TIA NOMORE

 
Coming up in cypher circles and freestyle battle arenas, Tia Nomore forced her entry into hip-hop’s boys club. The 22-year-old’s claim as Oakland rap’s little sister started as a teenager when she would jump into her older brother’s rap circles and ditch class to record G-funk-inspired hyphy music. Tia’s fiery wits, lyrical dismantling and command for respect earned her studio time with HBK Gang’s Show Banga, Iamsu! and Too $hort producer Exclusive, and that combo of qualities has been the bedrock throughout her continuous transformation into a fully-realized artist. - Taken from  Rocket Radio  Premiere of “Tokidoki Lenses”

Coming up in cypher circles and freestyle battle arenas, Tia Nomore forced her entry into hip-hop’s boys club. The 22-year-old’s claim as Oakland rap’s little sister started as a teenager when she would jump into her older brother’s rap circles and ditch class to record G-funk-inspired hyphy music. Tia’s fiery wits, lyrical dismantling and command for respect earned her studio time with HBK Gang’s Show Banga, Iamsu! and Too $hort producer Exclusive, and that combo of qualities has been the bedrock throughout her continuous transformation into a fully-realized artist. - Taken from Rocket Radio Premiere of “Tokidoki Lenses”

 
 

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“Tokidoki Lenses” is a preview of Tia’s drift into a refreshed take on hyphy, with producer credits to the label’s founder Patrick Brown and rostermate Will Butler. The tandem bakes in a nostalgic 90s R&B vibe as the track alternates through beat iterations; Tia doesn’t flinch, seamlessly adjusting her flow even when she hits the chorus, spoken in Japanese. Loosely translated to, “keepin’ it one-hundred, I don’t play games”.

 

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PATRICK BROWN

 
As a producer and engineer Brown has worked with the likes of Toro y Moi, K.Flay, Mykki Blanco, The Morning Benders, SISTERS, Darondo, and more. Often catching artists on their way up and helping to propel them forward. Recently he's started releasing original material and collaborations under the moniker Studio_Dad.  Based out of Different Fur, a studio owned by Brown (and one of San Francisco’s most historical and famed recording spaces), Text Me was formed as a writing and production team with a dozen or so talented musicians, producers, and songwriters lending to an eclectic mix of style.

As a producer and engineer Brown has worked with the likes of Toro y Moi, K.Flay, Mykki Blanco, The Morning Benders, SISTERS, Darondo, and more. Often catching artists on their way up and helping to propel them forward. Recently he's started releasing original material and collaborations under the moniker Studio_Dad.

Based out of Different Fur, a studio owned by Brown (and one of San Francisco’s most historical and famed recording spaces), Text Me was formed as a writing and production team with a dozen or so talented musicians, producers, and songwriters lending to an eclectic mix of style.

 
 

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DREW BANGA

 
Drew Banga's credits include Kamaiyah’s “I’m On,” Rexx Life Raj and ymtk’s “ What’s Up ,” 1-O.A.K.’s “Lost & Found” (which he co-produced with Kuya Beats) and Caleborate’s latest single, “ Bankrobber ” (with Chose1). He’s also the musical director for  Duckwrth , overseeing every aspect of his live show and producing for the Republic Records-signed rapper and singer. He also co-produced much of Kamaiyah’s highly-anticipated, forthcoming sophomore album.  “There’s not an artist in the Bay I haven’t produced for, done a song with or gone on tour with,” Arnett says. “I’m a producer. I don’t sing, but I write. I try to make whatever I put my hands on better than what I heard before. And I’m all about cultivating people’s sound.”  Drew Arnett didn’t start producing professionally until a year before making the “I’m On” beat for Kamaiyah in 2015. “I just wanted to be a touring bass player,” he says.  Now a full-time producer and musician, Arnett spends most of his time at Different Fur as an in-house producer for the studio-affiliated label,  Text Me Records . He has his gripes with the lack of an industry infrastructure in the Bay Area but sees his affiliation with Text Me as a tipping point.  “I work closely with artists at Text Me and I’m gonna be able to put the spotlight on a lot of artists in the Bay. Kinda like A&R-ing, but I’m producing too. The artist can be nobody and the producer can have such a big name and the song can go platinum. That’s what I want to do.”  Taken from the KQED article "Behind The Beats: Drew Banga" by Adrian Spinelli  Read more here:  https://ww2.kqed.org/arts/2017/10/17/behind-the-beats-drew-banga

Drew Banga's credits include Kamaiyah’s “I’m On,” Rexx Life Raj and ymtk’s “What’s Up,” 1-O.A.K.’s “Lost & Found” (which he co-produced with Kuya Beats) and Caleborate’s latest single, “Bankrobber” (with Chose1). He’s also the musical director for Duckwrth, overseeing every aspect of his live show and producing for the Republic Records-signed rapper and singer. He also co-produced much of Kamaiyah’s highly-anticipated, forthcoming sophomore album.

“There’s not an artist in the Bay I haven’t produced for, done a song with or gone on tour with,” Arnett says. “I’m a producer. I don’t sing, but I write. I try to make whatever I put my hands on better than what I heard before. And I’m all about cultivating people’s sound.”

Drew Arnett didn’t start producing professionally until a year before making the “I’m On” beat for Kamaiyah in 2015. “I just wanted to be a touring bass player,” he says.

Now a full-time producer and musician, Arnett spends most of his time at Different Fur as an in-house producer for the studio-affiliated label, Text Me Records. He has his gripes with the lack of an industry infrastructure in the Bay Area but sees his affiliation with Text Me as a tipping point.

“I work closely with artists at Text Me and I’m gonna be able to put the spotlight on a lot of artists in the Bay. Kinda like A&R-ing, but I’m producing too. The artist can be nobody and the producer can have such a big name and the song can go platinum. That’s what I want to do.”

Taken from the KQED article "Behind The Beats: Drew Banga" by Adrian Spinelli

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TIFFANY WILSON

Tiffany is a Bay Area native who studied in the Music Recording Program at San Francisco State. She started in the industry with an internship assisting the Dirtybird crew at Om Records before moving on to digital marketing agency Fame House, where she dived into social media strategy and artist relations. She’s gone from agencies, to nightclubs, to newspapers, before coming full circle back to where she feels most at home - working for a label devoted to giving its artists the foundation and support they need for success. Rarely serious, usually working, and always in group chats full of memes.

Tiffany is a Bay Area native who studied in the Music Recording Program at San Francisco State. She started in the industry with an internship assisting the Dirtybird crew at Om Records before moving on to digital marketing agency Fame House, where she dived into social media strategy and artist relations. She’s gone from agencies, to nightclubs, to newspapers, before coming full circle back to where she feels most at home - working for a label devoted to giving its artists the foundation and support they need for success. Rarely serious, usually working, and always in group chats full of memes.

 

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TIM VICKERS

Born on an Island off the east coast of Canada, Tim Vickers AKA Grandbankss moved to the states at a fairly young age and began studying music and double bass. After spending 10 years producing/music directing bands in the San Francisco Bay Area Pat Brown took him under the wing of different fur and gave him a place and resources to write and produce at a professional level. A long time electronic music fan, Tim's influences run from Bjork, Arca and Mount Eerie, to Clams Casino, the RZA, and Shabazz palaces.

Born on an Island off the east coast of Canada, Tim Vickers AKA Grandbankss moved to the states at a fairly young age and began studying music and double bass. After spending 10 years producing/music directing bands in the San Francisco Bay Area Pat Brown took him under the wing of different fur and gave him a place and resources to write and produce at a professional level. A long time electronic music fan, Tim's influences run from Bjork, Arca and Mount Eerie, to Clams Casino, the RZA, and Shabazz palaces.

 

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MIKOS DA GAWD

Douglas still relishes that time indoors, tucked away in the studio — except he’s not always by himself anymore. Just as producers and vocalists need each other, fellow producers can drive one another’s creativity. Douglas is part of a loosely formed Bay Area collective of hip-hop producers, many of whom we’ll be profiling this week as part of this series. “In producer culture, we stay in a room and work,” he says. “It’s about bringing people together and creating these collages.”  As we descend back down Bernal Hill, Douglas points to San Francisco General Hospital in the distance. “I was born right there,” he says. On the lower part of the hill, the cold wind chill dies down and a warm breeze sweeps across his open black hoodie. He stares at the building where his life began and ponders his purpose.  “People lose sight of the fact that you can make a huge impact while remaining mysterious,” he says. “That’s kinda why I got into producing.”  ( READ MORE HERE )   

Douglas still relishes that time indoors, tucked away in the studio — except he’s not always by himself anymore. Just as producers and vocalists need each other, fellow producers can drive one another’s creativity. Douglas is part of a loosely formed Bay Area collective of hip-hop producers, many of whom we’ll be profiling this week as part of this series. “In producer culture, we stay in a room and work,” he says. “It’s about bringing people together and creating these collages.”

As we descend back down Bernal Hill, Douglas points to San Francisco General Hospital in the distance. “I was born right there,” he says. On the lower part of the hill, the cold wind chill dies down and a warm breeze sweeps across his open black hoodie. He stares at the building where his life began and ponders his purpose.

“People lose sight of the fact that you can make a huge impact while remaining mysterious,” he says. “That’s kinda why I got into producing.”

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BOBBY RENZ

 
Bay area native Bobby Renz has been actively playing live music, producing and songwriting in and around San Francisco for over 10 years. After spending many years doing self production in home studios, he’s found a home at Different Fur Studios doing production and songwriting for Text Me Records. Working on a wide range of music from pop, experimental, R&B, hip hop, indie; his influences range from Charles Mingus, Fela Kuti, Alton Ellis, Brian Eno, Sly Stone, to Bon Iver, Travis Scott, Major Lazer, Rihanna.

Bay area native Bobby Renz has been actively playing live music, producing and songwriting in and around San Francisco for over 10 years. After spending many years doing self production in home studios, he’s found a home at Different Fur Studios doing production and songwriting for Text Me Records. Working on a wide range of music from pop, experimental, R&B, hip hop, indie; his influences range from Charles Mingus, Fela Kuti, Alton Ellis, Brian Eno, Sly Stone, to Bon Iver, Travis Scott, Major Lazer, Rihanna.

 
 

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SEAN PAULSON

Raised in the East Bay, Sean Paulson has spent the bulk of his six-year recording career at Different Fur. Trained at nearby Ex’pression College, Paulson found himself inspired by the tones and textures found on albums like My Bloody Valentine’s Loveless or The Microphones’ The Glow Pt. 2, Paulson became laser-focused on providing musicians with the perfect sounds, so that they could keep their attention on songwriting and performance.

Raised in the East Bay, Sean Paulson has spent the bulk of his six-year recording career at Different Fur. Trained at nearby Ex’pression College, Paulson found himself inspired by the tones and textures found on albums like My Bloody Valentine’s Loveless or The Microphones’ The Glow Pt. 2, Paulson became laser-focused on providing musicians with the perfect sounds, so that they could keep their attention on songwriting and performance.

 

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BOBBI ROHS

Bobbi Rohs is a San Francisco based singer, writer, and producer born and raised in the Bay Area. After teaching herself how to play guitar at a young age, the artist begin to write songs for family events and church services. Once in high school she began learning different music software and debuted on the scene in 2015 with her first pubic release “That’s Bae”.    This single gained the artist quite the buzz and was featured on Tricycle Records 2016 new artist compilation. Since then Bobbi Rohs has release several songs and has positioned herself as more than just an aspiring singer by joining San Francisco based recording studio 'Different Fur' as a writer and session artist.    The singer is said to be inspired by a wide range of music from Missy Elliot to Cursive, which contributes to her distinctive sound and vocal range. Friends commonly describe Rohs's music as "Punk R&B, experimental electronica, jazzy, and folk trap". She has recently released her first full length album titled "HideAway" and is working on a second project with various producers in San Francisco where she currently lives. 

Bobbi Rohs is a San Francisco based singer, writer, and producer born and raised in the Bay Area. After teaching herself how to play guitar at a young age, the artist begin to write songs for family events and church services. Once in high school she began learning different music software and debuted on the scene in 2015 with her first pubic release “That’s Bae”.  

This single gained the artist quite the buzz and was featured on Tricycle Records 2016 new artist compilation. Since then Bobbi Rohs has release several songs and has positioned herself as more than just an aspiring singer by joining San Francisco based recording studio 'Different Fur' as a writer and session artist.  

The singer is said to be inspired by a wide range of music from Missy Elliot to Cursive, which contributes to her distinctive sound and vocal range. Friends commonly describe Rohs's music as "Punk R&B, experimental electronica, jazzy, and folk trap". She has recently released her first full length album titled "HideAway" and is working on a second project with various producers in San Francisco where she currently lives. 

 

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BRUH FROM LAST NIGHT

Romeo Richard Little aka BRUH FROM LAST NIGHT aka little daddy wasn't actually born anywhere. It crash landed on earth to save the planet and find the 7 dragonballs with his sidekick Mikos Da Gawd and the help of the Text Me Force. He has a voice of a drunken angle oh i mean angel. The two oozies on his face represent good and evil and its divide in the constant battles we face (all on top of the dome)... after he defeats his arch nemesis, DDot. Don't Trip. I got y'all the end. 

Romeo Richard Little aka BRUH FROM LAST NIGHT aka little daddy wasn't actually born anywhere. It crash landed on earth to save the planet and find the 7 dragonballs with his sidekick Mikos Da Gawd and the help of the Text Me Force. He has a voice of a drunken angle oh i mean angel. The two oozies on his face represent good and evil and its divide in the constant battles we face (all on top of the dome)... after he defeats his arch nemesis, DDot. Don't Trip. I got y'all the end. 

 

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LIEN DO

Originally from Sacramento, CA, or Iceland where she likes to convince people, Lien grew up on punk, and jazz, which pushed her to pursue a B.A. in Music at UCDavis. There she took the classical route in ethnomusicology/percussion performance. During that time she became deeply ingrained in the college freeform radio station KDVS 90.3fm which exposed her to a lot experimental music. Over the years she has played in Cat Problems, World-Losers, and Backward Beast as a drummer. She now plays drums/sings in Kat Morgan and drums for Heather D'angelo (Au Revoir Simone). She currently is writing in the groups Genuis, Fragile Friends, Leviathe & Jevin, and her upcoming solo project, LEVIATHE. Aside from that she is also composing the score for "The Foundation presents: X" feature length film and working on the solo album of Jordan Blackmon (Toro y Moi).  She now works as an engineer, designer, and community organizing at Different Fur Studios in San Francisco. She produces and writes for Text Me Records and is 1/3 of LMSFN music organization both based in San Francisco. She also works with Matthew Pereira under the name LIEMA for their film audio company.

Originally from Sacramento, CA, or Iceland where she likes to convince people, Lien grew up on punk, and jazz, which pushed her to pursue a B.A. in Music at UCDavis. There she took the classical route in ethnomusicology/percussion performance. During that time she became deeply ingrained in the college freeform radio station KDVS 90.3fm which exposed her to a lot experimental music. Over the years she has played in Cat Problems, World-Losers, and Backward Beast as a drummer. She now plays drums/sings in Kat Morgan and drums for Heather D'angelo (Au Revoir Simone). She currently is writing in the groups Genuis, Fragile Friends, Leviathe & Jevin, and her upcoming solo project, LEVIATHE. Aside from that she is also composing the score for "The Foundation presents: X" feature length film and working on the solo album of Jordan Blackmon (Toro y Moi).

She now works as an engineer, designer, and community organizing at Different Fur Studios in San Francisco. She produces and writes for Text Me Records and is 1/3 of LMSFN music organization both based in San Francisco. She also works with Matthew Pereira under the name LIEMA for their film audio company.

 

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MATTHEW PEREIRA

Born and raised in the Bay, Matt Pereira has been producing anything from electronic music to sound design for film, for almost a decade. Experienced in all forms of synthesis, you can often find him creating textured and animated sounds in his free time. After several years of producing and schooling, he has joined the Text Me Records crew as a Producer/Song Writer, taking influence from artists such as Deadmau5, Skrillex, & Feed Me. Also known by his producer moniker Kōmak, he has released several energetic electronic singles such as XYZ & Sanctuary through Text Me Records.

Born and raised in the Bay, Matt Pereira has been producing anything from electronic music to sound design for film, for almost a decade. Experienced in all forms of synthesis, you can often find him creating textured and animated sounds in his free time. After several years of producing and schooling, he has joined the Text Me Records crew as a Producer/Song Writer, taking influence from artists such as Deadmau5, Skrillex, & Feed Me. Also known by his producer moniker Kōmak, he has released several energetic electronic singles such as XYZ & Sanctuary through Text Me Records.

 

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SAM JOHNSON

 
Originally from the beach cities of Southern California, Sam’s early influences include Bob Marley, Sublime, and No Doubt.  After falling on tough times, the loss of his mother and the subsequent quasi-homelessness, he moved to the Bay Area where he has a legacy of four generations. His Great Grandfather built thousands of homes, many along San Francisco’s Ocean Beach in the first half of the 20th century. San Francisco was always a place Sam wanted to be.  Sam says, “Writing songs was the way I occupied my mind. It was the only thing that really interested me and held my focus.” After several failed bands and a series of entry level jobs, Sam decided to strike out on his own as a solo performer. He began street performing daily in San Francisco’s Fisherman’s Wharf, an idea he credits his Uncle with. “The first day I went out I made $60. I said to myself ‘I bet one day I’ll make $100.’ And then it became, ‘I bet I can make $200.’” In this way Sam supported himself for more than 2 years. One CD at a time, one dollar at a time. On July 4th 2012 Sam sold 100 CD’s in 3 hours. “I ran out of CD’s! I nearly had a panic attack. I knew that meant I had something, and I couldn’t believe it.”  Many of the successes and relationships Sam has had since, are directly related to the time spent busking. For instance, Sam recently joined Andy Grammer for the West Coast portion of his “Honey I’m Good Tour,” performing live in front of thousands each night as Andy’s only opening act.  Sam’s latest single “Future Me” made its debut on The Bay Area's LIVE 105.3FM. The music video followed shortly after, hitting its first 100,000 views on Facebook in only 2 days.  In addition to writing and performing for audiences, Sam’s original music is often heard in TV shows on FOX, BRAVO, MTV, SPIKE and more. He is currently writing and recording songs for The UFC. His original theme music is also part of an upcoming series on A&E.    Although he is no longer street performing, Sam maintains a busy performance schedule with over 200 shows per year, playing dozens of college events, corporate events (Oakley Sunglasses, Oracle, Red Bull, Casamigos Tequila, and many more), plus festivals, tour dates, and a weekly residency with The Ritz-Carlton San Francisco.  Sam recently signed a record deal with San Francisco's Text Me Records. Sam’s first single with Text Me, “Palm Trees,” was released March 23, 2018. The song, about an ex-lover from Hawaii, is true to Sam’s sometimes chill California sound, playful and clever. The underlying message is a little less light hearted: “No one is an island, but damn if you ain’t trying to be…Just you and the palm trees.”  

Originally from the beach cities of Southern California, Sam’s early influences include Bob Marley, Sublime, and No Doubt.

After falling on tough times, the loss of his mother and the subsequent quasi-homelessness, he moved to the Bay Area where he has a legacy of four generations. His Great Grandfather built thousands of homes, many along San Francisco’s Ocean Beach in the first half of the 20th century. San Francisco was always a place Sam wanted to be.

Sam says, “Writing songs was the way I occupied my mind. It was the only thing that really interested me and held my focus.” After several failed bands and a series of entry level jobs, Sam decided to strike out on his own as a solo performer. He began street performing daily in San Francisco’s Fisherman’s Wharf, an idea he credits his Uncle with. “The first day I went out I made $60. I said to myself ‘I bet one day I’ll make $100.’ And then it became, ‘I bet I can make $200.’” In this way Sam supported himself for more than 2 years. One CD at a time, one dollar at a time. On July 4th 2012 Sam sold 100 CD’s in 3 hours. “I ran out of CD’s! I nearly had a panic attack. I knew that meant I had something, and I couldn’t believe it.”

Many of the successes and relationships Sam has had since, are directly related to the time spent busking. For instance, Sam recently joined Andy Grammer for the West Coast portion of his “Honey I’m Good Tour,” performing live in front of thousands each night as Andy’s only opening act.

Sam’s latest single “Future Me” made its debut on The Bay Area's LIVE 105.3FM. The music video followed shortly after, hitting its first 100,000 views on Facebook in only 2 days.

In addition to writing and performing for audiences, Sam’s original music is often heard in TV shows on FOX, BRAVO, MTV, SPIKE and more. He is currently writing and recording songs for The UFC. His original theme music is also part of an upcoming series on A&E.  

Although he is no longer street performing, Sam maintains a busy performance schedule with over 200 shows per year, playing dozens of college events, corporate events (Oakley Sunglasses, Oracle, Red Bull, Casamigos Tequila, and many more), plus festivals, tour dates, and a weekly residency with The Ritz-Carlton San Francisco.

Sam recently signed a record deal with San Francisco's Text Me Records. Sam’s first single with Text Me, “Palm Trees,” was released March 23, 2018. The song, about an ex-lover from Hawaii, is true to Sam’s sometimes chill California sound, playful and clever. The underlying message is a little less light hearted: “No one is an island, but damn if you ain’t trying to be…Just you and the palm trees.”  

 
 

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WILL BUTLER

A writer, producer and recording artist with a knack for reinvention, you never quite know where Will Butler will pop up. Currently churning out infectious, gritty pop hooks under the name Social Work, Butler also collaborates with many artists on the Text Me Records label. Legally blind since his teens, Butler crafts his productions with a clever mix of adaptive techniques, to the point where some people forget he can hardly see. Follow Social Work on  SoundCloud  and read Butler's writings in  VICE,   The   New York Times  and more.

A writer, producer and recording artist with a knack for reinvention, you never quite know where Will Butler will pop up. Currently churning out infectious, gritty pop hooks under the name Social Work, Butler also collaborates with many artists on the Text Me Records label. Legally blind since his teens, Butler crafts his productions with a clever mix of adaptive techniques, to the point where some people forget he can hardly see. Follow Social Work on SoundCloud and read Butler's writings in VICE, The New York Times and more.

 

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SHANNON HARNEY

A mountain kid living in San Francisco, Shannon Harney blends forest folk and indie pop for a sound described as "a three-way mix of Fiona Apple, Joanna Newsom, and a sudden summoning of strength from a wounded bird." After touring the west coast with SF darlings Be Calm Honcho for the past three years, Shannon is stepping out on her lonesome to hone her lyrical dark magic. Her songs range from aggressive to docile and prove she's just as ready to strike as she is to recoil. 

A mountain kid living in San Francisco, Shannon Harney blends forest folk and indie pop for a sound described as "a three-way mix of Fiona Apple, Joanna Newsom, and a sudden summoning of strength from a wounded bird." After touring the west coast with SF darlings Be Calm Honcho for the past three years, Shannon is stepping out on her lonesome to hone her lyrical dark magic. Her songs range from aggressive to docile and prove she's just as ready to strike as she is to recoil. 

 

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WILLIAM ROBERT

The soulful sound of William Robert is designed to lift listeners out of the gray. A former NFL football player for the Detroit Lions and the UT Longhorns - turned pop R&B lyricist and vocalist - Robert will release a string of singles starting with  Texas  on April 28th 2017. He credits the raw emotion and vulnerability expressed in his music to influences like the Notorious B.IG., Sarah McLachlan, and Coldplay. These tracks embody what it means to start a new family while pursuing the most difficult thing one can do: expressing yourself honestly through art.   The singles to be released include a feature by go-to Bay Area backing band The Park as well as vocalist Nona Brown, who has worked alongside artists such as The Fray and Lenny Williams, and  Claire George of HEARTWATCH.  Texas  will be one of the first releases under new label Text Me Records. 

The soulful sound of William Robert is designed to lift listeners out of the gray. A former NFL football player for the Detroit Lions and the UT Longhorns - turned pop R&B lyricist and vocalist - Robert will release a string of singles starting with Texas on April 28th 2017. He credits the raw emotion and vulnerability expressed in his music to influences like the Notorious B.IG., Sarah McLachlan, and Coldplay. These tracks embody what it means to start a new family while pursuing the most difficult thing one can do: expressing yourself honestly through art. 

The singles to be released include a feature by go-to Bay Area backing band The Park as well as vocalist Nona Brown, who has worked alongside artists such as The Fray and Lenny Williams, and  Claire George of HEARTWATCH. Texas will be one of the first releases under new label Text Me Records. 

 

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WAYNE MILLS

Windmills is Los Angeles based Singer, Songwriter, and Producer Wayne Mills.  “Classic Tascam Portastudio Bedroom Folk” – themodernfolk.net  Established in 2007, Windmills has released multiple Eps such as ‘The Fire’ and ‘We Move Air’ both released to cassette, in addition to his April 2016 release of ‘UNVRSL’, and upcoming 2017 LP ‘Call Me Crazy’.  "I think one of the reason why I love lo-fi music is its spirit. Without the presence of over editing and compression, the soul of the song still remains intact. I stumbled upon Windmills the other night and felt an immediate closeness to the songs." – No Experience Necessary Blog  Mills also plays Electric Guitar for the San Francisco based Indie Rock group Owl Paws.

Windmills is Los Angeles based Singer, Songwriter, and Producer Wayne Mills.

“Classic Tascam Portastudio Bedroom Folk” – themodernfolk.net

Established in 2007, Windmills has released multiple Eps such as ‘The Fire’ and ‘We Move Air’ both released to cassette, in addition to his April 2016 release of ‘UNVRSL’, and upcoming 2017 LP ‘Call Me Crazy’.

"I think one of the reason why I love lo-fi music is its spirit. Without the presence of over editing and compression, the soul of the song still remains intact. I stumbled upon Windmills the other night and felt an immediate closeness to the songs." – No Experience Necessary Blog

Mills also plays Electric Guitar for the San Francisco based Indie Rock group Owl Paws.

 

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TAVAHN GHAZI

Went to Los Angeles Music Academy with a focus in composition and guitar playing at first, and then transitioned into bass and drums. Won auditing rights and scholarships to CalArts and Musicians Institute where necessary information was also gathered. Grew up in a persian household which manifested a serious a love for world music and, somehow, soul/funk and R&B. Eventually becoming a self taught digital producer and keyboard player as well, with the hopes of finding a path to consummate expression and honesty through the art of music.  I have done session playing with multiple instruments and myriad genres as well as composition and arrangement. Works with Cocorosie mostly and a house musician and producer with Different Fur Studios in San Francisco since 2014. Worked as a musician and musical advisor with Oddfuture, Cass Mccombs, Cat Power, Brian Lebarton, Patrick Brown, adventuresOf, Past Life Billionaires, Daniel Lynas, and others. Based in San Francisco and Los Angeles. Text Me Records, forever and a day.

Went to Los Angeles Music Academy with a focus in composition and guitar playing at first, and then transitioned into bass and drums. Won auditing rights and scholarships to CalArts and Musicians Institute where necessary information was also gathered. Grew up in a persian household which manifested a serious a love for world music and, somehow, soul/funk and R&B. Eventually becoming a self taught digital producer and keyboard player as well, with the hopes of finding a path to consummate expression and honesty through the art of music.

I have done session playing with multiple instruments and myriad genres as well as composition and arrangement. Works with Cocorosie mostly and a house musician and producer with Different Fur Studios in San Francisco since 2014. Worked as a musician and musical advisor with Oddfuture, Cass Mccombs, Cat Power, Brian Lebarton, Patrick Brown, adventuresOf, Past Life Billionaires, Daniel Lynas, and others. Based in San Francisco and Los Angeles. Text Me Records, forever and a day.

 

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C.F. Edley is a carpenter. He wrote and recorded music under the name SAFE. He records now without a name. He's pretty calm about it all. 

C.F. Edley is a carpenter. He wrote and recorded music under the name SAFE. He records now without a name. He's pretty calm about it all. 

 

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