Alexander Sasha Ginzburg aka “Ginza” founded Earth One Studio in 2003 in Atlanta ,Georgia after graduating from Emory University with a bachelors in Music and English and studying guitar under Jazz legend Billy Bauer. After a decade of Earth One recording music based in Atlanta Georgia, Sasha moved to the mountains and hand built the new Colorado location from the ground up between 2011 and 2016.
Since its inception in 2003, Earth One Studios has produced and Ginza personally mixed well over 1000 songs for artists in various styles from Hip Hop, Jazz, Afro Beat, Gospel, Reggae, Instrumental, Electronica, Singer Songwriter, Rock, and blues, over 3 handfuls of full length albums plus countless EPs and singles. His production of Dynamq’s Album “Sudanese Child” won International Reggae Album of the Year, and the studio has worked with the likes of Roy Ayers (Motown legend), Erica Newell (Marleys), Yellawolf, Tech-9, Kanye West, Dynamq, Cenc Love , Mamaniji Azanyah, Mausiki Scales, Boom One Records, Hope Massive, Sci-Fi, Mykal Somer, Will Thompson, Aradia, Yoel Ben Yehuda, Julie Dexter, Mobil, Elemental Harmonics, Magnif, APJ, Twin Towerz, Kenito, Kelly Love Jones, Jamisun, CJ Rosaria, Roger Reynlods, Kiana, Cherries, Elevate the Quest, Ignition, Eastern Standard, Eclectic Roots Ensemble, Mo2, Abstract Logic Recordings, Winter Spirits, DJ Manow, Waveform Modulations, Pnuma Trio, Underground Bankok Radio, Autonomix, Dub Conscious, Sahara Dawn, and many more..
When Sasha was only 13 he wrote a classical guitar piece called “Spanish Dream” that won him 1st place state and regional student composition awards and received a 3rd place honorable mention nationally. Ginza promptly used the Award money to buy himself quality Martin acoustic guitar which he has used to this day. Despite the copious amounts of marijuana he smoked in high school (and subsequently fucked off grades he served teachers he didnt like) his musical accolades earned him admittance to the prestigious Emory University in Atlanta, Georgia.
In 1996 Sasha moved south to Atlanta to attend Emory University where he was a double major in English and Music. He studied Jazz improv with Jazz Pianist Garey Motley, Electronic Music HIstory and Studio Technology with World Electronic Music Connoisseur Steve Everett, Classical theory and Orchestration, and one on one Classical Counterpoint with Professor John Anthony Lennon. During these years Ginza spent his summers at home in New York to be with his mother who was terminally ill with cancer. It was during these summers that he had the luck and privilege to meet and study under legendary jazz guitarist Billy Bauer who toured and performed with Charlie Parker, Benny Goodman, Lenny Tristano, Dizzy Gillespie and also taught guitar legends Steve Vai and Joe Satriani,to name a few giving Sasha a strong background in Jazz improv.
In Spring of 2000 Ginza left his last semester at Emory to be with his mother who finally passed away on July 4th, 2000. Returning to Atlanta he found himself grieving and shredding blues riffs at Northside Tavern Blues Bar alongside Atlanta’s legends Colonel Bruce Hampton and guitarist Jimmy Herring (Allmon Brothers, Widespread Panic) at an open mic blues jam night hosted by Colonel Bruce. Out of these ranks he met and formed 6 piece band “Ghost Trane” which played nearly 200 shows in 2000 and sold out Variety Playhouse alongside North Mississippi All Stars one New Years Eve 2001. After this final blowout performance the group broke up and Ginza returned to Emory to finish his degree, then forming Elemental Harmonics played fe likesticals Camp Bisco and New Orleans Jazz Fest in the mid 2000s opening for Ott, Shpongle, Pretty lights touring coast to coast. Later developing his own brand, “Ginza” , Sasha formed Earth One Studios, in 2003, and the Electronic/Instrumental group Elemental Harmonics. Elemental toured nationally coast to coast several times over and played notable festivals such as Jazz Fest in New Orleans and Camp Bisco in New York. Elemental released a self titled album in 2005 on Vinyl and Itunes, Ginza can be found on Spotify, Itunes, and Beatport, as well for free at www.soundcloud.com/ginza.
In 2007 Sasha began the Ginza trademark and to date has churned out three electronic LPS “Breakbeat Modulation System”, “Metamorph”, and “Improvised Elevation Device “. After Improvised Elevation Device Sasha transitioned to Colorado where he spent years hand building from the ground up a custom recording house that is the heart of the new location of Earth One Studio in Colorado.
With 20 years of music recording experience, Sasha live band or Artist sound their best through experience vision and world class equipment.
Dalton Monroe is a seasoned audio engineer from the Mississippi Delta. He studied at Delta State University, right in the heart of the Delta, in Cleveland, Mississippi where he obtained a Bachelor’s of Science in Entertainment Industry Studies with a concentration in Audio Engineering Technologies.
While attending school he was able to study under legends like Geoff Emerick (engineer for The Beatles) and Chris Vrenna (Co-founder of Nine Inch Nails and Audio Engineer for Marilyn Manson and Megadeth).
Since attending Delta State, Dalton has recorded artists including The Woodland, Blues Legends Robert Lee “Lil Poochie” Watson & Hezekiah Early, Carrie Lynn Stanford, Truck Patch Revival and more. He has also done work with the GRAMMY® Museum Mississippi both in the recording studio and in the live sound realm.
He has also worked in legendary Blues venues such as Morgan Freeman’s Ground Zero Blues Club and the New Roxy in Clarksdale, MS.
Dalton is passionate about and dedicated to his craft. He is serious about getting the sound in your head (or better) but at the same time, he is lighthearted and fun to work with.