da spot recording studio

Kelly Jones

Operations Manager

Kelly Jones spent six years in the United States Army where he was a supply sergeant. Upon completing his service to his country, Mr. Jones ventured into business for himself opening En' Faith Entertainment (an artist management firm.) En' Faith eventually evolved into much more than an artist management firm, producing several cable TV shows such as The Comfort Zone and Night Moods. In 1994, En' Faith opened its own recording recording studio, recording many of Richmond top musical acts like the Good Guys, Black Source, Skillz, and Tribe of Judah. Mr. Jones then partnered with Todd Easter to form what is now DSR Studios.

Todd Easter

Engineer/Producer

Todd Easter attended the University of Delaware as an engineering major, where he engineered several radio shows on the university’s WUDC. He then relocated back to Richmond where he began working on Richmond’s premiere music video show, Karamel Video Jamz, as creative director and producer. While at KVJ, he also produced radio shows for WCLM AM 1450. Two years later, he decided to explore his own creative ideas and talents as a musician. Mr. Easter has since produced music for some of the countries biggest corporate names such as ABC, Disney, Puma Athletic Wear, and Ecko Clothing. Producing under the names "Dox-One" and "Todd Powers", Mr. Easter has also produced songs for many underground hip-hop artists such as Wordsworth, Skillz, Skyzoo, The Ranjahz, and 106 & Park Freestyle Friday's champion Nickel-Us-F, as well as his own group project, Grown Folks.

Mattye Miller

Engineer/Producer/Songwriter

Mattye Miller, a California native, enhanced his musical gifts with the achievement of his Associates Degree in Music Education from Virginia Commonwealth University, in Richmond, Virginia, along with training and development in music theory at Monterey Peninsula in Monterey, California. As a musician, Mattye is proficient in various styles such as gospel, jazz, rhythm and blues, hip-hop, pop, rock, and classical. Since becoming a part of our creative team, Mr. Miller has produced music for some of today’s hottest recording artists including Ashanti, Tyrese, Aaron Hall, Girlz Society, Billy Bathgate, and many more. We feel blessed to have such a well rounded and talented person on our production team.

Shawn Proctor

Engineer/Producer/Artist

At age 16, Proctor (formerly known as Agz) began recording at Da Spot Recording Studio and working on his first "album". Knowing he couldn't afford to keep paying for studio time, he attended The Recording Workshop in Ohio. Proctor returned to Richmond to begin working at Da Spot and honing his rap and production styles. Proctor found a blessing inside of a curse when he was sentenced to 2yrs for a malicious wounding charge. He spent the 21 months reading any book he could find on the music industry and writing 210 songs (not THAT impressive, until he mentions he had writers block for the first half of his sentence). On August 13th, 2007, Proctor walked out of the jail gates with a new focus and drive to achieve what he knew was possible. Soon after his release, Proctor returned to work at Da Spot, released a mixtape and an album under his former stage name "Agz", and began booking shows for his group, V-Bois. The artist has performed solo and with his group at venues around the city and is now looking at other cities to spread the music to.

Rashaad "Shaad" Chambliss

Engineer/Producer

Rashaad started writing rhymes trying to sound like his favorite artists in the late 80s/early 90s. In 97, he moved to Norfolk, VA to begin college and met some guys that was doing the same thing he was. Within a year, they were making tracks 24/7. The new millennium, and fate, introduced the now solo producer to an E-MU synthesizer. This is when Shaad's awkward style of blending various genres of music to form what he calls "Sensational Production" began. Shaad continued to produce records for various local artists, but began to realize producing music was dependent upon “the mix” of the instruments. This made Shaad realize he needed to sharpen his engineering skills so, in the Winter of 2007, he decided to attend SAE Institute of Technology in Nashville, Tennessee. While in Nashville, Shaad met a lot of people from various places and all of them influenced Shaad’s already unique kaleidoscope of music creation and blended it with skills behind the boards. After graduating from SAE Shaad moved back to his home of Virginia to use his newly learned skills at Da Spot Recording Studio as a Recording Engineer/ Producer. Rashaad is also head of the Technology/Media Ministry at Hunting Quarter Baptist Church in Stony Creek, VA.

Kay'Vion

Engineer/Producer/Artist

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