VLM | Violet Lantern Mastering

2016 In Recordspect


Being that it is the beginning of a new year, we just wanted to wish everyone the very best, as well as reflect on some of our success last year.

As far as artists go, 2016 turned out to be the year of ‘duos’ for VLM in a sense, as we were fortunate enough to master releases for Tokimonsta & Anderson Paak, Kyle & Lil Yachty, JRocc & Lefto, and even a double EP for Aloe Blacc & Exile, which has been waited on by diehard fans for over 10 years. Of course we mastered countless solo artists and groups this last year as well, even internationally, but found something to smile about when looking back on 2016 and realizing how many ampersands were in play.

Another exciting moment for us in 2016 was mastering our first major motion picture soundtrack (digital & vinyl) for Orion Films, entitled ‘Outlaws & Angels’. Scored by Colin Stetson, and starring Francesca Eastwood & Luke Wilson, it was definitely a treat to be involved with this project and we are looking forward to more experiences like this in the future.

We also worked with several new labels this year too, including one of our favorites from Los Angeles, California – American Standard – and can’t wait to move forward with many more releases from them and other quality independent labels.

As for 2017, we are already starting off the new year right with a project for Ras G and a compilation for Young Art Records – both incredible, as usual. We have been the go-to suite for Tokimonsta’s imprint Young Art for quite some time now, and have another EP for an artist from the roster slated before the end of January as well.

All said, 2016 was quite the ride, from losing many great artists that defined their eras to experiencing new artists making their mark. We live, love and breathe music, and are very much looking forward to this new year. So, from our space to yours, we want to wish you the very best.

VLM – the ear behind what you hear.