FRISBIE

Frisbie

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Frisbie
 

Frisbie is a rad music production boutique housed in a spacious loft, recording studio and storefront in TriBeca. Owned by Mary Frisbie Wood (that’s her real name), Frisbie represents and works with a select group of composers, artists, bands and DJ’s on albums, original songs and scores, remixes and licensing for all music media. We are a certified Minority-Owned business, and we throw down the sweetest parties.

Frisbie has written music for most major brands in America for National TV advertising (from Apple to Ziploc) on everything from iAds, apps and games to Superbowl spots every year since the doors opened in 2004. (And, we have awesome merch in our store.)

We have done scores and soundtracks for major motion pictures and TV shows (Get Him To The Greek, Walk Hard, Eastbound and Down, True Blood, Team Umizoomi and more.) The celebrity talent we’ve worked with include: Nelly, Jay-Z, Spice Girls, Fountains of Wayne, Blackalicious, Dangermouse, Aretha Franklin, Britney Spears, Jordan Sparks, Jessica Simpson, and more…(And we have the best snacks south of 14th street.)

Consistently, we have brought talent that goes from unknown to the top of the charts: Brody Brown (Bruno Mars), Mike Elizondo (Eminem, Regina Spector etc.) Kevin Barnes (Of Montreal), Inara George (Bird And The Bee), Freelance Whales, Holly Brook -now Skylar Grey (Eminem, Jay-Z) Jesse Harris (Grammy for Norah Jones) Larry Campbell (Grammy winner, Bob Dylan, Levon Helm), and the hits keep coming! (Plus, we’re cool to hang out with.)
So take advantage of the talent Frisbie offers. Most of all, enjoy the great music! That’s what truly inspires us. (No joke.)
Frisbie, we’ll turn you on to all kinds of music. The good kind.

Chief Xcel

Chief Xcel

 
Chief Xcel
 

Frisbie is so very proud to have signed Chief Xcel for representation in Commercials, Film and TV. Xcel is the genius beatmaker/producer half of the illustrious duo, Blackalicious, with Gift Of Gab. He is also one of the founders and owners of Quannum Records (DJ Shadow, General Elektriks, Latyrx, Lyrics Born, Pigeon John and more). His classic beats are legendary in the hip hop world.
While Xcel is widely known for his master production skills, he is fast becoming a go to composer for scoring for brands like Apple, New Balance, Adidas, Target and more. His fresh insights and creativity when scoring to picture are inspiring to hear.
Xcel is also ready to drop 3 new records in 2013: the highly anticipated Blackalicious LP, Q1; Burning House and Loudspeaker. Burning House is a bombastic sonic summit created by Chief Xcel and keyboard wiz Herve Salters (aka General Elektriks). Created in San Francisco, Paris, and Berlin, Burning House’s first album is a radical and unprecedented collage of relentless hip hop, raw funk, contagious club and brash jazz that is ready for the clubs and prime time. Loudspeaker is a match made in music heaven with Xcel and Grammy nominated singer, Ledisi.
All this music is available upon request.

Mary Wood

Mary Wood

 
Mary Wood
 

Mary Frisbie* Wood, founder and owner of Frisbie, was referred to as “the legendary Mary Wood” in a music article by Time Magazine in 2012.
The A-list of artists she’s written for and produced (face to face) in the studio include: Aretha Franklin, Britney Spears, Dre’s Aftermath camp, Jordan Sparks, Isaac Hayes, Kiss, Faith Hill, Miss Piggy, Jessica Simpson, The Spice Girls and more.

She is currently co-producing an album for Benji Hughes, who received 4 stars in Rolling Stone for his 2008 release, “A Love Extreme”.

She is also co-writing the music for the hit show, Team Umizoomi. Her current commercial hits have been for Wendy’s My 99, McDonald’s, GE, 3M, and more.

Her sound first infiltrated pop culture when she co-wrote and sang a jingle for Pepsi that became a Platinum Album hit for the Spice Girls. While Atlantic and Geffen records, producers Glen Ballard (Alanis Morrisette Jagged Little Pill, Michael Jackson, Thriller) and The Butcher Brothers (John Lennon, Lauryn Hill) produced her songs and pursued her to make albums, Wood (with partner Clifford Lane) dominated and redefined what a contemporary jingle sounded like. With simultaneous hit campaigns for Coke and Pepsi on the air, songs for Sony and Amex hitting the Billboard charts, singing and co-writing the theme and all songs for the # 1 kid’s show, DragonTales, it became apparent that Wood was no one hit wonder.
In 1999, Wood was bestowed the honor of being Joey Levine’s first and only partner at Crushing Music.
Wood opened Frisbie in 2004, which continues to redefine what people think of as a music company today. (See Frisbie bio).

Other media she’s written and performed for include: Pepsi, Coke, Amex, 7-Up, Dr Pepper, Reebok, Sprite, Team Umizoomi, Sony, Dragon Tales theme song and other songs, AT&T, GE, Mountain Dew,

*Mary’s family owned the Frisbie Pie Company whose tins were made into a game on the campus of Yale University- that game was spun into the iconic game of Frisbee by Wham-o.

Benji Hughes

Benji Hughes

 
Benji Hughes
 

Hailing from Charlotte, North Carolina, Benji Hughes has been described by many as one of the best songwriters in America today. His 2010 release, A Love Extreme, received a 4-star review in Rolling Stone. In Spring of 2012, he rocked all the fans of HBO’s “Eastbound And Down” with his song, “Kenny” that was featured in the closing scenes and end credits of that series finale.
Benji also wrote songs for the Judd Apatow feature, “Walk Hard” and has had numerous film an tv licenses.
His writing and singing talent are a secret weapon for the likes of: T-Bone Burnett, Meshell Ndegeocello and Priscilla Ahn.
To see Benji live is the ultimate closer. His heartbreakingly beautiful voice juxtaposed with his ironic lyrics, long hair, beard and hilarious banter have made him legendary in the LA music scene. It is not unusual to see fans like Sean Penn, Jared Hess, and Paris Hilton in attendance. He has toured America and beyond with Rilo Kiley and Jenny Lewis.
There’s no doubt that Benji’s multiple upcoming releases will not disappoint.

Benji’s songs have also been licensed for movies and TV including, Snow Angels, Beverly Hills, 90210 & How I Met Your Mother. He has also written commercials for GE, Mountain Dew and more.

 

Mike Viola

Mike Viola

 
Mike Viola
 

2015 has been quite a year for Mike Viola. After producing Ryan Adams’s Grammy nominated self-titled album, and Jenny Lewis’s “The Voyager”, Mike spent the last year (summer 2014-summer 2015) touring the world, playing guitar for The Shining. Frisbie is incredibly fortunate to have had Mike on board from the beginning. As he recalls it, ‘taking the Vespa without a license plate through smelly SOHO morning traffic… always at least 10 minutes late for whatever session we were doing’. But, Mike set the bar so high for songwriting, performance and production, we couldn’t let him go when he re-located to LA.

A prolific Los Angeles-based singer, songwriter, producer and recording artist, Mike Viola first came into the national spotlight as founder and frontman of the Candy Butchers. After 3 albums with Sony, Mike became known for not only creating music for award-winning films (“Get Him To The Greek,” “Walk Hard,” “That Thing You Do!”), but also writing and producing for other artists (Ryan Adams, Jenny Lewis, Andrew McMahon, Matt Nathanson, New Politics, Fall Out Boy, Brett Dennen, Mandy Moore, Rachael Yamagata, Tim Christensen, Gin Wigmore, Jill Sobule, Dan Wilson).

David Leggo Rojas

David Leggo Rojas

 
David Leggo Rojas
 

David Leggo Rojas is a producer/engineer born and raised in South LA. He has recently migrated to NYC where he is now the leading force and liaison for Frisbie’s urban/soul roster. His knowledge and deep connection with urban music sheds a fresh light on the evolving positivity in hip hop today.

He’s been a member of the famed Aftermath Records production team; a co-writer / producer for the acclaimed DaKah Orchestra and has worked with, Danger Mouse, Mos Def, Jay-Z, Common, Bruno Mars, George Clinton, Benji Hughes, Anjulie, Kate Earl, , Celetia Martin, Little Brother, Pharcyde, Pete Yorn & Scarlette Johannsson, Gotye, Everlast, Mickey Avalon, Dirt Nasty, PoPo, Fitz & The Tantrums, BRMC, Macy Gray, Brandun Deshay, among many others.

As an engineer he’s recorded, mixed and mastered countless projects- two of which were nominated for Grammys.

Leggo has done music for film and tv, songs in features, episodics and commercials. His music has been used in music initiatives and commercials for numerous brands including, Reebok, Axe, Amex, Comcast, Captain Morgan’s, Smirnoff, DGK, HP, Sabor, Nike, K-Swiss, Scion, Amp Energy among others.

Frisbie is honored and excited to have Leggo on board.

Scott Mann

Scott Mann

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Scott Mann
 
Accomplished record-producer, composer, multi-instrumentalist, and lyricist Scott Mann brings a diverse skill set to the Frisbie team. A Brooklyn-native and MA of Music Technology (NYU), Scott has done a little bit of everything, from producing hit records to writing music for global ad campaigns.

He has worked with such diverse acts as Hot Chelle Rae, Paula Abdul, We The Kings, Meshell Ndegeocello, Boys Like Girls, Big Time Rush, and scored a runaway #1 hit in Japan with the Korean pop super-group “Girls Generation.” The indie-pop anthem “Love in America” (co-written and produced with artist “JTX”) was the most-played song on Satellite radio in 2011 and was used to promote the film “Friends With Benefits” starring Justin Timberlake and Mila Kunis. Scott’s songs have also been featured on a long list of cable/network TV shows, including Melrose Place, The Witches of Eastwick, and Orange Is The New Black. In the advertising world, he has written/produced spots for dozens of household brands (Ford, Gillette, Diet Coke, Mercedes, Kellogg’s, Mazda, Trident, Clorox) and co-wrote and produced the music branding for the global campaigns of Walmart, Avon (“You Make It Beautiful”), Charmin, and others.

He’s always up for a few games (like twenty or so) of speed chess, particularly if paired with a good rye whiskey.

Jeremy SIlver

Jeremy Silver

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Jeremy Silver
 

Running point on the west coast for all things Frisbie is Jeremy Silver, a Chicago native who went Hollywood and never looked back. Based in Los Angeles, Jeremy handles the pitching and licensing of Frisbie bands and composers to music supervisors in the TV, Film, and Advertising communities. Because he can’t really sit still, Jeremy is also a songwriter and producer whose own music has landed boatloads of placements on shows like One Tree Hill (CW), Criminal Minds (CBS), Keeping Up With The Kardashians (E!), Boston Med (ABC), and films such as Sydney White, American Pie: The Naked Mile, and the upcoming documentary Craigslist Joe.

Oh yeah, his indie duo One Two recently teamed up with Frisbie to lend their sweet stylings to this recent Kraft campaign for Philadelphia Cream Cheese.

For all your Frisbie needs in Los Angeles, hit up Jeremy Silver right here: jeremy@frisbienyc.com

GORDON VOIDWELL

GORDON VOIDWELL

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Gordon Voidwell
 

“William Gordon Johnson (1983 – ), well known by his pen name Gordon Voidwell, is a Bronx-born singer, songwriter, musician and fashion writer. He is noted for his mixtape Voided Checks (2009), which has been called “electro-fantastic… hip-hop-esque [and] yacht-rockin. Voidwell’s keen wit, incisive satire and undeniable danceability has earned him praise from critics and peers alike.”

“Gordon released his debut tape in 2009 and has since collaborated with Twin Shadow, Chiddy Bang, Das Racist and more. His grasp on everything from production to layered vocals to 80s alt-funk vibes and glittery synths is just the beginning; every track on his latest tape, Bad Êtudes, will transport you to the happiest or saddest place in your life.

-Cantora Records & Vice

brandUn DeShay

brandUn DeShay

 
brandUn DeShay
 

From the west side of Chicago, 23 year old brandUn DeShay, the rapper/producer is known across the industry for his music, positivity, and wit. A former member of Odd Future, he has now produced music for Curren$y, Mikey Rocks, Mac Miller & Tyler the Creator.
brandUn has a worldwide fan base without having a record deal.
His “World Famous” music video has had over 100,000 views in less than three months, and his featured music video “Why You Gotta Zodiac Like that” was featured on MTV and has almost 200,000 views on YouTube to date.
Brandun has been praised by some of the most prolific musical artists in the field such as Q-Tip of A Tribe Called Quest and Yasunori Mistuda, the premier Japanese film and video game composer of the Chrono Trigger series. Additionally, many of his inspirations come from the movie Donnie Darko, The Smiths, childhood video games, summer time Chicago, all things celestial, the beach, and love from his fans.
His work has been featured in numerous media outlets including most notably the October 2011 issue of XXL and a nomination for the XXL Freshman 12 list.
brandUn is a talent to follow and work with while he’s on his way up!