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Luke Rathborne

Anyone looking for an all-encompassing statement-of-purpose for SOFT, the hyper-caffeinated new record from Rathborne will find it in the first line of thesecond song when Luke Rathborne – chief songwriter and principle persona – hiccups, “Heard you gotta get it in motion.” From that moment on, SOFT never stops moving bounding from one jagged-edged neo-New […]

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Magic Wands

Up and coming indie duo Magic Wands have released their anticipated full-length debut, Aloha Moon, via Bright Antenna/ILG. Early praise comes from SPIN, who declares their first single “Space” “…a sexy and propulsive stunner.” Magic Wands first garnered attention with the release of a noteworthy EP, Magic Love & Dreams, which quickly drew praise from […]

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Miniotics

Consisting of dancers 16 and under, Miniotics is the junior dance crew of America’s Best Dance Crew season 5 winners, Poreotics. Founded in 2011 by Matt “Dumbo” Nguyen, he directs, trains, and instills various dance styles consisting of popping, choreography, and robotics. Their goal is to carry on the legacy of the Poreotics and always […]

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Miri Ben-Ari

Miri Ben-Ari, a Grammy Award-Winning violinist, composer & producer, Goodwill Ambassador of Music for the United Nations Association of Brazil originally from Israel, has created her own unique sound – a revolutionary fusion of classical soul and dance music. She is recognized as a musical pioneer. A classically trained violinist, who once studied under the […]

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MoZella

Detroit-bred singer-songwriter MoZella seamlessly blends pop, soul, and jazz into her carefully crafted tales of life and love. Her charismatic vocals and charming personality have earned her the reputation as a fresh alternative to formulaic pop artists. Now based out of Los Angeles, MoZella was signed to Maverick in 2004 where she toured the U.S. […]

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Myles Hendrik

Raised on a healthy diet of classics — form Iggy Pop to James Brown, The Velvet Underground to Stevie Wonder, Otis Reading to The Beatles, Fleetwood Mac to Marvin Gaye — Myles Hendrik has long been a person who lives and breathes music, playing in bands for the most of his life in addition to […]

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Nikki Jean

Nikki Jean had an idea. More of a mission, really. She would travel across the country, stopping off in the great music cities, and collaborate on new songs with writers who, by anybody’s measure, would have to rank at the very top of any list of the most accomplished men and women ever to work […]

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Poreotics

Poreotics was recently crowned as MTV’s America’s Best Dance Crew Season 5 winners. These shaded showmen inspired by robots aim to entertain the dance world with their unexpected humor and revolutionary mixed style. Their popping, choreography and robotic movement merged with electro sounds have helped these artists to become one of the most popular dance […]

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Rachael Yamagata

Acclaimed singer-songwriter Rachael Yamagata, ‘the troubadour of heartbreak’, will launch a tour in support of her latest EP, Heavyweight. Digitally released in November of 2012, the Heavyweight EP is now available in stores. Yamagata’s set on the Dealbreaker Heart Tour will be stripped down and intimate, and will showcase her stunning songwriting and the raw […]

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Ryan Beatty

Ryan Beatty, the 17-year-old singing sensation from Clovis, CA has built an uncanny following and buzz within the entertainment industry as its newest breakout star. After being nominated for a Teen Choice Award as “Choice Web Star” in 2012, Beatty released his debut EP “Because of You” exclusively on iTunes. In less than 24 hours, […]

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Ryan Starr

Atlantic Records recording artist Ryan Star has been enjoying the success of his first full-length album “11:59” since it debuted in the Top 10 of Billboard’s Top Rock Albums chart in August. The record features the Top 10 hit single “Breathe,” a powerful rock anthem that has been featured in promotional spots for prime-time shows […]

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Silversun Pickups

Brian Aubert (guitar, vocals) * Nikki Monninger (bass) * Joe Lester (keyboards) * Christopher Guanlao (drums) Silversun Pickups is among the most dynamic and creative rock bands of the post-millennial era, hailed far and wide for their inimitable merging of ethereal melodies and pure sonic force. From the indie rock opening salvo of 2005’s “PIKUL” […]

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