Maine audio mogul in the making hopes to rise over his traumatic beginnings

PORTLAND, Maine —  Gino Brown’s fingers flew more than his MacBook in a blur very last week while tweaking and massaging a established of sound files on the monitor. When concluded, Brown gave a silent nod to singer Fils Ya Methiola, who began crooning into a close by microphone in French.

Brown’s confront then went slack as his ears took over. Listening to Methiola, he waggled his fingers in the air a very little, like a subtle symphony conductor.

The pair were doing work on a new song in Brown’s makeshift recording studio, tucked into one corner of the upstairs bedroom he shares with his girlfriend in a community housing project. The environment were being modest but the sounds the two artists laid down have been deluxe.