Ergo’s “As Subtle As Tomorrow” is out now.

Last year I had the chance to work on this record with Brett Sroka and his band Ergo. This record is a really cool mix of live trombone, piano and drums along with a bunch of cool electronics as effects. Sam Harris on piano and Shawn Baltazor on drums. Shawn mixed the record with Brett […]

Pre-order “Someone Else” (the film) now!

Someone Else, the film I scored in 2014, is finally being released to the masses. It is available for pre-order from iTunes here. It will also be screening for a week in Los Angeles in March. Not clear on the details yet but I’ll keep y’all posted.

The New House of Cha Cha is ready!!!

So happy to announce that the all new House of Cha Cha, new room, new monitors, new awesome sound and vibe, is all done a ready to make music. Pics to follow as soon WordPress will accept my uploads. So now’s a great time to hit me up so we can work together on your […]

Someone Else’s New York premiere is tonight!

I’m very excited to be attending the New York City premiere of Someone Else, the feature film I scored last year for director Nelson Kim. This is definitely the kind of movie to see in a theatre, especially so you can experience the low end of my score! The screening is at Village East Cinemas […]

New Mudville music out today!

I’m very happy that this day is finally here. New Mudvillemusic is here today via Ropeadope Records. It’s the end titles track for my friend Nelson Kim’s film Someone Else, the feature film I scored last year. It’s available now from iTunes as well as our bandcamp store. Enjoy!

Bob Wijnen’s record is done!

NYC Unforeseen, the debut record from Bob Wijnen that we’ve been working on since last November, is DONE! I’m producing, engineering and mixing on this one. Just got it back from ace mastering engineer Gene Paul and it sounds great. I went over there last week as I love to hear Gene tell me stories […]

Headed to Miami for the premiere of “Someone Else”

I’m very excited to be some of the cast and crew of Someone Else at its world premiere tomorrow night at the Miami International Film Festival. Marilyn Carino from Mudville will be joining me. Not only did I write, produce, record and mix the entire score for the film, but Mudville wrote a new song […]

“Someone Else,” the film I scored

So I wrote the score to this film last year, Someone Else.  Written and directed by my friend Nelson Kim, it’s a great city mouse/country mouse story about two Korean-American cousins. The buttoned up law student  comes to New York City for the summer to visit his relative, the playboy actor. Drug use and girlfriend-switching […]

So I wrote this article for DownBeat magazine…

On the heels of producing and mixing over thirty live records for SmallsLive, the record label of the New York jazz club Smalls, late last year I was asked by the magazine to write a story for their “Recording School” section on how to produce live jazz records. While my approach to producing isn’t much […]

What I did in 2014

Hey Everyone! Happy New Year! It’s been so long since I’ve written (I plead: Baby) that I thought an update from the House of Cha Cha was in order. Here goes… FILM COMPOSING: In September I finished composing, performing, and mixing the score for the feature film Someone Else, written and directed by Nelson Kim. […]

  1. Someone Else *performer/co-writer/producer/engineer/mixer* Mudville 4:12
  2. Wicked *performer/co-writer/producer/engineer/mixer* Mudville 4:27
  3. The Hero Of The World *performer/co-writer/producer/engineer/mixer* Mudville 4:29
  4. Deja Vu (Benny Cha Cha Remix) Killah Priest 3:53
  5. Manifest (Benny Cha Cha Remix) Karsh Kale 6:09
  6. "Long Distance" - End Credits *composer/producer/performer/mixer* Ben Rubin feat. Michael Blake 1:19
  7. "Someone Else" - Opening Titles *composer/performerproducer/engineer/mixer* Ben Rubin 1:39
  8. That Lick I Invented *bassist/co-producer/mixer* Dred Scott Trio 6:12
  9. Today Means More *producer/bassist/mixer* Stripmall Ballads 3:19
  10. My Favorite Waste of Time *producer/performer/mixer* Marshall Crenshaw feat. Keva Hargrove 3:10
  11. Sunrise Sunset (Benny Cha Cha Remix) Louis Armstrong 4:17
  12. "7x6x2" - End Credits *space western rock - wurly/moog/drums/guitar/trumpet* Ben Rubin 4:33
  13. Doggie and Cookie *bassist/mixer* Dred Scott Trio 6:46
  14. When I'm Writing (Benny Cha Cha Remix) Killah Priest 4:30
  15. Goodbye Blue Sky (Benny Cha Cha's Hee-House Remix) Luther Wright & The Wrongs 4:03
  16. Pussy (Benny Cha Cha Remix) Brazilian Girls 5:41