Sunday, December 26, 2010

Wednesday, December 1, 2010

Artist to Watch.. Mara Hruby

My guy Haydn aka Phantom Lover (if you didnt get his free EP, its here), recently put me on to the lovely Mara Hruby, from Oakland. Her voice is like the velvet you long to touch. Definitely an artist to follow... Check out her BANDCAMP to listen to more..
From her bandcamp: Introducing the new and fast rising twenty-two year old artist, Mara Hruby, from Oakland, CA. She burst onto the scene in the beginning of 2010 playing shows all around the Bay Area and is now releasing her debut EP “From Her Eyes”. This is her first release of music to the world and it will say a lot about her character and vision as an artist. Mara Hruby worked on this album for a total of nine months and even went as far as recording and arranging/engineering her own vocals. As a true artist, she jumps right into her dreams and doesn’t emerge until a full, final, conceptualized, and complete project has risen. “From Her Eyes” is an EP of cover songs originally recorded by male artists, and each song has represented a moment in her life. She is covering artists such and Mos Def, Andre 3000, Jamiroquai, even D’Angelo and a few others. She is a mesmerizing artist that puts on a show with poise and grace, and she’ll bring you into her heart like no other.


Mama love... Talyer McFerrin X Ryat

Two of my favorite artists taking a break during a shooting of the new video... loving this jam..

Taylor McFerrin & Ryat Jam Session from Simon Benjamin on Vimeo.

M.anifest BACK in the Motherland!

Big ups to my guy M.anifest who was recently back in Ghana for a month playing shows, shooting for a film and getting tons of media love (including MTV and Ras Kwame from BBC)! Check out the newest video :

Also if you never grabbed this track with myself X M.anifest from my first EP, grab it free here