La Sabrosura Dura
The George Lacson Project
Organized and led by bass player George Lacson, this fresh group of talented international artists comes together to form L. paradigms, the group's latest EP, melds traditional jazz, funk, and r&b with innovative and modern influences of today's contemporary music. The George Lacson project entices listeners ears with powerful, inspired music that is built around a backbone of strong musicianship.
California-based duo Djank Yucca, created a 4-track EP that takes listeners on a journey. The legend of Djank Yucca came into existence by fusing future bass, tribal rhythms, and ethereal sound design. This EP is a far-reaching effort to synthesize ancient and futuristic vibes into a genre-bending, hyper-color eargasm of epic proportions. This electronic based EP has listeners from California to Europe enjoying original and trap based beats to keep bodies moving.
Catherine McDonald is an award winning classical violinist, vocalist and singer songwriter. She performed with world renowned musicians such as Natalie Dessay, Mark O'Connor, and Bobby McFerrin. Catherine plans on pursuing Country and Worship music in Nashville, Tennessee.
She’s fiddling away in numerous fabulous bands such as the Southern City Band, Jacksonville Kid, and Lana Scott Band. Catch her in live action this summer as the fiddle player and vocalist for Cedar Point's Rockin' Country 2016. Catherine takes on any challenge by storm with a smile.
Kaiolyn aka Kyle Tesalona, a South Florida native hailing from Port St. Lucie, Florida, is a fresh new contender to the budding world of electronic music. During his college years at Florida State University, he began experimenting with piano, jazz harmonies, as well as with electronic music production, engineering and sound manipulation. In 2012, Kyle started solidifying his sound by producing music with Ethnikids, where he has since worked with Dim Mak artist Will Brennan and singer songwriter R.LUM.R.
David picked up his first guitar at the age of 17. After a few years, David pursued a bachelors degree in classical guitar at the Canary Islands Conservatory, Tenerife. At the same time David recorded his first album called “Mei” supported by the Canary Island Government and Balcón del Valle, based on own compositions and with the collaboration of great musicians like Jose Pedro Pérez, Kike Perdomo, Jairo Cabrera, Felu Morales and Audun Waage.Later, David moved to Granada where he started being in contact with flamenco and jazz musicians in the area. In 2014 he release his second album “Puerto del Mar”, collaborating withJorge Pardo (flute) and Kike Perdomo (sax) within others. Reflecting the mixture of two styles that he has being working the last years. In 2015 he won the first scholarship from Fundación Cajacanarias to study in the prestigious Berklee School of Music in Valencia.
Aka Iltaek Hong is a Korean rapper and lyricist. He studied Creative Writing in Korea University of Artistry in the past and is now pursuing his master's degree in Global Entertainment and Music Business at Berklee College of Music, Valencia, Spain. When asked, STAGGER refers to himself as "A dreamer walking through the reality" . He does not think that music is an independent art world, it is intertwined with a modern industry closely and it is a tool to provide happiness beyond financial relations. To solve and promote the notion of 'dreaming' and beautiful arts of world in reality, he is still walking this reality.
Tag Ryan was legally born and raised in Omaha Nebraska. However, he truly came to be from his mother’s pizza restaurant, where a plethora of vintage classics would spin all day, and local acts would play in the attached venue all night. Today Tag's music fuses many sounds of the 60's, including psychedelic rock and surf.
is a contemporary pianist currently finishing her master's degree in Piano Performance at Berklee College of Music, Valencia campus. Born in South Korea, Judy's musical journey began at a young age with classical piano and progressed to receiving awards in city-wide and national competitions in Korea. At 16, she moved to the United States and started expanding her musical style, including but not limited to jazz. She completed two Bachelor of Music degrees in Piano Performance and Contemporary Writing & Production at Berklee College of Music as a recipient of Berklee's Presidential Scholarship. Judy has studied piano performance with Ray Santisi, Ross Ramsay, John Mulroy, Victor Mendoza, Polo Ortí, and studied writing & production with Bill Elliott and Joe Carrier. She also has a passion for education and has catered to the future generation of musicians, taking them on a exploitive journey into the world of contemporary harmony in the pop, funk, pan American, and jazz idioms.
was born in Madrid in 1987. He started playing piano when he was very young, and picked up the guitar at 17 when he started singing and writing original songs. Soon he discovered his passion for combining music and images. Currently he is studying Film Scoring at Berklee College of Music in Boston, with a minor in conducting. He has worked as a personal assistant for Pablo Heras-Casado, a prestigious orchestra conductor. He played guitar for the band Mugga, and recorded 3 studio albums. Together they toured Spain and played in New York and Boston. He is also working on his first solo album and has recently completed his first feature film, Isla Bonita, which premiered in the San Sebastian Film Festival on September 21st, 2015.
The Silk Crossroad
is a collaboration between students who met at Berklee, Valencia campus in the 2015. Aiming to create something new that blended world an electronic music. The project blends classical Indian Raga, drone, hip-hop, and drum and bass. This eclectic ensemble is comprised of singers Shruti and Sahana Kumar, violinist Kyle Tesalona, guitarist Michael Samuels, and producer and synth-bassist Daniel Babai.
Daniel Babai is a producer, composer, and audio engineer who wears many hats. He has gained lots of experience in a variety of fields from hip-hop production to producing and mixing a variety of different genres. He also composes and releases neo-soul-influenced instrumentals under the monicker Dephrase.
Phillip "Brail" Watson
born and raised in Topeka Kansas was born with Aspirations of greatness. Beginning his recording career on Soultakerrecords, Brail has worked his way through both the musical and business world establishing himself as an accomplished artist who can boast collegiate level cellist, Opera Singer, Producer, Composer, Entrepreneur, and currently Vice President of New Midwest Entertainment. Brail has been herald as one of the great up and coming artists in hip hop. With songs like "Booty Sweat", and "Google Me" gaining both national and local attention Brail's prestige in the community has grown immensely over the last 5 years. As an artist Brail has grown as both a poet, writer, and musician leading him to seek other avenues than hip hop to express the life that he has grown from as an impoverished youth in East Topeka. Brail states that his goals in life are to feed his family, and "change the world through music."