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Meet Stefanie Swanson and Shane Rollins of Rockit Lab Studios

Today we’d like to introduce you to Stefanie Swanson and Shane Rollins.

Thanks for sharing your story with us Stefanie and Shane. So, let’s start at the beginning and we can move on from there.
Rockit lab was started over 5 years ago by a local company “Jumble Tribe” that held EDM shows and after-hours events. The intent was to have a location for local producers and musicians to have a home base an thrive in a musical environment. The dream was met and now some of the biggest names in Dallas music call Rockit Lab home.

Recently Shane Rollins aka MC Etiquette became partners with founding owner Chris Gregg to help catapult the business to the next level. Now we are located in Deep Ellum and have opened the doors to photography clients and other clients with artistic use. Shane has helped get the studio remodeled and made many changes to benefit all parties involved.

Now Rockit Lab is run by manager Stefanie Swanson aka Miss Haze. Her combination of music know-how and compassion for the studio has helped completely turn the place into a destination for musicians of all genres.

Great, so let’s dig a little deeper into the story – has it been an easy path overall and if not, what were the challenges you’ve had to overcome?
Well, it’s the music industry so it has been tough. The purpose of creating the space was to have a home base to produce and be creative without stress. This was tough because of all the bills, rent increases etc. throughout the years. A couple of years ago we took a turn for the bad and business was dropping and it seemed to doomed.

Founding owner Chris, in one last chance call for help, put out an ad for a studio manager. Literally, within seconds Shane Rollins aka MC Etiquette saw the ad and sent in a resume. Shanes background is business consulting for real estate and he’s even a well know MC in the EDM scene so it was a perfect fit. He’s been able to help turn the studio around with help from Chris and new studio manager Miss Haze. They have made this a top destination for musicians and photographers in the DFW area. We are now even hosting private events for local musicians and artists.

Rockit Lab Studios – what should we know? What do you guys do best? What sets you apart from the competition?
We are known for having some of the most influential Dallas musicians and labels that office from here. Also, our front space is rented by the hour for photography, music videos, band rehearsals, pop-ups and any other creative use you can think of. We even lease out the entire space for release parties or other private events. It comes with the use of lights, backdrops, and a live PA.

Besides our awesome building and location in Deep Ellum, our staff sets us apart from others… Unlike most studios, we answer the phone and provide help to get you what you need. I know it sounds dumb but if you have ever tried to call a studio for any reason, you know what’s up.

What moment in your career do you look back most fondly on?
I would have to say there isn’t one particular moment. Its a collection of many that all equal the dream of owning a studio. Although one of the most recent moments I am proud of is starting a label called KILL YOUR EGO with RUN DMT that has already had #1 releases in multiple genres. Shane Rollins

Pricing:

  • Rent front room for $50 per hour for photography, band rehearsal, podcast
  • Vocal Recording $50-$75 per hr
  • Mix/Master $75
  • Remix $95
  • Purchase a Beat $200 +
  • Events CALL FOR PRICING 214-302-7571
  • DJ Lessons $50 hr
  • Production Course $100 per class

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Bobby Kurtz

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