The Abstract Team

Andrew Flores

Engineer / Producer

Andrew, a Los Angeles native, played guitar and sang in a number of bands before deciding to pursue his passion of making bass-heavy beats. He began engineering and producing at ES Audio while assisting producer KoOol kOjak on his sessions. He went on to assist in live performances for engineer and producer WHITEROSE at his production house.

About a year ago, Andrew joined the Abstract team where he continues to produce hip hop, R&B, and EDM; though he is well versed in many genres. Andrew loves working on the myriad of diverse projects that come through the studio and genuinely enjoys helping each artist reach their potential.

Mark Einhorn

Head Producer

Mark Alan Einhorn is a LA-based producer, composer, arranger with a degree in music composition from UCLA. He has collaborated with various musical giants, including the legendary jazz guitarist Kenny Burrell, the brilliant Indian Karnati vocalist Aditya Prakash, and the heavy-hitting, rock sensation, Portugal. the Man. With PTM, Mark earned a performing and arranging credit on their latest record, Evil Friends (4 June 2013), which was released through Atlantic Records and produced by Danger Mouse. He also performed live with Portugal. the Man at the Coachella Valley Music Festival in 2013. In addition, Mark is also Logic Pro certified and is co-author and curriculum coordinator for Recording Connection’s Electronic Music Program. He has also composed music for a number of short films, and has worked directly under Keith Power, composer for the TV series, Hawaii Five-O, and Bryan Tyler, acclaimed composer for the Fast and the Furious movie series, Iron Man 2 & 3, and Eagle Eye, just to name a few.

Contact email: [email protected]

Jesse Rhodes

Studio Manager / Head Engineer

Jesse Rhodes Studio Manager/Head Engineer

Jesse Rhodes is a Los Angeles native who began his journey through the music scene around 2007. Playing in a number of garage pop punk bands, he made his way through the gigging circuit, performing in venues such as the Whiskey A-Go-Go, Key Club, The Roxy, and the like. In 2011, he left the stage to go “behind-the-scenes”. He began an apprenticeship at ES Audio Recording Studios via the Recording Connection, and became head engineer within a few short months. A few years later, he met Doug Boulware, and Mark Einhorn. Together, they started The Abstract Recording Studios. Jesse has worked with artists like Tionne “T-Boz” Watkins, Trinidad James, Jedward, Huntr, Jinjoo Lee (of DNCE), Tyler James Williams, Mike Taylor, Scoop DeVille, and Youtube Star, Shane Dawson. He has also written music for Netflix, The Discovery Channel, HBO, TLC, and a number of independent films. Jesse is now studio manager, engineer, and producer at The Abstract and is eager to create a space for developing artists to call home.

Contact email: [email protected]

Alex Valente

Engineer / Producer

Alex Valente Engineer/Producer

Alex Valente is a producer/songwriter from Aurora ,IL. His love for music began in 2004 when he got a drumset for Christmas. He began taking drum lessons and by high school, started recording rap songs in his friend’s basement. After making a few songs that received positive feedback from his peers, he was encouraged to start posting his music to Soundcloud.  After high school he moved to Tempe, Arizona where he taught himself how to use Ableton Live while producing songs for local rappers and people he knew back home. After a year in Arizona, Alex wanted to further his music education so he moved to Los Angeles where he took an audio engineering course/internship at The Abstract Recording Studios. Sh=Fast forward a year and he is one of The Abstract’s go-to hip hop producers. He has worked with Ravyn Lanae, Lauren Cruz, Alex Wiley, and has assisted legendary engineer Warren Huart.

Gabrielle Nevins

Head of Video Department / Director

Gabrielle Nevins Head of Video Department/Director

Gabrielle comes to us from NYC with a degree in film and television from The New York Conservatory for Dramatic Arts. Her passion for music and film has been a driving force throughout her life. She starred in a number of films and Off-Broadway productions before making her way to LA to continue producing her own content. Gabrielle has most recently spent the past 4 years working with RW MEDIA where she managed directors/executive produced for primarily music videos. Artists she has worked with include: Kendrick Lamar, Mariah Carey, The Weeknd, Panic at the Disco, Bruno Mars, J. Cole, Korn and many more. She is now heading up The Abstract’s music video department and is excited to work with developing artists on creating a beautiful, cinematic addition to their music.

Contact email: [email protected]

Doug Boulware

V.P. of Operations / Producer / Engineer

Doug Boulware, V. P. of Operations/Producer/EngineerAfter working in some of the biggest studios in Los Angeles, under some of the biggest names in music, Doug Boulware partnered with visionary Jason Ries to bring you The Abstract LA. Doug’s start in music began as a child vocalist in music theater. His influences range from the big band and jazz present in the household to Motown and oldies his mother insisted on! Doug’s obsession for music took a more contemporary turn in his formidable years in the early electronic music scene in LA. Doug has been an underground house music DJ since the 90’s which led to him to his true passion, music production and songwriting. The Abstract LA represents the culmination of a lifelong dream based of a lifelong love of music!

Contact email: [email protected]