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Lee Fields & The Expressions

Lee Fields & The Expressions
There aren't too many artists making soul music today who had a release in 1969, back when R&B was first beginning to give the drummer some. Lee Fields, however, is one such artist--or better labeled a phenomenon. Since the late sixties, the North Carolina native has amassed a prolific catalog of albums and has toured and played with such legends as Kool and the Gang, Sammy Gordon and the Hip-Huggers, and Little Royal with a catalogue that ranges from James Brown-style funk to lo-fi blues to contemporary Southern soul to collaborations with French house DJ/producer Martin Solveig.

SUSTO

SUSTO
SUSTO’s music has been given many labels—Americana, alt-country, Southern folk, indie rock, even gospel— and though none are inaccurate, they only provide part of the picture. Catchy hooks in honest storytelling, utilizing gothic imagery, wry humor, and social commentary to convey confessional tales with perfectly nuanced folk-rock instrumentation. SUSTO remains in a genre all its own.

ELEL

ELEL
ELEL's sound was praised as “world pop”, a tag that reflects the musical culture of their hometown as much as their diverse influences- everything from Prince and Wilco to Beach House and Fela Kuti. Their forthcoming LP, Geode, bubbles with whimsical melodies, brass hits and deep grooves, but settles into an affectionate vulnerability that showcases the intimate vocals of band leader Ben Elkins.

Hardwork Movement

Hardwork Movement
Hardwork Movement is a 21 Century hiphop group based out of Philly that aims to make music that is inclusive, original, and inspires all listeners to strive toward uniqueness in all that they do. They believe that the power of the group is much stronger than the power of the individual, and aim to push themselves and those around them to new heights inside and outside the music.  

The Double Negatives

The Double Negatives
Genres and styles are simply what you take out of their music, whether it's the atmospheric psychedelia, shaking garage door panels, or the inescapable urge to move to the music. Fueled by the love of creating not only music, but art in general, this ragged local outfit looks out at the world and helps guide the audience to see what is really out there.