Recording Studio for Young Pals Music Productions

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.

Mike Benedetto

Finishing up mixes for "Burnt Hill Road"

Tuesday, October 16, 2012

"Swedish Style" The Musical Concept Album

Soundtrack Released For “Swedish Style: The Musical,” Inspired By The Behind-The-Scenes Split Of Super Group ABBA

Full-Length Rock Musical Available For Commercial Theater Groups & Schools
No mention of timeless pop music would be complete without Swedish pop super group ABBA at the top of the list. For a decade starting in 1972, the quartet released eight studio albums and a staggering 73 hit singles. In all, Benny, Björn, Frida and Agnetha have sold more than 370 million albums around the world.
But all good things come to an end, and ABBA’s demise was sullied with divorce between the two couples, internal strife and ultimately, dissolution.

This is the story that inspired full-length rock musical “Swedish Style,” written by Turkish composer/producer and NYU Tisch School of the Arts Master’s grad Ayhan Sahin. Selcen Pamuk, equally accomplished as a university professor with a PhD and Master’s in Business, wrote lyrics.

The dramatized theatrical production—set in the early 1980s and rapt with love, loss, friendship, heartbreak and the penance of ultimate artistic immortality—illustrates the saga of beloved pop group Opus 10’s demise, following the break-up of the quartet’s two couples. Manager Anna pleads with members Reno, Rita, Kurt and Katherine to deliver a final album that propels them beyond their “bubble gum” legacy and insures legendary status in the pop pantheon. Ultimately, the group’s primary nemesis turns out to be staring them in the mirror, as they strive to conjure their original magic one more time and achieve “immortality.”

“Swedish Style” was originally staged in the mid-1990s at the Operetta House in Sahin’s native Ankara, Turkey, with subsequent performances in Copenhagen; Reykjavik, Iceland; and a symphonic version staged in Istanbul by the acclaimed Presidential Symphony Orchestra. In addition, “Swedish Style” was honored via an alliance of the Swedish-Turkish Cultural Cooperation during Stockholm 98’s Cultural City of Europe campaign. The ensemble featured a cast of 45 performers/musicians and 25 offstage contributors.

The success of “Swedish Style” also led to a personal invitation by the Swedish Ambassador in Turkey, then, Michael Sahlin for Sahin to fly to Sweden for a rendezvous with ABBA founders Benny Andersson and Björn Ulvaeus “to strengthen musical and cultural cooperation between Sweden and Turkey.” Within the past decade, the musical has also been showcased on VH1 in the U.S. and in a one-hour special on Turkish National Radio.

Now based in New York, Sahin has revised and refashioned “Swedish Style: The Musical” for licensing by commercial theatrical groups and schools. The concept album for the musical comprises a full-cast vocal production featuring five principal singers and an eight-member ensemble mastered for use in licensed productions of the show. The 12-piece band offers a robust palette of keyboards and piano; electric, classical, flamenco and acoustic guitars; percussion, bass, violin, cello, flute and sax.

A video vignette was also filmed by Christopher Holmes/Holmeswood Features Entertainment in December 2011 that provides a compelling sketch of the new production and its soundtrack recording. The five-minute promotional trailer offers potential production companies a snapshot of the cast in action, detailing elements of the script, choreography, set and costumes.

Of course, the inspiration for “Swedish Style: The Musical” remains as vital today as it was 30 years ago. ABBA has indeed become immortal, thanks to the ongoing success of Broadway sensation “Mamma Mia!” and the accompanying 2008 film starring Meryl Streep, along with the group’s 2010 Rock and Roll Hall of Fame induction.

Now, adding to the legacy, “Swedish Style: The Musical” offers, for the first time, the captivating tale of a lesser-known—but all-important—chapter in the group’s fabled history. “It is through death a legend is born,” is a pivotal line in the production. Through this theatrical dramatization, the legend lives on.

For information on “Swedish Style,” contact Janet Castiel at Redwood Entertainment, Inc.

Sunday, October 14, 2012

Songwriting with Jerri Bokeno

Young Pals artist Jerri Bokeno and Sahin are working on new material--writing, demoing new ideas for future projects.

Friday, October 12, 2012

Chelsea Eriksen-New Addition to Young Pals Music

Young Pals Music joins forces with Chelsea Eriksen- a young, bright and ambitious professional who specializes in PR and marketing music affairs.

Mixing "Burnt Hill Road"

Mixing continued for Mike Benedetto's "Burnt Hill Road" project.

Thursday, October 11, 2012

Mike Benedetto

More mixing done today for Benedetto's "Burnt Hill Road"

Dacada Summer recording

Today, more bass recording done on Dacada Summer's tracks

Tuesday, October 9, 2012

Mike Benedetto

Today, we kept on working for the mixes of Mike's "Burnt Hill Road" project.

Michael Gastaldi

Michael was at the studio today to record more guitar tracks for his upcoming EP.

Monday, October 8, 2012

Mike Benedetto - "Burnt Hill Road"

Started mixing Mike Benedetto' latest album "Burnt Hill Road"

Friday, October 5, 2012

Mike Benedetto

All time pal, a true Young Pal Mike Benedetto (Beazy) was at 2C today to start the post production of his latest work "Burnt Hill Road," where he recorded songs written by himself during the two weeks he spent in the cabin in upstate New York. It's a concept album with organic blues rock songs in the genre of Black Keys meets Pink Floyd, which also includes poems interluding the songs.

Thursday, October 4, 2012

Dacada Summer

Dacada Summer was at the studio today to lay down bass parts for his compositions. His drum tracks done by Luke Leavitt in Long Lake, Wisconsin was recorded and engineered by Cole Bemis based in Random Lake, Wisconsin. Dacada will keep recording the bass parts for his compositions through next week as well.

Tuesday, October 2, 2012

Rafael Cintron

Today, we did some more voice over work with Rafael Cintron

Michael Gastaldi at the studio

Michael was at 2C Studios today while editing/mixing some of his tracks.