by The Alchemist
Kevin Bull is a 17-year-old musician in the northern Virginia area. He has been playing music since he was 9 years old on the upright bass in his elementary school orchestra. He has recently started playing in bands to continue growing. He claims that his biggest influences are Coldplay, Green Day, and Velvet Revolver. He has been a part of multiple bands, including, The Let Go, and his current band Trio 111. They are currently in the process of releasing their first record in the coming months.
He recently released a video for his song, “Conformity”. The song starts with a very intricate bass line to draw the listener in. It eventually evolves into an energy filled track that makes you want to get up and move. When asked about the song he says, “This song is about the how society wants to put people in certain categories without giving them a chance to prove themselves. I want to let people know that it doesn’t have to be this way and you can be your own person. Don’t let anyone stop and especially, don’t conform to anything.” Check out the track below.
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Joey is a Baltimore native currently living in a San Diego beach community. After years of making the rounds on hip hop forums, entering every battle rap competition he could find, Joey took his style in a very different direction. In college, he began freestyling over djembe and acoustic guitar, instruments readily available at any college house party. What started as a trio, evolved into a 6-person band, with Joey as the lead singer. The hip-hop-rock band, Breaking Reign, was often described as a more hip-hop version of Rage Against the Machine, a comparison the band did not take lightly. For years the Breaking Reign played shows across the mid-Atlantic, with notable performances with OutaSight, Wax, and N.E.R.D. In 2012, Breaking Reign dissolved. With hundreds of shows now under his belt, and years of immersion in a hybrid style behind him, Joey returned to solo hip hop, releasing his 12-track album The Illusive in 2012 and 8-track album Renaissance Baby in 2014.
Our favorite of all his tracks is called, “Chase the Sun” which dropped on August 6th 2020. This track is filled with an immense amount of liveliness, and we believe that this could be a hit at college parties in the future. We love the combination of upbeat production, and energy filled vocals. You can check out the track below.
I’ll Explain Later is a sentiment that Nico has fully embodied on his quest to design the world in which he wants to live in, all while undoing the negativity around him. This state of mind is fittingly the name of Nico’s forthcoming album. A year and a half in the making, Nico allowed himself time, space and clarity to write I’ll Explain Later, with the intent and fervor he required.
Raised in Prince George’s County, MD, a predominantly African Raised in Prince Geo American community directly adjacent to Washington, DC, Nico was a witness to the unsightly truths of the economically weakened communities. With many people never expecting to ever find a way out, Nico refused to be complacent and watch the people in his city live a life absent of hope. At age 16, Nico made a commitment to use his talent for poignant writing, in conjunction with the musical brilliance the DM conjunction with the musical brilliance the DMV-area is known for, to go find hope and opportunities to bring back to the communities that shaped him into the man he is today.