September 03, 2010

The Color of Money

By Erik Philbrook


Production duo ORANGE FACTORY MUSIC help catapult some of today's hottest acts in pop music

Producers J Remy (Jeremy Skaller) and Bobby Bass (Robert Larow), aka Orange Factory Music (OFM), learned early in their partnership how to tailor their sound to suit the personalities of the musical artists who passed through their studio doors. The result has been stellar success. They've now produced, remixed and or written for some of the hottest acts in pop music, including Jay Sean, Britney Spears, Justin Timberlake, Beyoncé, Seal, Usher, Birdman, The Backstreet Boys, Alanis Morisette, Annie Lennox, Fabolous, Janet Jackson and Shakira. Although they've worked with some of the biggest names in music today, they also know how to discover and develop talent at all levels.

Their work with multi-platinum star Jay Sean is a perfect example of their approach. They co-wrote and produced the more than three times platinum and #1 Billboard single, "Down," featuring Lil Wayne, as well as Sean's platinum plus-selling and Top Ten follow-up, "Do You Remember," featuring Sean Paul and Lil Jon, making Jay Sean the first British artist to have simultaneous Top Ten hits in recent memory. Jay Sean's new album, featuring OFM's magic touch, is set for release this Fall. Other international hits include Canadian sensation Eva Avila's "I Gotta Feeling" and their work on the #1 Billboard Dance hit, "Don't Want Another Man," featuring Tina Ann.

The duo's success is even more remarkable considering the fact that they met at the University of Vermont, far from the center of the modern pop, hip-hop and dance music worlds. "We moved to New York with $400 in our pockets, a dream, and no idea what was going to happen," said J Remy. They were obviously fast learners on how to navigate the modern music industry. Now they are in hot demand. Their handiwork will also grace upcoming releases by Amerie, Kevin Rudolph, Fabolous, Birdman and Jay Sean. They are also excited about their production work for the latest sensation in the making, Israel Cruz.

With an ear for unique beats and melody, and an eye on international audiences, Orange Factory Music have a bright future.