Number Thirteen

Number Thirteen Number Thirteen is a small recording studio in Chicago, where Christopher Elam makes music.

Operating as usual

07/16/2021

Been working hard on an upcoming feature film from Kavi Raz! I'll post the trailer as soon as it's publicly available.

Also I'm offering mixing/mastering services at a veeeery low price for a limited time. Email [email protected] to inquire!

WBEZ and Vocalo Present: Listening Unites UsFeaturing live performances mixed and mastered hereat Number Thirteen, and o...
10/22/2020
WBEZ & Vocalo Present: Listening Unites Us

WBEZ and Vocalo Present: Listening Unites Us

Featuring live performances mixed and mastered here
at Number Thirteen, and original music by Christopher Elam.

Stream it now on YouTube!

Welcome to our first ever live stream benefit, produced in partnership with Windy City Indie, featuring songs by Vocalo favorites, stories behind the stories...

The new album by Honey Cellar is out now! In Our Time was mixed and mastered here at Number Thirteen!
08/16/2020

The new album by Honey Cellar is out now!

In Our Time was mixed and mastered here at Number Thirteen!

In Our Time, our first album, is OUT! You can listen to it and purchase it here: https://honeycellar.bandcamp.com/. You can also stream it on our website https://www.heyhoneycellar.com/music, Spotify, Apple Music, or anywhere else you can think of. Message us directly if you would like to order a physical copy!

06/28/2020

All revenue going to Black Lives Matter Chicago!

Head over to Christopherelam.bandcamp.com to help out!

New single from nnin! Featuring your's truly on guitar.Mixed and mastered here at Number Thirteen!
06/15/2019
short of pink [demo 06.13.19]

New single from nnin! Featuring your's truly on guitar.

Mixed and mastered here at Number Thirteen!

fell in love with this guitar/scratch vox version of a new thing so thought i'd share it with you! [thank you, elam] music+lyrics: nnin © 2019 happy co**se music [bmi] vocals by nnin [and her now-fa

The new nnin album is out today!Mixed and mastered here at Number Thirteen.
01/22/2019
suffermore, by nnin

The new nnin album is out today!

Mixed and mastered here at Number Thirteen.

7 track album

The new single from nnin! Mixed and mastered here at Number Thirteen. SERIOUSLY LISTEN. IT'S GREAT!
10/28/2018
monster [single], by nnin

The new single from nnin! Mixed and mastered here at Number Thirteen.

SERIOUSLY LISTEN. IT'S GREAT!

track by nnin

Nov. 13th, 2018Christopherelam.bandcamp.com
10/25/2018

Nov. 13th, 2018
Christopherelam.bandcamp.com

Nov. 13, 2018
Christopherelam.bandcamp.com

An interview with 'nnin' about her new album and how it was created and brought to fruition. This marks the first time N...
08/14/2018
Interview with nnin | The Deli Magazine

An interview with 'nnin' about her new album and how it was created and brought to fruition. This marks the first time Number Thirteen has gotten some ink, so thanks nnin!

If you haven't heard the album yet, you can check it out (as well as read the interview) in the link below.

Last month we stumbled upon a new album on bandcamp by an artist we had never heard before (or at least we think we’ve never heard before) called nnin. On “[re:Cover]” she has reimagined a collection of very well-know songs ranging from “Wicked Games” by Chris Isaac to “Wrecking Ball” ...

**RECORD RELEASE ANNOUNCEMENT!**The new album from Nnin is out now! Mixed and mastered here at Number Thirteen, Nnin's d...
07/18/2018
[re:Cover], by nnin

**RECORD RELEASE ANNOUNCEMENT!**

The new album from Nnin is out now! Mixed and mastered here at Number Thirteen, Nnin's debut album [re:Cover] is available for steam or purchase by clicking the link below.

11 track album

Studio's looking 🤘!  Come record with me!
07/04/2018

Studio's looking 🤘! Come record with me!

12/14/2017

Just a little update of what's been going on lately...

Finishing up mastering on the two bonus records getting released tomorrow. I'll post a link here to where they can be heard! Parts 1 and 2 contain isolated string arrangements, and demos/covers from 2003-2013. How time flies.

Editing is almost completed on the new project headed by Miki and Giselle Greenberg, and featuring myself, Greg Nergaard, Bob Garrett, and Elizabeth Breen. It's so good! Next week, the tracks will be shifted into the hands of the almighty John Abbey to be mixed. I can't wait to show you! Very proud of this project.

After that, the release of the 'never thought he'd actually finish it' third solo record by yours truly will happen. I know... I'm just as surprised as you are.

Thanks everyone! See you again soon!

- Christopher

02/19/2017

There's an upcoming project I'm very excited about!

Shelley Miller and I have recruited a few amazing Chicago songwriters who are more than a bit upset about the state of our government. And in April, we'll be producing a compilation album, all sales being donated to our favorite organizations, recorded here at Number 13.

More details will be announced soon!

It's on.

01/21/2017

Some news I'm very pleased to announce...

I'm now booked through the beginning of April!

In March, SHELLEY MILLER will be here, and I couldn't be more excited! Shelley is a very special person/musician to me and I'm happy that she'll be the first artist besides myself to make music in the studio.

Next up, KAITLYNN DANAE EVANS, of the band Batteries Not Included will be here recording solo. I've been a fan of her's for a while now, she writes very gentle and beautiful songs, and I'm looking forward to hearing what she brings in.

After that, my old bud TUCKER DRYDEN will be working on some new material here. Tucker's been working in the film, and comedy mediums for years, but every time he's shown me music he's made, I've loved it, and we've been wanting to do a project together for a long time now. He's got a very authentic, early 90's vibe to his music a la Pavement, or early (I mean seriously, EARLY) Weezer. It's pretty great!

And of course, my new album "3rd" will be mixed in February, and sent out for mastering in March. It's been a long, long time coming - those who've seen what I used to have to do to record in my apt know it's been a truly nightmarish DIY project, and it's indescribably better to be finishing the album in an actual studio. Ugh! Much better now.

That's all for now! Thanks for Liking and Following this page, and if you'd like to book some time just send me a message! I'm still offering free time to friends - so just hit me up and we'll book a date!

THX

Timeline photos
01/15/2017

Timeline photos

01/13/2017

The studio is ready to start taking on projects! I'd love to work with as many of my music friends as possible in the next few months. If you'd like to record a song here (FREE! - for now) please message me so we can schedule a session or two. Mixing and mastering is included. I'm burning to make some new music, so get onboard!

As for this page, more pics coming, and eventually links to music that was made here. So like this page to receive updates. Thanks!

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1522 W Winnemac Ave. #13
Chicago, IL
60640

Telephone

(773) 426-5116

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