SplytSecond, age 22 ,was born in Coral Springs, Florida. He moved to Riyadh, Saudi Arabia with his parents and younger sister at the age of 8. While growing up in Riyadh, he began his first experiments with rap and hip-hop in the form of friendly battles with friends during his early teens.
SplytSecond has become well known in underground communities for his rapid delivery and complex lyrics. Showing up on most “Fastest Rappers” lists, SplytSecond favors a complex rhythmic style with frequent bursts of speed reaching up to 17 syllables per second. His lyrics typically consist of bravado, world issues, and emotional rants while utilizing poetic devices, clever metaphors and meticulous word play backed by an extensive vocabulary. Over the past three years he been featured on tracks with other artists and have won several unsigned artist contests.
Recently he has begun performing live shows in the South Florida area and has released his new single “All The Way” from his forthcoming LP, PROJECT:akuma.
MTV Europe Music Awards Nominee (Best Worldwide Act) & Vh1 Top 10 artist Oliver Sean’s music can best be described as ‘Feel Good Acoustic Rock with Soul’. The Singer/Songwriter thrived in the Goa, Dubai and the UK cultures as they acted as the backdrop to his youth, and the inspiration for his music.
His discography with W.O.A. Entertainment began in 1999 with his single ‘There She Is Again’. Oliver Sean’s media clippings have formed a career of their own.
Since his career was launched in his teens, Oliver’s press clippings exceed several hundred features, snippets, and reviews in significant print and broadcast mediums. His brand of music is known for its pop influence with contemporary undertones. His debut album was nominated for ‘International Album of the Year’ by AVMax in 2003/04 along with albums by John Mayer, Robbie Williams, Kylie Minogue and Third Eye Blind.
Oliver Sean’s eclectic global music style is the trademark for his brand, and is as exotic as his Portuguese Goan Lineage. A self-taught musician, Oliver plays guitar, bass, keyboards and drums. However, it is his distinctive percussive guitar and powerfully seductive voice, which is his footprint on the music industry. His track record of being a hit songwriter is just one of his many assets defining him as a pillar in the music community. Oliver Sean is a member of the Recording Academy and a Voting Member for the prestigious Grammy Awards.
As a Record Producer and Filmmaker Oliver Sean has composed music for the French Government (Massif Region Tourism Campaign) & Goa Government (Republic Day Parade). He has also composed the soundtrack as a music director for a Bollywood Feature Film and the title track for a Regional Goan Feature Film. The singer songwriter is actively producing music for films and artists around the world and is a successful filmmaker with several music videos that he has Directed and Produced, regularly featured on Vh1 & MTV and also hosts his own nationally distributed radio show The WOAFM99 Radio Show.
Oliver Sean and his International Band are actively touring and performing worldwide and the Singer Songwriter is scheduled to launch his 4th studio album called ‘Devil in Blue Jeans’ on August 31st 2017.
Discography: There She Is Again (Single) -1999
I Like It (LP) -2003
Libran Mind (Background Score) – 2006
Darna Chod Do (LP) -2007
Christmas Time (Single) -2008
Goa Chillout Zone, Vol.1 (I Like It / Compilation)- 2009
So Good (Single) -2010
So Good – The Album (LP) -2011
Cutting Chai (Feature Film Soundtrack & Score) – 2012
All I Remember (Single) – 2012
(are we) Doing That (Single) – 2013
Please Come Home for Christmas (Single) – 2013
Independent No.1’s Vol.4(All I Remember/Compilation) – 2014
The Bootleg Recordings, Vol.1 (Live EP)- 2015
Goa Chillout Zone Vol.6 (are we Doing That/Compilation) – 2015
New York (Single) – 2016
Unplugged Christmas (EP) – 2016
Devvachem Panning (Feature Film Title Track) – 2017
First Move (Single) – 2017
Devil in Blue Jeans (Album) – 2017
1. MTV Europe Music Awards Nominee 2012
2. AVMax International Album of the Year Nominee 2003
3. MTV Super Select – I Like It, 2004
4. MTV Most Wanted – I Like It, 2004
5. B4U International TV Special – Live TV Concert, 2006
6. Headiner at International Film Festival of India (IFFI) – 2006
7. MTV Exclusive – Darna Chod Do, Music Video, 2008
8. Zee TV Special TV Feature – Darna Chod Do, 2008
9. Big Goemkar (Goan of Year) – Big FM, 2009
10. Vh1 Top 10 (No.10) – Movies, Music Video 2011
11. No.1 on N1M Americana Charts (Worldwide) – Single ‘All I Remember’ 2015
12. National Mobile/Cell Download Charts No.1 – All I Remember Single 2013
13. Reverbnation No.1 (World Music Genre), 2014
14. Reverbnation No.1 across UK (Americana Genre), 2015
15. Grammy Nomination Considerations 54th, 55th, 56th, 57th & 58th Grammy Awards. 14. Vh1 Specials Documentary – 2012
16. No.1 on N1M Soft Rock Charts (Worldwide) – Single ‘Movies’ 2015
17. No.1 on N1M Americana Charts (Worldwide) – Single ‘All I Remember’ 2015
18. Breaking Music Video on 9XO – New York Single 2016
19. Featured on BBC Radio’s Introducing Platform – Walk up & Kiss you 2017
Cody Joe Hodges’ music has been described as “real country”, influenced by some of the country greats from the late 70’s and 80’s – George Strait, Merle Haggard, Johnny Cash, Waylon Jennings, and Willie Nelson (just to name a few). With his thrilling, high-energy performance, it is rare that you will find someone that reaches across the aisle to both the old and new generations, but Cody Joe Hodges does it every time. Cody Joe Hodges’ voice ranges from silky smooth to raspy seduction. Cody Joe’s sound is something out of the past, and his writing style of the here and now.
Cody Joe Hodges started playing music at an early age, but it wasn’t until his senior year in high school that he became serious about his art. Cody Joe wrote his first song, “Daddy’s Dream”, his freshman year, while living in the dorms at Texas A&M University.
Not long after graduating from Texas A&M in 2006, the young talent spent a short stay in Nashville. Afterwards, deciding to “get away from music” and move back to Texas and join the Army.
While in the Army, (duty station, Fort Carson), he was playing music on a street corner in Colorado Springs with a homeless man, when he was discovered by an Army affiliate. He was then asked to audition for the group “Harmony in Motion,” a vocal ensemble based out of Fort Carson, Colorado. After auditioning, they extended an offer to join them, and Cody Joe began traveling across America playing for large entertainment venues.
Upon discharge, his dad had a talk with him about a career in the power line business as a lineman. This sounded like something exciting and also a great opportunity to draw upon for songwriting, so he joined the energy field in 2010. At the same time, he started a band called “The Linemen”, and released his first album in 2012.
In the spring of 2013, Cody Joe decided to exit out of the power line business and focus energy on his music as a solo artist, along with whatever plans God had for him. It has been a blessing thus far. With his first recording contract signed in Dec. ’13. Cody Joe Hodges released “The Good Stuff” album through an Oklahoma based record label, Tate Music Group, in November 2014.
In 2014, Cody Joe teamed up with Lamon Records, a Sony independent label out of Nashville, to record a four song EP entitled “One More Drink”. After successfully gaining airplay and chart status with his singles, he decided to release his first Christmas album, “Down Home Christmas”. The Christmas album was released in Oct 2016 and has 5 traditional country songs and 3 originals.
Cody Joe lives life on the road, constantly touring and trying to get his music heard. He also knows the road to Nashville well. He takes that road every other month from Texas to write songs and network amongst the industry community on Music Row. From humble beginnings, Cody Joe Hodges brings the drive and determination to attain National results.
“Baltimore Rising” is a future soul track whose mixed synth line interprets a sentiment insurgency agonizing under a billow of despondency.
With his venture NATION, Guillaume Destot, previous pioneer of Vim Cortez draws and investigates his own particular guide of “Future Soul”.
The stories NATION tells are roused from genuine living, from the sharpness and sweetness, they show its dumbfounding feeling of void and cheerfulness.
NATION began in 2016, as a branch of Vim Cortez. They have at present twelve tunes, but have only discharged two of them, “Baltimore Rising” and “Computer Purple”, and are currently taking a shot at a more drawn out EP to be discharged in mid 2018 on Kromatik Records.
“My vibe is your vibe. Your vibe is my vibe,” has been the motto Phil Jenius has gone up against as he’s taking in the power that his music has. Breaking free from the conventional 9-5 way of life that encompassed him, Jenius chose to go the way contrasted with his school peers. He trusts that on account of the Internet and new sprouting innovation, the music business is moving towards another blast.
Phillip Jamal Bingham otherwise called Phil Jenius began to seek after music in his last a long time of school. After graduating he moved to the DC range in Summer 2016 where he began to additionally develop himself as a craftsman. While Jenius had the vast majority of his battles in school, he credits them for creating him and giving him encounters to develop from. Falling some place in the Alternative Hip-Hop type, Phil says he draws his sound from his mixed taste in music. His sound is equivalent to Kid Cudi, Dizzy Wright, and Childish Gambino to give some examples other noticeable craftsmen.
Jenius has since connected up with DCTOP20 in Spring 2017, which is a group of creatives situated in the DMV that cultivates creating craftsmen. 2017 has been a time of development for him as he’s discharged summer singles and he is prepared to discharge his introduction EP entitled “MEMOIRS of Golden Heart” late October.
With respect to “Spotlight” his most current single, he needed to give inspiration to others that are pursuing their fantasies and experience obstructions that get in their direction. He trusts that self-assurance is a standout among the most essential ascribes to getting to be plainly fruitful.
Conceived on the island of Barbados, the child of an American diplomat and a Maltese mother, T.C. Young was born in transit. During secondary school, he moved with his family to the Washington, D.C. area; it was there that he discovered and sharpened his passion for music.
At 14, he picked up the guitar and began playing raw punk and alternative rock in clubs throughout the D.C., Maryland, Virginia area. By the age of 16, he had found work as an assistant engineer at a local recording studios, and resolved to understand the intricacies of studio production. Soon after, he fell into a mentorship with Grammy award winning mastering engineer Greg Lukens. As his knowledge of the recording process increased, so too did the ambition of his musical projects. He gained local notoriety as the lead singer and primary songwriter for The Neon Rush. The band released several record before splitting up in 2013.
21-years-old and stung by the dissolution of the band he shared with his childhood friends, he decided to pack up a few belongings and head to Europe for an ambition cross-continental hitchhiking trip. In his despondency he left his instruments behind, freeing him from the weight of composing a “decent tune.” He could simply “just hum whatever I wanted along the road.”
For two months he worked at a youth hostel in Budapest where he would frequent the weekly open mic night using a community guitar; it was during these laissez-faire performances that he “fell back in love with music.” When he finally returned to the USA, he was penniless and lost, unsure of his next step. He wound up falling back into studio work and various odd-jobs, saving up for his next adventure. All the while he never stopped writing, and after years of fine-tuning his sound, he returned to music under the name ’T.C. Young’. Last month he released his ambitious debut album, Rebels. In his own words, “the seven songs are reflections on past relationships, of travel, love and loss, the choices I have made and the feelings that linger in the wake of their consequences.”
‘Prelude In D Major, the first track in the collection, was composed during a burst of inspiration in a companion’s condo after a gathering. “I remember sitting at the guitar and getting the vision of this fictional person that embodied so many people I had known, and the same feeling of indecision between love and experience, the compromises that we take.”
Motivated by musicians like Usher and Prince , Sam Cole (22) is a R&B craftsman and self trained artist initially from Birmingham UK.
Sam’s initially discharge “Love Is Blind” picked up the consideration of British urban magazine NIJI, where he was given a full element on their site.
Sam went from inward city Birmingham to Atlanta after he was chosen to be one of the headliners for the I AM Atlanta music and fashion Showcase 2017..
Catching up with exhibitions at clubs and further occasions Sam began to work together with different specialists and makers in the Atlanta trap scene. His most recent single All Night is out now alongside the official video.
As well as music Sam does a great deal of work with youthful guilty parties, conveying talks and workshops at Feltham Young Offenders Institute, wanting to rouse the youngsters to concentrate on accomplishing something that will enable them to improve their future.
The Band of the Hawk, the musical company known as DEF on the battlefield. Also known as the BOHUP Crew (BAND OF THE HAWK UNDERGROUND PYRAMID CREW). The Band of the Hawk rose from the ashes of a former clique, H.TX. H.TX productions were a spacious affair: all looped menace and blunted minutiae, not unlike early RZA productions if Mr. Diggs had been raised in Houston’s Fifth Ward worshipping 90’s hood flicks more than kung fu cinema and stuck in a Mario Brothers maze. These early efforts have since been re-absorbed, shoving way towards the Hawks’ penchants for texture over bombast, interpretation over definition. The current line-up of the Hawks: Noah Archangel, King (Yeaux Majesrty), Ash Ra, P.Ey3 (Sage Majesty), Grynd Seazon and Juskwam – succeeds in meeting the audience’s current expectation from a hip-hop group. Each personality is equally present and distinguishable from track to track, regardless of preferred artistic attack. Whether Noah raps or produces, or King spits coolness on the mic first or last, listeners know the unmistakable stew that is the Band of the Hawk.