At Asylum Digital, we are here for one reason – “WE LOVE THIS!”
As you can see, each individual on our staff is an artist, musician, songwriter or “straight-up audio junkie” by nature. It is our passion for excellence that has attracted all sorts of projects & artists to us since day one. Regardless of budget, each and every project is treated with the same care and priority as if it was our very own.


Scott Slagle - owner/engineer/producer

Scott is a 20+ year veteran of the Carolinas music scene. During those years, Scott worked as a freelance engineer / producer at The Bassment, Chung King, D&D, DARP, Firehouse, The Hit Factory, HUSH Studios, Reflection Sound Studios and The Sonic Cafe’. In large part, Scott cut his teeth on the sound of “East-Coast” Hip-Hop, working alongside industry heavyweights such as Eddie Sancho, Tone & Poke, Kieran Walsh and “Prince” Charles Alexander.

In 1998, Scott opened the doors of Asylum Digital and has worked extensively with indie and major label acts of all genres. With hard work and a genuine respect for the craft, he completed a new studio build in late 2012.

Scott is a founding member of Electric Mountain, a team of producers that consists of Stephen Barrett, Dave Haire, Christopher Holston & Jason Michel. Scott is 1/5 of the band Super Ape (handling keyboards, percussion, production & programming) & is a voting member of the Audio Engineering Society (AES).

Influences: David Axelrod, Roy Ayers, Beastie Boys, The Beatles, The Bomb Squad, Brainfeeder, James Brown, Miles Davis, Devante, Jimmy Douglass, Gang-Starr, Rudy Van Gelder, Grandmaster Flash, Al Green, Herbie Hancock, Rod Hui, Jean Michel Jarre, Glyn Johns, Quincy Jones, Teo Macero, Marley Marl, Native Tongues, Parliament Funkadelic, Paul C, Pete Rock, Bob Powers, Prince, Public Enemy, Rick Rubin, Run DMC, Sly and The Family Stone, Larry Smith, Charles Stepney, Stones Throw, Joe Tarsia & Bob Thiele.

email –
telephone – 704.492.9289 (main)


Shawn Milligan - assistant engineer/producer

Shawn “S. Millie” Milligan is the newest member to the Asylum Digital team. In 2007, he started recording regional artists in the Charleston, South Carolina area. After deciding (in 2010) that sound would be his career path, he moved to Orlando, Florida to study the recording arts.

While in the Orlando area, Shawn also worked as a freelance engineer at both KDS Studios and Green Room Studios. There, his focus was primarily on the sound of “modern” Hip-Hop and R&B – mixing records for Maybach Music Group, 1017 Brick Squad & Atlantic Records. Shawn soon earned his degree at Full Sail in late 2013, and in the summer of 2014 joined the staff of Asylum Digital as assistant engineer.

Shawn is also 1/2 of the production team Millie & Frazier & an in-house producer for Aces Nation.

Influences: Black Eyed Peas, Cardo Got Wings, DJ Khaled, Dr. Dre, Drumma Boy, Epik the Dawn, Gym Class Heroes, Ryan Leslie, Lex Luger, Lil’ Wayne, Mannie Fresh, Maroon 5, Jason Mraz, The Roots, Noah “40” Shebib, Scott Storch, Three 6 Mafia, Kanye West and Young Jeezy.

email –
telephone – 843.364.9811 (cell) / 704.492.9289 (main)


Stephen Barrett - graphic artist/web design/producer

Stephen “Steve Thuro” Barrett started out as part of the areas hip-hop/drum & bass DJ scene in the late 90’s.
Scott saw Stephen perform at the 2002 DMC Southeast semi-finals. Impressed by his turntabalism and ear for perfection, Scott soon began to share with Stephen the fundamentals of studio recording and production.

Since then Stephen has grown tremendously as an artist and has become very skilled at producing hip-hop and electronic music in general. Stephen is a founding member of Electric Mountain, a team of producers that consists of Scott Slagle, Dave Haire, Christopher Holston & Jason Michel. Stephen also handles drum machine & keyboards in the band Super Ape.

Stephen is also an amazing graphic artist /web desingner and is instrumental to the success of our graphics wing. We feel that Stephen’s design work speaks for itself, making a strong statement with a clean aesthetic. His experience includes years of solid work (with a professional design education) & he can help you design your complete album layout and/or all of your promotional materials (handbills, flyers, posters, t-shirts, etc).

Influences: A Tribe Called Quest, Adult Swim, Alchemist, Aphrodite, The Beatles, DJ Krush, DJ Revolution, Gangstarr, Heiroglyphics, Hi Tek, J Dilla, Bob James, Just Blaze, Talib Kweli, MC Escher, Mos Def, Pete Rock, Phantom 45, Quannum Projects, Rawkus Records, Skills, Stretch Armstrong, Tes One, The Cool Kids, The Wu Tang Clan and Kanye West.

email –
telephone – 704.492.9289 (main)