Apex Studio North/ South

With two locations one in Charlotte, NC and the other in Spartanburg, SC we are staying busy. Wondering who has been in the studio lately? Let’s take a look back to see if you notice anyone.

New Instrumental Alert!

“I’ll Show You” is now available for lease. We will be releasing more instrumentals in the next coming weeks. If you have request on certain genres that you would like to here just let us know by commenting on this blog. I’ll Show You: https://bsta.rs/f358d68b

Book Your Next Session Now

Apex Studio North: https://square.site/book/89XTPY9QACBVN/apex-studio-north-charlotte-nc

Apex Studio South: https://square.site/book/7CECB6SVEHFK9/apex-studio-south-spartanburg-sc

Beat Stars

With CD Baby doing away with its artist pages Apex Studio is currently in the process of switching it’s full catalog of instrumentals over to Beat Stars. Right now we have Apex Beats volumes 7 and 6 available. The prices on the instrumentals have changed as well as adding some bulk discounting for buying multiple instrumentals.

Check out the new look and feel of the new player/store and like always spread the word if you know people looking for beats/ instrumentals for their next project.

Apex Records will be heating up the Fall

New-Studio-Logo_thumb.gif“CRACK EP”

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We finally have a set release date for “CRACK” (Apex’s EP) which is set to release on September 1st 2018. Originally “CRACK” was supposed to be an full length album, but ended up being only an EP. Knowing Apex he has his reasons for this; but what exactly are they? Apex noted that the only thing left to work on for “CRACK” was just the visuals. Audio was complete and that he would do a re listen to see if any changes needed to be made, but overall the album cover is still being worked on and video shoots are in the process. Considered to be an emotional EP coming from the have fun, party style of Apex‘s rap “CRACK” is sure to be an interesting wondering what would it sound like.

New-Studio-Logo_thumb.gif“GREED”

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Let’s go ahead and add another collection to the sin series. The next release for the sin collection will be “Greed”. Just about every two years Apex will add another sin to his  Pandora’s Box. First we had “Lust“, then “Wrath” and now we will have “Greed”. The set release date will be Oct 1st 2018 prepping it for Halloween month.

New-Studio-Logo_thumb.gif“CHANGING GEARS”

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Remember when “I’m Just a Machine” (Apex mixtape) started hitting the air waves and it was like all the machines all over the world was having a party… We’ll it is rumored that Apex has recently been in the works on making vol 3 of “I’m Just an Machine”. Talk about moving none stop. Not just to the point that Apex works on his music and still works with other artist and managing his businesses; but where do you find time to actually work on your own music is the question. Knowing Apex he would have a smart answer for an reply.  As of right now there is no official release date seeing how the “CRACK EP” and “Greed” will be releasing this year. Currently the following artist will appear on “I’m Just an Machine Pt3”; Mr Mel the Riddler, KL Bridges, Insano, Yo Star, and Roski. I’m am sure that this list will grow because if this machine vol is anything like the others; there will be a different feature on every song. As more news develops we will keep you posted.

New-Studio-Logo_thumb.gif“Apex Films releasing more of 117 West Victoria”

If you haven’t checked out the 117 West Victoria short film produced by Apex then you might want too. This projected started out as a let’s see what happens when Apex gives you a taste of his mind. Directed by Apex him self with music back drops and sound effects from Johnny Storm and Apex Studio this is set to be a mini series of events which takes place at 117 West Victoria. The next episode is set to release June 1st 2018 and so far shooting the content without any script is how Apex loves to have it. Experience the super natural events which take place at 117 West Victoria as actor Vita Dixon witnesses the unknowns of the house alone with her cat Lavender. If you haven’t checked out the first episode please do so as the events will start to get out of hand. And be sure to link the video as well; which can be accessed up top.

New-Studio-Logo_thumb.gif“Apex Records Artist Roster”

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As of this year we have re-signed Mr Mel the Riddler to a 5 year recording deal along with Jug Mane Tay and Insano Hood how both have distribution deals through Apex records. Check out the Artist page on the web site to read more about these artist. If any up and coming artist would like to submit a demo to Apex Records to be considered being signed please submit all demos to demosubmissions@a-pexstudio.com along with a bio and head shot along with 2 songs.

It’s About Time!

P.O.V. by Mr Mel the Riddler is set to release

The long wait is over and Mr Mel the Riddler (Apex Records recording artist) will be releasing his album “P.O.V.” this October 2017. With this upcoming release there will also be video releases for his album as well. One of them which are out now for his song “Money’s the Mission” and another one coming soon. Following his album release will be his mixtape titled “M-Town”; which has been in the works for the last past 4 years. Check out his new video now titled “Money’s the Mission” and be sure to comment.

 

A new Birth

Recently everyone has heard the news about Apex Studio expanding its reach to further southern states and the first on the list is South Carolina. Apex has been putting in work in building the new studio and everything is just about in place. So far all of the recording equipment has been installed along with various mics. Up till now the construction has been minimal. Dontavious Dixon (owner of Apex Studio) wanted to insure that the same quality or better would come from this studio since it will be the biggest studio in which Apex Studio will have. So far we do not have any current images but Apex has released numerous images from late night sessions with new clients and some of the images of the new unfinished studio can be seen in Mr Mel the Riddlers new music video “Money’s the Mission“. As of late the only thing which has been on Apex’s mind is the last pieces of recording gear which is needed to finish off the recording side and the new instrument room before he decides to start putting up walls and running the rest of the audio lines. Be sure to stay tuned as we will get some more in depth video or pictures of Apex Studio South and when completed we can compare the gear to Apex Studio North.

Apex Studio News

New Music Now available:

Apex Beats

 

 

Looking for instrumentals for your next project; why not check out Apex Beats. Currently we have out 4 different volumes of instrumentals which can be found on every digital market from Amazon MP3, Itunes, Rhapsody, Spotify and etc. Just search for Apex Beats in your media market or you can go straight to our online website Apex Beats. We have many genres of beats online for viewing and buying; and yes they all are untagged.

 

Mr Mel the Riddler

 

It is getting close to the release of “Rated R” from Mr Mel the Riddler so he has released 2 singles from his up coming album. Right now a set release date has not been set, but with the new music he has released; it is heating up the release date with the ladies. The first song which was released in April 2015 by Mr Mel the Riddler is titled “Take It” and the next one which released July 2015 is titled  “She Got It”. Both songs as you guest are about his past relationship ups and downs. These two songs give you a glimpse of what his life was like after the release of “Riddle Me This”. Check the songs out for your self if you want to know why ladies are waiting on this album to drop.

 

What’s Next for Apex Records:

Up Coming Releases –

“Rated R “(No Set release date)

Rated R is the second album from Mr Mel the Riddler. As of right now no set release date is know. This album will feature production from Weather Man Beatz, Debo and the Beats, and other producers have yet to be named.

“Greed” (Oct 2015)

Apex’s next release of the sin series of albums. This album was set to release last yet October, but with other record label mates releasing their albums around the same date. Apex decided to push the release date back to Oct 2015. This album will consist of production from Apex and many other producers. Features will come from Mr Mel the Riddler, Money Man, and the rest of the features are unknown as of right now.

“Social Help DP” (Feb 2016)

A digital production of Apex life summed into a album unlike any other that he has made. This album is said to have a life like feel which will be one for the books. As of right now there has been no current released information on who will be featured on the album or production from other producers.

 

Studio Specials:

From the months of May – August we will the running the recording/mixing special for all recording artist. $30 an hour to record and mix your music. Slots have been going fast but we still have slots available here at Apex Studio so call today to book your time at 704-605-1496.

 

Who has been in the studio lately:

Apex Studio pictures of recording sessions with various artist:

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From left to right: Butta, DB, Reggie Kush, Mucho, Edward, Infa Red, Tamara Bubble, Tyren Mclinton, Roc Deneiro and Alexis. Many more artist have been in the studio lately, but these are some o the pictures which we decided to post up.

More Big Things Coming

Release the Ads

Today was the official release of the mini ads for Apex Studio. These ads will boost the awareness of Apex Studio and also show of our new clients and old clients in the commercial ads as well. It is a know fact that Apex Studio has been in business for over a century in the Charlotte metro area, but what is not known is that Apex Studio is a independent studio which also operates as a record label as well. So when they hear good music they are quick to jump on it.

The mini ads for Apex Studio will act as a campaign to let customers and future customers know that our quality changes for the better as years go by but their price never changes. to view the newly released mini ad which just starts the Are You Ready Series check out the following link below.

Apex Studio “Are You Ready Commercial”

 

Going Mobile

Everything is looking good for the Apex Mobile Studio. So far everything has been equipped for what is required for the mobile studio. Right now tests are being conducted to ensure that the equipment being used holds true to the Apex Quality of recording; within weeks we should see Apex Mobile Studio hitting the streets.

News Update

Mobile Studio Coming Soon:
Recently Apex Studio upgraded a lot of equipment in the studio recently. From microphones, compressors, tube, software and etc. They have also upgraded their recording software and hardware controller as well; improving the time consistency on editing audio and making everything really hands on. But they are now in the process of starting up a mobile studio which will be in full effect this coming spring. Right now they are getting the gear and software together to make it easier for artist who can’t make it to the studio and do some field recording of instruments.

Dontavious Dixon the owner of Apex Studio said it this new venture will place Apex Studio at the front lines of the independent recording industry. This will not only make it easier for artist to record professional quality material, but will also give Apex Studio and brand a more visual appearance in the local neighborhood. Right now Dontavious is not saying what equipment or software they will be using, but he did state that it will be totally mobile. As the spring gets near look for more information on Apex Studios mobile studio.

Up Coming Shows:
The current listed shows will be performed by Apex and Mr Mel the Riddler of Apex Records. Both will be performing new songs from there upcoming albums.

Feb. 5th 2014 @ 9pm
Apostrophe Lounge
1440 South Tryon St
Charlotte, NC

Mar.  23rd 2014 @ 7pm
Evening Muse
3227 North Davidson St
Charlotte, NC

Looking for new Music?
The long awaited question has been since the release of Mr Mel the Riddler’s first album “Riddler Me This”; when will he be releasing another one? Well guess what his next “untitled” album will be dropping this year and he is at work on it as we speak. Not sure exactly if there will be any features or who will be handling the production, but know that it will be a banger.

As for Apex he has another sin album releasing this year titled “GREED” which was supposed to be released last year, but was held back due to the release of “I’m Just A Machine P1” and he also will be releasing a long awaited album “The Social Help Project”. Now it has been rumored that when Apex takes his time with a project that he puts his very essence into it. Look at how well “I’m Just A Machine” is doing and that project took him 3 years to make. So just think how “The Social Help Project” will turn out.

It’s Finally HERE!

“I’m Just A Machine” – The World Isn’t Ready…

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Apex has just released his mix tape “I’m Just A Machine” to all digital markets. It may not show up in some markets right away, but as of right now it can be found in Myspace Music, Cd Baby, Google Play and Amazon MP3. The reviews for the mix tape has been going off the chart. It is the long awaited mix tape which everyone has been wanting to hear for the longest. Remember it was supposed to be released 2 years ago but around that time Money Man was signed to Apex Records and Apex put all his focus into him; but now Apex is back focused into his music. The mix tape features 15 tracks with guest appearances from King Royalty, Morgan Wright, Tameka Alexander, Mr Mel the Riddler and Peter Parkar. Production comes from Johnny Storm and Apex of Apex Records and Debo and the Beats.

Cd Baby: I’m Just A Machine

Myspace Music: I’m Just A Mahine

AmazonMP3: I’m Just A Machine

Google Play: I’m Just A Machine

“5 Mins.” – New Single Alert

5 MINS

The raves from the Apex’s new mix tape “I’m Just A Machine” has been that the ladies are in love with the song titled “5 Mins”. Apex Records has gotten so much feed back from the general public that they had to release the song as a single. Originally Apex wasn’t going to release any singles to his mix tape; but with all the current news coming in from this song he had too. “5 Mins” is a smooth mix of RnB and Hip Hop clean music which will bring a new sounding feel to the inner ear and soul. Trust us when we say that you will like it. Right now “5 Mins” can be found at Cd Baby for listening or purchase.

Cd baby: 5 mins

Apex is Coming!

“I’m Just A Machine”

Apex is in the final stages before releasing his mix tape “I’m Just A Machine” which is rumored to be released this month. But a official date has not been said yet. We do know that he is in the process of shooting to videos for songs on his mix tape which are “I’m A Monster” and “S.T.U.P.I.D.”. He did say that the singles and videos would come out before the release of the mix tape. So now the question is… why is he making us wait so long? below is a sneak peak of a could be album cover for the mix tape “I’m Just A Machine”

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“Looking to get Signed?”

if you are looking to get signed well now is the time to start submitting your demos to Apex Records. They are looking to sign artist at the start of the new year. That’s is how  Mr Mel the Riddler got signed to Apex Records. All demos can be submitted to demosubmissions@a-pexstudio.com along with a bio and head shot of the artist or group.

“What You Listening Too?”

Check out some music from Apex Records recording artist Mr Mel the Riddler and Apex. Their music can be found on youtube free to play.

Apex “As the Melody Plays On”
Mr Mel the Riddler “Questions Answers and Problems”

”New Music Video”

Have you seen “No Sticks No Seeds” yet by Mr Mel the Riddler? If not check it out now and comment on you what you think about the video.

Mr Mel the Riddler “No Sticks No Seeds”

“Rocking At the Muse”

It goes down Sept 8th at The Evening Muse as the Apex Studio and Apex Records artist take to the stage. The will be a event in which artist which have recorded at Apex Studio will have the chance to showcase their talent along side Apex Records recording artists Apex and Mr Mel the Riddler. Be on the look out for some new music to be performed at this show from Apex and the Mr Mel the Riddler.

Sept 8th at Evening Muse
ALL AGES & Bar w/ID
Show Start Time: 6:30 PM
Physical Tickets: $11.00
Online Tickets: $11.00 www.aftonshows.com/apexrecord
Door Price w/ Ticket: $13.00

CLUB ADDRESS:
3227 N Davidson St.
Charlotte, NC 28205

Currently Going Strong

THE NEXT SIN ALBUM IS COMING-

Another edition of the sin series of albums are coming from Apex. it is due to be released soon and the next sin album will be titled “Greed”. This album will be the third edition of the sin albums which Apex has been releasing under Apex Records. So far he has released a sin album every year starting from 2011. The next one will be released in October 2013. So be prepared to hear some new music. If you have not checked out the Lust or Wrath album it can be viewed here:

YOUTUBE RELEASES-

Riddle Me This” album by Mr Mel the Riddler

Riddle Me This Album

LUST” album by Apex

LUST Album

WRATH” album by Apex

WRATH Album

PHOTOS FROM THE SHOW-

HEAT IT UP SHOW-

If you missed the last show because you had to work, take care of the kids or just couldn’t get out the house well do not worry we have the video footage for you. The last show “Heat It Up” was performed at The Evening Muse located in the Noda District of Charlotte, NC. This show is one that you really did not want to miss… why? Because Apex is off vacation and him and the Mr Mel the Riddler killed the show with new songs and more. Check out the video footage for your self.

Apex and the Riddler heat up the Evening Muse, Charlotte, NC

APEX NOW APP-

To stay up to date with shows, new music and more from the artist of Apex Records download our new Apex Now App and join out mailing list right from the app to receive new music before it hits the streets, radio stations, and stores. Be the first to say that you heard it first from the Apex Now App.

Apex Now App

DIGITAL DISTRIBUTION-

As of lately Apex Records have been moving their artists albums and singles from one distribution company to the next. This process will be over by the end of the year, but all music will still be currently available from all major digital retailers and more have been added to the list as well where their can be found. So just be patient… if the music is not currently in your music retailers online store it soon will be.