Recording Studio for Young Pals Music Productions

Friday, February 27, 2015

A2B Production Album Project

Emre Yilmaz in the studio today, recording tracks for Ayhan Sahin and Bernadette O'Reilly's production album project. 12 songs are featured, uniting many talented, established  artists and musicians that has been part of Young Pals Music achievements through the years. Stay tuned!!

Thursday, February 19, 2015

Melis Aker's Upcoming Album "Dirt"

Melis Aker in the studio today, doing final touches to her upcoming album with Young Pals Music.

Manhattan-Based Young Pals Music Ushers In 2015 With Four Upcoming Album Releases

While 2015 may be designated as the year of the sheep, Manhattan-based independent record label Young Pals Music is forging ahead like a lion. Celebrating nearly 10 years as a full-service music & publishing company, the label continues to expand its versatile musical palette with R&B, rock, pop, dance, musical theater & jazz projects.

Topping the list of upcoming releases is Turkish-born, NYC-based performer, actress & songwriter Melis Aker, whose debut EP launches this spring. Collaborating with Young Pals Music Founder & Producer Ayhan Sahin, the project comprises acoustically driven original songs, performed with guitars, piano and violin, with lyrical themes based on Aker’s observations of life in the big city. Contributing instrumentalists include Turkish guitarist i Yilmaz, Broadway pianist Tom Gallaher, legendary percussionist Mike Sorrentino (Rainbow, Deep Purple) and double-bassist Evan Gregor.

In addition, Sahin is ushering in the new year as co-producer of the live show “Groovist,” a monthly
residency at Manhattan’s East Village club Drom (as well as other New York City venues), featuring Young Pals Music artist, singer, songwriter & guitarist (and longtime mutual collaborator) Emre Yilmaz. He will deliver popular covers and original songs in a festive, party atmosphere. Sahin is assisting in track production, as well as assisting in Emre’s live ensemble.

Young Pals Music is also prepping the sophomore release from award-winning Brooklyn-based singer/songwriter & guitarist Michael Benedetto, due in early summer. With its pop, dance & electronic template, the album represents an evolution from his traditional alt-folk roots. What remains is the artist’s savvy for traditional lyrical storytelling. 

Produced by Sahin, Benedetto’s CD follows 2012 debut “Burnt Hill Road,” which was dedicated to raising money for children’s charities, and profiled in the New York Daily News. He is a two-time winner of the West Coast Songwriters Association Awards (Best Song & Best Performance), and a regular performer throughout NYC’s illustrious downtown club scene. 

Also coming in the first half of 2015: a revival of Sahin’s original stage musical “1453,” which documents the fall of Constantinople. With a new staging in his native Turkey, the production will be followed with a freshly conceived concept soundtrack. Originally titled “The Conqueror,” the show was staged and performed nearly a dozen times across Europe and the Middle East. Sahin & Onur Orkut originated the story.

Later this year, Ayhan Sahin will release his first-ever solo album, which brings together 12+ award-winning vocalists and musicians. The 10-track opus is tentatively titled “POP,” blending organic instrumentation with contemporary production. All songs are written with and co-produced by hit songwriter Bernadette O’Reilly, the founder of Breaking Records, who has also worked in artist relations, management and song placement.

Independent record label Young Pals Music was founded in 2007 by producer & songwriter Ayhan Sahin, with a global focus on artist development, songwriting & collaboration, vocal & instrumental recording, mixing, merchandising & consultancy services. 

With a Master’s degree from NYU’s prestigious Tisch School of the arts, Sahin has staged original theatrical works in his native Turkey, Europe, the Middle East and the U.S. Now based in New York City, his full-service company has worked with the likes of Olivia Newton-John, Melba Moore, Phoebe Snow, Sezen Aksu and Sandra Bernhard. Sahin has been profiled in more than two dozen newspapers, magazines and online publications, including the Los Angeles Times, Billboard, Fox News, MTV, VH1, Yahoo Music and Life magazine.

In 2014, Young Pals Music achieved its greatest success to date, with the May release of the debut solo album from Mexican star Bianca Marroquin. She is renowned for her leading role as Roxie Hart in Broadway’s “Chicago,” and as a judge on TV’s “Mira Quien Baila” (the Spanish-language version of “Dancing With the Stars”). Marroquin’s full-length “El Mundo Era Mio” was courted by the Latin and Broadway press, including a live performance on Univision.

For more information, contact:
Ayhan Sahin
917-693 2688

Wednesday, February 18, 2015

Groovist - Emre Yilmaz' show debuts at Drom on Friday

Singer/songwriter Emre Yilmaz is performing at Drom (Avenue A and 7th Street) this Friday for his new show performing many Turkish and international classics. Yilmaz, on guitars and vocals, will be accompanied with percussion, viola and synthesizer.

A special evening not to miss:

Friday, February 20th at 11pm
Drom (85 Avenue A) - 212-777 1157

For more info: 

Marshall Coid

Broadway musician Marshall Coid visited 2C Studios  today, to lay down violin parts on two of Melis Aker's compositions "Dirt" and "Take" for Aker's upcoming album with Young Pals Music.

Jerri BoKeno back in the Studio

Jerri BoKeno stopped by Young Pals Music yesterday to record vocals for three of the tracks that are included in Ayhan Sahin's upcoming production album with songs written by Bernadette O'Reilly and him.

Friday, February 13, 2015


Young Pals Music is proud to offer a Valentine's Day Gift.

Jeri Bokeno's dance single "My Love is Yours" 

is now available for downloads at 


Share this song for a special occasion with your special one.

Written by Bokeno, Susanne White and Ayhan Sahin, the dance song pledges never-ending love with poetic refrains sung and spoken in French and English. These three successful songwriters have joined forces to create another potential hit that universally speaks to lovers the world over.

Jerri Bokeno has collaborated and worked with superstars ranging from Phil Spector to Cher. She has served as lead vocalist for numerous dance groove groups, including El Coco, Downtown Girls and Coney Island Chorus Girls, as well as a featured vocalist for jazz aficionado David Benoit.

Thursday, February 12, 2015

Joi Joy Jones Recording

Joi Joy Jones recording a Bernadette O'Reilly - Ayhan Sahin composition "Another Bad Mistake" for the upcoming A2B Production album.

Tuesday, February 10, 2015

Melis Aker's Debut Album

Melis is getting ready to present her debut album with 5 songs in the early Spring of 2015. Today, she visited Young Pals Music to put final touches on her recorded tracks as well as for a listen-through with producer Ayhan Sahin.

Thursday, February 5, 2015

Joi Joy Jones

Young Pals Music is happy to start working with a real talent, a great voice Joi Joy Jones. Today was the first day of her recordings with Ayhan Sahin in 2C Studios. More exciting stuff coming.

Tuesday, February 3, 2015

Evan Gregor

Bass player Evan Gregor visited 2C Recording Studios today to lay down double bass tracks for 4 of the songs in Melis Aker's upcoming album with Young Pals Music.