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Shwayze

Since 2008, Shwayze and the summer season have become synonymous. With the Billboard Top 20 hits "Buzzin" & "Corona and Lime" people have fallen in love with Shwayze's breezy melodies and his smooth rhymes. In July of this year, Shwayze will be releasing his next project, appropriately titled "King of the Summer" with the single of the same name dropping June 23 rd . Shwayze released his self-titled debut album in 2008 through Geffen/Suretone Records, which debuted at #10 on the Billboard Charts and was #3 on Billboard’s Rap Album Chart.  The album was the first of many collaborations with songwriter & producer Cisco Adler. The hit single off the album “Buzzin,” gained worldwide popularity. Following the success of their first album, Shwayze and Cisco released two more albums together; 2009’s edgy, experimental electro-rock release “Let It Beat,” which debuted at #1 on the iTunes Chart, and the more contemporary “Island In The Sun,” which came out in 2011 and debuted at #2 on the iTunes Pop Chart.

Cisco Adler

Cisco Adler is a singer / songwriter / producer with a worldwide community of fans, millions of albums sold, and a thought leader with a clear idea of where the music industry is headed. Combining his marketing savvy, an entrepreneurial spirit, and a knack for catchy melodies and memorable lyrics he has carved a niche out for himself as one of the go-to studio gurus of the past decade. Working with names like Shwayze, Mickey Avalon, Mike Posner, G Love, Wiz Khalifa, Dirt Nasty, Del the Funky Homosapien, Mod Sun, Dirt Nasty, Unwritten Law, and more, Cisco is known as a genre bending music man with Top 40 hits and underground credibility at the same time. A rare combination that helps him discover new talent and re-write the rules for the new music business. He has toured with everyone from Kid Rock to ZZ Top, and LMFAO to Slightly Stoopid certifying himself as a national touring act with fans spanning the globe. As a solo artist, Adler is a purveyor of feel-good rock music, summertime, sun-drenched hip hop, and island infused reggae rhythms whose influences range from Bob Marley to Paul Simon to De La Soul. His first solo effort after years of producing hits for other artists was 2012's ALOHA. It featured guest appearances by newcomer G Eazy, the legendary North Mississippi All Stars, and reggae god Don Carlos and landed at #8 on the iTunes POP chart. He then followed that up with the reggae-centric MAHALO which debuted at #2 on the iTunes Reggae charts and was a Billboard Chart Heat-Seeker in its first week out. MAHALO featured guest appearances by a up and comers Carter Schultz of the band AER and West Virginia's Huey Mack

Lute

Hailing from Charlotte, North Carolina, rapper Lute (born Luther Nicholson) first burst onto the underground hip-hop scene as a member of the rap collective Forever FC, alongside Jimmy Kelso, High I’m Ry, and SchylerChaise. Lute delivered his first solo mixtape, West 1996, in 2012 while still a member of Forever FC, but took a backseat after the birth of his daughter. With the group and Lute receiving plaudits from the likes of Rick Ross and Pete Rock, it wasn’t long before he was snapped up by J. Cole in 2015, signing to his then burgeoning label Dreamville. His first effort for the label dropped at the end of that year on the compilation Revenge of the Dreamers, Vol. 2, with his track “Still Slummin'” a posthumous production by J. Dilla. Two years later, the single “Juggin'” appeared and signaled Lute’s return. His proper debut album, West 1996, Vol. 2 followed. ~ Rich Wilson

Carter Cruise

Regardless of how you know Carter Cruise, it’s apparent she’s a fearlessly authentic creator incapable of being put in a singular box. As an artist, performer, producer, songwriter, vocalist, DJ, and human being she shines in a way that’s downright infectious, and for new and old fans alike, watching her evolve never gets old. Although she's known for being the life of the party, her forthcoming EP release ‘Send Moods’ is about to reveal yet another dimension of herself with darker imagery and emotional storytelling.  As Carter neared the end of college and stood at that all too familiar crossroads in many of our lives, she made the decision to ditch law school and take the road less travelled all the way out to LA, where she’d been determined to live and work as a creator since childhood. Having successfully made a name for herself as a DJ playing with the likes of Krewella, Adventure Club, Baauer, RL Grime, and Ookay plus doing official remixes for Ghastly, MOONZz, and Krewella, Carter has been all the while quietly perfecting her craft as a songwriter and producer and is ready to share her original material with the world. She released her first original track 'Literally Like Yeah' earlier this year, but her upcoming EP 'Send Moods' is the first project you'll hear her vocals on. ‘Send Moods’ traces the thread of ill-fated love throughout time from past, to present, to future pulling influences from different eras and mixing classic acoustic sounds and vintage synths with modern electronic vibes. Catch Carter playing this summer at Splash House, Summer Daze Festival in North Carolina, and her residency "Welcome to the Internet" in Dallas to name a few. 

 

SURFER BLOOD

West Palm Beach's Surfer Blood fuse sunny surf rock charm with indie rock cool. Guitarist/vocalist John Paul Pitts and drummer Tyler Schwarz have known each other since high school; they started playing together and soon connected with guitarist Thomas Fekete and bassist Kevin Williams, officially becoming Surfer Blood in spring 2009. They began recording and touring almost immediately, laying down tracks in Pitts' apartment and embarking on four tours in their first five months together. The buzz around the band built quickly as they hit the road .

NANCE

NANCE has created a buzz by landing openings for popular hip-hop artists such as Action Bronson, MGK, KYLE, Mobb Deep, Caskey, SonReal, Chevy Woods, Mike Stud, Kooley High, and the list goes on. He has also performed up and down the east coast and touches the festival stages at Hopscotch 2016 and Packapalooza 2016 in Raleigh, A3C 2016 in Atlanta, and Art of Cool 2017 in Durham, With the creation of his merchandise brand “Nance & Company”, he has collaborated with the Charlotte, NC based clothing line/charitable organization “For Those” to help raise money for kids suffering from congenital heart disease. NANCE has also used his talents to collaborate and raise money for the “Embrace Uganda” charity, by performing at their “Save a Child” event.

WONDR

WONDR is an up-and-coming hip-hop artist from Nashville, TN. He has performed several sold out shows in Nashville (The End, Cannery Ballroom, The Vault), and has been building his following by playing countless fraternity and house parties in the South and Southeast. WONDR, with his diverse background, smooth vocal, and eclectic talent, brings a unique flair to every verse that keeps audiences enthralled. As his presence continues to grow through platforms such as Apple Music and Spotify, WONDR will expand his college/bar tour across America.

JACKIE SPADE

Jackie Spade uses his distinctive southern style to echo his life experiences. Growing up in Kinston, North Carolina, a city where poverty and violence often overshadows the incredible talent it breeds, only caused Jackie to be more determined to alter the course of his life and of those affiliated with him. After graduating high school he attended the University of North Carolina at Pembroke. During Jackie’s time at UNC-P he discovered his talent as a lyricist and after two years of studies he decided to pursue this new passion full-time. In 2015 Jackie dropped a mixtape full of remixes over some of the industry’s major artists such as Carolina native J. Cole’s “Tale of Two Cities” and ASAP Rocky’s “Pretty Flacko Joyde 2.” Later in 2015, appreciative and humbled by the feedback of his fans and the support of his family, Jackie entered BET’s Hot 16 contest and earned a spot in the 2015 Hip Hop Cypher along with an invitation to the BET Hip Hop awards! 

Mike's Left Arm is the solo project of Raleigh, NC based multi-instrumentalist and songwriter Dan Mercer. Drawing from a wide range of inspirations, Mike's Left Arm blends arpeggio heavy indie rock with elements of early 2000's emo and pop-punk. After writing and recording his own music for years, Mercer eventually decided to compile a batch of his favorite recordings and release them under the moniker Mike's Left Arm. This group of songs became MLA's first release "D", which featured a an emo-revival, punk-influenced sound. Months later, MLA dropped the genre-bending sophomore effort "A", which draws from a versatile catalog - everything from 90's alternative, to dreamy indie rock. 

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