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HIT Sessions Vol. 1


Hit Sessions Vol. 1 is a compilation of various artists, that celebrates the writing, producing and engineering skills of graduates from the Advanced Recording Artist (ARA) Program at the Harbourside Institute of Technology. The compilation showcases some of the brightest new artists on the scene today.

The “Sessions” series is a joint venture between Harbourside Music Productions and Maximum Music Group, dedicated to discovering, and recording, a wide selection of emerging artists from all genres of music. Through the efforts of the student run label “Hit Records” the venture is committed to finding new and innovative ways to connect, market and promote these artists to the world stage.

The Harbourside Institute of Technology (HIT) is one of Canada’s premier Audio Engineering and Music Production schools, dedicated to the pursuit of creative excellence combined with the technical knowledge and networking skills necessary to succeed in today’s highly competitive audio industry.

Maximum Music is an award winning artist management, record
label and music marketing company having released
more than 150 albums and helped launch some of the most
respected and successful independent artists in Canada today.
Their clients have been recognized with:
~ 6 Juno Awards
~ 9 National Jazz Awards
~ 6 Western Canadian Music Awards
~ 5 Canadian “Indie” Music Awards
~ 3 Canadian Urban Music Awards
Maximum’s global partners include EMI Music, Universal Music
and Rounder Records.

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Introducing The Artists & Producers


Slow Wave Saga

Produced & Engineered by: Mike Slater


Slow Wave Saga is a Vancouver based three-piece alternative rock/metal act featuring Erik
Leonhard (vocals/guitar), Mike Slater (drums), and Mark Slater (bass). The name is a reference to
REM-sleep, the stage of sleep in which we humans experience vivid dreams… and nightmares.
Indeed, light and dark, dreams and nightmares, these are what characterize the dynamic sounds
of Slow Wave Saga

Jah Grateful Dread

Produced & Engineered by: Darcy Northmore


Jah Grateful Dread is the brainchild of Darcy Northmore, A project focused on transforming the groovy melodies of The Grateful Dead
into classic dub style reggae, with hopes to bring together these two genres, giving people no other choice then to get up and dance. A
compilation of some of the best musicians in Vancouver make this morph of sounds a must hear for anybody, especially Grateful Dead

The McAlisters

Produced & Engineered by: Brent Gibson


The McAlisters have a definite knack for writing catchy hooks and melodies that continue to resonate long after the music stops. Their
lyrics move you. And their sound is both familiar to listeners of CCM, but at the same time fresh, unique, and very accessible.

Gina Williams

Produced & Engineered by: Brent Gibson


Award-winning Alberta born singer, songwriter, and pianist Gina Williams converges her recent life experiences of trials and triumphs to
write fresh new songs that explore heartfelt themes of love, loss, and hope in the midst of storms. Her sound is a unique yet accessible
eclectic mix of her classical music training and her love of pop and rock. She has been captivating audiences all over Canada, the U.S.,
and Internationally with her live performances oozing with raw emotion and unmistakable musical talent. Gina Williams offers a tantalizing
sample of what is soon to come in her new single “Hero” to be released in 2011.

Angus Lee

Written, Produced & Engineered by: Angus Lee


Angus Lee is a self contained producer/musician/engineer/DJ. His downbeat, laid back vibe captures the atmosphere and mood of his
lifestyle and surroundings. Influenced mostly by Hip-Hop/Jazz/Blues/ and Soul, he continues to fuse different parts and styles from all sorts
of music to bring them together as one. Floating rich melodic textures of high-end, accompanied by the solid and heavy sounds of the
Bass, Kick, and Snare are sure give you something you’re not used to hearing. Stylistically, Angus stands alone. His musicality dates back
to when he was 3 years old and he has been in love with music ever since. He is proficient with over 5 instruments and has composed
hundreds of tracks.

Mixed & Mastered by:
Sam Ryan |
Mike Rogerson|

Produced by:
Tony Rudner |
Brian Watson |

released 24 May 2011
Recorded At:
The Harbourside Institute of Technology |