New Single: “The Man of Orange” by Mister Wise

When Donald Trump won the presidential election this past November, one of the few things people found solace in was that it would lead to some seriously great art. Enter rapper-producer Mister Wise’s “The Man of Orange,” a wonderfully biting and potent wrap up of everything that makes its target so infuriating.
If you’ve been following the Alexandria, VA-based artist on Twitter (do it, @iammisterwise), you likely picked up on his disdain of Trump and were likely expecting a musical protest of some sort. It arrives today in the form of “The Man of Orange,” which throws relentless verbal darts at the president-elect over his spewing of hatred and misinformation.
And it does so from a unique angle, because Wise uses a (clearly tongue-in-cheek) first-person perspective on the track. The approach allows the listener to really hear just how callous Trump’s words have been over Wise’s own menacing instrumental. If his work sounds at all familiar, chances are you’ve heard his music as a member of Team Demo—they have worked with the likes of 50 Cent, Sean Price, Illa Ghee, and Kurious, among others.
“The Man of Orange” becomes available this Friday, inauguration day, through all major digital retailers and streaming platforms, but can be streamed right now in its entirety, courtesy of SoundCloud. Hit that play button, and pray for our country.

New Single: “The Asylum” by Mister Wise

Turn off the 24 hour news networks for a few minutes and listen to “The Asylum,” by Mister Wise.

Depth Charge president, Team Demo founder and super-producer/ engineer, Mister Wise returns with witty commentary on the state of journalism and mass media over a swinging jazzy groove.

New Equipment Upgrades


Depth Charge Studios is pleased to announce the completion of our 2016 equipment upgrades and re-configuration.  We have placed an Antelope Orion Studio at the heart of the control room for superior clocking and AD/ DA conversion.  We also added the Dangerous Music 2 Bus LT for 16 channels of analog summing on mix-down.  The world class components of the 2 Bus LT combined with Antelope’s stellar conversion provide the full, “three dimensional” sound of large format console rigs with a much smaller footprint.  In addition to the new gear, we also added new furnishings to the control room and lounge and re-arranged some fixtures to add to the comfort and ergonomics of the facility.  If we missed your call or e-mail while we were closed, feel free to contact us again.  We are back to work and ready to make your music shine!

New Single From Depth Charge CEO, Mister Wise


itunes_logo-256When he isn’t producing head knodding hip hop with his crew Team Demo (50 Cent, Sean Price, Obie Trice etc.,) or recording, mixing and mastering for countless artists at Depth Charge Studios, Mister Wise is busy making uniquely creative records as a soloist. His latest single, “If They Don’t Hear Us Now,” fuses rock, reggae and hip hop into a call to arms against the greed and corruption of the rich and powerful.

Depth Charge Studios Turns 20 Years old in 2016


2016 marks the 20 year anniversary of Depth Charge Recording’s official founding and incorporation. In that time, we produced, recorded, mixed and/or mastered thousands of projects, manufactured cds for thousands more, released ten 12-inch singles, seven commercially available albums and another dozen or so promotional releases. A few of you have suggested that such an occasion should be celebrated. I agree, but such an undertaking would require the assistance of some committed individuals who know how to put an event together. (I have to stay busy keeping the place running so for this to happen, I need some help!) There are plenty of ways we could mark the occasion but I would love to hear some ideas from our clients and colleagues past and present. Also, if you think you can help make such an event a reality, let’s rap. Hell, there might even be a way for you to make some coin on it. Looking forward to hearing from you guys!

All the Best,

Mister Wise

In Memory of Sean Price: (1972-2015)

Depth Charge Studios and Team Demo were heartbroken to learn of the passing of our friend and colleague, Sean Price this past weekend.  It goes without saying that Sean was a hell of a talent. But ask anyone who knew him and they will first tell you he was a hell of a man.  We were fortunate to know and work with Sean, and we have posted his Team Demo produced track “Haraam,” from his 2012 album, “Mic Tyson,” in his memory.  Slumlord Salute P!


Video: Sketch McGuiney – “Knuckleheads” (Featuring Cuban Link and K-Beta)

Check out the new video from the DMV’s own, Sketch McGuiney with assistance from Cuban Link, K-Beta and Illa Mind on production.  The track was mixed by Zechariah Wise at Depth Charge Studios, but Wise is most proud of his work on K-Beta’s vocals, which Beta recorded onto Wise’s voicemail from prison. Wise then worked his editing and audio magic to bring it home on the 3rd verse.  Enjoy!