Velvet Echo is the production duo of Mike McClellan and Stephen Newman. Longtime friends and collaborators, they formed their own studio while finishing college. They played and performed with multiple bands, all the while honing their skills as producers and engineers. Their friends would ask them to record and produce them, which would lead to meeting new musicians meeting talent they wanted to work with. During this time their love and appreciation for multiple styles of music deepened, which encourage them to branch out in their own writing. This created a snowball effect which lead to them moving away from running a recording studio and focusing on producing. Mike and Steve enjoy talking about music, movies, and spending time playing old video games.
Velvet Echo has produced music for ESPN, The NBA, MTV, the Today Show, as well as created promotional music for Major League Baseball, the NFL, The Olympic Games, Amazon.com. They produced releases for Amy Whitcomb of NBC's "The Voice" and "The Sing Off."
Danger Silent is a 4-piece experimental rock band from Phoenix, Arizona started by Chris Vaughn (lead vocals, guitar, piano). Nick Stecki joined in to write their debut album, “These Dreams Are Nightmares,” while Marc Slenske (drums) & Zeus Ozuna (bass/vocals) joined shortly thereafter.
The band has gained traction on YouTube over their 8 albums (and plenty of cover music videos), acquiring millions of views, especially after being promoted by Lindsey Stirling, when they covered and remixed her song “Crystallize.” Danger Silent blew up in the online-gaming community as well, and now garners over 50,000 unique listeners monthly on Spotify, and thousands of views and plays a day on YouTube & iTunes.