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I am a young dream chaser born in Florence, SC. I have always had the dream of being rich (who hasn't). But I have also seen myself as different from everyone else with similar dreams. Not saying im better, but I work harder. I am MIKE. M-make I-it K-known E-everywhere....Thats what I do everywhere I go I make myself known, I stand out. That is my dream, to be the most successful standout in the world. Making music is only one of my talents, and only the beginning. FOLLOW ME to the top as I live my dreams. Want to know more just FOLLOW ME on TWITTER @Mikemakehits -im always on there ..LETS GOOO
K-Skeem has had his songs shopped to Tommy Rotem on Beluga Heights/Epic Records, however he wasn’t what they were looking for. K-Skeem has also shopped his own music to JPat Records which is Usher’s mother’s label along with Justin Timberlakes label Tennman Records. In 2001, K-Skeem launched his indie label Fatalistik Entertainment. On August 19th, 2010 K-Skeem signed a Licensing Contract Deal with MTV, he also launched his personal label S.M.G (Skeem Music Group). For the future K-Skeem hopes to produce for Jay-Z, work with Timbaland and Dr. Dre.
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Born from Jamaican parents, Nawlij uses his reggae roots and diverse musical tastes and life experiences to paint a picture of his life through music. He is not only a rapper but also makes his own beats, directs his own videos, and designs his own artwork and web pages.
Since the release of his first album, Nawlij has gone on to self-release two more mixtapes through 2011 and on March 27th 2012 he released his second album, Free Thoughts. All of Nawlij's music is currently available for free via his personal website, www.nawlijmusic.com as of the time of this writing. During this time period he also won XXL magazine's 2011 J Dilla Tribute Contest and has performed at various venues in the Washington DC/Metropolitan area.
Nawlij and the Misfit Coalition are planning on releasing a group mixtape in the near future as well and another full length solo album scheduled for a late 2012/early 2013 release.
Perhaps the outside patters were what lulled their inside ears into inspiration. Perhaps the echoes against the plaster walls of an empty room made the music from their violin and piano sound all the more beautiful. Maybe it was the careless nature of an unintentional collaboration with no rules --in that particular moment-- that allowed two friends to create what has now become an unrivaled brand of orchestral indie pop music.
Or, perhaps Feather & Belle was born that day in 2010 simply because two friends wanted to create their favorite kind of art. And so they decided to spread their wings.
With respective roots in Minnesota and North Carolina, best friend duo Kelsey Kopecky and Laura Musten both followed their heartbeat to Nashville and landed at Belmont University where they first met. Their friendship was marked by laughter, ice cream for any meal, and a deep love for creating music, and the two were quickly inseparable.
Now, their compelling musical collaboration is not only rooted in deep friendship, but is also characterized by their diverse experiences in the music industry. Before becoming Feather & Belle, Kelsey toured the country singing and playing keys in indie-rock band, Kopecky Family Band, and continues to write and tour with her musical band of brothers. Kopecky Family Band has frequented the stages of CMJ Festival, Bonaroo, and South by Southwest, and has been a featured band on NPR. In addition to her musical contributions, Kelsey’s homemade art and graphic design is featured as both the band’s album artwork and merchandise design.
Laura, on the other hand, quickly emerged as a recognizable studio and performing violinist in Nashville, playing for artists like Brooke Waggoner, Chris Tomlin, Elenowen, Paper Route, and the Trans Siberian Orchestra. Most notably, she has toured extensively for 2 years with global electronic act, Owl City, and has recorded for many artists including Relient K, Owl City, Deas Vail and Breanne Duren. Her recent string arrangements and recordings are proudly featured on the Twilight: Breaking Dawn Part 1 Soundtrack with indie band, Sleeping at Last.
Together, Kelsey and Laura as Feather & Belle are an unstoppable pair drawing from a rich well of musical history. After writing songs drenched in lessons from classical music studies that musically agree with the pop sensibilities of Fiest, Andrew Bird, Regina Spektor, or Grizzly Bear, Feather & Belle is now making their debut with an 11 song album in hand, Pockets Run Deep.
This album is in equal parts lovely and haunting, cinematic and thought-provoking, colorful and timeless. Tuning wine glasses to hover over their haunting ballad for jackals, “Zombie”, Feather & Belle present a battle between good and evil told in a 3 movement orchestral composition laced with whispers and wind-chimes. Whether it is the retro handclaps in their Motown influenced tune, “Tennessee Baby”, or lush string orchestration in songs like “Dress”, Pockets Run Deep is truly a visual narrative that showcases the grand nature of these multi-instrumentalist songwriters who have composed songs made to simply make you feel alive.
And so the story of best friends turned band begins. Sunlight is beaming through their windows, and Feather & Belle now have a song to sing to the world. After all, birds of a feather will find a way to flock together.
Her new EP entitled “Shannon Labrie,” has five songs that are goose bump worthy. Her lyrical content hints at artists such as Bob Dylan and James Morrison. If that weren’t enough already, her voice sings with a Lauren Hill type of R&B. Her songs will make you want to hang with the gospel choir while smoking a long cigarette. Her soulfulness, deep emotion and honesty will invite you into a place where you can be yourself, ask questions, and hope for something more.
In the past two years Shannon has had her music placed on several TV shows and continues to have her songs on hold for charting artists. There is no doubt that Shannon Labrie’s career is just getting started and her new EP is an incredible window into what she is capable of.
- 2.5 million+ youtube views
- 100,000+ twitter and facebook fans
- 400,000 album downloads
- #1 on Amazon and #1 on Frostwire.com
- 1 of only 7 Hip Hop Acts invited to perform at the Bonnaroo Music Festival 2011
Kellee wants to change the world. She feels we all have the power to help positively affect the world by "being the change we wish to see", as Ghandi puts it. While this can bei ncredibly challenging given our human tendencies and emotions, she believes we are entering a new stage of evolution in human consciousness.
Kellee feels that all people have a special gift that will be a piece in the puzzle to transform the world. We are all made of the same energy and therefore are really all one. Music and art will usher in the peaceful revolution we need from our current fear stricken society.
We can enjoy this time/space reality while opening hearts and minds, and creating lasting change.
“It was not a metaphorical term when I was told that the ‘sky is the limit’…because I feel like there is a lot riding on me and I’m determined to get where I always dreamed I would be…in the Skyy.”
Sugar & The Hi Lows know that popular music isn’t a mirror, that melodies and lyrics aren’t tethered to the cultural landscapes of their day. Breathing a new sound into music with an old soul, this rootsy, vintage duo reminds us why people dance, especially in the midst of hard times.
Music has always had the power to buoy spirits and wash communal hardships into the background. When Judy Garland clicked her sparkling heels and sang of a place “Over the Rainbow,” the rest of the nation was still reeling from the Great Depression and entering World War II. From the ashes of the same economic tragedy sprang Duke Ellington’s flitty jazz number “It Don’t Mean a Thing (If It Ain’t Got That Swing).” And though decades have come and gone, music still possesses that power.
Ringing in their new sound, Sugar & The Hi Lows are bringing back the era of feel good music, the days when one take as enough and an auto-tune was a thing you did to your ’55 Chevy. Brought to life by experienced songwriter/performers Trent Dabbs and Amy Stroup, Sugar & The Hi Lows is a bit of a nostalgic love offering.
Growing up in Mississippi under the sway of Memphis blues, Dabbs was raised to the soundtrack of Motown, Otis Redding, Marvin Gaye and The Temptations. “My father used to make blanket statements like, ‘It’s not good if you can’t dance to it,’” he remembers. And though he wasn’t into his father’s sonic selection at the time, he says that style of music has come to evoke a feeling he just can’t get anywhere else.
“The older that I got, I realized how that was kind of seeping into what I loved musically, and it just brings this joy, it brings this happiness,” Dabbs says. “With the climate of everything right now – with the economy – you could write the most depressing songs ever, but I really feel like the world needs light; the world needs lighthearted.”
The happy-go-lucky numbers that evolved into Sugar & The Hi Lows began to take shape when Dabbs purchased a vintage box amp and sat down in his basement for a regular co-write with Stroup.
“We got talking about his dad and throwback music from the ‘50s and ‘60s and just like, ‘Why isn’t there that type of music now?’” Stroup recalls. That day, their song “This Can’t Be the Last Time” came in less than two hours. But somehow everything had changed. A newfound creative freedom had been tapped, and the next seven tracks for the project fell quickly into place after that.
“We weren’t really trying to treat it like a band,” explains Stroup. “We just wrote this series of songs, but they didn’t feel like an Amy Stroup song or an Amy and Trent duet. It really felt like its own thing.”
With more than 100 TV placements between the two of them, Dabbs and Stroup are certainly no strangers to pop culture, but they’ve chosen to step away from their traditional singer-songwriter sound to pursue something with more of a swing.