Who Are We
From Island to Island, City to City, State to State
we focus and we strive for nothing but excellence, we focus on Makin it happen for you to make music Makin Muvz Entertainment Inc. is a Promotional Company D/B/A Makin Muvz Entertainment Studios.Makin Muvz Entertainment Inc. is an Indie Record Label and Recording studio founded in 2012. We are conveniently located in the heart of downtown Apopka, FL. We’re on a steady pace with nothing but the dedication to producing that quality sound that will separate us from others from the rest. The label will be known to all because of our sound and performances mainly through our sound and promotions along with many artists to come. read more
The MME Team
Reuben Forbes / CEO
Reuben, the owner of Makin Muvz Entertainment Studios, has placed a lot of his experience with the fact that he has owned, Managed and maintained his own band and Sound System into his studio. He motivated himself into becoming a human sponge, he takes in all the knowledge he can always willing to learn something new, whether is about taking his studio to HD, Samplitude or the newest plug-ins. His motto is "Knowledge is Power" and he feels that In the business world, everyone is paid in two coins: cash and experience. Take the experience first; the cash will come later. Reuben is the key force behind Makin Muvz Entertainment Inc & The Spot Events. Welcome to his world..the world of MME!!
Devon Rosado AKA Skarr
Devon Rosado was born and raised on the island of St.Thomas US Virgin Islands. He has been with Makin Muvz Entertainment Inc. from day one when MME was RockBoyzMekNoyz. He is also Reuben's Uncle that makes it all a family affair. Devon is part of the day to day operations of the company. Devon brings a diverse experience providing management support as well as musically. He has always had a love for music, and was a part of Reuben's Band Positive Image Band. You can find Devon alongside his Nephew at The Spot Events or in the MME Studio. Devon Lives in Orlando with his Wife Janil
Reba L. Estridge was born and raised on the beautiful island of St. Thomas, US Virgin Islands She is a successful, motivating individual raising two beautiful children, Jelani and Denesha. Besides spending quality time with her children, she also enjoys music. Reba is also part of the Makin Muvz team in Orlando and one of our MMELADIES.
Being a part of this team already KaMal is the drummer of TrenSettaZ Band and Reubens right hand man. KaMal has thrown himself into learning all that he can about the music industry. One of the reasons Reuben made him his protege`, his enthusiasm & passion for music makes him a great fit for this team.
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Makin Muvz Studios
Makin Muvz Entertainment Studios is totally designed to accommodate all your musical needs.
We're an affordable studio with a Pro Tools Pro Control Editing Suite that we call Studio (402) in addition to a spacious vocal booth, with lots of lighting in all rooms where you control your ambiance.read more
The Spot Events
The Spot Events venue is the ideal venue for all social eventsWhether you're planning an elegant or casual party, we will make your vision a reality. The Spot Events can be transformed into any theme,k occasion or setting imaginable. read more
The Spot Events PresentsCaribbean Fever Fridays
Echo Sensation PresentsLLHH - Long Legs & HighHeels
The Spot Events PresentsCaribbean fever Fridays
Live Life Production PresentsA Night Called "First Lady"
More EventsComing Soon
"Nu Vybes Band"
Nu Vybes Band International a.k.a De Sugar Band Nu-Vybes was formed in 1987 by a group of five musicians from the capital city of Basseterre, St Kitts. .read more
Diversity along with passion tells you what you need to know about TrenSettaZ Band like many bands, TrenSettaZ has a vision, they see music lasting until the end of time and in that lifetime they see themselves.read more
Reuben "Daddy Benzie" Forbes (CEO)
Was born on the island of St. Thomas, USVI. Reuben is one of the island’s Calypso artists that emerged in the generation and influence of Val and Nick Friday. Reuben had a passion for music early as a teen, he launched his own band in the early 90’s named "Positive Image Band”.read more
Darnell "Bishup" Harris (Lead Vocals)
Born in New York and raised in the Virgin Islands (Tortola) Darnell Harris better known as "Bishup" has had a passion for soca music for over (14) years.
His love for soca emerged in 1998 when he played a vital role as lead singer for his high school band named "Savage".
Summer 1999 I was recruited and joined the Rising Stars Youth Steel Orchestra, which from then my musical passion skyrocketed. Within the year I progress and practiced to become as good as the veterans. That same summer after all the hard work, one of our arrangers God rest his soul (Elvino "Sifu" George) said to me "You are 1 of the best bass players I have heard in a long time.read more
Jamal "MALO" Challenger Keyboards & (Drum Machine)
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Deh RasDeh Ras is making his name by putting his artistic skills down in the studio. Deh Ras is show his vocal ability his new mixtape coming soon. read more
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FRIDAY NIGHT LIVE
FREE ADMISSION ALL NIGHT LONG
Music by: DJ STAMINA | DISCO DA OG | DJ BLAZE OF AMD | |
Performing Live: Stlyee Band,| Shaw & Rainman| Jougu (Repping BVI) |
Music by: Red Lion, DJ Kareem & GoldStar
Performing Live: PUMPA | BDJ & DJATC| TRENSETTAZ BAND
$300 to the best Walking Dead Costume along with other door prizes
Music by: DJ Stamina
Tickets: $30 | More @ Door |
Hosted by Sojie Vibes & Rudy Classic
Performing Live: Noah Powa (From NYC | Machine 14 | Earth Force | Malcom Vex | Jon Jat |
Costume contest for the Ladies: 1st Prize - $300 | 2nd Prize - 40" Flat Screen TV | 3rd Prize - (1) Bottle of Henny or Ciroc |
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Makin Muvz Offers a vast amount of services, We have perfected mixing here at Makin Muvz Entertainment Studios. Before moving to Orlando and revamping, we were mixing for Positive Image Band and with them it gave us the opportunity to make mixing one of our specialties. Our talented engineers will bring the sound in your music out to its full capacity.
~ Booking Studio time ~All packages and hourly recordings require a $200.00 deposit to block out the time and date you are requesting. There is also a 2hr minimum recording time unless it’s a voice over, commercial, or a dub plate session.
~ Studio Hours ~ Monday-Sunday 7pm Until By Appointments only.
~ Mastering ~
Finalizing your hit track or CD requires a delicate and one of the most important steps that sometimes many forget or just simply overlooked..Mastering is the final process you take before your single or CD is released. Mastering your CD brings clarity, consistency and balance across your CD, providing separations and volume adjustments and by deleting all minor imperfections and distortions some noticeable but maybe not to the average ear. Makin Muvz Entertainment Studios believe that you can have all the tools at your disposal but it may not be enough, knowledge is a key factor along with the necessary skills to create that signature sound that Makin Muvz Entertainment Studios possess. When mastering, the goal is to give your music the warmth and depth needed for distribution and radio. Our attention to detail and sound requires us to work very closely with each artist/musician in order to make sure they get the sound they want Our Mastering Editing Suite is also available in our studio that we call Studio (402) Since recording or mixing may take more time at times than Mastering believe me It’s still a very important process in receiving the quality sound you want. Here at Makin Muvz Entertainment studios we provide close communication and we work very closely with each artist/musician paying serious attention to every detail. There’s no project to large or small so we give each one of our clients red carpet
~ Mixing tracks from another studio ~
If you have tracks that you recorded at home or at another recording studio and need that clean mix, we can provide that for you for almost any genre of music - provided that the original tracks are properly recorded.
~ Recording Info ~ Producing, tracking, mixing, mastering, editing(ProTools/Sound Forge), vocal production, complete song arranging and programming. Just about any other aspect of studio recording and audio production imaginable.
~ Sound System Rentals ~Makin Muvz Entertainment Inc. also provides exceptional service for all your Sound System rentals needs. Band sound and DJ sounds are two different types of system needs. Makin Muvz Entertainment can provide you both, along with an experience engineer. We offer a wide variety of speaker & monitors rentals for any event in Florida. Whether you need a small speaker setup, or a full arsenal of speakers we are your one stop source for all your live production needs.
~ Recording Storage Media ~ DVDs:$15.00/ea. A Rewritable DVD is necessary for making a safety back-up of your session. CDs: Additional copies $10.00 each. Note: If you do not want to back up your session after the end of the recording process and are comfortable with deleting all of your files, you don't need to purchase a DVD. If you need us to furnish the music for your project or program a beat for you, please feel free to call us for more information. Rates will vary depending on production****Please make a note that files will not be stored no longer than 3 months. If you do not make arrangements to have your music stored or copied, they will be deleted after the 30 day period.
The Spot Events is the ideal venue for social events.
Managed by the Promotional/Management Company Makin Muvz Entertainment Inc. The Spot Events strives on making each event a success, we’ve created an event package that will keep your budget and special needs in mind. You name it the Spot Events is the venue for you! The Spot Events comes with a bar, stage, lighting and sound system to accommodate your choices of entertainment beginning with live bands, DJ’s, & Entertainers.The Spot Events focuses on keeping your event intimate. With on-site parking and the ability to accommodate up to 400 guests, we can help you with the layout, decorations, food, entertainment and much more. You can bring your own food /caterer or we can recommend a reasonable caterer. Please note that we can only provide you with a food prep area with warmers and coolers, not a full kitchen. You can bring your own decorations or decorator. The Spot Events is dedicated in assisting with fulfilling the vision that each client may have for their special day, whether you’re planning a Band or DJ Event, Bridal ceremonies or reception or corporate or fundraiser event. The Spot Events can be transformed into any setting, theme or occasion imaginable. Whether you’re dreaming of an elegant or casual party, we will make your vision a reality.
Reuben Forbes, the owner of Makin Muvz Entertainment Studios, has placed a lot of his experience with the fact that he has owned & managed his own band along with his Sound System into his studio.
Building it from the ground up Reuben assures that the Studio may not be thousands of Square footage, but it compliments the saying that big things come in small packages Makin Muvz Entertainment Studios is an affordable studio with rates you can’t beat,
Recording Studios is a combination of technology & know how, many experienced engineers now who excelled in the art of recording have learned from some of the greats of our past that are not in the era of technology of the current times.
You can have all the tools at your disposal but it may not be enough, knowledge is a key factor along with the necessary skills to create that signature sound that Makin Muvz Entertainment Studios possess.
Exhibiting a spacious vocal booth that we call Studio (402) the studio has great soundproofing along with a large lounge area, Both rooms are acoustically designed with plenty of relaxing seating in the control room, that means long sessions won’t feel quite so tiring, not to mention with being downtown Apopka it has it’s s perks with all the fast food restaurants imaginable, Mickey D’s, Burger King, Wendy’s, Subway, Waffle house, Taco Bell, Popeye’s, KFC and more, but you get the idea.
As mentioned Makin Muvz Entertainment Studios is tucked conveniently in the heart of downtown Apopka and not likely where you’d expect to find a recording studio, When you step into the studio you know it time to put in that work and get right down to business. However we concentrate and focus on what matters “Makin it happen for you to make music” in a recording environment where you are comfortable Makin Muvz Entertainment Studios operates by reserving time to everyone, recording artists and musicians. In order to block time at our Studios you must pay a $200.00 deposit in advance for all hourly sessions and recording packages, to assure that you will keep your scheduled appointment and that you will show up for the session in a timely manner. No shows and cancellations will result in a loss of the deposit. THERE WILL BE NO CASH REFUNDSMakin Muvz Entertainment will allow a 48 hour time period for you to cancel or reschedule you recording session if you need to to avoid any penalties. We also advise to avoid further penalties that you book your sessions only when you are absolutely certain that you will keep your scheduled appointment. Cancellations on the same day will also result in loss of deposit. Again time is money, and when you cancel without notice or become a no show, that time slot could have been used for a serious artist/musician that would have kept their appointment. So not only have you wasted your time the engineer and producers time, you also wasted another artist's opportunity to complete their project. We try to accomodate everyone however, this is a business and we must secure our time for serious artists, musicians and producers. Even though we accept the fact that things happen, but cancellations at whim will not be tolerated.
The band's vision, hence the name, was to promote the "New Vibrations" for the generations of the 1980's and 90's and beyond
Integrating calypso, soca, dancehall, and reggae, as well as a bit of jazz and R&B. Our music is different, borrowing from traditional rhythms of popular Caribbean music to create this new vibration known as Street Style
The acceptance of the Nu-Vybes Band of St Kitts as one of the Caribbean's top soca/calypso acts was strengthened in January 1999 after a huge successful tour of France and England. The group's inspiring performance at MIDEM '99 in Cannes France, is now being described as the turning point in the career of these Kittitian musicians.
MIDEM which is the world's largest music festival and exhibition of the leading music industry players demanded the best from all performers, and Nu-Vybes, according to all reviews, stunned the international audience with a superb presentation of Soca, reggae and calypso. The band's energetic performances in the English cities of London, Leeds and Manchester also in January 1999 proved without a doubt that after a decade of perseverance, the Nu-Vybes Band had finally earned a place on the list of the region's hottest Soca artistes. Successful tours of the United States and Canada have amply demonstrated that the band's popularity is spreading well beyond the shores of St Kitts. Nu-Vybes' stellar performance at the first St Kitts Music Festival in 1996 proved to be so outstanding that it has been the only act to be repeated on the festival all but four out of 16 years. They have also performed at West Indian Carnivals in Toronto, Canada (Caribana), Brooklyn, New York (Labor Day Weekend), Atlanta (Peach Carnival), Miami and Boston. They have been the Road March Champions producing the best carnival music in St Kitts 5 times in 1997, 1998, 2002, 2003 and 2006.
Recently Nu Vybes decided to take their musical career to another level in search of a fresh start and new management, and sought out on a mission to do just that and also caught the attention of Makin Muvz Entertainment Inc. They are working diligently to embark on a new musical path and now they are on the roster as the newest band along with TrenSettaZ under Makin Muvz Entertainment Inc.
Established 2012 by a group of musicians who shares the same love and passion, the love and passion for music they are the visionaries, the musical force of TrenSettaZ Band.
The members of TrenSettaZ Band all bring something to the table that’s where the diversity comes in, They all have had successful careers in the past and they intend on carrying on while creating a musical path along the way that’s why the name says it all TrenSettaZ Band! Like many bands, TrenSettaZ has a vision, they see music lasting until the end of time and in that lifetime they see themselves. Since there are not that many live soca bands in Orlando, TrenSettaZ Band plans on paving the way showcasing all genres of music, Soca, Calypso, Reggae & R&B bringing something new to the music scene.TrenSettaZ debuted back in October 2012 where the performed at Lake Fairview Marina, then they showcased in November In Orlando at the Hut. The band then encountered the departure of a few members, but perserverance and determination along with the passion and love of music they revamped. Reuben, Ka'Mal, Kwame & Bishup stayed in the studio, they continued recording preparing for the rebirth of TrenSettaZ Band. The band has since been the opening act for Stylee band and Kylo in August 2013. TrenSettaZ Band plan on making many more appearances so Stay tuned and check our schedule for Perfomance dates.
His slogan is now "Don't tell people your dreams...Show them
Reuben moved abroad to further his career never straying away from his roots of the VI. or his love for music. When Reuben left St.Thomas, he ventured to Atlanta, Ga. Settling in while the band was adjusting Positive Image got prepared to take over the ATL. The band continued on the legacy they stated in St.Thomas they dominated performing every weekend and even opening for Inner Circle in Washington, DC 2010.Positive Image continue to travel to their hometown for the Carnival festivies each year until their final perfomance in 2010.
Reuben contributed on a project with DJATC he sang on a track named "Keep Moving" on the compilation CD that featured other talented artists like PUMPA, Rudy, Jamal and more. He became the lead singer of The Awesome Jamband in 2009, Reuben was honored to be part of that entity. Until his departure in 2012.
Reuben known to many as "Daddy Benzie" is a pioneer, a visionary and with the engineering & managerial skills he possesses he decided to do it all again. The passion for music took over again. He started a new band, TrenSettaZ Band based in Orlando, FL Reuben and the band are now on a new musical pathReuben, is the man behind it all, he is the owner of Makin Muvz Entertainment Inc, at the end of the day, singing is not just a job for him, Reuben loves what he does. His alter ego is "Daddy Benzie" the singer. And there's Reuben Forbes, the down-home Island boy that chills at home and plays video games and loves being in the studio where he puts in that work.. He currently lives and works in Ocoee, FL with his family.
Upon leaving high school, Bishup decided to solidify his music career by assisting to form "Jus Acshun" Band based in Orlando, Florida in 2005,
There he was one of the band's main lead singers and song writer. His hit songs with JUS ACSHN band included Saddle up and All night. The visionary entertainer intends to raise the bar in his music career and venture out to different genres of music showing creativity and diversity while settin ah Tren with TrenSettaZ
Bishup in his leisure time enjoys writing music, singing, basketball and spending time with his wife and daughter.
My hobby for drumming got so much better it changed into a full passion for drumming.
Growing up I was fascinated with computers and carnival. Well little did I know Carnival 1999 would be my last year that I sat on the sidelines watching a parade. Summer 1999 I was recruited and joined the Rising Stars Youth Steel Orchestra, which from then my musical passion skyrocket. Within the year I progress and practiced to become as good as the veterans. In 2001 I made my first major trip called "From Sea to Shining Sea" with Rising Stars to New York after the 9/11 Incident. I mastered the Tenor Bass and quickly out of the blue switch to 6-Bass in the summer of 2002 to play as a Summer Serenader which are players chosen when summer starts to represent the Rising Stars Youth Steel Orchestra, work, and play around St. Thomas and St. John.
It was a short noticed announcement and turned me from being a good and disciplined pan player to an extraordinary one. That summer was tough being that I had transfer all the music old and new from a 4 pan tenor bass configuration to a 6 pan bass setup and what made it more difficult was the fact that the notes were not in the same place so I had to maneuver myself to play the pan which I hold dare to me.
That same summer after all the hard work, one of our arrangers God rest his soul (Elvino "Sifu" George) said to me "You are 1 of the best bass players I have heard in a long time". Also got another comments from a fellow musician about how I played, he stated that I play so well that the 6-bass looks like its grooving with me. I conquered so many songs on that bass pan for the 7 years I was in the band and later found another passion 2 years before I left for school. My drumming passion started after mastering the bass and at practices I started listening to the band and wanting more. I would mimic everything our drummer would do and correct him if he misses an accent rolloff or break, etc.
As the passion continued to burn, I would listen to other VI percussionists I knew then that I wanted to be a drummer, So I continued practicing just waiting for that opportunity to present its self and here I am a TrenSettaZ! Ka'Mal now lives in Kissimee, FL with his Fiance and his daughter.
He moved back home after an injury, thats when he met "Bosco"
Kwame was introduced to a new passion, the Drum Machine Kwame instantly began creating captivating beats. Kwame was a member with Sound Quest Band. Upon his departure he was ready to go on a new journey. He is now he is settin ah new Tren with TrenSettaZ. Kwame resides in Orlando, Fl with his family
"Deh Ras" first knew that he wanted to sing and perform the first time he saw his cousins perform.
It was inevitable that it would be his calling he took to the stage for the first time in 1995 after his cousins talked him into going on stage, he sang and perfomed at the Junior Calypso tent in the St.Thomas Carnival. That was the beginning, the birth of a new passion, coming from a musical background he knew that was what he wanted to do. Deh Ras got into the studio and that's when the drive got stronger, in 2011 he released his first single "Stretch" that made it in rotation on 105Jams in the Virgin Islands.
This versatile musician coming from a background of calypso & soca, branched off and found his true calling in a new genre "reggae" he focused even more and persevered. The passion got even stronger he found his comfort zone and he released two new singles "Read the Signs & Rise to the top" in November 2013 that was recorded in Makin Muvz Entertainment Studio (MME) Stay tuned 2014 "Deh Ras" intends on makin a name for himself. He now resides in Orlando, Fl.
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