Jared Hassan Foles is a NYC based composer/producer, film editor, AV engineer & Photovoltaic (solar) systems designer. He is also the owner of World Eater Recordings, a recording studio & post production house built and operated since 2000 in Brooklyn, NY. Jared though his studio (and others) has provided compositions & recordings, event production & management, audio & video production, marketing & advertising, graphic design, sound design, Foley/ADR, overdubs, professional consultations, and lightning guitar playing for musicians, artists, bands, venues, films, museums and the uncommon-common man for over 20 years.


From his composition, mixing & sound design work with multimedia artists Wangechi Motu, Aisha Bell and Nari Ward, mixing/mastering for two Black Rock Coalition compilations, to his event management responsibilities for venues such as Brooklyn's Sputnik, the legendary CBGB, festivals such as the Brooklyn New Music Festival (Produced by Danny Simmons & Shrine for the Black Madonna co-producer/partner Brian Tate), Jared has been part of some of the hottest art, performance & events in NYC over the last 15 years.


Since 2000, he is the co-founder/co-producer/co-writer and guitarist of the band Shrine for the Black Madonna, who performed at packed house at Lincoln Center’s Amphitheater in 2006 and released a double album as their initial intro in 2007. In 2008, Jared joined Kwame Bryant Pierce's 3 Bean Stew on guitar for the 2008 release of "Tales of the Tin Man", and provided rhythm guitar for Sierra Leone group “Dry Yai” live at NYC's Joe's Pub in 2009.


Over the last 7 years, Jared has:


  • Become a NABCEP Certified Photovoltaic Designer, and has provided solar site surveys for commercial buildings and residences in NYC.

  • Produced & engineered “The Saturday Evening Special”, live concert series at M1-5 in lower Manhattan

  • Produced and managed live concerts at the “Fortune Cookie Lounge”, in the East Village

  • Worked as the monitor mix engineer at the United Palace Theater

  • Provided a cameo appearance in the indie film “Once Upon A Film” (2007) by Decker Pictures 

  • Worked as Marketing Manager for the original Sapphire Lounge, and awarded the 2012 USCA Best of Manhattan Award for “achieved exceptional marketing success in their local community & business category”

  • Had a major fire in the brownstone that housed his studio, World Eater Recordings

  • Worked as sound editor on the indie feature “No Homo” by Director/writer Goddey Assemota, premiered at Brooklyn Academy of Music in 2012

  • Worked as sound editor and musical director for the short film “Milan’s First Day’, by director Laura Fielder 

  • Written, Produced, and Directed both EP’s and videos for the project The Sweet Fuzzy Itsy Bitsy, released in 2010 & 2012

  • Led the rebuild & redesign of the brownstone and studio space for World Eater Recordings

  • Built and tore down stages for St. Johns University and large private events though Shadowbox DM, a private event company based on Long Island.

  • Re-opened World Eater Recordings

  • Worked as A1 sound engineer for Congregation Beit Simchat Torah/CBST in Hell’s Kitchen

  • Worked for the United Nations as a Senior Media Technician, where he operated sound, video teleconferences and broadcast cameras for world leaders and performers, including Yo Yo Ma, US Secretary of State John Kerry, NY State First Lady Matilda Cuomo and others.

  • Came in 3rd in NYC’s “Shred For Your Life” metal guitar competition, and lauded by Vernon Reid of Living Colour, Brent Hinds of Mastadon, & Kirk Douglas of the Roots/The Tonight Show-all judges at the event.

  • Got married!

  • Developed a curriculum for teaching basic audio engineering to grade school children in order to enhance their understanding of applied math and science


Currently, Jared is producing new releases for: Shrine for the Black Madonna, and already have one unreleased project in the can, done with Black Gold’s Eric Ronik

Black eLvis, featuring Ozara Ode, a Milwaukee native who’s currently touring the country performing her one woman Nina Simone retrospective (next in Brooklyn on Nov 26 at Brooklyn Christian Center) The Sweet Fuzzy Itsy Bitsy, who’s first two ep’s and videos caused a considerable buzz in alternative/indie music circles, is now recording its third release. Constantly chasing and creating new opportunities to provide service to artists, youth, institutions, and create value for responsible corporate partners. His overall goal is to use his education & experiences for the positive benefit of the larger global community,