Paragon Cause

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“Next Time” is the first single off their first album, “EscaPe”. With roots in Jazz, the modal structure of the song with a driving bassline creates a smoky mystery of the future. The song was originally conceived as a jazz song but by changing the harmonic structure of the song, the dense feel was established and a rhythm with hip-hop roots was applied to create the final product. This was the first song the duo wrote and recorded together. Once it was complete, they knew they found their sound. The song is written, recorded, performed and produced by Paragon Cause.

Bio Paragon Cause is a songwriting, production and musical duo based out of Canada’s Capital, Ottawa. Dutch Orange and Cape Breton Green combine to bring their love of Hip-hop, jazz piano, 80’s synthesizers and 50’s guitars to create music that is mysterious yet familiar. Flowing vocals with dense harmony mix with dark modal guitar playing, all set to retro drums.

 

Marnie, from southern Ontario, Canada is a trained Jazz singer and pianist whose strong songwriting skills set the base for many of the tunes the duo produce together. Influences include Mamma Cass, The Beatles and Beethoven. Her songs often discuss topics that can challenge the average listener to embrace deeper meaning and emotion.

 

Kirwan, originally from Cape Breton, Nova Scotia shied away from the Celtic influence of growing up in Cape Breton and was drawn to bands such as Tribe Called Quest, Digable Planets and early Ice Cube. Juxtaposed with his love of The Cure, Janes Addiction and The Raveonettes, his guitar playing and production skills pull together all his influences to create dense and dark arrangements.

 

The duo writes, records and produces all songs.

 

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Dizzy Box Nine

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Dizzy Box Nine is a pop-rock band out of Southern California.  They play melodic, radio-friendly pop songs that have nearly instant appeal.  The lyrics are clever and tight, and the instrumentation is dynamic and full.  Dizzy Box Nine has been influenced by a variety of musical styles, over a broad range of genres-from Blink 182 and MXPX, to the Cars, Train, and Tom Petty.  Their music is basic straightforward pop-rock with splashes of pop-punk sprinkled into the mix.

 

Singer-Guitarist, and band creator, Randy Ludwig, claims that this eclecticism is what helps give Dizzy Box Nine their signature sound.  “We have been inspired by all types of music, and this clearly shows in our songs.”  There are no fillers here.  Randy’s motto is “start fast”.  And, these songs seem to captivate, energize, and even, inspire – from the very first second of the record, to the very last one.  One thing is clear:  the debut CD from Dizzy Box Nine is a well-put together record with something for everyone.

 

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Six Fo

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Six Fo is a Hip-hop artist hailing from Lagos. He got his start as one of the emerging artists in Africa and he is now stepping out and delivering a whole new product. Just a few months after Six Fo released his first single titled “Laleyi”, Six Fo is back with a new release titled “Millionaire Ninu Traffic” which translates to ‘Millionaire in Traffic” in English.

 

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Alyssa Sequoia

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Alyssa Grew up in Westchter County NY – She was deeply inspired by the music found in her family record collection with its extreme diversity from Simon and Garfunkle to Sarah Vaughn to stand-up comics and so much more it became her world. With no formal music education Alyssa’s earliest memories are of writing songs. She began singing her originals and jazz standards in cafes and clubs in NYC when she was nineteen and began to explore her sound – an eclectic mix of jazz, folk, rap, world and soul. Alyssa has continued preforming in NY and beyond and still exploring her sound today – She has recorded 2 full length albums “~within~”, “Queen Annes Lace”, and two five songs albums, “Flow With Me” and “Alyssa Live” along with various singles and re-mixes. Alyssa’s music can be heard on radio stations across the country and Europe.

 

 

 

 

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Ant Tha Giant

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Anthony Mitchell better known by his stage name Ant Tha Giant (aka ATG) is an American rapper, singer, songwriter and actor from the Bronx, NY. Maryland born but New York raised, Ant Tha Giant began writing music in 2012 and instantly fell in love with the art. What started out as a hobby for him became a burning passion, which you can feel in every song that he creates. In 2016 he began taking the music seriously and has not turned back ever since. He has since been honing his skills and perfecting his craft, preparing himself for a Global Takeover!

On a mission to capture the attention of the masses, he released his debut mixtape “Welcome to Ant’z World” in 2017 which is available on all digital platforms. This 16 track project takes you on a journey of Anthony’s life in which one could grasp an understanding of who he is on a personal level. He puts his life on display through a variety of hit singles such as “Make it Through” featuring the talented Marenikae, “Day by Day” and the fan favorite “Sallie Mae”. To kick off 2018 with a bang, ATG released his energetic hit single “Betta Act Like Ya Know”, available on all digital platforms. This masterpiece is a fun track that shows a massive amount of growth in ATG’s artistry and it also displays the fact that he is on a mission to take his music career to new heights and grow his fan base worldwide. To follow up his debut project, ATG is currently in the works to release his new album “Wrath of a Giant” in late 2018.

Ant Tha Giant has performed in established independent showcases & competitions such as Power 105.1FM’s Power Is Industry, Coast 2 Coast where he placed as a 3rd place winner among 28 artists, Showcase Tour, Hip Hop Seazon and more. He has also been a featured artist for iStandard Producer showcases in both NYC at the legendary venue, DROM and Washington DC at the Eighteenth Street Lounge. He has also rocked crowds with vigorous energy at other various venues across New York including Wicked Willy’s, Falucka Lounge, The West End, Blackthorn 51, Sunnyvale and NUBLU Classic. ATG brings a unique style of rap to the table which is refreshing, raw and catchy, with a heavy focus on lyricism, in depth storytelling, complex rhyme schemes and witty wordplay. He delivers all of this using a crazy set of flows that leaves his listeners in awe every time they hear his music! Be on the lookout for this Bronx native!

 

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The fundaMentals

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The garage /hard rock band The fundaMentals are loud, obnoxious, and fun. And that’s what real rock and roll was meant to be, wasn’t it? The The fundaMentals bring enough volume, attitude, and humor to make you rock out with your mock out.
The fundaMentals were formed in 2008 by The Icon (guitar, lead vocals) and Danger Dan Goodnight (lead guitar), and joined along the way from various homeless shelters and halfway houses by Sir Chas House (bass), Big Hoss (keyboards, vocals) and John “The Hammer” Marnie (drums, vocals), in ‘The Elephant Graveyard of America’, Port Charlotte FL, where old things go to die. Deported from various states of this fine land, a higher authority brought this mix of personalities rarely seen outside of a federal correctional facility together to deliver the festival of rock and roll whoopass the world desperately needs in these dark days.
The fundaMentals new EP, “Full ‘Mental Jacket” brings you 6 tracks of their unique brand of trashcan rock, a sonic pipebomb-in-the-poop-chute, a full-throttle rock and roll foot in the wazoo from a band that lives for the adrenaline rush that playing it brings.

 

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R J Pitie

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J. Pitie – a born South African jazz creator & musician – is one such musician who blushes quite plenty when people talk about Smooth Jazz. Having experimenting with Time, Genres, Beats, Sounds and much more in his music he loves irregular phrases, irregular times, irregular tempos & irregular beats and doesn’t apologize for that. He is more in a genre that you’d term fusion but is in fact Smooth Jazz added Symphonic elements with a given African (Setswana Folk) feel/touch and some relatives of varieties in genre configurations…similar to many more smoothies out there. He started as a musician who rarely would lead his songs; most of the times you’d find him in the backline…like a band leader who never plays any instrument in his band than conduct.

 

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I-NZ

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I-NZ is a New Zealand rap MC based in Dubai. Born in Scotland to Iraqi parents, his cultural diversity shines throughout his music creating a marked uniqueness within a highly competitive and heavily talented environment. Raised in a household of lawyers with a deep interest in politics, I-NZ’s music can occasionally have a slight political undertone. Having discovered his love for musical story telling at the age of 24 in Dubai, it didn’t take long before he found himself affiliated to a rap duo called “Traknotz”. In 2011, Traknotz released a nationwide hit titled “Dubai” that led to a morning show interview on 104.1 Radio 1. I-NZ, as part of Traknotz, has performed at the Formula One, Virgin Megastore Festival and FORTLOM in 2012, where he opened for recognized acts Malikah and Omar Offendum.
Since 2015, I-NZ has embarked on his solo musical career with a hope to inspire and educate others through meaningful music, while maintaining a commercial sound in order to broaden his appeal. With a sound that aims to bridge his Eastern roots with his Western upbringing, I-NZ believes that Dubai is the perfect multi-cultural platform for his voice to be heard.

 

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