Born in Oxnard, California this Ventura county native has made his way into the now explosive Los Angeles music scene as a drummer/producer/vocalist/singer/songwriter. Credited for his efforts on the title track and starring role on popular Internet show, RUN DMZ. He has current features and production with several notable artists; Shafiq Husayn, Tiron & Ayomari, Wax, Dumbfoundead, and Watsky. With his present release "Cover Art", the debut EP introducing an innovative â€œSoul Rebelâ€ sound. Offers the standout lead cover single "Maps" by the Yeah Yeah Yeahs, with a bold treatment of crooning vocals paired with minimal electronic production, allowing the remainder of the voyage to open for the six-track set featuring renditions of popular cuts by a variety of rock, folk and alternative bands. Including the Beatles â€œBlackbirdâ€, and the White Stripes â€œSeven Nation Armyâ€, joined by vocalists Noncado, Milo and Raquel Rodriguez, with all original production and arrangements of music. Anderson .Paak & The Free Nationals delivers a finite process in remaking alternative rock classics from beloved bands into compelling, funkier versions by extracting every bit of soul, jazz, hip-hop, electronic funk, and r&b from these great tunes- simultaneous paying homage to some of his all-time favorite songs and bands.
At 15-years old, Amber Liu moved from her hometown of Los Angeles to Seoul to pursue her music career. A few years later, she debuted in 2009 in what would become an iconic K-pop group called f(x). The band would go on to win numerous awards, becoming not only South Korea's biggest act but renown internationally. With 6 of their albums reaching #1 on the charts, f(x) was the first K-Pop act to perform at SWSX. Since then, Amber has collaborated with top producers and acts including, Anna Kendrick, Superfruit, and R3hab. Having 5M Instagram and 2M Twitter followers, Amber has become an online influencer and icon to this generation. Amber embarked on her own solo career in 2015 with her EP “Beautiful” and continues to evolve as an artist, songwriter, and creative director. Recently, she made a splash with her self-produced mixtape, “Rogue Rouge”.
A mold-breaker right out of the gate with a slew of notable mixtapes and EPs, Jez Dior has expertly threaded his hip hop and rock influences into a genre-bending aesthetic all his own. With emotive singles such as “Sober,” and “2 Birds” released to acclaim last year, and independently released projects like Scarlett Sage, The Funeral and Youthanasia, he’s cleared the decks for his upcoming album that melds his honest perspective and gritty L.A. roots into new sonic heights.
Growing up in a musical family with punk rock guitar legend Steve Dior as his dad, he’s deftly absorbed his unique background and influences (from the Doors to Nirvana to Eminem and Kanye West), forging a hard-hitting identity with confessional lyrics that pull no punches. Dior’s music has drawn critical acclaim since the start, with Nylon calling him a “soul-bearing lyricist with a bright future and an interesting backstory” and Hypebeast exclaiming that “the LA-based up-and-comer continues to make impacts with every new song…” He has also received attention from the likes of Complex, TIME Magazine, Billboard, XXL, Clash, VIBE, Hypebeast, Nylon, Alternative Press and more. He possesses a riveting live show that has seen him open for the likes of Chance The Rapper, B.o.B. and most recently Noname, while sharing the stage with the likes of Kanye West, J. Cole, G-Eazy (whom he has also collaborated with) at festivals around the world and more. Dior’s catalogue is near 1 million monthly listeners on Spotify, with his 2018 summer single “Cocaine” placed on the coveted New Music Friday playlist. Along with his own music, Jez Dior runs his own imprint, Funeral Crew.
Jacquie Lee arrived in extraordinary fashion with her Atlantic Records debut EP, "BROKEN ONES," hitting the Top 10 on the iTunes Pop Chart upon release. The inspiring track has also drawn over 20 million streams on Spotify and major Top 40 airplay. Hailed by Elle as a preternatural belter who blends powerhouse pop with the bluesy, lovelorn vibe of Janis Joplin, "Jacquie has further garnered critical praise from such national outlets as Glamour, Seventeen, MTV.com, and more. Passionately performed and powerfully personal, Jacquie Lee's first single "BROKE ONES" immediately affirmed the 19-year-old New Jersey native as an exceptional singer/songwriter with a singular voice and limitless future.
Multi-talented artist/director/actor/dancer HAYLEY KIYOKO has become one of the most celebrated new artists in the pop landscape since releasing her debut album EXPECTATIONS. According to Rolling Stone, the album’s singles “‘Curious’ and ‘What I Need’ (featuring Kehlani) have placed her at the forefront of an unapologetically queer pop movement.” Coined by Kiyoko and her fans, #20GAYTEEN turned out to be a year full of firsts for the rising pop star who continues to break down barriers at every turn. After being nominated for two VMAs (Best New Artist and Push Artist Of The Year), Hayley attended her first-ever awards show to perform “Curious” and take home the moon person for Push Artist Of The Year. Her captivating live performance soared to new heights with a Coachella festival debut and a nationwide headline tour, which sold out every date including two nights at New York City’s Irving Plaza. Not stopping, Kiyoko went on to join Panic! At The Disco on their “Pray for the Wicked Tour,” performing in arenas across North America. She also took the stage in a stadium for the first time when pop icon Taylor Swift brought her out as a surprise guest on her Reputation World Tour. Kiyoko created a storm that drew attention from not only fans, but the media as well. She stunned on the covers of NYLON and PAPER, and was named to the No. 4 spot on NPR’s list “The 21st Century's Most Influential Women Musicians,” right behind Beyonce, Lady Gaga and Rhianna. Kiyoko made her national TV debut performing “Curious” on Jimmy Kimmel Live!, and went on to perform fan-favorite “He’ll Never Love You (HNLY)” on Late Night with Seth Meyers. Ending the year on an extremely special high note, Kiyoko was honored with the Rising Star Award at Billboard’s annual Women in Music event in December. With absolutely no signs of slowing down, Hayley is kicking off 2019 on the road for her sold-out European Encore headline tour.
"MJ116" was established in July 2004. They started with South Style music with strong rhythm and rap flow, which was a complete breakthrough in the old school Mandarin Music scene. Their strong rhythmic style, quickly set them up as a favorite in the Taiwanese club scene and subsequently a very successful club tour.
To this day, their music is most popular with students, blasting their songs throughout Taiwan’s clubs and school campuses. In 2006 MJ 116 was signed to True Color Music, the home of famous Rock Star Chang Cheng Yue and Mandarin rap Super Rap Star MC HotDog.
For the past decade, MJ 116 has become a phenomenon in Taiwan. Their lyrics speak to the hearts and souls of Taiwan’s young generation. Their music and revolutionary rap style have taken the Mandarin Music scene by storm.
Wisconsin native Alice released the Glass Lake’s EP The Evolution in 2013 at the Bonnaroo Music and Arts Festival. The record was met with crystalline reviews. Pigeons and Planes listed Alice among the 12 female artists everyone should know and Repeat Button predicted her to be “the Cosmic Pop Queen of 2013.” Bonnaroo called the EP “haunting, lush [and] ambient.” Alice’s melodies, inspired by echoes through the trees, speak of life’s infallibly honest reflection in the water while hinting at the surreal. She is currently working on her debut LP with producers Danny Garibay of Atom Factory, DJ Dahi, Twice As Nice and Frequency (producer of Billboard #1 “Monster” by Eminem ft Rihanna.) Recently signed to Paradigm Agency, Alice is poised for an even bigger 2014.
Described by Billboard Magazine as a “Rising star” and by TheNext2Shine music blog as a young musical prodigy with “a voice that exceeds any realm of expectation,” Tamir discovered his own unique talent and deeply rooted passion at an early age, which is what brought him to attend and study at the school of art. The schooling in the arts inspired Tamir to begin creating and performing his own music, and eventually led him to form his own eight-piece band while eagerly beginning to learn the creative process of writing, composing, arranging and producing original music. Possessing an old soul and outstandingly distinctive raspy voice, Tamir drew heavy influence from Funk, Blues and Jazz to find his musical inspiration. Tamir harnesses his youthful energy taking an authentic, vintage sound, and creating modern music that connects with today’s modern music scene. With songs such as “I Was Made To Love Her” and “The Only One Who Really Cares,” Tamir showcases his passionate vocal delivery onstage while also exploring his unique songwriting ability that can be described simply as “timeless.”