DEPTH CHARGE STUDIOS
Although the Depth Charge Recording Group was officially
incorporated in 1996, the foundation of the company dates back
to 1988 when company founder & CEO, Zechariah Wise,
formed a hip hop group with DJ Dialtone and J-Cosell. The
grade school trio began learning the ins and outs of music
production in the basement of Wise's boyhood home in Burke,
Virginia, and by 1991, had secured management and were
rocking local house parties and traveling along the East Coast
performing at music showcases.
In 1992, Wise and Dialtone split off to form the Lower Life
Forms, and were courted by two major labels after the recording
of their first unreleased album, "Chronicles of Another
Species." In 1995, they completed their would-be debut, "The
Whole Universe is Ours" for a Sony Music subsidiary, but the
label lost its distribution before the album could be released.
Undeterred, Wise started Depth Charge Recordings, Inc. as a
label for the works of his crew, Team Demolition, as well as a
recording facility for local aspiring artists and a full service CD
and DVD production house. From 1996 to 2006, the company
released 16 commercially available records, 4 promotional
releases (see catalog), and the recording studios became
known throughout the Washington, DC area as a premier
location for producing, recording and mixing urban music.
In 2005, as Wise's list of both technical and creative credits
grew ever more extensive, he moved the facility to Alexandria,
Virginia, where he updated the equipment and aesthetics and
began picking up even more high profile clients from all over the
United States. Wise focused his creative efforts to producing
and together with his crew, now known by the cleverly shortened
name, Team Demo, began racking up production credits with
both major and independent artists. In 2007, the Depth Charge
label released Illa Ghee's, "Bullet and a Bracelet" album, and
in 2010, Wise's second solo effort, "The Mister Wise Album."
In September of 2011, Depth Charge Studios moved 50 feet
around the corner to an even more spacious and modern facility.
Depth Charge Studios has cemented itself as a top-tier music
facility in the Washington, DC area, and Wise's reputation for
stellar vocal recordings, dynmamic mixes, and unique
compositions and arrangements have made him a highly
sought-after engineer and producer. Together with his staff of
professionals, Wise is committed to offering the highest quality
sound at a great value. As the DC Metro music scene has
flourished, so too has Depth Charge. One only needs to take a
look at the album liner notes of the area's top artists. Chances
are, you will see Zechariah Wise, Team Demo and Depth
The Depth Charge Recordings Label Catalog
About The Company
Alexandria, VA - Established 1996
Team Demo "This is How it Should Be Done"
Released March 2007 (Promo CD/ Digital)
Catalog # DCPR-004
Team Demolition "The Yo! TD Raps" Mixtape
Released September 2004 (Promo Cd)
Catalog # DCPR-003
Various Artists "Taste Tests 2003"
Released April 2003 (Promo CD)
Catalog # DCPR-002
Various Artists "DJ Noodles Vol. 1"
Released February 2002 (Promo CD)
Catalog # DCPR-001
Kurious "Much Higher" Single
Released May 2012 (Digital Only)
Catalog # DC-9020