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From the pages of JUMP: Fancy Time in Kensington With Kyle “Slick” Johnson.

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In the latest edition of JUMP Magazine, writer Megan Matuzak profiles producer Kyle “Slick” Johnson of Fancy Time Studio. Check out the profile below.

He’s worked on albums by indie and punk heavies like Wavves, Modest Mouse and The Hives. He produced the first Cymbals Eats Guitars record while in New York City in 2008. Dennis Herring of Mississippi’s Sweet Tea Studio couldn’t get enough of him, yet Kyle “Slick” Johnson landed here in our own backyard. Thanks to his tireless drive and handyman skills, Johnson’s Fancy Time Studio was born in Kensington and it’s reputation is spreading like some kind of necessary musical virus.

“At first, it was just letting people know that I was here and that I wanted to work on Philly bands,” Johnson says, adding that working on the first Creepoid record helped get his name out there locally. “I made no money on it and tried to make it as good as I could.”

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Shaking Through: Recording Creepoid with producer Kyle “Slick” Johnson and engineer Jon Low


In case you missed it, the current Shaking Through episode is with Philly’s Creepoid who recorded a new song called “Old Tree” for the series. The session was curated by Sean Agnew of R5 Productions and was produced Kyle “Slick” Johnson and engineered by Jon Low at Miner Street Recording. You can watch the video of the session here. Below, download Creepoid’s “Old Tree” and watch a new video with Johnson and Low talking about the technical aspects of recording the session.

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