Rumy Love was born to Iranian Muslim immigrants in Maryland, but spent majority of his life in Northern Virginia. When he was seven years old along with his family they relocated to Iran which was a huge culture shock for him. Iran is a country with a fascist regime, culturally very different from the United States. “I went from listening to Madonna, and New Kids On The Block, to getting arrested for listening to Pop music… Living in two totally different countries has influenced, and shaped me as a artist.”
In 1996 Rumy moved back to the United States. “I remember being exposed to so many different artists like, No Doubt, Puff Daddy, Coolio, Aaliyah, Mariah Carey, Missy, TLC, Metallica, Jarool, Ashanti, Naz, Red Hot Chilly Peppers” This was during a time when Pop, R&B, and Hiphop where at the forefront of mainstream media. Not only is Rumy influenced by Persian music because of his time spent in Iran, but also by the pop music he began hearing once he came back to the United States.
“Growing up as a Queer Muslim kid, in the 90’s, I felt really alone, and uninformed. I didn’t have any gay roll models, I didn’t even know one other gay person.” Rumy explains how he uses his passed experiences as inspiration for his writing. “I want my music to have a healing, and empowering message. I don’t want anyone to ever feel the way I did when I was a kid.” Today Rumy is a staunch activist for the LGBTQ+ community, and strives to have a positive influence through his music.
In 2008 Rumy was accepted to The New School, Parsons The New School for Design in New York City. He also began interning at DefJam, And Bad Boy Records. While in New York he worked with many notable producers such as, James Ryan Ho (Malay), Adam Joseph, Adam Keshin (Zeroviz)… In 2013 he released his debut single titled “9 to 5” through Housepital Records. Since then he has had a slew of singles such as “Fall for you”, and “Persian Girl”…
Singer Songwriter Rumy Love has released a new music video shot at Black Lives Matter Plaza in Washington D.C. The energetic dance/ house beat, accompanied with the lyrics of the song are meant to inspire the listener to get up and “Stand up for your rights”. As we listened we found ourselves dancing and inspired to continue fighting for change. Rumy love wrote “March the Streets” as a call to action. The song urges listeners to take to the streets in support of Black Lives Matter, the LGBTQ + community, equality, and human rights. We are excited to promote this song, and feel it brings an incredibly powerful message. Check out the video below.
Rich Caviar is an artist that was born in Moscow, Russa, but raised in the USA. He is a multi-talented artist and has been steadily growing his music fan base by performing with the likes artists such as J Cole, Big Sean, Mac Miller, Fabolous, and MGK. He was recently featured on both Starz Hit TV show “Power”, and in the movie “Glass” directed by the legendary “M Night Shyamalan.”
His newest track is called, “Shyamalan” and Rich Caviar also produced it himself. It has an inspiring horn sample that really brings a feeling of ambition to the entire song. He combines an compelling form of lyricism and hard hitting drums and 808’s to make a very catchy track. Check out the track below.
Lund is an artist who grew up about 65 miles away from Los Angeles in Moreno Valley. He developed developed a heightened musical perspective as a little kid. Born to high school-age parents, he lived with his paternal grandparents as mom struggled with drugs and dad faced severe mental health issues. Lund’s grandfather taught him how to play guitar at just six-years-old. At the same time, he listened to everything from Red Hot Chili Peppers, Radiohead, and Coldplay to N.W.A. and Gravediggaz. He played trumpet throughout middle school and even participated in marching band and orchestra. Discovery of Ableton broadened his sonic horizons further. By eleventh grade, he found himself cooking up his own productions and laying down vocals. Working out of his home studio, he architected everything from scratch, crafting the production, instrumentation, and singing.
Gabrielle Barnes is a 19-year-old musician based in NYC. She has been writing songs since she was 12 and performs within the community often. She has recently released her first track, “2020,” which brings to life how much 2020 is affecting the state of the world.
This song is a song that touches on social media, the pandemic, and the BLM movement. Verse 3 and the last two choruses symbolize a joy & resilience that is developed form a period (verse 1,2 and chorus) of processing various conflicting emotions. As we listened to this track we we’re inspired, and reminded of both the good and bad times 2020 has brought us. Check out the track below.