Staff

At Asylum Digital, we are here for one reason – “WE LOVE THIS!”
As you can see, each individual on our staff is an artist, musician, songwriter or “straight-up audio junkie” by nature. It is our passion for excellence that has attracted all sorts of projects & artists to us since day one. Regardless of budget, each and every project is treated with the same care and priority as if it was our very own.

Scott Slagle – owner/engineer/producer

Scott is a 20+ year veteran of the Carolinas music scene and has worked extensively with indie and major label acts of all genres. During those years, Scott has worked as a freelance engineer /producer in such studios as The Bassment, Chung King, D&D, DARP, Firehouse, The Hit Factory, HUSH Studios, Reflection Sound Studios and The Sonic Cafe’. Scott opened the doors of Asylum Digital Recording Studio in 1998. With hard work and a genuine respect for the craft, he has overseen three major studio expansions in the past thirteen years.

Scott is 1/5 of Electric Mountain, a musical venture that also consists of Stephen Barrett, Dave Haire, Christopher Holston & Jason Michel and part of Super Ape (handling keyboards, percussion, production & programming). Scott is also a voting member of the Audio Engineering Society (AES).

Influences: Roy Ayers, Beastie Boys, The Beatles, The Bomb Squad, Boogie Down Productions, James Brown, John Coltrane, Miles Davis, Devante, Jimmy Douglass, Dr. Dre, Gang-Starr, Grandmaster Flash, Al Green, Herbie Hancock, Isaac Hayes, Rod Hui, Quincy Jones, Teo Macero, Marley Marl, Willie Mitchell, Muddy Waters, Native Tongues, NWA, Parliament Funkadelic, Pete Rock, Bob Powers, Prince, Public Enemy, Rick Rubin, Run DMC, Sly and The Family Stone, Larry Smith, Bob Thiele, Timbaland and The Zulu Nation.

email – sslagle@asylumdigital.com
telephone – 704.492.9289 (main)

Jason Michel – sound design/producer

Jason has more than 20 years of audio production and analysis experience for companies such as Media Evolved, Muzak, OEM and UAV.

Jason’s musical aesthetic covers the full spectrum as he is bassist in both Bullship (avant rock and roll) and Super Ape (psych rock). As well as Electric Mountain, a musical venture that also consists of Stephen Barrett, Dave Haire, Christopher Holston & Scott Slagle.

In his spare time, Jason dabbles in videography and installation art.

Influences: Air Supply, Aphex Twin, Blonde Redhead, David Bowie, John Cage, John Coltrane, Devo, Hall and Oates, Englebert Humperdink, KRS-One, John Lennon, The Native Tongues, Jim O’Rourke, PE, Rakim, Lou Reed, Sea and Cake, Sonic Youth, Talking Heads and Cecil Taylor.

email – studioinfo@asylumdigital.com
telephone – 704.492.9289 (main)

Stephen Barrett – graphic artist/web design/producer

Stephen “Steve Thuro” Barrett has been part of this areas hip-hop/drum & bass DJ scene since the late 90’s.

Scott saw Stephen perform at the 2002 DMC Southeast semi-finals. Impressed by his turntabalism and ear for perfection, Scott soon began to share with Stephen the fundamentals of studio recording and production.

Since then Stephen has grown tremendously as an artist and has become very skilled at producing hip-hop, drum and bass and electronic music in general.

Stephen is also an amazing graphic artist /web desingner and is instrumental to the success of our 2D graphics wing. Stephen can help you design your complete album layout and/or all of your promotional materials (handbills, flyers, posters, t-shirts, etc.)

Stephen is an amazing artist for installation pieces & also the creator of Mental Floss Designs, a stylish combination of both digital and personal works.

Influences: A Tribe Called Quest, Aphrodite, The Beatles, DJ Krush, DJ Revolution, Gangstarr, Heiroglyphics, Hi Tek, J Dilla, Bob James, Talib Kweli, MC Escher, Tes One, Mos Def, Pete Rock, Phantom 45, Quannum Projects, Rawkus Records, Skills, Stretch Armstrong, The Wu Tang Clan, Cool Kids, Kanye West, Just Blaze, Alchemist and Adult Swim…

email – studioinfo@asylumdigital.com
telephone – 704.492.9289 (main)

Shante Slagle – photographer

Shante has always been entranced by art and its affects on people, society and culture. Whether observing, creating or relishing in it, art is a major part of Shante. She incorporates it into all aspects of life, be it work, family or fun, to try and capture that single moment to convey a message or idea to be remembered.

Influences: My Family, Nan Goldin, Ellen Von Unwerth, Rankin, Jeanloup Sieff, Gordon Parks, Platon, Annie Liebowitz, Ralph Eugene Meatyard, Missy Suicide & The Suicide Girls, Manga & Japanese Anime, Alfred Hitchcock, Beethoven, Frank Miller & (classic) John Woo.

email – studioinfo@asylumdigital.com
telephone – 704.492.9289 (main)