Sugi Dakks is the brainchild of LA based Kyle Donald, a Jazz Piano Performance major, his dual interests in poetry and music merged into the pop/soul/jazz/hip hop sound that is Sugi Dakks. His blend of rap, singing, jazz piano is largely self-produced and draws inspiration from Kendrick Lamar, Anderson Paak, Stevie Wonder and Miles Davis. As a writer/producer he has upcoming cuts with Wale, DWY and Raina Rich. His early artist singles have reached over millions of plays, #1 on Hype Machine, spun on BBC Radio and supported widely by tastemakers. In 2018 his debut mixtape ‘The Business’ was recognised widely by key industry figures followed by a much touted debut EP – ‘Black Coffee’.
Since 2010, Copenhagen-based producer Fabian Mazur has released many tracks and remixes, expanding from the Danish club scene to an international audience. Gaining support from artists such as Martin Garrix, Tiesto and Afrojack, Fabian’s recent releases have been pulling in streams from all over the world including “Right Now” with over 7.2 million Spotify plays and “Sun Goes Down” topping two million Spotify plays.
Fabian Mazur has an electronic and bouncy sound with a clear inspiration from hip-hop and R&B that has been supported on a variety of playlists including: Mint, Fresh Electronic, Dance Hits, Friday Crate Diggers, Spinnin Records Top 100, Trap Nation, Electronic Gaming, Mad Decent Weekly, Deep House Hits (Armada), Trap & Bass By Spinnin and New Music Friday in Germany, Denmark, Spain, Iceland, Canada, Finland, Sweden, Norway, Italy and France.
Fabian comes from a family with a musical heritage. His parents are career jazz musicians who continue to tour to this day. His father Klavs Hovman plays the bass and is a solid foundation the Danish jazz scene. His mother Marilyn Mazur is a world-renowned percussionist who has toured with legends such as Miles Davis and Wayne Shorter.
In 2013, Fabian received a platinum-certification for his remix of “Chuck Norris” by Kongsted. Other accolades include six nominations at the Danish DJ Awards 2014, 2015, 2016, & 2017 – “Mainstream DJ Of The Year,” “Urban Release Of The Year” and “Remix Of The Year.” Fabian spends time producing a vlog series featuring all his own music. His weekly videos–available here–give a glimpse into his daily life as a full-time music producer and DJ.
Novele is the brainchild of 26-year-old singer/songwriter/producer Austin Fitzpatrick. From an early age, Austin was surrounded by music. His uncle, John Cale, is a founding member of Velvet Underground and his Aunt was a major label executive for
most her life. Austin’s father was also a musician and DJ and raised him on soul, R&B and Hip-Hop music.
Born in Mission Viejo and raised in Corona, Austin has a deep affinity for Southern California and its culture. Some of his earliest inspirations were California artists No Doubt, Dr. Dre and The Red Hot Chili Peppers. From there he ventured further into the Alternative and Hip-Hop realms like Run DMC, Bloc Party and Gorillaz (specifically their album Demon Days).
At age 12, Austin taught himself the drums and electric guitar and began to make his own music. He then started to play in a handful of bands and joined music programs at his junior high school. His passion for music only expanded as he entered high school. At age 14, he formed a band with his friends Kyle Harward and Jeff Riggs –
Novele began as a garage-rock band in the Inland Empire of Southern California. In early years, the trio played countless house parties and shows in and around their hometown. This was mainly experimental music in the vein of As Tall As Lions. They then faced turbulent times due to a variety of mental health and funding issues and had to take a break from each other. Kyle and Jeff have since returned to the group, but Austin remains the principal songwriter.
During the time apart, Austin continued to grow as a musician, songwriter and producer. He began to focus more on creating hip-hop beats for rappers. However, his love for punk and pop music never left and he began to fuse the genres into one.
This is where Novele’s current sound stems from. A fusion of punk, hip-hop and pop that form a true alternative style. The songs and lyrics pull from Austin’s personal experiences and struggles with mental health and overcoming depression which encompasses the deep emotion and raw passion that fuel the music.
Now 10 years later, Novele is set to release a debut demo album on September 14th. The album contains ideas from the early band days (“After The War”, “Rubies”) as well as newer tracks that Austin composed on his own (“T.S.”, “Tears”). The album is a journey through the tempestuous yet beautiful lifespan of the band. Enjoy.
Sergio Hernando A.K.A DJ Soak at the early age of 24 years old has become a top reference in spanish scene electrónic and turntablism. Credentials, of course, is not lacking: in 2003, with only 12 years old, opened an enviable achievements in becoming runner-up Spain in DMC. Since then it has not ceased to be a landmark in the national and international competitions for DMC and ITF, now known as I.D.A.
“A young prodigy from scratch” would be one of the most successful definitions to discuss Soak, and that is that this kid wants to bite the world.
DJ Soak shows an innate talent, which has managed to shape practicing very hard since he barely lifted was a child and used to sneak the dishes of his brother Dj Elko. Soak has grown and grown into one of the new covering of urban culture of our country.
Valencian, but with good hands who could have been forged in the crib from scratch, at it’ s Soak bet the electric rhythms.
It plays in each of them to perfection by mixing electronic, freestyle, hip hop, and requires more than an unbeliever to turn his head toward the cockpit to check that this wonder is scratching vinyl meat and bone, ultimately free music that skips the rules without giving up the party.
Despite his youth, he has appeared on several TV programs that have succumbed to his savoir faire: Música Sí (TVE), Miradas2 (TVE), La Hora Wiki (Canal+), MTV (Austria) and in Rolling Stone magazine, Dj Mag, Vulture, Serie B, Hip Hop Nation, Hip Flow, Alittlebeat, Staff Magazzine or Deejay.
The best thing is that the reign of Soak just starting and we can only expect good things very good things, this guy in constant exploration of ways and innovation that transform and magically erase the dividing lines between musical genders.
TITLES AND AWARDS:
*Vize-Champion of Spain DMC 2003
*3º in the championship of Spain of the I.T.F 2005
*4º in the championship of Spain of the DMC 2005
*Champion of the Community Valenciana of DMC 2006
*3º in the championship of Spain the DMC 2006
*Champion of Spain I.T.F / I.D.A 2006
*Vize-champion of World/Euro I.T.F / I.D.A 2006
*Vize-Champion of Spain DMC 2007
*4º in the World I.D.A/I.T.F 2007
*Champion of Spain DMC 2008
*5º in the championship of World DMC 2008
*Champion of Spain DMC 2009
*Red Bull Thre3Style Champion of the Community Valenciana
Casscade is a Rapper/Songwriter emerging from North West London’s Stonebridge. Casscade is a tough-rhyming rapper whose approach is equally effective melodically as he has a vibrant tone that is accompanied by the mind of a skilled writer. What inspires this sound is real life experiences, emotions and moods. He released his debut mixtape “Beyond The Eyes” in 2015 which was a special release exclusive to SBTV and supported by Jamal Edwards himself.
Since then Casscade has gone on to release projects “Only For The Summer” and “Curse Of A Creative” which were premiered and featured by the likes of RWD mag, LinkUpTV, GRM daily. Having already received support from Charlie Sloth and Annie Nightingale all on 1xtra with tracks harboured on his last project “Living In The Moment” – Casscade is definitely experiencing an upward spiral on his journey and on a sure pathway to success.
Casscade’s EP “Method To The Madness” is set to be the next body of work to be released in 2018 with the lead single “Sexy” released in April. His latest release ‘Finesse’ is currently available on all digital platforms and is definitely one for the summer. Having lived in one of London’s most notoriously dangerous areas, Casscade has definitely seen his fair share of tough times. Yet rather than become a reflection of the criminal stereotype, he turns the negative influences into illuminating the brighter side to life and the great parts in life.
Family. Love. Party. “I just always turned to the music to vent or just keep me occupied. However I think what really pushed me to become an artist was my upbringing and background.” Coming from a strong Caribbean background, “Sound-man” is the term the community use for a DJ. Casscade comes from a musical family, where both parents are DJ’s and regularly perform on local radio stations. Music was already flowing through his blood from as young as the age of 7 years old. Being brought up in this environment, Casscade developed DJ’ing skills and would be found behind the turntables selecting hot tracks and being the “life of the party”. However it wasn’t until the age of 13 years old that he made the decision to start writing his own music.
The dream is to hopefully one day be blessed to perform on Coachella’s stage, “If I had the opportunity to perform with any artist it’d probably be with Kanye West. He’s definitely an inspiration to my music and I just appreciate all the time and effort that goes into his live shows.” With that being said, Casscade is definitely an artist moving in the right directions to achieving his career goals.
New Haven born Skai has officially returned after a brief hiatus and big move from London to New York. She’s back and ready with her new single Hooked. Accumulating over 20,000 views on Soundcloud, with a collection of oft-praised R&B/soul numbers – Rick Ross-inspired ‘Thugs Cry’ featuring Lil Wayne, the indecisive introspection of ‘Trust Issues’ alongside Bueffard Mallary, sexy slow jam ‘Pieces’, and the uber-submissively yet playful ‘Action.
She has received a plethora of high-profile kudos – and certified stamped approval – from 6-time Grammy Award winning producer, Jimi Kendrix (Jay-Z, 50 Cent, Lil Wayne), DJ Blazita (Jay-Z 40/40 former resident DJ in NY), and DJ Bedtyme (Remy Ma Official DJ).
Playing with stories and books since adolescence, Ghodsy brings elements of storytelling and concise flows to his music. Raised in Seattle (Mercer Island, Washington), he grew up playing cello, performing in orchestras, and writing stories.
As a UC Berkeley undergrad, his interest in music led him to pick up guitar, singing, and piano. His ear for melodies drives the production he chooses and the flows he creates.
Now as a full-time artist, he released numerous singles in the last year, one being a YouTube freestyle to a Rick and Morty episode, that gained over 20K organic views and counting. His debut project “SPOTLIGHT” released in 2017 has received over 5K plays on SoundCloud.
He currently lives in Los Angeles, recording in the studio and building his catalog.
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-
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 traveling to 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 started creating 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.
Grandson is a 24 year old alternative artist hailing from Toronto, Canada. Born in New Jersey, he relocated to the cultural melting pot of Toronto at a young age, and grew up surrounded by music ranging from jazz to rock and roll to rap, dancehall and electronic. He began playing guitar and writing songs as a teenager, and experimented with hip hop and trap production.
Adopting the Grandson moniker while living in LA, he met guitarist and collaborator Kevin Hissink and dove deeply into rock influences such as Rage Against the Machine, Nirvana and Led Zeppelin, while also listening to rap and soul music emerging out of Toronto as well as alternative acts such as Twenty One Pilots and Hiatus Kaiyote. He found a small community of musicians to work and perform with in Los Angeles. The live set creates a frantic, mosh pit inducing cathartic release of energy for concert goers, influenced by early punk and grunge music.
Grandson’s lyrics confront the most pressing issues of his generation through his songwriting, such as governmental transparency, economic accountability, climate change and social justice, giving these topics a soundtrack with a genuine sense of urgency and frustration. The music also touches on adolescence, relationships, and the insecurities and difficulties of growing up.
Unsigned Jan Hammele, 26, and Andreas Huber, 25, are two ambitious and experienced producers, multi-instrumentalists, DJs and live-acts who have been making music together for six years.
The two perfectionists first got to know each other during their studies in Audio Design at the School Of Popular Arts Berlin (hdpk) and have been involved in several collaborative projects since then. They quickly discovered a similar taste and working process which brought them together on a professional level.
Jan‘s musical approach has been influenced by his early involvement in a punk/grunge band where he was front singer and played both the guitar and the piano.
Andreas is an equally educated musician who began his musical career in numerous metal bands before he shifted his focus on other genres.
Drawn towards the zeitgeist of Berlin‘s electronic music scene, they developed an enthusiasm for the sheer endless opportunities within the genre. Formerly operating under their stage name Egokind & Ozean they started making music in 2010 and released their debut album „Transition. During this period they toured around European clubs as a DJ duo and live-act and played gigs in Belgium, Canada, Estonia, France, Germany, Hungary, the Netherlands, Switzerland, Turkey, the UK and the US.
They have produced for numerous artists such as Alle Farben, Yasha, Lovra, L Devine and many more. For the multi-national selling single „She Moves“ by german EDM artist Alle Farben they received a golden record in 2015.
With their new artist project BLYNE the two Berlin based producers decided to shift their focus and devotion in order to developed a unique interpretation of contemporary pop music transcending traditional and national genres. By collaborating with different English native-speaking artists for each song, they create a varied but very recognisable sound which meanders between pop, r‘n‘b, hip-hop and electronic music.