New Music Playing Loud

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Out now is “For Pleasure or Pain” by Apex. As of current it can be found in Spotify and CD Baby, but will soon be in all digital markets by the end of the month.

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The second album from The Riddler’s arsenal is “Rated R”. If you liked his first album which was titled Riddle Me This then you will love this one. This album is now available in all major digital markets like ITunes, Amazon and many more markets.

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.

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

The Next Cover Has Been Revealed

“I’m Just A Machine”

The next could be cover to Apex’s “I’m Just A Machine” has been revealed and this one shows more details into the metrics of what Apex is going for on the album. The album is so far the most widely talked about album from Apex Records. It will have features from King Royalty, Mr Mel the Riddler, Morgan Wright, Peter Parkar and many more. Stay tuned as it gets closer to the release date for “I’m Just A Machine”

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“Coast2Coast Live Event”

Cruise Control Showcase
1. Be sure to tune into the event LIVE at 9:00 PM EST on the event page at Coast 2 Coast LIVE Online Edition | 8/20/13 Live Feed Link
2. Mr Mel the Riddler Cruise Control Video Will be Showcased in full (Up to 5 Minutes) for Judge Panel
3. The Judges will be scoring on 4 Categories rating 1-10 on each. Categories: Originality, Quality, Marketability and Overall Potential. You will be emailed your scores after the show.

The Link for the online live event is: http://coast2coastlive.com/events/livefeed.aspx?eventid=283

“Hitting the Evening Muse Up Again”

It’s about time to hit up the Evening Muse once again for the Apex Records artist. The show will be at the Evening Muse located at 3227 N Davidson Street, Charlotte, NC 28205. Their will be a guest performance from TMH. He will be opening up for Apex and the Mr Mel the Riddler. Is was said that Apex will be performing new songs from his “I’m Just A Machine” mix tape and Mr Mel the Riddler will be performing songs from his “Riddle Me This” album.

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 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

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.

Working Hard?

WORKING HARD!
“No time for; time off with Pay”

Apex, Mr Mel the Riddler and new artist signed to Apex Records Chyna Hollywood have been working hard. Lately they have been through out Charlotte, NC and Rockhill, SC doing shows and having fun in the process. Hevay promo have been passed out through out every event which they have been in and believe me when we say that the streets are watching and waiting for the release of Mr Mel the Riddler’s “Riddle Me This” album to drop this year of April. We caught up with Apex to get words on the “Riddle Me This” album and all he had to say was that everything was running on time and expect more videos to stir up more insight upon the release.

VIDEOS
“Cruise Control” and “Edible”

Releasing this month will be a video for the song “Cruise Control” which is one of the hottest songs on “Riddle Me This” by Mr Mel the Riddler. It will be released and spread viral through youtube later this week and also the Riddler will be shooting “Edible”. A song geared towards the ladies. Talk about going crazy with videos. Apex and the Riddler are making sure that a wide variety of videos are put out for the album so that it not only attracts the males, but the ladies as well. More to come on the release of “Edible” to come.

MIX TAPES
“Surf Board Status”

Looking for some new sounds to listen too from Apex Records artist
? Well if so be on the alert for high tides this summer when Chyna Hollywood releases “Surf Board Status”. His mix tape will consists of industry beats with features from I Am Wright, Daa Kant, Joey Bullis, Apex, Mr Mel the Riddler, King Royalty and the list goes on. This mix tape is guaranteed to be a mixture and a style that is unlike any others. As of right now the mix tape “Surf Board Status” is set to be released this summer of June. So expect to hear and see more updates as they come.

“Knock Knock”
Are you ready for what is to be the reincarnation of the old Apex? If not then get prepared. Apex has been at work going hard on the “Knock Knock” mix tape which is rumored to have his old rhyming style on it. From witty, straight forward punchlines and more. So far there is said to be features on it from Mr Mel the Riddler, Chyna Hollywood and King Royalty. We do not know for sure if there will be more features, but right now it is a work in progress and it is rumored to be released this coming summer along with Hollywood’s mix tape “Knock Knock”.

2013 Will Never be The Same

The Rhymic Lounge Magazine:

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Apex records artist Mr Mel the Riddler has a full page spread in the Rhymic Lounge Magazine along with fellow label mates Money Man and Chyna. The magazine can be found at http://issuu.com/therhythmicloungemagazine/docs/winter2013 and the artist from Apex Records can be found on pages 60 and 61; but please be sure to check out all the other artist in the magazine as well.

 

 

 

 

New Releases:

Apex Studio presents WRATH

This is the next edition in the sin series of Apex albums. You would think that he would stop and do some promo work on it; but he has been hard at working getting the next sin album together for its release in October. It has been speculated that the WRATH album may surpass the LUST album. As of current it is hard to tell for sure; but many people have been waiting to hear his album now now it is finally out and available for sale in all the major markets. This album has no features on it and all production has been done by Apex himself.

The album can be found at:

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Google Play: https://play.google.com/store/music/album/Apex_Apex_Studios_Present_Wrath?id=Bvi6v5f7m3kqycfe66ovww3w7aa&feature=nav_result#?t=W251bGwsMSwxLDMsImFsYnVtLUJ2aTZ2NWY3bTNrcXljZmU2Nm92d3czdzdhYSJd

Amazon MP3: http://www.amazon.com/Apex-Studios-Present-Wrath-Explicit/dp/B00ANISQUU/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1360343922&sr=8-1&keywords=apex+studio+presents+wrath

Itunes: https://itunes.apple.com/us/album/apex-studios-present-wrath/id586759547

Rhapsody: http://www.rhapsody.com/artist/apex/album/apex-studios-present-wrath

Edible (Single)

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The next single to be released by Mr Mel the Riddler is Edible. This song was geared to the ladies from all over the world. What’s the use of making hit songs for the hood and the streets if you don’t have any for the ladies.

This single can be found at:

Google Play: https://play.google.com/store/music/album/Mr_Mel_the_Riddler_Edible?id=Butwkqkqpv2ba3oxydmz4f6ssvq&feature=nav_top_albums#?t=W251bGwsMSwxLDUsImFsYnVtLUJ1dHdrcWtxcHYyYmEzb3h5ZG16NGY2c3N2cSJd

Amazon MP3: http://www.amazon.com/Edible-Explicit/dp/B00B7QD0O4/ref=sr_shvl_album_2?ie=UTF8&qid=1360344574&sr=301-2

Fire Man (Remix) featuring Mr Mel the Riddler

Adding more spark to Money Man’s “Against All Odds” album; the Riddler does a remix to “Fire Man”.

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Google Play: https://play.google.com/store/music/album/Money_Man_Fire_Man_Remix_feat_Mr_Mel_the_Riddler?id=B3fqdvc6xnqbjhut3st7wpx3q7e&feature=search_result#?t=W251bGwsMSwxLG51bGwsImFsYnVtLUIzZnFkdmM2eG5xYmpodXQzc3Q3d3B4M3E3ZSJd

Amazon MP3: http://www.amazon.com/Fire-Remix-feat-Riddler-Explicit/dp/B00B4YBZFU/ref=sr_shvl_album_4?ie=UTF8&qid=1360344574&sr=301-4

Rhapsody: http://www.rhapsody.com/artist/money-man/album/fire-man-remix-feat-mr-mel-the-riddler

Latest Show of the year:

The Riddler is now performing his album “Riddle Me This” which is scheduled to be released this April. He rocks the Evening Muse with TMH opening up for him as well.

TMH opens and The Riddler closes!

Upcoming Shows:

REAKING HAVOC through Charlotte PT 1
Tuesday, February 5, 2013 at 10:00 PM
STATE: NCCITY: Charlotte
LOCATION: Ed’s Tavern, 2200 Park Rd.
REAKING HAVOC through Charlotte PT 2
Thursday, February 14, 2013 at 8:30 PM
STATE: NCCITY: Charlotte
LOCATION: Tommy’s Pub, 2007 Central Ave..
REAKING HAVOC through Charlotte PT 3
Tuesday, February 19, 2013 at 9:30 PM
STATE: NCCITY: Charlotte
LOCATION: Smokey Joe’s Cafe, 510 Briar Creek Rd..
REAKING HAVOC through Charlotte PT 4
Tuesday, February 26, 2013 at 10:30 PM
STATE: SCCITY: Rock Hill
LOCATION: The Money, 110 S Cherry Rd.

Apex Records

BACK TO WORK ALL READY?

Recently artist Apex has been out of work with a rare breathing disorder. His breathing had gotten really shallow Sunday night September 30th. He was transported to CMC University that night by his wife where he was quickly aided. He was given breathing treatments until early Monday mourning and was sent home for bed rest until further following up with his doctor this coming Friday. Apex was told to take take the week off from work, but will he…NO! He has received plenty of rest and has been taken his prescription which seems to have been doing him good. Even though he will be returning back to work this Thursday October 5th he will not be recording anything. We will be making sure that he takes everything slow and relax.

WEBSITE UPDATES!

We have made some changes to the Apex Records website. The recording side of the website is still intact and nothing has changed from it, but we have made some small changes to the record label side. You will see that we have changed the artist pages; those signed and managed under Apex Records. They now include a new layout and current releases from the artist as well. The Vault page has been changed to the MEDIA page. Nothing on this page has been changed, but we did upgrade the Soundcloud module so that listeners could like, comment, and browse the current songs in the playlist. We will be upgrading the STORE portion of the site along with adding a TOUTS page. We will still keep everything streamlined as to make sure the website loads quick and is easily viewable from desktop and mobile devices.

ONE MORE SHOW…

We are looking for Mr Mel the Riddler to perform one last time for this year until his album is released next year. So far it has been a good year as Mr Mel the Riddler has been doing his thing along side Apex and other guest artist on stage. The show is set for November, but we do not have a set date yet. The show will be booked through Afton Shows and it is guaranteed to be a banger.