Cihan Ozaman is a producer, singer and songwriter known as Kemelion. He was born in Istanbul, grew up in Paris and went to school in Hannover. Currently he lives in Stuttgart and often commutes to the Alps, where he works with the producerJoe Styppa aka Jaime (drummer of Cro, Cassandra Steen, Estikay, KMN Gang) on his debut EP, which will be released in spring 2019.
On January 25, 2019, they released the fourth single by Jaime “With You (feat. Kemelion)”, which will also be available together with” Over Us “on the debut EP of Kemelion. He combines oriental beats with groovy bass lines that are beating through the melodic walls of the synthesizers. On top you hear guitar licks with different funk & pop influences. His striking voice complements the 26-year-old with huge choirs and harmonies. He describes his own musical genre as “Modern Electro Pop”. Kemelion does nothing be behind his music. He becomes one with it. In March 2018, Kemelion had applied for the nationwide band promotion Play Live. Against 60 artists, he made it through live performances to the last top 4. In December 2018, the final took place at the Scala in Ludwigsburg where he convinced the jury again and earned a slot at the 2019 Stuttgart Electronic Music Festival.
Hailing from three generations of female artists, Princess Nostalgia was encouraged to express herself from a young age. Born on Tiber Island in the heart of Rome, her childhood unfolded amongst the ruins of an ancient world. This bittersweet sense of the past has informed her outlook ever since.
At 8 years old, she moved with her mother and brother to Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. Her father remained in Italy (their shared love of Kraftwerk, D’Angelo, and Chic has been the basis of their long distance relationship). The sharp divide between the two worlds in which she lived led her to develop a fascination with the feeling of nostalgia—which became not only a familiar friend, but a source of inspiration (hence the moniker).
In the fourth grade, Princess Nostalgia picked up the double bass. Ten years of classical training opened her eyes to the endless potential of musical composition, and an insatiable itch to do it herself was awakened. The subsequent discovery of Logic Pro X gave her the freedom to manifest this potential on her own terms. Inspired by a wide array of genres including funk, r&b, electronic, and pop, Princess Nostalgia taught herself how to compose, arrange, mix, and master her own music. Despite the toxic aspects of being an artist in the age of social media, she is immensely grateful for the vast reserves of free information the internet has to offer, as she acquired many of her skills through youtube tutorials and music tech blogs.
Furthermore, her artistic background has allowed her to create her own album art and to direct and edit her own music videos. Headstrong and self-reliant, she takes pride in the knowledge that everything you see and hear is a product of her own creation. Today, Princess Nostalgia is a philosophy major at the University of Verm.
Foley started almost as a dare – a challenge between two long time friends to blend their mutual love of pop, funk and dance into a meaningful spin on pop music. Frustrated with the standard model of two-piece acts being pigeonholed into 1 vocalist and 1 producer, Foley made a point to be equal. Songs are crafted together, 50/50; with neither party more important than the other. In a male dominated industry where female vocalists are often commoditized, it’s an important distinction to make.
Both talented writers, producers, and performers, the pair collaborate on everything from lyrics & melody to instrumentation & performance – nothing is one sided and the result is greater than the sum of its parts. The long list of achievements following their debut single ‘Settle’ is proof that going against the grain works.
Released in October 2017, the bass-driven debut immediately launched the pair into local hearts and minds, receiving extensive radio support from one of New Zealand’s largest commercial radio stations ZM and NZ’s largest dance station George FM. ‘Settle’ also received wide support from DSPs, landing on Spotify’s prestigious Fresh Finds: Hiptronix playlist and clocking up over 50K streams since release. And after only one month in the public eye, Foley were invited to play New Zealand’s largest New Years festival, Rhythm & Vines for it’s second consecutive sold-out year.
Waves like this don’t go unnoticed – Foley’s success quickly pricked the ears of the industry, landing the duo features on tastemaker blogs like Coup de Main. The pair also secured government funding and a coveted spot on the NZ On Air’sNewTracks disc – which is presented to top level broadcast media. Behind the scenes, the duo have formed a relationship with some of NZ’s best producers: Josh Fountain (Thomston, LEISURE, MAALA) and Djeisan Suskov (Mitch James, Matthew Young) – trying new sounds and tearing apart old habits.
Cavaro is a Colombian music producer with over 7 years of experience where he has accumulated various top positions on the iTunes charts and a 16th position on the global Spotify charts with his song “Lost In You”. His style is a mixture of various influences including Rnb, Hip hop, funk, Chillstep and Pop.
Cavaro is a music producer and Live Performer characterised for making Tropical-House/R&B/Trap-influenced music mixed with different elements from other styles and genres, always versatile but with a unique sense of identity. Starting in the electronic music world at the age of 18 (with extensive background on musical theory), Cavaro traveled to Australia where he resides now and founded his own record label ‘RKJ Music’, which later on would reach a number 9 spot on the iTunes Electronic Charts with Cavaro’s release ‘Second Chance (Ft. Dominique)’.
After graduating with a bachelor on music production from SAE Institute Melbourne, Cavaro focused his attention on making remixes and crafting his ever evolving sound meeting different people on the way and gaining popularity. He also managed to be a host on BPM Radio Australia (Transmitted by KISS FM) and to play in different clubs of the local scene in Melbourne.
After travelingto different conferences of the music industry such as ADE (Amsterdam), WMC (Miami), EMC (Sydney), Cavaro re-routed his focus, simultaneously releasing a Progressive House remix of John Legend’s song ‘All Of Me‘ along with the Colombian producer ‘Argüello‘. This remix had over 200000 plays in a short time, trended on Soundcloud and was played in different radio stations around the world.
In the end of 2014 Cavaro startedcreating his new and unique style. This would be a mixture of the sounds he would find exploring the different genres he was starting to be influenced by (Mainly RNB) at that moment. Later on he would release remixes introucing his new style and surprisingly catching the attention of the public with more than 100000 plays per remix and an outstanding number of plays of almost 300000 generated by his version of ‘Thinking Out Loud‘ by Ed Sheeran.
His popularity with remixes started to grow rapidly which lead Cavaro to release his original song called ‘Second Chance’ featuring vocals by the New Yorker Dominique.It reached the number 9 spot on the iTunes Electronic Charts within the first week of the Pre-order stage and gained more than 120000 plays in the first couple of months. It also trended on Soundcloud and has been played in different radio stations around the world which had opened many doors for the Colombian producer.
Cavaro as an ever evolving producer, is a rising talent to have an eye on, his remixes and originals are unique and something worth to listen to.
Douglas Pisterman’s music punches indie, pop, electronic,soul, house and funk to create a experimental genre within Pop music. He creates compositions with rhythmic and lively melodies which he develloped by learning music in the Conservatoire of Nice.The current production of his work is composed with synths, MIDI contro llers, voice, guitar, bass and any instrument he can get his hands on. Douglas uses his own samples based on his compos itions and sound recordings that gives him the freedom to improvise and to fit in different contextual circumstances. He’s releasing his first solo effort after touring with Cabuco as keyboardist and lead vocalist in Paris and after accompanying several bands (Kelly Lee Owens, Burning Peacocks). This ep was mixed by David Oversby Powell (Fyfe, Kelly Lee Owens, ..) in his studio and mastered by Mandy Parnell (Björk, Animal Collective, Mocky,…).
ATTN: Robby Hunter Band is now officially Magic City Hippies!
The Hippie Castle EP is out now!
Robby met the Hippies over a series of Friday nights in a dark, sweaty corner of a dark, sweaty bar. Week after week, a seemingly endless supply of free-spirited musicians cycled through the Old Miami dive to sit in on Robby’s gig and jam on classic Hip Hop covers. After sampling half the supply of local musicians in his revolving door of a band, Robby finally found the two perfect complements to his idiosyncratic songwriting: multi-instrumentalists Pat and John, two inhabitants of what was called the Hippie Castle.
The Hippie Castle is hard to explain. Almost completely obscured from the road by a jungle of fruit trees and tropical flora, this 60’s era Florida bungalow covered in aging murals and white-washed wood paneling formed the nucleus of a bohemian scene of musicians and artists. These are the Magic City Hippies. Robby quickly fell down the rabbit hole of the Castle, reveling in midnight pool parties and the monthly raucous house shows. Inspired by the impressive talent that passed through the house, Robby and the Hippies built a studio in the Castle and began documenting their carefree lifestyle to the world.
Under the name Robby Hunter Band, they released a series of singles, including the indie hits ‘Corazon’ and ‘Hard On Me’ and culminating in their debut album Magic City Hippies. After seeing first-hand the world’s appetite for their take on the Magic City, the boys decided to push beyond the limits of their signature Indie Funk sound and incorporate an even wider net of genres and influences. Having realized that the music had developed to a level beyond their humble trio beginnings, Robby and the boys took on the name Magic City Hippies to embody the original spirit that inspired the music. The Hippies, as they’re simply known in Miami, continue to deliver high-energy live shows and soulful pop quirks from their headquarters at the Hippie Castle, waiting patiently to drop their next Indie Funk gem on the world.