Chief Executive Officer since 1996 until present.
Traveling Man Productions LLC
DIGITAL DRUM MUSIC RECORD LABEL
MAKING THE BEAT SPEAK TO THE WORLD
Reggae Bass Legend Val Douglas shared a jewel with me once... he said "The thing is not to just be able to play the notes but be able to play the silent notes."
The legendary Soca King Austin Lyons aka Super Blue once told me that the man who built the first Rolls Royce, If challenged could always build a better one!
Reggae Super Star Maxi Priest said he's never heard any one hit the drum harder!
Anastas Hackett's Biography
The Beat Goes On...
CEO of Traveling Man Productions LLC, Anastas Hackett has over 35 years of experience in the music and entertainment business, with decades of experience in various roles such as : record producer, musician, drummer, writer , arranger band leader, promoter and organizer.
Anastas has worked on successful projects such as Shaggy's
6 x platinum album"HOT SHOT " as well as Kevin Lyttle, self titled smash CD that went GOLD.
Grammy nominated record producer and visionary who has vast experience working in corporate settings. Very much a team player who works well with special event planners and booking agents. As tour manager Anastas Hackett has the ability to make travel arrangements for bands and performers on local and international tours. Hackett as CEO of his independent record label for his own "Traveling Man Productions " record label for the past 35 + years knows the administrative as well as performance side of the music industry.
Major record labels Anastas Hackett has partnered.
• Atlantic Records
• Tommy Boy
• Defected Records
• Tommy Boy
• Living Room
• RAS Records
Venues where Anastas Hackett has performed.
• Madison Square Garden
• Radio City Music Hall
• The Apollo Theater
• BB Kings
• Irving Plaza
Television shows where Anastas Hackett has appeared.
• Soul Train
• The Arsenio Hall Show
• The Natalie Cole Show
• Saturday Night Live
• The John Stewart Show
Responsibilities as CEO Of Traveling Man Productions.
• Typed documents such as correspondence, drafts, memos, and emails.
• Opened, sorted, and distributed incoming messages and correspondence.
• Purchased and maintained office supply inventories, and being careful to adhere to budgeting practices.
• Greeted visitors and determined to whom and when they could speak with specific individuals.
Under the training and tutelage of the legendary Phillip Smart founder of "HC&F recording studio, Hackett learned live drum recording techniques. This included drum tuning and microphone positioning . We often experimented with various microphones and drum heads to achieve the best quality sound. Eventually this phased into drum machine programming and recording . Roland 808, Linn Drum, SP1200, Akai -MPC 60/3000/4000/5000 Drum Machines all played a part in sculpting the sound of Reggae out of New York. . We also incorporated the Simmons electronic drum kit into our sound during the eighties and nineties . I produced my first record at 18 years old with reggae artist Maxine Miller from Jamaica. It was a remake of " Until you come back to me by Aretha Franklin". I continued to hon my craft always striving for excellence. Mr. Smart allowed me to manage the studio late evenings and overnight to keep up with the high demand for my Soca music production. Top Soca artist from Trinidad and Tobago were recording with me overnight at HC& F recording studio for the pre Carnival song production season. Its always very exciting preparing those songs for the Carnival competition.
My single entitled "Work' Performed by Denice Belfon with The Masters @ Work is still charting all over the world since its initial release in 1999.
Thanks to Denice Saucy Wow Belfon and the team in Trinidad & Tobago for this club banger.
Additional remixes from countries around the world are available upon request.
WORK IS A FAVORITE TRACK IN DANCE CLUBS ALL OVER THE WORLD
Pupa Nas T Along Side Benny Reiner