Like a wildflower of positive energy spreading its seed through song, Bergen collective Young Dreams are coming for the head and the heart. An album of stirring, symphonic wonder, Between Places is Young Dreams' first cultivation of a rich patch of sonic earth, to be released in March 2013.
Zion I consists of lyricist Zumbi and beat-master Amp, a Bay Area bred duo who have been working to nonstop since 1996. As evident from their newest album, ShadowBowing, the effort that Zion I puts in to continuously to bring us infectious beats and contagious lyrics has more than paid off. Bassnectar, Collie Buddz and Goapele are just some of the artists that have lent their talents to create an esoteric album.
Bodega Bamz is the only rapper buzzing from Spanish Harlem, and the only
rapper emerging from the underground scene with the effort to reignite the
Flame of Latin presence in Hip Hop. Not only does he have Uptown on lock, he is one of
the few rappers with an independent and original presence in New York
City's current street rap scene. He is half Dominican and half Puerto Rican
and raps about everything from women and champagne to childhood histories,
inner city struggle, and as he likes to phrase it, "everything that is
"You only choose from what you could get, your life is a show and the star's nearly dead"-
We all make choices in our life, but in the end, all roads seem to lead to one eventual truth; Sarai knew she was a musician the first moment she sat down at the piano as a kid- and while taking many different paths artistically over the years, her music became the one truth that she couldn't go without- to capture this notion, Sarai Givaty chose the cover art of her debut EP "The Monkey's Are Here" taken of her first piano recital at the tender age of 9.
Kidnap Kid finds himself alongside the top names in the newly emerging UK "Future Bass" scene. Originally picked up by Sheffield imprint Squelch and Clap and recently signed to Black Butter, Kidnap Kid (aka Matt Relton), contributes as a pioneer and originator of an increasingly popular sound born from a generation of tech-savvy young producers.
A strong contender for the most likely-to-be-quoted rapper at the water cooler, Wordburglar\'s lyrically potent oeuvre runs the gamut from thoughtfully casual to ridiculously ludicrous. With finely constructed, whimsical lyrics, a sharp sense of humour and a dedication to true-school rap, \'Burg has carved a niche for himself with audiences across Canada and beyond. www.wordburglar.com
Hi Rhythm is known as being the house band for hit Memphis soul label Hi Records during the 1960's and 70's. They are one of the few bands from this era that has stayed together and maintained all its original members. The band includes the three Hodges brothers, Rev. Charles Hodges (organ), Leroy Hodges (bass), Mabon "Teenie" Hodges (guitar), together with drummer Howard Grimes and Archie "Hubby" Turner (keyboards).
Vintage Trouble formed in 2010 out of the ashes of a few other bands, and not by chance, Ty Taylor (vocal) and Nalle Colt (guitar) teamed up with drummer Richard Danielson and bassist Rick Barrio Dill. They entered The Bomb Shelter Studio, recorded an album\'s worth of material in three days, which was intended to be demos and ended up being pressed into CDs. The Bomb Shelter Sessions became Vintage Trouble's first album.
The Coathangers were a band before they were musicians. The Atlanta quartet started out as an excuse to hang out and play parties. Their jokey attitude ran deep, right down to their name—a self-admittedly crude abortion reference for an all-girl group. The whole knowing-how-to-play-an-instrument thing was just a minor hurdle in their musical mission. And to their credit, The Coathangers stormed onto the scene, regardless of the handicap, as a completely unaffected, unpretentious, deliciously sloppy, and totally infectious rock band.
The UFO Club is a collaboration between The Black Angels\' Christian Bland and Nights Beats\' Lee Blackwell.
Recorded in summer of 2010 at Laguna Studios in Austin, TX, their debut album finds the duo re-imagining 50s pop through the prism of 60s psych and the combined guitar work of Bland and Blackwell. The name is a homage to the legendary UFO Club of Pink Floyd-era 1960s London.