Phony Ppl are a visionary young band of rapper/singers, producers and musicians that are on the cutting edge of New York hip-hop's current renaissance. The crew has been recording out of a basement in Bed-Stuy, Brooklyn since high school and over the past year they dropped two albums, "Phonyland" and "Nothing Special" as well as several side projects to industry acclaim. The UK caught it first: Giles Peterson threw them in rotation on BBC radio and MTV UK struggled to describe their sound: "imagine the rebirth of 90s neo-soul, created by a premature N.E.R.D. and The Roots, sprinkled with the massive hip-hop talents of J Dilla, Flying Lotus and Kanye West?" The collective has a number of milestones in their short career, and if industry hype is any indicator, Phony Ppl won't be slowing down any time soon.
The Skins are an infectious Brooklyn-based rock band consisting of siblings Bayli, Reef, and Kaya Mckeithan, along with friends and dueling guitarists Daisy Spencer and Russell Chell. Although they range in ages from 13-19, The Skins play like old pro's, offering a soulful interpretation of rock that today's audiences crave and proving that age doesn't matter. As one reviewer puts it, “The SKINS a
re so amazingly bad ass, everything they do sounds the way you want a hard rock album to sound. It is intimidating, mysterious, sensual and mostly just a glorious expression of the art.”-SYFFAL.com http://www.syffal.com/album-review-the-skins-ep.
Their self-titled EP, The Skins, has been receiving rave reviews since its release in January 2012, creating buzz from countless blogs, radiostations and magazines. Their first in-studio music video recorded by Wreckroom Records (Brainchild of actor Adrian Grenier) received over 10,000 views in its first week on youtube VIA http://wreckroom.tv/. In late May they finished recording and filming their second Wreckroom in-studio music video which can be found on their youtube page along with footage from live shows, and personal updates on what the band is up to. If you are fortunate enough to catch a live performance by the Skins then get ready to be blown away and save your ticket so you can prove that you saw them before they were big.