West West Side Music, the company responsible for mastering over 15,000 records (Mastodon,  Yes,  Monster Magnet,  Fleetwood Mac,  The Misfits, etc…..) has launched the  independent  label  Deko  Music,  which  is  distributed  by  Warner  Music  Group‘s  ADA  (Alternative Distribution Alliance) in North America and the  Target Group  in Europe. The label is headed up by West West Side Music owner and Grammy award-winning engineer  Alan Douches, with veteran record producer  Neil Kernon,  Billboard  charting artist/performer  Charlie Calv  and long-time industry sales veteran  Bob Ardrey.

The label operates with a full service analog/digital recording facility, mastering facility, 5.1 surround sound room, and separate mixing facility run by  Neil Kernon, who has been behind the helm of records as diverse as  Hall and Oates,  Queensryche,  Kansas,  Dokken,  Yes  and many others. Alan Douches states, “Well, it’s a complicated machine this thing called the music business. I guess we’re going to try to help a few artists that we can appreciate along the way, it is about believing in the quality of the art whether it is Hard Rock, Metal or Jazz and not limiting the type of artists we will work with.”

Deko Music’s inaugural releases include specialty vinyl titles from projects with  Danger Danger  vocalist  Ted Poley, and the legendary  Angel  with  Punky Meadows  and  Frank DiMino  (see release listings below). Charlie states, “We are starting out with some veteran artists that we feel best represent their genre, and setting our sights on developing some newer acts in the very near future”. In 2019 we will see some archive releases from legendary New York band the Good Rats, former  Styx  member  Glen Burtnik,  a special live recording of  Tygers of Pan Tang  featuring  John Sykes  (Thin Lizzy/Whitesnake), former  Kansas singer  Steve Walsh, and the first new studio album in 40 years from legendary jazz composer  Gil Evans.

December 7:
Mike Tramp “Capricorn 20th  Anniversary” CD/LP

December 7:
Electric Boys “The Ghost Ward Diaries” CD/LP

December 14:
Ted Poley “Modern Art” LP (splattered vinyl)

December 14:
Punky Meadows/Frank DiMino of ANGEL 12″ (etched 3 song single)


The label will announce additional new artist signings and future releases in the upcoming months via the labels official website.

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