The Frozen Ground-Now on Netflix!


Just a quick post today letting you know that “The Frozen Ground”, starring John Cusack and Nicolas Cage is out on Netflix. This one went under the radar so not many people know about it. It’s based on a true story and Cusack plays a really convincing baddy. The composer was Lorne Balfe and I actually mixed this one in Lorne’s room at Remote Control. There just wasn’t time to print stems and what not, so I mixed it in Cubase.

I really wanted to keep this as dynamic as possible so that the desolate scenes in the wilds of Alaska would stay erie. It was easy to do with Lorne’s writing. He really understands the dynamics of the picture and when and where to get dramatic and where to just put a solo violin line that makes an already tense scene, really uncomfortable, in the best possible way! Check out “Remember Her”  on the soundtrack. It’s one of my favorites from the film.

This is definitely worth the watch, so put it in your cue this weekend!

As always, stay thirsty my friends!


Kevin Smith’s “Tusk” is a wrap!

Christopher Drake (Composer), very happy bartender, Christian Wenger (Mix Assistant)

Christopher Drake (Composer), very happy bartender, Christian Wenger (Mix Assistant)

We finished up the music mix to Kevin Smith’s new film “Tusk” last night. There are so many cool things about this movie I wish I could tell you about. Kevin’s done a brilliant job and so did Christopher Drake in creating the sonic landscape to this amazingly disturbing film! I can’t wait for you all to see it!

As for the cocktail, I thought something slightly sweet and golden in color would help the medicine go down a bit better, so without further ado, I present….

2 0z. Silver Patron Tequila
1 0z.Cointreau orange liqueur 
1/2 oz. of  Red Vermouth
Shake all ingredients in a cocktail shaker filled with ice.
No garnish needed for this. It would only get in the way when you ask for another.
Stay drunk my friends! 

Tusk…The mix begins.


We’ve started the score mix on the new Kevin Smith film Tusk! Composer Christopher Drake (Batman Arkham Origins)  is composing the score. I can’t say too much, but it’s a trip!

I’m going to have to work on the cocktail for this one to try and match Kevin’s psyche.

See you on the other side!

And as always, stay thirsty my friends.

Justin Bieber “Believe” score mix & cocktail!

DK, Nathan Lanier & Jon Chu

DK, composer Nathan Lanier & director Jon Chu

I just finished up the film score mix for the new Justin Bieber documentary “Believe” coming out this Christmas. I had blast working with composer Nathan Lanier and director Jon Chu. Nathan’s score is a welcome contrast from the live concert footage, adding real emotion, and at times comedy, to the story line.

Even though Justin, or for that matter his fan base aren’t old enough to drink, the people who work with him everyday behind the scenes can! This cocktail celebrates them and all the hard work they put in.

I give you the “JB19”

1 oz. Hendricks Gin
2 oz. decent Champagne
4 dashes of Angostura Bitters
1 dash of Cranberry juice for sweetness and color.
Stir gently with ice
Garnish with a cucumber slice

Stay thirsty my friends!