Louisiana Red Hot Records GM David Villalta Debuts Studio 55 Website and Stars in NBA Halftime Show

Article Contributed by New Orleans Mu… | Published on Saturday, April 20, 2024

David Villalta, the multi-talented owner and operator of Studio 55 and General Manager of Louisiana Red Hot Records, has launched the official website for Studio 55 and recently dazzled audiences with a spectacular halftime performance at an NBA Phoenix Suns game. The performance featured Villalta shredding on lead guitar alongside Oscar-winner DJ Paul of Three 6 Mafia.

David Villalta, who began his career engineering for notable figures like Juicy J and assisting on Wiz Khalifa's "Taylor Allderdice" mixtape, has come full circle. His roots in engineering and performing for top-tier artists have culminated in a memorable NBA halftime show, showcasing his mastery of the guitar and his deep connections in the music industry.

The newly launched Studio 55 website (www.Studio55DavidV.com) highlights Villalta’s comprehensive skills and showcases testimonials from artists, as well as charming images of his studio mascots, his beloved dogs.

David’s illustrious career includes significant collaborations and technical contributions to projects involving Ray Parker Jr., Nita Strauss, and Juicy J. He notably engineered, mixed, and mastered Lilli Lewis's critically acclaimed "My American Heart" EP and has maintained a close professional relationship with DJ Paul, serving as his chief engineer.

Since taking on the role of GM at Louisiana Red Hot Records in 2020, Villalta has produced major projects such as "Mask UP" and has been instrumental in releasing works by artists like Corey Henry and Roland Guerin. Roland Guerin praises Villalta, stating, “Quality, integrity, understanding, creative — these are the words that describe David. He captures the essence of the artist and brings out the best qualities in people.”

David Villalta

David's commitment to the music industry is paralleled by his advocacy for recovery, having moved back to his hometown of Ponchatoula in 2015 to adopt a pace of life conducive to his sobriety. He continues to support and inspire others in their journeys toward recovery.

David Villalta’s latest ventures, including his NBA halftime performance and the launch of Studio 55’s website, mark significant milestones in a career defined by creativity, technical expertise, and a passion for music and community.

About Studio 55 Located in Ponchatoula, LA, Studio 55 is a state-of-the-art recording studio founded by David Villalta. The studio serves as a creative hub for local and regional artists, providing a unique sonic identity under Villalta’s expert guidance.

Website: www.Studio55DavidV.com

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