Silent Knight & The Band Called FUSE (Record Release Party)

The Band Called FUSE: Rise Together! Live!

From Brussels to Brooklyn, The Band Called FUSE gathers the most diverse performers from the worlds of hip hop, rock and soul to deliver a one-of-a-kind live music experience. With guitar, bass, drums, two skilled MCs and a soulful singer (plus countless musical guests), the band draws from a broad range of influences to create New York’s new sound of Soul Rock in the tradition of The Roots, Rage Against The Machine and The Fugees. The Band Called FUSE’s broad range, powerful jams and sheer energy at live shows won them a dedicated fan base of Soul Rockas who identify with the diversity and authenticity of the music and the scene - embodied in the band’s motto: “Rise Together”. Champions of the DIY approach, The Band Called FUSE ran three successful back-to-back Kickstarter crowd-funding projects, toured to the South by Southwest (SXSW) festival in Austin, TX, built their own recording studio and celebrated the 5-year anniversary of their groundbreaking Manhattan showcase, The Line Up. The band has now embarked on its most ambitious challenge to date to record a live album and concert movie at Littlefield in Brooklyn on October 16 and 17, 2015 with legendary New York live sound engineer Steve Remote.

Belgian rock brothers X (guitar) and Toast (bass) started The Band Called FUSE by collaborating with underground hip hop MCs in and around New Jersey. They picked up a solid rhythm section with veteran drummer Mr. Pokkett and beat-maker Soul Qloc before recruiting lead MC Silent Knight -one of Rawkus Records’ 50 most promising new artists. In 2010, the band headed to New York to launch the weekly Line Up showcase, welcoming over 200 up-and-coming MCs, singers, musicians and beat-makers over the years and attracting the attention of such notables as Ali Shaheed Muhammad (A Tribe Called Quest), Pharoahe Monch and John Forte (The Fugees). The arrival of lead vocalist K-Dez in 2011 signaled the maturing of The Band Called FUSE's signature Soul Rock sound featured on their critically-acclaimed, crowd-funded “Impossible Dream” EP (2014). The Band Called FUSE has opened for such luminaries as Talib Kweli, Captain Kirk of The Roots, and MURS and landed several self-produced singles on the CMJ radio college charts.

Backed with distorted guitars and thick drums, SK spits gems on some Rage Against the Machine-ish, if Rage were hardcore Hip-Hop heads. -2DopeBoyz

Rage Against The Machine Meets The Roots. –Vents Magazine

Rabbi Darkside

RABBI DARKSIDE is a Buffalo-born Brooklyn-based Hip Hop Artist/Educator, rocking the world as MC, DJ and Beatboxer. With a discography spanning a decade and tours across the U.S., Europe and South America, Rabbi D has built a global reputation and fanbase. The release of his internationally acclaimed debut LP, "Building the Better Bomb," and starring role as Head Coach on MTVs "Made" bolstered his rep, while touring consistently has allowed him to connect with the Global Hip Hop community. He has performed at major venues and festivals around the world, and is responsible for bringing the Hip Hop Subway Series to Europe.

A renowned freestyle artist, Rabbi Darkside has won a number of prestigious MC battles and been repeatedly called upon as host for high-profile events. As DJ, he has spun from New York's most esteemed clubs to multi-million dollar lofts to middle school proms. His beatboxing is featu¬red on in instructional tutorials, and in countless live performances online. In addition to his artistry, he has worked for 10+ years in the New York City Public Schools, evolving from History Teacher to Teaching Artist to curriculum specialist, most recently developing the groundbreaking rap-based test prep program "Fresh Prep" (as seen in the New York Times and CBS Early Show), featuring guest vocalists Talib Kweli, Sadat X and Dres performing his lyrics. He was honored this year by being selected as one of the first Hip Hop Education Fellows by the H2ED Center at NYU Steinhardt School.

On his global journey he has appeared alongside Afrika Bambaataa, Antibalas, Blue Man Group, Common, DMC, Fishbone, J-Live, Kanye West, The Last Poets, Rahzel, Rob Swift, The Roots, Slick Rick, Talib Kweli, and Weldon Irvine, among many others. He has been featured in publications such as URB, TV Guide, Village Voice and New York Times, while appearing on CBS, MTV, MTV2, BET, NBC and Showtime's "Nurse Jackie." He is an ordained secular officiant and recently performed his first wedding, and is an official brand representative for BluBlocker sunglasses.


Queens’ Sinnagi & O7 were two independent solo artists on the verge of releasing their first full length albums. With a history that went back for more than ten years, the two decided to collaborate on a project that turned into seventeen songs and the concept album “A Picture is worth..” was born. The two performed have performed in a number of shows throughout NYC, and have released a series of mixtape/EP “5 Finger Discount."

Sinnagi & O7 make honest music that takes a hard look at their lives and the world around them. The creative soundscape provided by these artists is sure to inspire and satisfy Hip-Hop heads and music lovers alike for years to come.



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