Lionel Williams (aka Vinyl Williams) is a Los Angeles based artist and musician. His collage art & psyche-pop music fuses vast landscapes, multi-religious symbolism, and the supernatural into a paradoxical whirlpool of "mysticism and sonic matrices".
J. Stalin (born. Jovan Smith) is a rap musician from Cypress Village in the neighborhood of West Oakland in Oakland, California. In 2007, he signed to Zoo Entertainment Production Company run by artist Mekanix.Although young and boyish-looking, J. Stalin adopted a tough rapper persona. He references Joseph Stalin in his stage name because they shared the same initials, and "he was short like me, but he was always smashin' on everybody." In a recent interview he remarked about his home and lifestyle, "This is West Oakland, man. This is the bottom right here."
ADVENTŪS is the Latin word for arrival. And so Cody Canada and The Departed emerge with their first original album. Upon the disbanding of Cross Canadian Ragweed, The Departed took root; Cody Canada and his long time Ragweed band mate, Jeremy Plato on bass and vocals, with Seth James on guitar and vocals (Seth James Band, Ray Wylie Hubbard), Steve Littleton on B3 organ and keys (Live Oak Decline, Stoney LaRue & the Arsenals, Medicine Show) and Chris Doege on drums (Seth James Band, Nashville touring acts).
Melissa Ferrick\'s 11th original album \"the truth is\" will be released May 7 2013, on NY based MPress Records. This self produced album mixed by ©grammy award winner Trina Shoemaker, is by far the most revealing, beautiful, complete album Ferrick has ever made.
Ryan Bingham is an Oscar-winning singer/songwriter, born in New Mexico but raised all across the Southwestern United States. Bingham set out on his own at a young age, shuffling from town to town and performing gigs at local no-frills bars. It's this spirit of having done plenty of living early on, that has informed the singer- songwriters world-weary and jagged, weather-beaten vocals.
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.
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.