Artist Spotlight: FRSHMNYR

This week we are taking a look at the the Dj/Producer Nick Dexter AKA FRSHMNYR. Born and raised in Marietta, Georgia, Dexter grew up with a strong musical background, being a classically trained clarinet player. In Middle school,  he was introduced to prominent electronic acts like SkrillexKaskade and Deadmau5 and soon decided to begin creating his own music. His early work had strong house influences. As he got older, he decided to focus more on Hip-Hop production and spent most of high school producing beats for rappers. In his senior year, his friends began trying to convince him to return to EDM, however, it wasn’t until he moved to MTSU that he really decided to dive back into the genre.

Since moving back to EDM, his most recent music has drawn heavily from dubstep and trap influences. He stated that he draws a lot from artists he’s gotten to know over the years, including Ray Volpe, Tisoki, Nitti Gritti, Slick Thieves and Fox Stevenson. He also mentioned that he is still inspired by several Hip-Hop acts including Post Malone, Migos and Kid Cudi. Earlier this year, he released his remix of Nitti Gritti’s “Blame on Me” which was actually reposted on Gritti’s Soundcloud account. He is also creating a strong presence in Nashville as a DJ, making 2 appearances at the popular Grande Thursdays events.

Today he released his new track, “Count on Me”. This upbeat, dubstep track is the perfect way to start off the summer! This guy has a bright future ahead of him, and I’d highly recommend checking out his music!

Check out his new song, “Count on Me”

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/frshmnyr/

Twitter: @itsFRSHMNYR

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/frshmnyr_official/?hl=en

Soundcloud: https://soundcloud.com/frshmnyrmusic

Photo Credit: Arron Tsang

Artist Spotlight: Gibson Parker

Today we’re getting to know Gibson Parker, a DJ/ Producer currently living in Nashville. Originally from Los Angeles, Parker grew up in a musical family, however he never really got into music himself until he got older. In high school he took a class that specialized in teaching DAW programs like Logic and Protools, and his whole perception of music suddenly changed. He fell in love with music and how it’s assembled in these programs. In the following months, he began spending 6 hours a day in his father’s studio making music. During this time, he exclusively made hip hop beats, but this all changed when he made a trip to EDC Las Vegas in 2017. The festival opened a new world to him, both in terms of music and culture. And after seeing Zedd’s set, he decided he wanted to make his own dance music.

After beginning the transition to EDM production, he began teaching himself to DJ. In November of 2017, he played his first show at the afterparty for RL Grime’s Nashville concert. In April of 2018, he won a DJ competition for the opening slot for the Nashville Based EDM event Project Underground. Parker draws influences from a variety of artists, including Ghastly, Loud Luxury, Joyride, Odesza and Seven Lions as well as hip hop acts like Childish Gambino and Kanye West. In terms of his current work, he is currently working on an EP and plans to release it at some point over the summer. He described the project as “Mostly good summer vibes”. I’ve had the opportunity to listen to some of this project, the good vibes are definitely present here!

Check out his song “Hawt as F*** (Riddym)” here!

Soundcloud – https://soundcloud.com/gibson-parker/tracks

New Music: Sayless – Rapture

Sayless just dropped their second single this year, titled “Rapture”. This is one of the hardest songs I have heard in a while, and goes to show how talented these guys are! I can’t wait to hear this one live!

Check it out here!

Artist Spotlight: Finderz Keeperz

This week we are taking a look a the Nashville based duo Finderz Keeperz. The duo consists of Austin Ellzey and Joseph Darnell. Ellzey, originally from Merced California, was introduced to FL Studio while spending weekends with his uncle, and soon began producing Hip Hop beats. Over time, his interest switched into electronic music, particularly Dubstep. Darnell grew up in Lewisburg, Tennessee, and was introduced to EDM with the song Sierra Leone by Mt Eden. After spending hours looking through other suggested videos on Youtube, he fell in love with the genre. After moving to Nashville, the duo crossed paths a couple of times, eventually becoming friends on Facebook. One day, Ellzey made a post on Facebook expressing an interest in creating a Street Fighter remix, and Darnell, also a fan of the game, reached out to him and eventually they began working on their first collaboration. There was immediately creative chemistry between the two, and soon they decided to continue creating music together, realizing they were the only people creating this type of music

Since then, the duo has seen success, playing with acts such as Barely Alive, MUST DIE!, Wuki, Protohype and even a collaboration with Riot Ten. Musically, the duo has been influenced by some of the best acts in the Dubstep realm, including Skrillex, Must Die!, Nitti Gritti, Virtual Riot, Wooli and many others. The duo has had music released on a couple different record labels, including 3 songs on Recall Records,1 on Captivation Records with one song being released soon on Safari Network. They are also core members of the Grande Thursday team. With all of this momentum, I highly suggest checking them out. Today, they released a remix to Basstrick’s track Ghost Busters. This track is a departure from their previous work, containing strong bass house influences, and I have to say, it’s a banger!

Check out their Ghost Buster remix here!

Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/artist/3oQLPWqfAogjTAkzLRk6ov?si=2ZME7IAaSXCTrHwg8EAtTw

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/finderzkeeperzofficial/?hl=en

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/FinderzKeeperzofficial/

Twitter: https://twitter.com/f1nderzkeeperz?lang=en

Photo Credit: Eddy Whitaker Photography

Artist Spotlight: SayLess

SayLess is an EDM duo from Mt. Juliet who currently specialize in bass house, trap and dubstep. The Duo consists of La’Vonte Clark and JJ Sims. Clark, originally from Warner Robins Georgia, was first introduced to EDM around 2010 through Skrillex’s early work as well as acts like Chrispy, Rusko, and Feed Me., began producing his own music in high school and started Djing shortly after. Sims, originally from Chicago and grew up in Mt. Juliet, was first introduced to EDM though videos of Tomorrowland in 2012 and was instantly hooked by the music. After catching his first show, Life in Color, he knew he wanted to be apart of that world. After meeting in Mt. Juliet, the two soon began working on music together. In April of 2017, the duo released their first EP, Kings, featuring Bass House, Trap and Dubstep tracks.

SayLess are inspired by several different artists in the EDM world, including Skrillex, Herobust, Jauz and Kayzo. When speaking of their plans for their career, they stated “we don’t want to be stuck in one genre, we don’t want to have any boundaries”. Their current work enters a variety of genres, including bass house, hybrid trap, as well as future bass. Since the release of Kings, they have released five singles, spanning a variety of genres. Their most recent single, Papercut, was released on March 30th. These guys are going to go places! I highly recommend checking these guys out!

Check out their new single “Papercut” Here! 

https://open.spotify.com/track/0AimmflDwr6zHQOffvoNkW?si=D6P2v1BNS3mIGs3mtc0O8A

New Music: Bizzy – Saturate EP

Bizzy is back with his second release of 2018 titled Saturate. The EP consists of two track, Yes Sir and Perpetual, each having their own distinct sound and feel. On his Soundcloud he mentions, “They are directly from my heart and soul”.

Check them out below and tell us what you think!

Artist Spotlight: Lucy Jane

Today we are going to take a look at Lucy Jane AKA Cassie Hale. Originally from Cleveland Tennessee, Lucy had dreams of writing country music. However, this all changed after attending a Hucci concert while she was a student at MTSU. She began to explore everything trap music had to offer, which eventually drew her to acts like Allison Wonderland and RL Grime. During this time, her brother in law, who used to own a record label based in Chattanooga, introduced her to Jonny Grande, who  soon began mentoring her in production and DJing. These sessions eventually lead to their first collaboration, “Purple Haze” which appears on Grande’s Soundboy Killa EP. She is currently a key member of the Grande Thursdays team, as well as an intern for 24-8 MGMT which works with acts like Herobust, Spag Heddy and Subfer.

Her recent work draws from a variety of producers. In addition to inspiration coming from EDM acts like Allison Wonderland, RL Grime, Troyboi and Whipped Cream, she also draws a lot of influence from hip hop producers Metro Boomin and 808 mafia. Due to theses influences, her live sets contain a strong mix of trap music as well as modern Hip Hop hits. In the coming weeks, she is planning to release her first single “White Room”. I am very excited to see where Lucy Jane’s career takes her!

Check out “Purple Haze” here!
Lucy Jane’s mix for the Project Underground opener competition:

Photo Credit: Ambre Stewart

Guest Mix 3/31/18: Sickish

Sickish drops some serious heat with his new guest mix. Featuring several deep cuts and lots of unreleased music, this mix provided the perfect soundtrack for your Saturday night!

Check it out here!

Artist Spotlight: Bizzy 

This week we will be taking a look at local producer and DJ, Bizzy (Aka Taylor Moore). Bizzy specializes in Drum & Bass and Halftime, bringing a new unique flair to the Nashville electronic scene. Originally from the deep south, he formerly performed under the name Syzygy, until one night when he attended a show in Atlanta featuring Shades (Eprom and Alex Perez) and Ivy Labs. He was blown away by the energy of the performance and loved how “everybody there was getting busy”, which prompted his new name.

Some of Bizzy’s biggest influences include Ivy Labs, Noisia and Alex Perez as well as drawing inspiration from acts like Bassnectar and Pretty Lights. He has performed with several big name acts including Pretty Lights, Ganja White Night and Grammatik. In February of this year, Bizzy released his debut EP, Initiate on Bass by Calvary Records. In the near future, he plans to release his second EP through the UK based label Audio Reloaded Records. We’re really excited to see where Bizzy goes with his music and we highly recommend checking him out!

Check out Initiate Here!

https://open.spotify.com/embed/album/2Ks0XOOu3RIEbXLPQojdSL

Check out his guest mix here!

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