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.
Jasmine Sokko is an electronic music project born out of a thirst for adventure. Raised in a hyper – organized urban city, she draws inspiration from fashion, dystopian film cinematography and thriller novels, conveying her music through different shades of darkness.
Spotify Singapore has named her debut single ‘1057’ “the must -listen local track of the day”. It became the number 1 song on Spotify Singapore’s Top 50 Viral chart with over 430,000 streams and number 8 in Spotify Indonesia’s Top 50 Viral chart in the week of 10/10/2016. The music video has made its way to MTV Asia’s Viral Charts, clocking in at No. 2 end October 2016. The accompanying music video has made Its way to MTV Asia’s Viral Charts, clocking in at No. 2 end October 2016.
Jasmine Sokko has been sought out by New York -based producer Lucian to work on his single ‘Close To You’. In September 2017, she has been named as “9 Amazing Singaporean Musicians To Add To Your Playlists” by Harper’s Bazaar Singapore. Prestige Singapore listed her in their annual “40 Under 40” article as a culture mover and shaker in the Singapore music industry.
Justin Hariz aka HARIZ is a 20-year-old LA-based singer, songwriter and multi-instrumentalist. HARIZ started his music career as a classically trained singer and pianist, going on to receive the highest tier of national ranking by the Classical Musical Association. Most recently he was the recipient of the 2016 ASCAP Harold Adamson Lyric Award in Pop music.
HARIZ has making a name for himself as an artist to watch by incorporating elements of alternative rock and R&B into his pop songs. His moody, groove-injecting synths, and honest, captivating, and catchy melodies and lyrics give put a new spin on the pop genre.
Alternative pop artist Iolite, sets a flame with her new single “Better Without You”, as she carelessly performs in front of a forest fire with collaborators, Solarsuns. The collaborators conspire to blend the worlds of light and dark in this beautifully, haunting single and cinematic video. Washed over by lush melodies, dream pop rhythms and aggressive synths you can be sure that “Better Without You” will be the dawn of a new, dark-pop era. The chorus lyric explains the song’s emotion perfectly – “I know I’m better without you, but when I’m with you, I can’t live without you.” Elina, the 19-year-old artist explains, “it’s about understanding that a situation is not good for you in the long run, but you can’t help running back to it – because in the end we all make mistakes, and well…we’re human.”
Watch the cinematic video of Better Without You, as Iolite and Solarsuns perform in front of a forest burning up in flames.
Alternative pop singer and songwriter, Elina goes by the stage name Iolite. A native of Denver, Colorado, she hails from a family of musicians who immigrated to the United States from Russia in 1996. At the age of 7 she began playing classical piano and shortly after started writing original songs and performing wherever she had a chance. In 2016, Iolite independently released her first official project; emotional yet edgy pop tracks, including her first single, “Spinning”.