Meet The team

Mike "Vegas" Villegas

I'm Mikey "Vegas" Villegas, a Producer/ Engineer/Mix Engineer, and owner of Area 67 Recording Studio. My passion is MUSIC!!!  I started Area 67 Music in 2006, to help Artists/Bands develop their image, sound, creative style and tour management.  I utilized my experience in the industry as an artist, engineer, and producer, to help overwhelmed artists find direction. I focus on creating strong foundations, help artists to avoid potholes to creativity, and prepare artists to seize every opportunity. I feel very strongly about educating up and coming musicians about the industry and equip them with the knowledge to make the best decisions for their careers.

I have had the opportunity to manage a number of talented artists throughout the USA, as well as engineer, produce and mix over 100 records.  For 2 years, I worked as Label Manager for a boutique label, Soundmine MusicWorks (East Stroudsburg, PA) owned by Dan Malsch (Producer/Mix Engineer), where I managed a roster of 8 bands eventually stepping into the position of Studio Manager, Staff Engineer/Producer. Together, Dan and I developed Soundmine’s recording program, that is still thriving 3 plus years later. Working with Dan, I learned from the best professionals in the industry and worked with state of the art equipment. I became a “Gear Nerd” working on an SSL 4000 & Trident Series 70 recording consoles. ​

I am excited for what the next 10 years hold for Area 67, but if the last 10 are any indication, it should be a fun ride.  

Aaron Hymes

Aaron Dean Hymes is a 3x Grammy Nominated Singer/Songwriter, Recording Artist, musician, Assistant engineer/Engineer and producer from NE Ohio.  Growing up in NE Ohio, and Houston, TX, while traveling to spread the WORD, and do charitable work, Aaron has developed a unique skill set that makes him a in demand Musician and Producer and Teacher (Drums/Guitar/Vocals/SongWriting).

 

Aaron has a skill set that ranges from Drums, Guitar, Keys, Vocals to Song production/Beat Making for other artist.  His experiences living and working in different places brings the ability to create eclectic rhythms, and song structures.    

Fronting the band Entertaining Angels, and performing regularly on local TV, for his local church throughout the week takes a lot of work and time, yet Aaron sill finds time to produce, and record his own music, while developing other promising artists who come through Area 67 Studios.  

James "JD" Doyle

JD is a mixing engineer and is best known for his creativeness, passion and hard work. I specialize in Rap, Hip-hop and Rnb.

 

I've worked with many client's all over! Artist such as MS2, IamMarshall, Sacrifice and Askizzy just to name a few.

 

I decided to become a mixing engineer a few years back, somewhere around 2010. I found myself buying equipment to record my own material to save money. I eventually had artist wanting me to record/mix their albums, singles and EPs.

Damien DaLomonze Warren 

DaLomonze (born Damien L. Warren), raised in Cleveland, Ohio has worked alongside music professionals since 14. Early studio exposure intertwined with his ability to sing and perform since elementary age sparked a deep love and fascination with the industry. With a clear voice, wide range, songwriting abilities and skills in production, DaLomonze is one of the more prolific independently minded artists in his class. Bringing a distinct mixture to CHH + Rhythm & Praise music, DaLomonze instantaneously draws in masses worldwide. Mid 2009 he gave his life to Christ and opted for a new approach to his musical journey. As a result, his outlook on life and music, changed dramatically. He has since been songwriting and studio engineering with local, regional and nationally known artists, turning out many singles and compilations a year, without many big-name features- a self-sufficiency that makes his music discovery feel all the more earned. DaLomonze has hit a stride with a string of releases-including On A Sunday and Run that combine inspiration and R&B with a colorful sense of wordplay and the gospel message. His performance history includes venues such as the IX Center, Cleveland Convention Center and The Staples Center in California, along with accolades for winning best new group and best live performance in 2008 at the Ohio Hip Hop Awards. He's shared stages with famous musicians and their affiliates like Bone Thugs, Rude Boys, Men at Large, MGK and Cheri Dennis. And through it all DaLomonze remains humble in resolve for ministering to God’s people.

Michelangelo Lovelace

What up Hip Hop! Michelangelo of Hip-hop is all this and all that. A Multifaceted artist, producer, video, director, podcast host, and engineer Driven by a philosophy that Art always turns out good when you have fun making it. Michelangelo is not only creative but also very knowledgeable having attended The Art Institute of Houston with professional experience in recording and mixing in Most DAW programs. Michelangelo has worked with artists such as Tezzo Tezzo, Meaty The General, Lil Bizzy, Coal Live and many more.

Cheyenne Cogan (Intern)

Cheyenne has been composing and producing her own music for roughly 10 years. She graduated from Ohio Northern University in 2018 with her Bachelor's degree in Music Theory and Composition. During her time at Northern, she became well- acquainted with different types of composition, arrangements, and production, as well as Radio. She joined our crew in 2020 to get more hands-on experience in the production aspects of recording, and is serving as the lead audio engineer and co-producer of the V.3GA project. 

Arod (Mascot)

After Crash landing on a Minor League Baseball field in Ohio, this crash-landed alien made first contact with the area 67 team on Halloween in 2020. Without the existence of a universal translator, communication was tricky between the humans and the alien at first. However, when the Area 67 team brought Arod into the recording studio for the first time, Arod began vibing to the sick beats right away. Arod learned how to beatbox and it became their first way of communicating with each other. As an alien species on an unknown planet, Arod struggled to grasp the customs and ways of humanity. However, instead of conforming to Earth Trends, Arod Marches to the beat of his own drum and has built a reputation of being quite the loveable troublemaker.

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