Fade to Mind ft. Cakes Da Killa & MikeQ, Rye Rye, Kingdom, Nguzunguzu

Cakes Da Killa

Recording artist Cakes Da Killa, is a 23-year-old rapper and writer with two Eps under his belt. Cakes' second mixtape The Eulogy was released on January 29, 2013 via clothing brand Mishka inis record label. The album quickly gained popularity when it was reviewed positively by Pitchfork and The Needle Drop. Cakes Da Killa's unique sound is a mix of various musical influences, cinema and underground experiences. he is praised on both his lyrical content and flow — a raunchy style usually compared to Lil Kim and Foxy Brown. Cakes now has over 3,000 followers on Soundcloud and his recently released new single "I Run This Club" via Hot Mom USA. Cakes has traveled to Europe, Canada, Australia, shattering the preconceived notions of what it takes to be a respected lyricist. Cakes brags that he can, "spit that shit to make a homophobe a hypocrite," and with each release he seems to be proving his point.

MikeQ [Fade To Mind|Qween Beat|Mad Decent], One of the leading figures in NYC's long-running Vogue scene, MikeQ's spine-snapping productions and DJ sets are seriously in demand at major clubs, museums, and festivals around the world from London to Tokyo. He has received spreads in Vanity Fair, NY Times, Time Out London, Urban Socialites among others and is making scenes way beyond the ballroom WERK.

Based in New Jersey, the 28 year old producer heads up his own "Qween Beat" Label and turns out a steady stream of vogue and ballroom tracks, re-edits, and remixes.

Baltimore U.S.A based, Rye Rye, already heralded by NME in trends for 2008 as "the latest prodigy from the Spank Rock stable that has A&Rs frothing," is the new face of female hip –hop …this is Nu-Hop! Nu-Hop had been stripped of negativity and this 17 year old rapper is throwing a fresh, unique, dance fueled, fun direction into the mix.

Rye Ryes debut single "Shake It To The Ground" assisted by DJ Blagstarr has received global attention, resulting with 1,000,000 youtube video views, the backing of Hollywood blogger extraordinaire Perez Hilton, a feature on MTV U.S.A News and currently in the UK the video is on MTV Base/ MTV2 / MTV dance. Rye Rye is a protégé of British/Sri Lankan femcee M.I.A, whom were both on the live explosive uberactive Kala tour, along with rapping on M.I.A s recent hit "Paper Planes" she also performed with her on the David Letterman show U.S.A.

This teen sensation is at the helm of a movement that is already encouraging people to look out of the old school hip-hop box! Mentioned in April 08 in the No.2 spot in NMEs: " The Future 50 bands, artists and innovators driving music forward" alongside M.I.A, The Cool Kids, Santogold, and airplay support from Radio 1s Rob Da Bank, Rye Rye is a new force to watch out for.

"Rye Rye, people like this are making eccentric solo fem-punk the most exciting post-new rave proposition" –NME, The Future 50. April 2008.

"Rye Rye has developed her own style and people are loving what she is bringing to music" – M.I.A (music artist)

"Incredible, look her up on you tube, she does some bonkers dancing" - Rob Da Bank, Radio 1

Los Angeles-based producer, DJ and label head Kingdom (aka Ezra Rubin) has built considerable influence with both his discography and the output from his own imprint, Fade to Mind. Kingdom first began to make a name for himself via a series of mixtapes; eschewing traditional genre limitations while adeptly combining elements of grime, house, underground club music, and more with currents of hip-hop and R&B, he developed a hybridized, cutting-edge, and potent strain of dance music. Shortly thereafter his Fool's Gold-issued debut Mind Reader was released, but in 2009 it was Kingdom's work with London's Night Slugs label, especially the widely acclaimed That Mystic and Dreama EPs, that truly brought his razor-sharp productions to the masses. Eventually, he relocated to Los Angeles and set up Fade to Mind in collaboration with his friends Nguzunguzu, Total Freedom, and Prince Will. Operating as a sister label to Night Slugs, Fade to Mind's ethos ignores imagined distinctions between mainstream and underground while experimenting with avant-garde rhythms and crafting a uniquely futuristic and dancefloor-ready sound. Moreover, the imprint has provided Kingdom with a vehicle to further develop his craft, whether he's flipping R&B and rap cuts into twisted club tracks, producing Kelela's debutCUT 4 ME, or directing the label's next level visual aesthetic.

Daniel Pineda and Asma Maroof, a k a Nguzunguzu. The group, which takes its name from a traditional Solomon Island figurehead used to protect against supernatural forces during canoe trips, offers a unique blend of R&B, house, cumbia and tribal music. They are known for improvising with, well, really weird sounds achieved through electronic instruments and a room full of synthesizers, as well as for an energy that Hanratty says is "incredible."

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