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Production, Release, Music

Under A Spell

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NEW YORK, NY - On Friday, June 8, 2018 - Singer / Songwriter Bella Saona officially released sixth single from her debut album “Parousia.,” along with five remixes on the six song The Hollow EP available on Spotify and iTunes. In April, 2017, released her first studio album titled, “Parousia,” meaning presence or arrival in vinyl and digital format. The album’s title is reflective of Bella’s Paraguyan and Brazilian descent.

The Hollow is a song about not falling under the constant spell of lies being casted over us by the media, society, and when it comes to love. Its a message about questioning the norm and not accepting things at face value. Being awake. Seeing past the mirage and the manipulation. Bella's music is a mix of dance, electronic, rock and intelligent pop. It is conscious music aimed at a global audience, with no defined age. The production of the Parousia record lasted 2 years. It was a collaboration with her producer and creative director, Victor Lau.

The Hollow Remixes were each collaborations with other artists and producers which include Stacey Ayers, Andres Diaz, Er!c Lee, and Ravin Dave (S.C.R.D.). Each collaboration was a result of relationships fostered over years and experiences, and reflect the nature of those circumstances. Bella and Victor met Ravin Dave during the summer in 2013. Since then, they have collaborated on a couple of Bella’s live performances at Beatique, CBGB Festival and a Bed-Stuy, Brooklyn block party.

About: Bella Saona

Bella began her career at age 14, with performances at different festivals and clubs in New York, Miami, Los Angeles and the UK. In 2011 she joined the record label Ultra Records, one of the most popular and recognized in the genre of electronic music. During her early years as a solo artist she worked with major English producers such as Grammy Award-winning Sandy Vee , who released her single Nobody Loves Me and Bare Noize, British producers with whom she worked on her song Off With Their Heads. Furthermore, her hits Do it Again and Off With Their Heads were included in MTV reality shows and the NCIS Los Angeles television show. Bella received the New Now Next Award as a artist on the verge of fame by the prestigious LOGO television network. -- ❤

For access to tracks, interviews or questions please email Victor Lau - kapo.entertainment@gmail.com.

Trip Digital Records, Release, Production, Music

We Love that Summertime!

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LOS ANGELES, CA - On Friday, May 25, 2018 - West Coast Hip Hop group the Klick, featuring independent artists Nick Hews and Derik Lavers released their first single titled, “Summertime,” the first of three singles they will release this year. This upbeat summer jam features Super Producer DJ Journey on the beat, Ramin Abrams on the bass and executive production by S.C.R.D. under the indie record label Trip Digital. Released by Flourish$Prosper Music Group and distributed by Empi.re, “Summertime” is available globally on Spotify, iTunes, Tidal, Amazon, and YouTube.

Back in 2009, while working as an intern for Rocafella Records, Nick Hews met Derik Lavers who had just finished Season 8 of American Idol. After becoming friends and a couple of small bedroom production projects, they both moved to LA, met DJ Journey and formed the Klick by 2015. Between December 9-10, 2015 the duo wrote and recorded Summertime at the legendary Skip Saylor Recording studio in Ensino, CA, with engineer Lester Mendoza.

Summertime is poppy, vibrant and clean fun, targeting the happy, go-lucky collegiate party-types. The Klick plans to release two more single recorded during the same time this year. Meanwhile, Nick Hews is currently finishing his solo debut album Matthew 17 expected to drop in the fall, and previously released a collab single with DEV, titled “Done That” last year.

TRIP DIGITAL is a rapidly expanding music, film & tech content development company that specializes in music production, songwriting, customized sound for film/tv, artist development, and audiovisual content for the entertainment industry. Trip Digital operates two studio offices in New York City and Los Angeles. Their seasoned artists & engineers have developed an innovative and sustainable approach to songwriting, music production, visual content and technology.

For access to tracks, interviews or questions please email: scrd@digital-galactic.com

Music, Production, Release, Trip Digital Records

I'm in Love!

NEW YORK, NY - Friday, May 18, 2018 - Gramercy production duo S.C.R.D. released their sixth studio single titled, “I’m in Love,” off of their forthcoming album expected to release in the fall. The duo once again delivered a fun, upbeat record for indie label Trip Digital. Released by Flourish $ Prosper Music Group and distributed by Empi.re Records, “I’m in Love” is available globally on Spotify, iTunes, Tidal, Amazon, Shazam, and YouTube.

For this record, S.C.R.D. once again collaborated with Super Producer DJ Journey for the concept and composition. The recording of the record took place between 2016-2018 at Mindlab Studio in Los Angeles, CA and Shelter Island Sound Studios in New York, NY. This record captures the moments in life when we decide to pursue business and passion instead of a potential love interest. In other words, when we put a relationship on pause.

S.C.R.D. Artist production duo, Sweet Chuck Ravin Dave write, produce and perform music, videos and content under indie label Trip Digital, Inc. S.C.R.D. is named after Sweet Chuck and Ravin Dave, two characters based on principal members of the group, who met in Gramercy, New York City during the fall of 2013. By 2014 S.C.R.D. began writing and recording at the 19th street studio, along with Super Producer DJ Journey. S.C.R.D. infuses old skool beats, live instrumentation and witty, humorous and satirical lyrics that take fans on a journey through heartbreaks with an ebullience for life and the thirst for adventure. Their collaboration between each other, thrives off co-collaborating with local musicians, friends and fans they lure into their musical tsunami, which helps drive their artistic creativity to new heights. 

For access to tracks, interviews or questions please email: scrd@digital-galactic.com

Music, Production, Release, Trip Digital Records

Not Playing Games!

NEW YORK, NY - On Friday, May 11, 2018 - Brooklyn made, Queens saved Hip Hop artist DEV released his second studio single, “Games,” the first single to drop from his forthcoming album titled Arrogant Youth, expected later this year. Released by Flourish$Prosper Music Group and distributed by Empi.re, “Games” is available globally on Spotify, iTunes, Tidal, Amazon, and YouTube.

Arrogant Youth is a project based on years of writing, rapping and learning the art and game. It’s a reflection on the current Hip Hop landscape from an educated perspective. Games is a hard 64 bar verse laid over a Super Producer DJ Journey beat. Recorded at Lounge Studios Vanilla Sky with engineer Joseph Angol, the record was mixed and mastered by Mikaelin ‘Blue’ BlueSpruce at Brown Sugar, and executive produced by S.C.R.D.

 Artist, actor and security guard at one of Manhattan’s most prestigious hotels and nightlife hub, DEV spends his days writing and recording records based on his reflections of interactions with so many different types of people, and his own upbringing and studies of Hip Hop, while growing up in New York City. DEV’s first single release was a collab project in Fall 2017 with Nick Hews and DJ Journey, titled “Done That.”

Production, Music, Release, Trip Digital Records

Shhhh... HUSH!

NEW YORK, NY - Friday, April 20, 2018 - Baldwin/Brooklyn rapper and songwriter Kris Payne officially released “HUSH,” his second official release as a Trip Digital artist working with Super Producer DJ Journey and executive production team S.C.R.D. Released by Flourish$Prosper Music Group and distributed by Empi.re, “HUSH” is available globally on Spotify, iTunes, Tidal, Amazon, and YouTube.

The record HUSH is about not listening to the hype or the haters, that often talk in your ear and on social media. Kris Payne’s lyrics, flow and delivery are all a reflection on the senseless chatter and hate. Kris Payne is not your average rapper. His flow and lyrics will take you back in time, while his smooth, raw vocal delivery is poetic and wistfully visual. Kris often draws comparisons to the likes of the Notorious BIG, LL Cool J and Dr. Dre, which considering his childhood upbringing, and being a Leo with the same birthday as Chuck D and Professor Griff, may be an indication. Payne grew up in Brooklyn, and then moved out to Baldwin, Long Island for high school.

Kris worked his way into regular rotation on BET’s 106 & Park and then found himself in a cipher with Run DMC. Payne drew the attention of Public Enemy’s Chuck D and The Bomb Squad super producer Keith Shocklee, both local Roosevelt, Long Island natives. Kris invested the past five years into building trust, which led to his mentorship from Hip Hop legends and eventually projects with Common and Rakim. Most importantly, Kris made the transition from playground battle rapper to recording artist now is now poised to set the stage on fire.

TRIP DIGITAL is a rapidly expanding music, film & tech content development company that specializes in music production, songwriting, customized sound for film/tv, artist development, and audiovisual content for the entertainment industry. Trip Digital operates two studio offices in New York City and Los Angeles. Their seasoned artists & engineers have developed an innovative and sustainable approach to songwriting, music production, visual content and technology.

Music, Production, Release, Trip Digital Records

A New Perspective - Someday!

On June, 30th of 2015, we release our first single record, Someday. It took only a couple of months to write, record, produce, mix and master. Just starting out we had little choice but to self publish through either Tunecore or CD Baby. We chose Tunecore, and subsequently released four more since then till now, while working on finishing our first albums worth. Fast forward to 2018, and since then, we've secured a distribution deal in partnership with Flourish$Prosper Music Group, with distribution through Empi.re. In addition, we now also distribute sound packs designed for producers by Trip Digital artists, through Sounds.com, a Native Instruments powered "sample" site. 

As a result, we've taken a new perspective on releasing music and are beta testing this new approach. Someday is a simple, old school, Hip Hop style record that features a number of recording artists who actually play live across the tracks and has multiple writers. In addition to accessing new distribution methods we decided to re-release this song in an unorthodox way, not using Tunecore. Instead, we leveraged our resources and access, in order to distribute over 109 different pieces, all monetizable units of content. 

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Here's the approach:

Through Stems.is we re-released the original release as a single with three tracks the album version, the radio version and the instrumental version. The net difference versus Tunecore was that this release cost us $49.99 less, 5% of net sound recording and publishing that results. Furthermore, Stems.is manages the distribution of royalties and publishing payments to each of the owners, writers and authors. As a result, Someday is available on Apple MusiciTunes, Spotify, Google Play, Amazon Music, Deezer, and YouTube.

But then we took it a step further, and released our stems to the record as an EP by renaming the record as a "Remix Kit" and targeting producers, remixers and djs. The Someday (82 BPM KEY F) [REMIX KIT] features two vocal acapella, bass, piano, violin and drum stems, also available on Apple MusiciTunesGoogle Play, Amazon Music, Deezer, and YouTube.

 

For the trifecta, we also released a 99 sound sample pack on Sounds.com as a "Producer Pack" that feature cuts of original drums, piano, violin and bass. The violin samples feature performing artist Marissa Licata (The Fugees, Alicia Keys, Wyclef) and the bass guitar samples feature James Genus (Herbie Hancock, SNL Band). Each sample is a high-resolution slice from the final studio mix, pre-mastered.

Production, Release, Trip Digital Records, Music

🔥 👠 #kickoff #2018 off with a banger!

NEW YORK, NY - Friday, January 19, 2018 - Gramercy production duo S.C.R.D. released their highly anticipated, club-crossover jam, titled “Saturday Right,” featuring Sweet Chuck and A$ton Dollar$ trading bars on verses and hooks.

This hypnotic, melodic and catchy composition is tightly crafted by DJ Journey, with lowend support from American Jazz Bassist, James Genus (SNL/Herbie Hancock) who once again delivers his signature groovelines. Meanwhile, the whimsical rhythmic riffs of Daniel Picciotto’s Gibson guitar, playfully dance along the topline in the background. Both tease the melody and then prominently strut across the bridge before sweeping listeners back into a final chorus and breakdown.

This single release is the first collaboration between S.C.R.D. and A$ton Dollar$ who originally met after multiple back to back studio sessions over the past couple of years. Producer/Engineer Rich Ahee (Shelter Island Sound) was the common denominator and mutual engineer between the two groups.  Eventually dots were linked and everyone came together to make this record.

While the record was conceived, written and recorded over a couple of days at Shelter Island Studio on April, 20th, 2016, the final record was actually mixed months later at Lounge Studios / Vanilla Sky, and didn’t get mastered until late last 2017 by Mikaelin ‘Blue’ BlueSpruce.

"From then, until now, many things have happened in our worlds’ and the world around us. And we’re just blessed to be able to make music that makes people feel something, and in this case it’s a warm, loving, family and friends vibe ‘n good times. Especially after last year, and just in time for the Spring and Summer!" - S.C.R.D.

Saturday Right is available across global retailers Amazon, Google Play, and across streaming platforms Apple Music, Spotify and Tidal.  Saturday Right is a Hip Hop genre, danceable track that grooves at 105 BPM, with remixes expected during spring and summer, be released by Flourish$Prosper Music Group. 

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Artist production duo, Sweet Chuck Ravin Dave write, produce and perform music, videos and content under Trip Digital, Inc. The two met in Gramercy, New York City during the fall of 2013, and by 2014 began writing and recording at the 19th street studio.
 
On June 30, 2015 the duo released their first single titled “Someday.” Over the past two years S.C.R.D. have released four additional singles, two videos and have executive produced over twenty more records that will release in 2018. “Saturday Right” is the first release of 2018.
 
S.C.R.D. is named after Sweet Chuck and Ravin Dave, the two principal members of the group. Together they infuse old skool beats, live instrumentation and witty, humorous and slightly satirically lude lyrics to take fans on a journey through heartbreaks with an ebullience for life and the thirst for adventure. Their collaboration between each other, thrives off co-collaborating with local musicians, friends and fans they lure into their musical tsunami, which helps drive their artistic creativity to new heights.

A$TON DOLLAR$

Marlon Beaudouin (born July 17, 1986) better known by his stage name Young Aston/Aston Dollars, is an aspiring American Rap/R&B artist. Marlon was born to Haitian parents and raised in Hillside, Queens, N.Y. His first introduction to music was through piano instructions as a child. He also participated in musical activities at his church and school. In junior high school, he began writing his own music producing songs. During this time, Marlon was introduced to different artist in the business that inspired him and guided him into improving his musical projects.

Jeremy Gonzalez, aka “The Jerm”, introduced Marlon to different beats and techniques for improving his sound. James Williams, an old school producer, taught Marlon how to use words to add meaning and taste to his work. Aston has a very authentic way to his rhyming & singing. He is very versatile with concepts when it comes to his lyrics. Not only are his lyrics spectacular in the fact they are deep and at some points make you question facts about your own life, but also the fact he is obligated to getting his thoughts on paper shows his passion for the music. Passion that you yourself can feel when you sit back and actually listen, no do not listen HEAR what he is trying to portray.

The determination from this twenty five year old will shock you. The consistent hits, which pour from his mind is “remarkable” The way he portrays himself as a true Artist. Aston gets the party started wherever he is at. Today, at age 31, Marlon’s passion continues to grow as he spends his free time in the studio recording and producing songs such as What's My Name, Stripper Pole (SP.1) and Stripper Pole 2 (SP.2), in preparation for his upcoming album.

For access to tracks, interviews or questions please email: scrd@digital-galactic.com

Trip Digital Records, Release, Production, Music

THE DIRTIER THE WHINE, THE SWEETER THE JUICE!?

Friday, December 15, 2017 - Bed-Stuy, Brooklyn, NY - Young MG Louis VIV, aka KingSaySay, Bedford-Stuyvesant born artist, rapper and emcee released his first official single record titled, "Dirty Whine" on iTunes, Apple Music, Google Play, Amazon Music and Spotify. This Dancehall inspired Hip Hop track features local artist Anna Awe on the hook and S.C.R.D.'s Ravin Dave on composition and production.

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The topic of this record, one considered highly sensitive, misogynistic and sexist by some listeners, is actually a dichotic reflection of the current environment. One the artist is living himself. Perhaps a case of greater good versus lesser evil, or rather just plain ego. Regardless, the sonic composition, lyrics and subject matter seem to divide audiences stuck on the fence of robbing peter in order to pay paul. 

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Young MG, one of Brooklyn's many eighties baby's on the cusp of the 90's was born into Hip Hop music's golden years, which explains his study, articulation and knowledge of the genre. And his story, not unlike some of those who preceded him may sound familiar. At the young age of twelve, Young MG and his brother were forced out on the streets. The last decade and a half have been a struggle with far and few opportunities to follow his dreams, share a story or stay out of trouble.

Debut performance of Hard Days Cold Nights by Young MG during The NYLON Project Launch event for New York Fashion Week 2017, in order to raise awareness about homelessness in New York City.

In early February, 2017, Young MG secured a live performance spot in an upscale fundraiser, for The Nylon Project, who intention is to help bring awareness to homelessness. A press article on the event and cause written by, Hilary George-Parkin, of racked.com caught up with Young MG following his performance and shared this:

Young MG’s struggles aren’t quite behind him yet; I talk to him at the end of the night, after the last performer has packed up and the DJ is entreating the dwindling crowd to dance to a steady stream of Chris Brown and Bruno Mars. He wears a yellow hoodie and sweatpants and a backwards Yankees fitted. “I pulled up to show some love for the homeless people, because I too went through the homelessness and I'm still facing it,” he says.

I have felonies, I'm a project kid, I've lived a hard life,” he explains, about three inches from my ear so I can hear over the music. “It's not my fault, it's the cards that I was dealt. But if you don't have a job, then it's hard to take care of yourself, to provide, to live your dreams. Everything costs money, and nobody's going to give it to you. You have to pay to get your way up, and then people will help you up.”

At some point, I realize it’s the first story of homelessness I’ve heard all night. A minute later, though, he’s moved on. “Look me up on Facebook,” he says, and when I do, I see a few dozen photos and videos from the night — selfies, videos, shot after shot of Milian, and the requisite red carpet photos, though this time, without a cardboard sign in sight.

Since then, Young MG has been hard at work in the studio writing, rehearsing and performing a combination of new material, freestyles and remixes. In 2016, Young MG linked with S.C.R.D., the production crew out of Gramercy Park, in Manhattan, currently signed under Trip Digital, Inc. The unlikely combination took months to build trust and loyalty, and then eventually net out in original beats, compositions and songs that stemmed from the combination of different worlds, and walks of life. 

Bedstuy Rapper Young MG Louis XIV got the public's attention with this Jay-Z, PSA Remix. Look out for Young MG's first official single release called "Dirty Whine" (Ft. Anna Awe) [Prod. by Ravin Dave] dropping this December, 2017.

Bed-Stuy, has been made known most notably in music, specifically Hip Hop, over the past quarter century by Biggie (The Notorious BIG), along with the likes of Jay-Z (Marcy Projects), Fabolous (Brevoort Houses) Mos Def (Lafayette Gardens) Maino (Nostrand and Gates), Smif-n-Wessun (Brownsville Houses), Lil Kim (Lafayette Ave), and many others. More recently, Bed-Stuy is one of Brooklyn's fastest, "up-and-coming" neighborhoods, falling victim to the gentrifying sweep of ridding the old, and paving the way for the new. 

Music, Production, Release, Trip Digital Records

“LIFE IS LIKE A MOVIE, BUT THERE’S MORE TO LIVING”

LONG ISLAND, NEW YORK - On Friday, October 13, 2017 - Native West Islip rapper and songwriter KING MYERS officially releases the record titled “WICKED”, under Flourish$Prosper with distribution through Empi.re across download outlets including iTunes, as well as streaming platforms including Spotify, Tidal and Apple Music.

WICKED is the first studio single of a series, in collaboration with production partnerTrip Digital, founder Dj Journey. A boomin, uptempo 808 drops the hard rugged backbeat in between rolling trap hats laying the foundation for synth stabs that echo the struggles and rejoice with the rewards. WICKED is not only an anthem, it’s a cross country exploration led by KING MYERS in his global conquest through of underground Hip Hop. King’s lyrical partner in crime on the split track features Jamo, hailing from London and host of this collaborative endeavour. This record was recorded at Nu:Gen Studios in June, 2017.

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WICKED is not just a record with a music video shot by Pacman TV, within two hours of its recording. Rather, packed beneath the music and lyrics is a much deeper meaning filled with behind the scenes sub-storylines between two rappers, and a composer, all from different walks of life. A meaning that reveals how the power of music, and social media brought different walks of live together to write, produce, record and shoot a project over a couple of days in London. No doubt, music brings people and artists together. At the right place, and the right time, magic can happen. This record is made of magic, only fit for a King!

King Myers’ track record reveals no shortage of previous projects that resulted in “King-like” outcomes for the artist. In february of 2017, King successfully pulled off one of hip-hop's greatest publicity stunts. He tricked the media into believing that he was a new signee to Kanye West's G.O.O.D. Music record label, to release his Donald Trump diss track "propaganda" in which he credited Kanye West as the producer. This caused king to be featured and mentioned on major media outlets like cnn, fox news, tmzxxl magazine, and hiphopdx.

For access to tracks, interviews or questions please email: scrd@digital-galactic.com

Music, Release, Trip Digital Records

“EVERYTHING THAT’S GOLD, NEVER GROWS”

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ORANGE COUNTY, CALIFORNIA - On Friday, September 22, 2017 - Native Cali rapper and songwriter Khzzari officially released the record titled “Jazz Kat”, through the label Flourish$Prosper with distribution through Empi.re across download outlets including iTunes, as well as streaming platforms including SpotifyTidal and Apple Music.

Jazz Kat  is the first studio single of a series, in collaboration with production partnerTrip Digital, founder Dj Journey. A jazzy trumpet riff, followed by a piano lick sets the bluesy tone of this post-breakup contemplative Hip Hop record on which Khzzari reflects on his ex-girlfriend. Set to a modern 90’s style beat, produced by Dj Journey, listeners are nostalgically reminded of not only of the storytelling qualities found in old school, but also perhaps, of an old relationship where after they felt the same as Khzzari does, expressed in his 32 bars of sentiment.

Originally from Newark, New Jersey and after growing up in Orlando, Florida, Khzzari is now based in Orange County. He began writing poetry in middle school, which led him into music in high school. Influenced by his father’s Detroit upbringing and the soulful sounds of Motown, combined with influence from his mother’s Puerto Rican descent,  Khzzari pulls from the best of both worlds, and remains rooted in the Hip Hop sounds he grew up on in the early 2000’s. In his most recent interview on Trip Digital Live, Khzzari explains that,

“As I was growing up I realized that music is poetry, but with rhythm, and music is global. I figured that I could use that to get my message out there.”

Campfire Crew generals Nick Hews and Khzzari of Dash/Trip Digital Radio talk life, trials and the love of Hip-Hop. Hosted by DJ Journey and Lester Mendoza. Recorded at Dash Radio. Filmed & Edited by Steven Olmos.

 

In addition to working on future single releases and album release (2018), Khzzari hosts a weekly podcast call “PerspeKtives” on which he tackles a number of themes and topics including Love, Pain, Technology, Illusions, Self-confidence, etc.).

Subscribe to, and Follow Khzzari.

For access to tracks, interviews or questions please email: scrd@digital-galactic.com.

Music, Production, Release, Trip Digital Records

"Been There, Done That!"

NEW YORK, NEW YORK - On Friday, September 15, 2017 - Native rapper and songwriter Dev (Brooklyn) and teammate Nick Hews (Brooklyn/Venice) officially released the record titled “Done That Feat. Dj Journey)”, under Flourish$Prosper with distribution through Empi.re across download outlets including iTunes, as well as streaming platforms including Spotify and Apple Music.

Dev & Nick Hews - Done That (Feat. Dj Journey) is the first studio single of a series, in collaboration with production partner Trip Digital, founder Dj Journey and executive production duo S.C.R.D.. The melodic, uptempo, New York style beat lends itself well to the writing and flow of New York’s own Dev, who delivers a sharp message pointed at all the people who don’t believe in the grind. Specifically he’s taking shots at the naysayers along the way who try to play you but then want to jump on the bandwagon when you’re hot. Pulling from life experiences, Dev works security at a high-end luxury hotel and nightclub in the off hours between work on a solo album and a collaborative project with writing partner Nick Hews.

While currently in Venice, California, Nick Hews met Dev in New York when both artists were living in Brooklyn, back in 2013. A year later they began writing together and the following year they finalized Done That, in Lounge Studios with a recording on March 15, 2015 under engineer Joseph Angol. From then till now Nick Hews moved out to Los Angeles and then Kuwait, before settling in Venice. Working bicoastal, the future Dev and Hews worked with Mikaelin ‘Blue’ BlueSpruce (Solange) to mix and master the first collaborative release, with future solo and collaborative records coming down the pipes in 2018.

For access to tracks, interviews or questions please email: scrd@digital-galactic.com

Music, Production, Release, Trip Digital Records, Video

“Take these hard times as lessons and keep going”

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TOKYO, JAPAN - On Friday, August 11, 2017 - Japanese rapper and songwriter Mame officially releases “HOPE” as a short film and audio single, under Flourish$Prosper with distribution through Empi.re. HOPE is available across download outlets including iTunesGoogle Play and Amazon, and streaming platforms including Spotify, Apple Music and Tidal. Available via pre-order on August 4, 2017.

Born in 1990, and at the age of twenty, Mame left Japan in order to pursue his dream and went to study at the Fashion Institute of Technology in New York. During that time his father became ill. Upon the worsening of his father’s condition, Mame returned home to help take care of him and his family.

“Life was in extremes, up and down when I was pursuing a career as a fashion designer. I was emotionally fucked up, living alone, and trying to reach where I thought I wanted to go.  Life wasn't easy, then I turned back to my country because of my father's illness. At that moment, I definitely hit the rock bottom leaving everything in New York, I had to start a new life. That was hard, and by taking the hard times as lessons, I kept going. That's how I felt when I could be on next level.
The experience made me realize my true passion and deeper dream in music and entertainment. Since then, I have transitioned from fashion designer to artist and have been working on lyrics and production, combining Tokyo flows with New York sounds in collaboration with super producer Dj Journey / Trip Digital Inc. Hope is the first song and music video of my struggles, and is what helped get me through them to now."

Follow MAME on Instagram @mame0712mame

For access to tracks, interviews or questions please email: scrd@digital-galactic.com

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“You ain't ever ever ever had a sound like this - W.O.P"

NEW YORK, NEW YORK - On Friday, July 21, 2017 - Baldwin/Brooklyn rapper and songwriter Kris Payne will officially release the “W.O.P”, under Flourish$Prosper with distribution through Empi.re across download outlets including iTunes, Google Play and Amazon, as well as streaming platforms including Spotify, Apple Music and Tidal.

Kris Payne - W.O.P is the first studio single of a series, in collaboration with Trip Digital founder Dj Journey and executive production duo Sweet Chuck Ravin Dave (S.C.R.D.). The club and car bumping single features a catchy vocal hook, sax lick and beat produced by Anthony “Tone T1” Fenner. Arranged into four verses of heat, the first of which will arguably rival a young Busta Rhymes or Twista, all three versions (Clean, Explicit and Instrumental) give djs and remixers all the the tools needed to slice, dice or sample this hot summer jam.

  Kris Payne  at Shelter Island Sound Studios in Manhattan, New York. Photo credit:  Mark Thelwell

Kris Payne at Shelter Island Sound Studios in Manhattan, New York. Photo credit: Mark Thelwell

Kris Payne is not your average rapper. His flow and lyrics will take you back in time, while his smooth, raw vocal delivery is poetic and wistfully visual. Kris often draws comparisons to the likes of the Notorious BIG, LL Cool J and Dr. Dre, which considering his childhood upbringing, and being a Leo with the same birthday as Chuck D and Professor Griff, may be an indication. Payne grew up in Brooklyn, and then moved out to Baldwin, Long Island for high school.

Kris worked his way into regular rotation on BET’s 106 & Park and then found himself in a cipher with Run DMC. Payne drew the attention of Public Enemy’s Chuck D and The Bomb Squad super producer Keith Shocklee, both local Roosevelt, Long Island natives. Kris invested the past five years into building trust, which led to his mentorship from Hip Hop legends and eventually projects with Common and Rakim. Most importantly, Kris made the transition from playground battle rapper to recording artist now is now poised to set the stage on fire.

For pre-release access to tracks, interviews or questions please email: scrd@digital-galactic.com

Events, Music, Release

Bella Saona "Parousia" Vinyl LP (Limited Edition) Release 2017

Parousia is Bella Saona's debut album comprised of 10 tracks and 40 minutes in duration. The album was recorded in New York and produced by Bella Saona and Victor Lau. It is available as a digital download and a limited edition (edition of 250) 180-200 gram color vinyl LP. The vinyl jacket was printed on 300 gsm art matte paper and the typography on the cover and insert feature a spot UV gloss finish. Click images above / below or here to purchase.

On Tuesday, April 11th, Bella Saona launched her debut album Parousia and hosted her release at Beautique, next to the Park Plaza Hotel, in New York City. The album release party featured DJs DaLyte, Ravin Dave and Romain NYC; and a special live performance by Bella Saona and Victor Lau, enshrouded by lighting and visuals by Sima Visualhh. Attendees included over 150 family, friends, fans and influencers from across New York City. 

Bella Saona is a singer / songwriter who wears her heart on her sleeve in everyone of her songs. Her infusion of soul into electronically driven dance music is a delicate mix of vocal melodies interwoven with intstrumental phrases that take the listener down an emotional path.

 

Just like her album, Bella's live show is an emotional multi-sense experience, brought to life from inside a mesh cube. Along with co-producer and creative director Victor Lau, Bella and the Beast unleash an audio visual performance that brings the audience inside the song, and into their world.

Parousia can be purchased in Limited Edition (LP) Vinyl here or Digitally at over 150 global online retailers including iTunes, Amazon and MySpace. A limited number of signed copies may be available in the future. 

Music, Release

S.C.R.D - The Mistletoe

FRIDAY, DECEMBER 23, 2016 (NYC) - Two years ago, just six months after beginning their music voyage together, Sweet Chuck and Ravin Dave while attending the Gramercy Park Bar Holiday Party, suddenly up and left. Two and a half hours later, they re-emerged with The Mistletoe, a local classic, and the duo's only unofficial off-label single that uses noteable samples in the instrumental. Happy Holidays from S.C.R.D.!

Events, Music, Production, Release, Trip Digital Records

The NYLON Project & Aspiring Artists

Through adversity and struggle, while growing up young in the streets of Brooklyn, YOUNG MG, has developed the raw charisma, character and fortitude to survive. He has also become what's known in Hip Hop culture as the ever elusive "wordsmith," one who is a verbal poet, and know's it. But these days in the city who birthed the original art and culture, the sound is hard to find. Fortunately, meet YOUNG MG, one of few local and talented artists, on verge of bringing the "true" New York Hip Hop sound back. 

“I’m a Brooklyn kid that got kicked out at a young age, forced to take on the streets for survival. My mother put me out at the age of twelve to face a hard life. I tried to go from home to home to escape a life of poverty. Just trying to come up, through the streets, I’ve been to jail, homeless, sleeping on trains and subways. I know have a bright future, with better things coming my way. I’m on the verge of making it really big. #itcanbeyou

“As an artist, I understand sacrifice, passion and commitment to the arts and commerce. In my short eight years living in New York City, I’ve also come to understand being evicted, sued, frisked, fined, fired and kicked-out. But that's really nothing compared to what many artist before or during my time endured. Therefore my overstanding not through living, is just an understanding, which can only be told through the stories of those who came before me and whom I am currently living among. Just like living in New York City, nothing ever is, what it really is, until you have lived it, and actually been there in it. In the end, I just make make music, and like to help others do the same. The summer block party led to a collaboration, and then we recorded the first record. #itcanbeyou"

 

The initial goal of this project is to give out 1,500 meals starting on December 1st, 2016 up until February 7th, 2017. Each person who receives a meal, will tell us their story of how they wound up on the streets and this will be shared via an IG page which will entice everyone who gives a meal to start sharing their stories with us and with this, creating a community of people helping people.

The NYLON Project will culminate with a New York Fashion Week show on February 7th, 2017, where the 25 influencers and celebrities who were part of the photo-shoot for booklet, will walk the runway side by side with their sponsored homeless partners whose story they shared, wearing sponsored brands. These brands will dress the celebrity as well as gift the homeless the ensemble so that they can use it once event is over, to go on a job interview and get off the streets.

Celebrities, Influencers and a showcase for performing talent including the musical group FAULKNER, with over 2 million youtube hits on their most recent release; Che'Nelle, Japan iTunes 10 straight weeks #1 performing artist; Grandison M. Phelps IV, dancer and choreographer for Mariah Carey, Alicia Keys, Rihanna, Lady Gaga, JLo, Che'Nelle, with a special performance. Trip Digital Inc., artist S.C.R.D., Sweet Chuck & Ravin Dave, will host and perform, along with a Special Guests in order to support the cause and YOUNG MG in his debut live performance of  "Cold Days Hard Nightsfrom a forthcoming debut mixtape, expected to drop Spring 2017.  This song encapsulates his story of being raised on the streets, becoming a wordsmith, and eventually making the break from the hood to the main stage. Your support can help make dreams become a reality through #theNylonProject1

In order to further support The NYLON Project and fund independent artistry, we are donating $5.00 of every S.C.R.D. #streetsock pair sold from today until February 7, 2017. Literally, every pair purchased through our site, regardless of the discount code used to make the purchase, we will donate $5.00 per pair sold at full retail, or 33% of the final sale on discount not including shipping to The Nylon Project. The full retail price of each #streetsock pair is $15.00 on Digital-Galactic.com.  All other proceeds help pay for studio time and the creation of music and video content, and or living expenses. 

We are excited to join The NYLON Projectan initiative to aid the homeless in New York City. As independent performing, recording and publishing artists, we recognize the challenges that homelessness causes local individuals, communities and artists. Firmly rooted in Hip Hop culture and mentored by founders of our culture, our mission as a bridge generation leader is to educate future generations arming them with the knowledge, experience and access to resources bestowed upon us; in order to enable the further development, understanding, acceptance and progression of our culture. 

Digital-Galactic, Inc. is a performing arts and content publishing company based in Manhattan, New York. S.C.R.D. is an artist and production duo Sweet Chuck & Ravin Dave, partnered with the independent record label and sound design company, Trip Digital, Inc. 

For more information or to participate in The Nylon Project please e-mail Jordana at acosmolife@gmail.com or call 516.667.5811.

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Music, Production, Release, Trip Digital Records, Video

Complete Collection of S.C.R.D. #Streetsocks $77 Limited Time Offer

Introducing the S.C.R.D. #Streetsock, a one-of-a-kind smart, streetwear stash pocket sock designed for the active enthusiast. Rooted in the culture of Hip Hop the design of this sock considers the functional necessity of being able to easily stash small things such as lighters, keys, coins and medications in a convenient place when we don't always have pockets. 

One sock of each pair come with a stash pocket easily able to accommodate for life's little necessities. Order this week and get the entire complete collection to kick up your sock game or give the perfect give this holiday season. Every pair of S.C.R.D. #Streetsocks sold help cover cover the cost to create original content that we release in the form of songs and videos across the globe. So essentially you are not only keeping your toes warm, but also helping to support the local development of independent art. 

Released in the fall of 2015, Downtown, is an original S.C.R.D. song and music video featuring Sweet Chuck and Ravin Dave (see introduction video below). Downtown was the duo's second official single studio release featuring world renowned violinist Marissa Licata, New York City Hip Hop group 2 Skinnee J's Bassist, Eddie Eyeball, and Super Producer Dj Journey. The music video features Lady Gaga's Lead Band Member, American Jazz Trumpet Player, Brian Newman driving his low rider named "Showboat" around Gramercy Park. 

S.C.R.D.'s music is available on iTunes, Spotify, Apple Music, Google Play, Amazon, and many other global digital retailers.