Long-time producers step behind the mike for ‘L.A. CounyLine’
By John Hacker
LOS ANGELES, California — The L.A. CounyLine duo of Mellow Mac and Jacob G. has been dipping their toe into the singing side of the music industry since 2018 when the long-time friends collaborated on their first single “Never Late,” released on a solo album put out by Jacob G.
Four years and a single and a Christmas EP later, the duo is out with their first full-length album self-titled “L.A. CounyLine,” featuring 15 singles and a bonus song titled “Thank You.”
Mellow Mac and Jacob G. have been writing and producing songs and albums for other people for years through Mellow Mac’s Kram Pro Studios, based in La Habra, California.
Mellow Mac said the duo has written and produced hundreds of songs for satisfied clients for the past five years in a wide range of genres including R&B, hip hop, rap, reggaeton, pop, EDM, neo soul and country. They’ve been writing and producing songs for artists on the GaimChng3r label.
“Over time, we started accumulating a lot of songs,” Mellow Mac said. “And then we decided one day why don't we just just put something out under L.A. CounyLine, just put our stuff out? We have so much material. And so that's what we decided to do, just release our own album.”
“L.A. CounyLine” hit the streaming platforms on July 28, featuring a power-packed lineup of songs with names such as “So High,” “Ain’t No Love,” “Join the Party,” and many more.
Mellow Mac said the album is the product of a special relationship and chemistry he shares with his partner, Jacob G.
“Every time we have a session, it always works,” Mellow Mac said. “Every recording session & every writing session has been productive. We've never had a floppy session where we're just like, oh, we can't come up with anything. We’re always locked in, and we both noticed that right away. So in between the time where we’re both busy with other music endeavors, we still find time at least twice a month, get together to finish or write new material.”
Mellow Mac said the songs on the album show a wide diversity of sounds, melodies and messages.
“If you go through the whole album, you will see the depth of us,” he said. “You can't really put it together if you just listen to a couple songs. The L.A. CounyLine album genre is R&B with hip hop, pop, and other elements. The songs touch on many subjects, living our best life, having fun, relationships, choices, life’s struggles, positive vibes, sexy for the club, love, inner peace, and they are delivered with conscious word play. The L.A. CounyLine sound is influenced by decades of legendary artists and producers.”
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