Content from 2013

LICKS - SXSW 2013 Accepted Film

LICKS follows the story of a young man, D, as he returns to his Oakland neighborhood after two years served in prison for a robbery gone wrong... Director/Screenwriter: Jonathan Singer-Vine, Screenwriter: Justin "Hongry" Robinson Cast: Stanley "Doe" Hunt, Koran Jenkins, Tatiana Monet, Devon Libran, Les "DJ Upgrade" Aderibigbe, John Stallings, Skipper Elekwachi, Santiago Pratt, Ava Reina, Theresa Anderson-Downs

Cello Fury - "Odyssey": SXSW 2013 Showcasing Artist

Cello Fury is a rarity in the music world: three classically trained cellists and a rock drummer performing high-energy original music in venues ranging from concert halls to rock clubs. Appealing to a wide audience across age groups and musical interests sets Cello Fury apart from your average rock band. Continually developing their own unique style of cello rock music, cellists Simon Cummings, Ben Muñoz and Nicole Myers along with drummer David Throckmorton unleash vitality and rhythmic drive in their music and dare to venture past classical expectations.

ChoZe (Produced by Paul Couture) - "Push": SXSW 2013 Showcasing Artist

ChoZe is a new breed of rap artist based out of Atlanta Ga . Born in New York but gives his mixture of style of music to the gift of having the chance to love growing up in such states as Texas , South Carolina , & Los Angeles. As one of the founders of Daily-Freshness this mixture of styles has given him the chance to be played on radio stations from Atlanta to Austin Texas. Now gearing up for his Debut release "Life Thru My Eyes" the antipation is at all time high.

Jack Savoretti - "Not Worthy": SXSW 2013 Showcasing Artist

With his husky voice, a head full of catchy tunes and a story to tell, Jack Savoretti would seem to have everything it takes. Yet, just one year ago - with two albums already to his name, a raft of rave reviews, and a legion of fans from five years of solid gigging - Jack was about to pack it all in. Having left his former label and management, he had become thoroughly disillusioned with the music biz at the age of 27. "I was seriously thinking about giving it all up," he admits.

Royal Canoe - "Guitar Blue": SXSW 2013 Showcasing Artist

Royal Canoe is a group of musicians on a mission to construct ambitious, inventive music. The songs are thick with catchiness, rich in rhythm and are consistently pushing against the boundaries of pop music. They spend almost every day in a shit-hole rehearsal space writing hooks, singing through effects pedals, scrawling lyrics on scraps of paper, and constructing heavy beats in odd time signatures.

Jesse Boykins III- "Black Orpheus": SXSW 2013 Showcasing Artist

Jesse Boykins III is a singer / songwriter with a timeless sound. He is the creator of a new approach to music he calls “World Soul” in which he shares a point of view that crosses all genres, generations and cultures. In early 2008, Jesse Boykins III released his debut EP Dopamine: My Life On My Back, a soulful narrative covering a range of emotions from infatuation to lust to obsession with love and the pain of love lost. His follow-up release The Beauty Created soon followed, a critically-acclaimed LP.

DaVinci - "In My City": SXSW 2013 Showcasing Artist

Expect no gimmicks from San Francisco-bred emcee, DaVinci. Though his upbringing in the historic Fillmore District is a far cry from its jazz heyday, he represents a new generation of post-Reaganomic crack-era rap, whose often-unwitting participants had to hustle to survive past their adolescence. “My music has everything to do with my environment: from robbing, killing, pimpin’ to selling and abusing drugs...to family, gentrification, and shit, just havin’ fun,” he explains about his heavy content.