If you’re living in Georgia and are a fan of alternative rock and post-punk, you must have heard the name ‘Steven Jarvis’. A seasoned sound engineer and a one-of-a-kind music producer, Jarvis continues to astound the industry with his notorious moniker and his reggae punk band – BadaBings.
The East Coast Sublime with growling vocals? That’s how he describes BadaBings musical disruption to the unacquainted listener. Blending reggae punk with ska, a genre Jarvis and his peers have an all-or-nothing obsession for, BadaBings is a riotous surge in the music seascape.
However, Jarvis’ contributions to music extend beyond the band. As the owner of Cancer Records, an enterprise he established together with Bradley A. Lenz in 2018, Jarvis lends his expert touch to various projects. Offering music production services specializing in alternative, indie, reggae, punk, and metal genres, Cancer Records has been blessing the music industry with exhilarating, real productions.
Jarvis shares, “We started as a small mobile audio studio on wheels, capturing quality recordings in varying environments. We soon caught the production bug, and the rest became history. I am currently working on a debut release for Left Hand Hot Dog, an explosive ska record that I know is going to make waves.” That’s not all. Jarvis is also anticipating the release of BadaBing’s next record, titled ‘Reggae Cowboy’, expected to hit the airwaves next year.
Born from a prodigious passion for music that started in his teenage years, Jarvis has spent his career diversifying his knowledge base, honing his skills in several different recording milieus. That’s probably why he’s so coveted by bands clamoring for a touch of reality in their music.
Speaking of collaborations, if given a chance, Jarvis is ready to jam with ‘G. Love and Special Sauce’. The idiosyncratic mix he hopes to birth from such a teaming up would surely set the music industry ablaze!
Jarvis’s ability to create joy through the sonic quality of his albums ranges far into the hearts of listeners. When asked about the message he wants to portray through his work, Jarvis emphasized, “Record Producer Steven Jarvis and Cancer Records are elevating underground rock from a small town in Georgia.”
Cancer Records is not just about capturing audio, though. This label has a unique approach to sharing music, using vinyl releases to encapsulate these audible masterpieces. The age-old medium of vinyl – not only does it ensure that music as coded language remains safe in a stable material format, but it also allows the music to circulate freely, passing through diverse locations and temporal realms.
This preference for vinyl harks back to the thematic consistency of albums, long lost in the digital landscape. With a vinyl release, the importance of cover art dramatically escalates, offering listeners an all-inclusive visual experience to complement the musical journey. It’s all about focusing on the aesthetic while making the band sound fantastic!
Over the years, Steven Jarvis, with the aide of Cancer Records, has fleshed out the potential of numerous bands, ushering in fresh waves of genre-defining music. If you’re a band looking to make headway in the music industry, Jarvis assures you: he is eager to work with you. Reach out via the Cancer Records website, or through their various social media platforms including Facebook and Instagram. Don’t forget to also connect with Jarvis directly on his Facebook and Instagram, and explore BadaBings on Instagram and Facebook.
Join them in their journey of creating groundbreaking music and elevating underground rock from their little corner of Georgia to the international stage. And remember, whether you’re a fan or an aspiring artist, Steven Jarvis and his seasoned production house, Cancer Records, are ready to elevating underground rock – one record at a time.