Rebel Starr & David E. Beats are the guests this Sunday 11/22 On The Circa '95 Show
REBEL STARR -
What is NeoQuantumRetroMusic? The new, the old — and the Space between. It’s soul that borders on rock, straddles trance-hop and flirts with funk, yet remains indescribably authentic. Call it underground or call it transcendent – but just don’t call it ordinary.
The planets aligned when original members Likwuid Stylez and Back Wordz (aka, Baxter P. Wordsworth) – both of whom were forces of nature in New York’s street battles, emcee challenges and underground showcases – collided in a creative composite of cosmic proportions in 2007. And thus, Rebel Starr was born. As “3” represents completion and balance, the duo eventually added DJ Raydar Ellis, a music professor at Boston’s Berklee College of Music and a member of New York’s Revive Da Live, whose events shed light on the fusion of jazz and hip-hop in pop culture.
New York based Rebel Starr has performed at several venues, from Columbia University to Pennsylvania to South Carolina, and is a refreshing and permanent note in the medley that is New York’s music scene. The group has also opened for artists such as Lyfe Jennings, Talib Kweli and Bow Wow and had an appearance on MTV’s TRL in 2008. In 2009, the group was nominated the Underground Music Awards’ “Best Rap Duo” and was recently tagged “URB’s Next 1000” by URB Magazine.
Rebel Starr’s eclectic style combines social consciousness and holistic high jinks as potent strategics to conquer sound waves – bar by bar, block by block and, eventually, the universe.
Check out their new single here and link up with them via RebelStarr.com, Twitter, Myspace, YouTube, ReverbNation, and WordPress.
As a triple threat (artist, producer, guitarist) David E Beats aims to reach both the head and the ear with his strong musical and lyrical abilities. His music is a genre-blurring blend of Hip Hop, Pop, R&B, Rock and Electro, an absolute tapestry of diverse musical influences. He succeeds to go from groundbreaking Hip Hop samples to high-electronic sounds reasonably. This artist's creativity follows none and his talent defies many. Hailing from Washington D.C, David E Beats was raised to the chant of a medley of Soul pioneers, respectively: The Moments, The Four Tops, Aretha Franklin; and the grunge-rock sound of bands such as Sound Garden and Nirvana. Before the age of 15, David E Beats had never listened to Rap music. He started to develop an interest in Hip Hop when he bought his first Rap CD, ''The Blueprint", by Jay Z.
His grind has been relentless since! His recent accomplishments prove that his drive and passion for music will constantly lead him to new heights! David E Beats was featured as the next artist to watch on Hip Hop Ruckus section ''On Da Come Up". Recent features include XXLMag.com, Hip Hop DX, Digiwaxx; newspapers such as the Washington Afro-American Newspaper, Diamondback (University of Maryland); FM and AM radio on WHCR 90.3 FM, WCCR 640 AM, and many more. He also inked 2 sponsorship deals: 8 and 9 Clothing, Platform NYC.
Beats made significant strides in the music industry when he released his first mixtape, David E Beats BLVD (May 2009), a fusion of hip-hop, R&B and rock with smash singles "Walk In" dedicated to the underdog receiving radio plays(i.e: 89.9 FM in North Carolina) and the song “Her features” ,an ode to women. In June and August 2009, David E Beats had 2 Open Mic Showcase Tour in New York City with live performances at Voodoo Lounge and the infamous Bowery Poetry Club. He, then released "In Tha Lab" Freestyles Mix-tape Series 1, and is now gearing up to release his debut album “Exit”.
Get the David E Beats BLVD Mixtape Here
Follow David E Beats on: Twitter, Youtube, and Davidebeats.com