All of the greatest bands to ever plug into an amplifier wanted to change the world. Be that by their socially or politically charged lyrical narrative, their musical power and aggression standing tall to rebel against the tidal wave of shit dominating the airwaves or creating something totally unique due to the frustration and stagnation of what their peers around them are serving up. Meet Sheffield’s While She Sleeps. How do they want to change the world? By channeling all of the above into their phenomenal debut full-length album, ‘This Is The Six’.
Austin-based, Alabama-raised singer/songwriter Nakia has a heart that beats to the rhythms of Muscle Shoals soul, pumping blood infused with Stax funk to cells lined with Chicago blues grooves. His vocal talent is the kind that instantly turns listeners into fans — among them CeeLo Green, his coach and mentor from Season One of NBCV's 'The Voice,' who invited Nakia to sing on his Muppets Christmas special.
The Boom Booms are a Vancouver-based six-piece indie band whose music is a mash-up of pop, hip hop, reggae, soul, and funk. Since their 2007 launch, The Boom Booms have built a loyal fanbase that stretches across generations. The video for their feel-good party anthem, “When the Night”, reached #6 on the Much More Music chart in 2008 and was optioned for an episode of 90210. “Delivered”, a surreal banjo ballad that conjures up images of a jungle river baptism, garnered an award for Best Roots Song at the Just Plain Folks Music Awards in Nashville.
The Futures League formed in March 2012 bringing together Jon Badfoot, Jack Rose, Scott Ruth and John Fontana. Their sound is somewhere between garage, punk, psychedelic and rockabilly, which feels like its been spun through 2" in tape and shot forward from the early 70's. Their self-titled debut EP was released on 11/20/12 consisting of 5 songs that take you through the soundscape of The Futures League. At times its funky, at times its twangy, at times its fast and at times its mellow, but its always The Futures League.
Two years after releasing their debut album ‘Reverence for Fallen Trees’ (2009) Dutch folk-rockers The Black Atlantic released their new EP ‘Darkling, I Listen' in Europe and are set to release the EP in the US in February, 2013.
Tesoro has a unique sound that captivates even the most sophisticated Flamenco purists and enthusiasts. With rock, world, and jazz influences, Tesoro takes Flamenco Fusion to a new level. Having performed live with groups like Del Castillo and Calexico, Tesoro has been fortunate to enjoy such memorable shows. Flamenco dancer Natalie Fernandez performs with the group and has performed with such acts as the Gipsy Kings and Esteban.
Featuring SwizZz, Dizzy Wright, Jarren Benton, DJ Hoppa - It would probably be easier if we told you what Hopsin doesn’t do, but Hop is an MC, producer, director, actor, and editor. And his journey has been anything but painless. Stuck in special education classes, Hopsin did not see much of a future in high school. His teachers did nothing but reinforce the feelings that he wouldn’t amount to anything; especially if he continued to waste his time attending classes where nothing was actually being taught. So with no money and only a few real friends, Hopsin dropped out of school in 2004.
Suburban Living is the project of 21 year old Wesley Bunch from Virginia Beach, Virginia. After self releasing a few singles on the internet in 2011, Bunch went on to produce his latest EP - "Cooper's Dream". His EP has been deemed "Dream Pop", combining textural synths, thick guitar melodies, and bouncing drum beats. Come get lost in the sauce!
From the room he grew up in, in South Florida, to his apartment in Savannah, and now in his current home in Brooklyn, Roberto Lange of Helado Negro has never not made music. Tones whittled out of these places, memories, time and all its impressions, Invisible Life is Helado Negro’s third full-length album. Like captured light, it is a reflection of Helado Negro’s refined love affair with synthesis, sampling, and his own strengthening voice.