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Daniel D. (Hip Hop Violinist)
Tuesday, March 20, 2012
Talent is a gift, and Daniel D. discovered his early in life when he first drew a bow across the strings of a violin at 12 years-old. Raised in Charleston, South Carolina, Davis graduated from the city’'s esteemed School of the Arts in 2007. He immediately set off on a nationwide tour with T-Bone Ministries. Daniel has also studied at New York’'s Juillard School of Music. In 2009, he released his first Album Play For Me. Soon afterwards he was sought out to open for Jamie Fox and Kanye West on B.E.T's 106 & Park. He was later asked to do a spotlight performance for 106 & Park, and he won first place at the 2009 Apollo that same night. In addition, he's performed for Barack Obama, Oprah Winfrey, T.V. host Larry King, and for Michael Jackson at Jessie Jackson’s birthday party. In 2010 Daniel released his latest album, ‘Serenade,’ which has an R&B feel. Since then he has continued to perform around the country.
Wednesday, March 21, 2012
Charleston native Ryan Becknell, a local fitness expert and guitar player for The Dubplates, has embarked on a solo mission. A collection of styles including G Funk, R&B, and Rock have made their way into his rookie EP entitled "I Don't Drink Milk". King Sing's music is always vocally driven and sonically charged; sweet and funky.
Thursday, March 23,2012
Sweet Dreams is an all-female hip hop performance company based out of Dancefx in Athens, GA. Made up of ten fabulous females, the group is dedicated to celebrating the power and sensuality of a woman. Lead by Katie Otto, the two-year-old burlesque-inspired crew has been privileged to serve as opening entertainment for artists such as b.o.b and Roscoe Dash, at a range of acclaimed venues like The 40 Watt Club and The Georgia Theater. Other performance credits include The Pulse Atlanta, DanceATHENS, UGAs Best Dance Crew, Athens Fashion Week, Charleston's Naughty New Year, Unity Step Show, Spread The Love benefit event, Project Condom Fashion
Show, and much more.
Friday, March 23, 2012
McKenzie Eddy is a double agent: businesswoman by day, musician by night, and one of the original founders of DD172 along with Damon Dash and photographer and graphic artist, Raquel Horn.
The current president of Bluroc Records, McKenzie A&R’ed 2009’s Blakroc, a project featuring The Black Keys and a number of hip-hop acts including Mos Def, Jim Jones, Raekwon, to name a few. She also A&R’ed Curren$y’s Pilot Talk and Pilot Talk II (an album that she is also a featured singer on along with Wiz Khalifa) as well as Ski Beatz’ 24 Hour Karate School, all released in 2010. In 2011, she A&R’ed Ski Beatz’ 24 Hour Karate School Part 2, as well as Murs’ “Love and Rockets”, Tabi Bonney’s “The Summer Years”, and Locksmith’s debut album “Embedded” – all to be released by the end of the year.
McKenzie also organzied the Bluroc festival at the 2011 Camp Bisco.
Musically, McKenzie is currently working on three projects: one produced by Ski Beatz, another by Marc Brownstein, bassist of The Disco Biscuits and and the third by Truth and Soul, most famous for their work with Lee Fields and Aloe Blacc. She has creatively worked with artists as varied as Wiz Khalifa, Curren$y, The Disco Biscuits, Sean O’Connell, Da$h, Nicole Wray, Terri Walker, and Eric Church.
In August 2011, McKenzie released her third free album, entitield “Young Platinum” with production from Ski Beatz, Sean O’Connell, and WordySoulspeak. The tracks feature artists such as: GLC, Murs, Cam’ron, Vado, Kat CHR, Kool A.D, Da$h and Ben Fagan.
The Missing Linkz
Saturday, March 24
The Missing LInks break dance crew is sure to impress at any occasion. Featured weekly at the Charleston Farmer's Market and at dozens of nightclubs and special events throughout the year.