Earlier this week (Wednesday, to be exact) Double Drive arrived in NYC. Purpose? The mixing of their Roadrunner debut. In fact, location of the mix is literally right around the corner from the Roadrunner office. In spite of being so close, it took two days for Donnie (vocals) and Troy (guitar) - the members from the band in NYC for the mix - to stop by the office...their first time ever stepping foot up in here. Roadrunner: Five words to describe your first visit to Roadrunner's NY office? Troy: Is it hot in here? Actually, it is pretty hot...a bit of problem with the a/c units we have been having. Regardless, Donnie and Troy are working with producer Michael Barbiero mixing the album at the same quick pace in which they recorded. "First day of mixing put one in the can halfway through the day," tells Donnie, referring to finishing up their first track. "It's very minisquous," Donnie details. Huh? What he is saying is that they are busting it out, not looking for fine little problems. Troy swears, and perhaps rightfully so, that Donnie am making up words. So, how has the day gone for the boys from Double Drive thus far? They awoke at 12:30pm. "That's what time Donnie got up," Troy chimes in. Apparently Troy was awoken by Donnie waving socks around, or something like that...you get the idea. Come 2:00, they were at the studio - mixes, edits, re-edits, re-mixes of song "Imprint." Also, started doing some "comping" previously not done (you figure out what that studio jargon means). The boys tell of a 'latin jazz' thing happening in studio A beside them...next week the recording of some strings for one of the songs, a first for the band. Roadrunner: Five words on (producer) Michael Barbiero? Donnie: He's Rock and Roll royalty. Michael, the man who headed the Double Drive recording and currently heading the mix sessions, also happens to be the man who mixed Guns N Roses Appetite For Destruction. Words of wisdom Donnie. Words of wisdom, indeed. The rest of the night for the band holds another late night at studio, working hard into Saturday morning before shut down. After that? "Partying," answers Donnie. "Hard," Troy quickly adds. They laugh. Donnie and Troy will be in town mixing until the 9th, so keep checking back for more updates. Title of the album they are working on? Kung Fu Johnson, we are informed. They laugh again... more to come...