Secrets. 47 Comments.
wall of synths...
Hi everyone, we apologize for being away so long… we’ve been hard at work on new music & music videos.  we’re finally back.  stay tuned for new music and updates. Nick & Zack A.i.

Nick Recording Vocals on his Favorite Microphone 4 “Secrets”

Written by Nick Young. Filed under Secrets, Studio. 37 Comments.
hi ya’ll… I’ve been having soooooo much fun recording vocals at our studio with this neumann u47 1960’s original microphone courtesy of my friends at audio rentals… going into my favorite Requisite Pal Preamp and into an original 1970’s La2a Teletronix compressor connected to our 192 HD audio interface connected to our protools HD and [...]

M83 at Disney Hall Los Angeles

Written by Zack Young. Filed under Concert, Misc. 41 Comments.
Thanx 2 our good friend DJ Brian (moontribe), I got to check out M83 with the Los Angeles Philharmonic last night at the Disney Hall in downtown Los Angeles. I didn’t have the greatest seats, but at this venue there really are no bad seats. For those of you who are not familiar with M83 you [...]

A.i. Rocks Indie Krush Las Vegas in Jan 09

Written by Nick Young. Filed under A.i. Live, Music Videos, Secrets. 28 Comments.
Here’s a taste of what happened in Vegas… The party was presented by our good friends at Indie Krush.

If U Haven’t Heard Milen Kirov on the Piano…Tune In!!!

Written by Nick Young. Filed under Concert, Friends. 16 Comments.
For those of you who have only seen what Milen Kirov is capable of doing with A.i., you need to feast your ears and eyes on some of his original compositions.  Here he performs his very own eclectic style of Bulgarian Jazz rooted in odd time signatures and served up on a grand piano dominated [...]

Frosted Flakes Is Worse 4 U Than Bong Hits

Written by Nick Young. Filed under Misc. 36 Comments.
As many of you have heard and seen the Olympic record breaking Gold Medalist Michael Phelps’s infamous “bong hit” photos, I just wanted to say that its sad that we live in a society where someone who has achieved such greatness is frowned upon by the media and population at large for taking a hit [...]