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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, Release

Spotlight: S.C.R.D.'s "Phone Sext"

Shuffle Beat Music - Summer Hartley

"The intro, which can be a recognizable sound to anyone who has "done the deed" via phone call, draws you into the whole story S.C.R.D. and their talented group are about to take you on. Lyrically, "Phone Sext" is pretty much what to say during one of these steamy moments with your boo-thang, as it fully goes through someone's experience with phone sexting (even the "race to the finish" moment as your phone dies but you haven't reached that finish line, if you get what I'm saying). The college-age demographic for these guys, though, will know exactly what I'm talking about, as this is practically the epitome of what "phone sexting" is about, which makes the song lewd and real, but in an entirely good way.

Not only do the lyrics take you on a journey, but musically, the song gives a beat resembling that of "let's do the nasty" music that you may play or just hear in your head (or those R-rated romance movies with the oddly placed sex scene between your two protagonists. The delivered bass line from Genus meshes well with Harrison's piano (which you can hear really well in the instrumental) to give that feel good vibe behind the beat. And although I was skeptical of it at first, the violin delivered from Licata, which can also be heard better in the instrumental, blends in perfectly with the track to give a whole new layer to that dip of music.

Oddly enough, I see myself listening to "Phone Sext" again in the future, even if it's not my typical taste of music. Is it for the phone sexting tips/how-to? Is it for the sexy music that makes me just wanna vibe? Is it for the sultry vocals?

Well that's only for me to know."

Music, Release, Video

S.C.R.D. Teams up with Hip Video Promo

NYC’s very own S.C.R.D., whose old school rock star vibe and fresh new hip hop beats have been hailed as a mashup of unlikely styles that delivers a deliciously guilty pleasure worthy of heavy indulgence. They say what you wanted to say, but never did. And they execute the recording in a smooth and sophisticated way that seductively lures viewers into a catchy, irreverent fun hook, that is neither Petula Clark nor Macklemore & Ryan Lewis to the faintest bit. In fact, S.C.R.D. delivers a whole new sound with this record.

S.C.R.D. is named after Sweet Chuck and Ravin Dave, the two principal members of the group based in Gramercy, Manhattan. 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.

On their newest single “Downtown,” they once again teamed up with the “Mermaid,” world renowned violinist, Marissa Licata to craft an exquisite tale of temptation, dedication, and pure, unabashed urban fun and frolic through her violin’s voicing. Locking in the groove, this dynamic duo tapped Eddy Eyeball the former bassist of the 2 Skinnee J’s along with the vocals of a young, talented singer/songwriter named EMCity.

For the “Downtown” video, Sweet Chuck and Ravin Dave examine that fragile balance between the daily grind of work life, social obligations and the difficulties of finding time for personal relationships. The video begins with superstar NYC producer Journey dropping by to try to get Chuck to the studio, but he’s preoccupied and heading downtown. Then life begins to imitate art, and art blurs life, the nights get longer, and the stakes get higher. When heading “Downtown,” sometimes the night doesn’t end, when the day begins.

We are thrilled to be working with S.C.R.D.! Please get in touch with us here at HIP Video Promo if you would like more info… You can call (732)-613-1779 or email us at info@HIPVideoPromo.com . You can also visit http://www.SCRDnyc.com or http://www.TripleDigitalInc.com for more info.

Video

Gramercy Duo Ready to Rock It!

Left to Right) Dj Journey, EMCity, Ravin Dave, Maria Del Mar Gonzalez, Sweet Chuck, Nyiela Barret, Dillon Heins.

Left to Right) Dj Journey, EMCity, Ravin Dave, Maria Del Mar Gonzalez, Sweet Chuck, Nyiela Barret, Dillon Heins.

Friday, November 13, 2015 - New York City, S.C.R.D. (Sweet Chuck Ravin Dave) along with Dj Journey, EMCity, Maria Del Mar Gonzalez, Nyiela Barret and Dillon Heins along with Jonathan B. Ragle (Photographer/Director) at the Norwood Club during a private friends and family premiere screening of Downtown [Official Video]. Official release is Tuesday, November 17, 2015.

DOWNTOWN FEAT MARISSA LICATA EDDY EYEBALL EMCITY DJ JOURNE

 

Directed By: Jonathan B. Ragle / Charles J. Jugans III / David R. Iannone Jr.

Written By: Jonathan B. Ragle / Charles J. Jugans III / David R. Iannone Jr. / Emilia M. Wilson

Executive Producer Digital-Galactic, Inc.

Lead Producer - Charles J. Jugans III; Producer - David R. Iannone Jr.

Co-Produced By JBR

Producer - Jonathan B. Ragle; Production Coordinator - Dillon Heins

Cinematography: Jonathan B. Ragle

Co-Art Directors: Sweet Chuck / Ravin Dave / Jonathan B. Ragle

Assistant Art Director : Emilia M. Wilson

Edited By: Jeremie Dameme / David R. Iannone Jr.

Camera Operator: Jonathan B. Ragle

Location Manager: S.C.R.D.

Digital Colorist: Derek Amengual

Digital Capture: Maria Herron

Titles & Graphic Design: Ravin Dave

Craft Service Lead: S.C.R.D.

Craft Service Assistants: Felipe, Kevin & GPB Crew

Casting: S.C.R.D. / Jonathan B. Ragle

Stylists: Lizzie Arneson

Behind the Scenes Photography: Bruce Dumont

Starring: Sweet Chuck, Ravin Dave, EMCity, Maria Del Mar Gonzalez, Nyiela Barret, Showboat, Yo Bexxx, Victoria Edwards, Kesha Blake, Big Hollywood, 187 Sound, Dj Journey, Felipe

Extras (in no particular order): Jezza Regoyal-Estaris, Jessica Israel, Kim Ross, Tori Long, Jefferson Pierre, Kevin Lynch

S.C.R.D. managed by Charles J Jugans III. and David R. Iannone Jr.

Special Thanks To: Ryan Reynolds, Jared L, Kevin, Jason Oswald, Mahsa, Jenny, Eric, Billy, Stephanie, Franny, El Jefe, Scully and the rest of the neighborhood who put up with us and our shenanigans. RIP Steve D.