Recording Studio for Young Pals Music Productions

Sunday, December 30, 2012

Happy Pre-New Year's Eve

Ayhan hosted a festive gathering in the East Village Friday night for longtime friend Ulf, who was an Ambassador to Sweden in Turkey when Ayhan first composed his musical "Swedish Style." Ultimately, their connection led to Ayhan meeting Bjorn & Benny from ABBA, one of the highlights of his career.

Ironically, his equally long-lived pals Emrah and wife Punar from Turkey were simultaneously in NYC... It was, in fact, Emrah who collaborated with Ayhan to connect with the Swedish Embassy at the time... Quite a reunion, complete with a spread of combination Swedish & Turkish culinary dishes. *

by courtesy of THESMOKINGNUN.COM

Saturday, December 29, 2012

Carras Paton

Renowned sax player and bassist Carras Paton stopped by the studio to record bass parts for Erica Jacob's tracks; "Kryptonite," "Falling" and "September 27."

Thursday, December 27, 2012

Lyle Colby Mackston

Lyle Colby Mackston who was featured in Michael Tester's "Most Likely To" musical as well as in "Swedish Style" The Musical Concept Album, visited Young Pals Music today.

Friday, December 21, 2012

James Brown Orleans and TICK TOCK

The first collaboration with James Brown Orleans is a song called "Tick Tock." Today we recorded guitars and a reference vocal track in the studio for this soulful midtempo song.

Thursday, December 20, 2012

Dacada Summer's Upcoming Album

Mixing starts today for 12 songs we recorded over 3 months partly here in New York City and in Wisconsin.

Dacada wrote and arranged all songs for his project.

Wednesday, December 19, 2012

Emre Yilmaz recording

Today, Emre was at the studio recording electric guitars for Erica Jacobs' track "Falling"- a collaboration of Jerri Bokeno and Ayhan Sahin.

Tuesday, December 18, 2012

Erica Jacob

Erica Jacob was at the studio today to do touch-up work for some of her previously recorded tracks, before we start mixing her songs.

Saturday, December 15, 2012

Happy Birthday Benny Andersson!

I learned music through ABBA school.

Thursday, December 13, 2012

Dacada Summer

Dacada Summer was in the studio today recording harmonica

Wednesday, December 12, 2012

Michael Gastaldi

Mixing continues for Michael Gastaldi's upcoming EP from Young Pals Music.

Monday, December 10, 2012


Emre is back!! We had a recording session this afternoon where he laid classical guitars on a song called "Kryptonite" for Erica Jacobs albums. The song also features Tom Gallaher's piano.

Recent months, Emre was in Istanbul, filming a major movie as well as playing for a musical show. He will be in and out of the studio till New Years, working on new material as well as regular recording sessions. He will also be performing regularly, at various spots in NYC with his band mate Spiros Exaras.

Thursday, December 6, 2012

Dennis DelGaudio - new writing session

Old time pal, renowned guitarist/co-writer Dennis DelGaudio was at 2C Recording today to start writing new material with Sahin for new opportunities.

Michael Gastaldi and Dacada Summer recording back vocals today

Gastaldi and Dacada were in the studio this morning to lay down back vocal tracks for both of their individual projects under Young Pals Music.

Tuesday, December 4, 2012

Michael Gastaldi

We continued mixing Gastaldi's EP project this afternoon

James Brown Orleans at 2C Studios

Long-time Broadway "Lion King" cast member James Brown Orleans was at the studio with Sahin today, discussing collaboration and writing/laying down tracks for a possible future Young Pals release. JBo's talent and authenticity will be an invaluable asset for Young Pals Music.

Friday, November 30, 2012

Erica Jacob recording

Continued recording vocals for Erica Jacob's album project. Erica laid vocals on "Too Young;" a song by Bernadette O'Reilly, Jerri Bokeno and Ayhan Sahin; "Falling" a ballad by Bokeno and Sahin; and finally an ongoing collaboration for "Kyroptonite" by Jacob and Sahin. With all the songs recorded, we will be selecting shortly Erica's album content out of 20 cuts.

Thursday, November 29, 2012

Dacada Summer recording vocals

Vocal recording continued for Dacada Summer's EP project

Tuesday, November 27, 2012

Kelsey Schmitz recording piano parts

Today, Kelsey Schmitz stopped by 2C Studios with Michael Gastaldi to lay down piano and keyboard parts for 3 of Gastaldi's compositions.

Tuesday, November 20, 2012

Dacada Summer recording vocals

Recordings continued today with Dacada Summer laying vocals on his compositions.

Michael Gastaldi

Mixing continued for Michael Gastaldi's songs recorded over the summer. We started mixing the drums today which were recorded in Mickey's hometown in Wisconsin by drummer Luke Leavitt and recorded by Cole Bemis.

Friday, November 16, 2012

Erica Jacob

Erica Jacob recorded "We Belong Together" today -- a song written by Jerri Bokeno and Ayhan Sahin.

Dacada Summer recording vocals

We started recording lead vocals for Dacada Summer's debut album project today.

Thursday, November 15, 2012


And thank you for a lifelong inspiration..

Tuesday, November 13, 2012

2C Studios are back in motion after the hurricane

2C Studios are back this week after a two weeks break when the hurricane Sandy left its disastrous foot marks in the East Village. Our studio is located on zone A that's why we had the power and water off for the last two weeks which made it impossible to operate.

But now that things are getting back to normal, we opened our doors back to Young Pals artists. Michael Gastaldi was the first to visit this morning where he laid vocals for "Introduction"for his upcoming EP.

Next, Dacada Summer came to record harmonica, electric guitars and keyboards for some of the tracks we are working on.

It feels so good to hear back the sound of music and beautiful melodies echoing through the walls of the studio.

Friday, October 26, 2012

Erica Jacob Recording

Erica Jacob was at 2C Studios to record a new song "If You Should Go" written by Jerri Bokeno and Ayhan Sahin.

Thursday, October 25, 2012

Dacada Summer

Recording continued with electric guitars for Dacada Summer's album project

Wednesday, October 24, 2012

Karine Hannah visiting Young Pals Music

Karine Hannah visited 2C Studios today to pick up songs to demo for her upcoming album with Universal Music.
Sahin and Hannah will be recording a couple of new demos in the upcoming days to be considered for her major project.

Tuesday, October 23, 2012


Mike Benedetto is featured on the following article at New York Daily News today:


Far Rockaway folk singer Michael Benedetto will be releasing an album on Thursday to help fund charities for orphans.

Michael Benedetto wants to save the world with sound.
The 27-year-old Rockaway folk singer is releasing a solo album on Thursday to raise money for orphans.
“I was told if you have the opportunity to do something good then you should do it,” he said.
The album, titled “Burnt Hill Road,” was recorded in a cabin in upstate Roscoe, N.Y., during a two-week burst of creativity.
“It’s a mix of things,” Benedetto said. “It begins acoustically, gets electric and comes back.”
The six songs and four poems on the album sprouted from being in the Rockaways, he said.
“Being near the water inspires a lot of songs,” Benedetto said.
His album can be purchased at for $1.29, a dollar which will go to fund children charities.
Benedetto said a few years ago he was bumming change on subway platforms to get by, so he wants to help the world any way he can.
“The reason I’m doing this is because I know what it’s like not to have money,” he said. “In order to receive you have to give first.”
Ayhan Sahin, who owns the record label Young Pals Music, said Benedetto is a multi-faceted musician who can switch from one instrument to the next seamlessly.
“The fact that he recorded the entire project in a cabin in upstate New York playing everything himself — including guitar, harmonica and a whole host of acoustic, roots-driven instruments — proves and distinguishes his remarkably authentic talent,” Sahin said.
Benedetto has been playing guitar and singing for over three years in what he descibes as a “pirate rock band” called “Rattrap Bumpkin.” He said music is his life. “It’s everything,” he said.
Matt Schilling, 30, of Howard Beach, who works as Benedetto’s business manager, said his work ethic impressed him.
“Mike is probably one of the hardest working guys I’ve seen in a while,” he said.
Benedetto’s goal for the project is ambitious.
“I want to raise a million dollars from New Yorkers to help kids,” he said. “It’s for a good cause.”

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Friday, October 19, 2012

Atticus Connors recording new material

Rock band Canvas' lead singer Atticus Connors was at the studio today recording material from Bernadette O'Reilly-Ayhan Sahin catalog. Connors laid down vocals on "Since You've Been Gone" and "Where is Your Heart?"

"Since You've Been Gone" was previously released in French ("Si tu pars") in Karine Hannah's second album "Karine" where as both English and Spanish versions ("Donde Esta tu Amor") of "Where is Your Heart" were featured in Mitch Zorba's album
"Censurando Amor" back in 2009.

Connors, who resides in upstate New York, delivered a fresh, new take to these songs. He will be recording new material weekly at 2C Studios in the days to come.

Michael Gastaldi

Today, Michael recorded lead vocals for "Right As Rain" together with Meggan Utech who contributed back vocals for the upcoming EP.

Recording continues for Dacada Summer

Today, recording continued for Dacada Summer's upcoming album project. We laid down guitar tracks. Also, Joe Horstmeier was at the studio to lay down back vocals for "Defenseless."

Thursday, October 18, 2012

Jerri Bokeno at 2C Recording Studios

Young Pals artist Jerri Bokeno was at 2C today for a writing session with Sahin, working on new material for Erica Jacob's upcoming album.