The IdOMUSIC® Social Sessions Sunday is coming up this weekend, and we have a few artists scheduled to hit the stage. One of five acts you will see for this extended edition is Trendz Morrison.
Trendz Morrison was born in Omaha, Nebraska, and raised in Miami, Florida. He was known for his clothing line and throwing parties for the hottest artists in Miami, and Trendz always had a passion for various types of music, with hip-hop being his love. His influences include Nas, Tupac, and Mos Def. He worked on refining his rapping skills, leading to the release of his first mixtape, "Live Slow, Die Old." Once Trendz started building his fan base, he decided to direct his own videos and strengthen relationships with DJs and producers.
He took this positive energy and moved to Atlanta to start working on a new wave with some friends. Never forgetting his roots, Trendz travels back and forth to Omaha and Atlanta to help build the platform for his city. His journeying between the two cities has led to the latest mixtape, Alwayz F.E.A.R, meaning "Face Everything And Rise."
Trendz is a true hip-hop artist with a clear message: "You can make it out of anywhere and be somebody great. Simply follow your dreams. I'm not going anywhere. The music is my best friend, and God is good, man."
Get a preview of Trendz Morrison below, and stay tuned for more spotlight stories leading up to this weekend! Have you purchased your ticket yet?
Every month the music makers in your city come together to show off their talents, make new contacts, and listen to the best music business panels, all organized by Patchwerk Recording Studios. Whether you come out to Learn, Network, Promote, or Perform, IdOMUSIC® events are a must if you are serious about your music career!
This month we will give the first 10 music makers who sign up the opportunity to play tracks in front of Patchwerk's Grammy nominated engineer, Dee Brown. Don't miss our songwriter and producer spotlights to hear some of the best up-and-coming artists in the city. Our performance portion will feature Trendz Morrison, Jblev, Clay James, and Southern Playas!
Admission: $5 before 8pm with RSVP. After 8pm admission is $10.00 for everyone. Send RSVP to firstname.lastname@example.org. Purchase tickets here—->http://bit.ly/1Atb2ln
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PatchWerk is seeking a part - time, graphic design intern. This internship is open to students working on their degree in graphic design. You will strictly be on-call, and need to work from the office when called-in. The goal of this internship is to harvest a challenging environment where growing graphic designers learn and gain practical experience in the field of graphic design. Paid positions may become available to those interns who exceed expectations.
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Candidates should have:
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At a networking event—especially IdOMusic®, no one should be solely listening. At the December Social Sessions I was ill with beginnings of a sinus infection, so instead of engaging with the people in the room, I stood in corners and observed. (A normal no-no.) I perked my ears to hear some conversations and it inspired this re-cap. As I entered the building, two attendees were standing in front of me. They were talking about how they don't have social media accounts because "it was too much." Too much??? It immediately inspired a challenge for all IdOMusic® attendees (new & seasoned) to assess their level of commitment. This is the time—the new year—to step back, evaluate, and plan out what the upcoming year will look like. Seriously, look into the professional vision of your year. Remember those connections that you made, that got you excited but you maybe dropped the ball? Re-visit those. Remember that time when you said social media was too much? If you discipline yourself to a professional schedule, social media could take literally 5 minutes daily. Use the motivation of the new year to start anew. Just promise me that you'll be committed to taking your career aspirations by the reins instead of abandoning your goals before the 1st of February.
With that being said, What do you want your music career to look like in 2015?
We all like to receive gifts, and it's an added bonus when it's something we like or want! Yes, it's the thought that counts and all that good stuff but it's really really cool to get something awesome! So here are some fun and creative gift ideas that every musician or music lover will open with great delight and with an expression that truly means it.
A great gift idea that is perfect for any aspiring or veteran musician is education. Give the gift of singing, dancing,or music lessons. The cost of breaking into the music business can be steep and every entertainer knows the benefits of training so ease the pockets of your talented peeps and give them lessons in their favorite speciality. They will truly thank you.
Another great gift idea is the Music Speaker Showerhead! Yes, this is a must have for any music lover. Now you can sing, dance, and well basically perform for the Gawds all in the comfort of your tub! Hot water and hot music, now you will really have a reason to be late....for everything!!
Give the gift of time...studio time. Every artist needs a place to record the next big hit and you don't have to do it in your mama's basement...unless that's where you want to record. Patchwerk Recording Studio in Atlanta, offers gift certificates for sessions which is a fantastic way to give the next big star a jump start.
These gift ideas will surely leave a lasting impression for any musician or music lover looking to take their talents to the next level. These ideas will show your thoughtfulness, creativity, and appreciation, which is what everyone truly wants in a gift.
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Meet another one of our spotlight artist performing at IdOMUSIC® Social Session Sunday taking place tomorrow December 21st! He goes by the name of Mercury Jackson!
Mercury Jackon is a one-man rock band!
Known monogamously as Mr. Jackson. He is a gifted multi-instrumentalist, vocalist, producer, and DJ. He is nothing short of a powerhouse. He makes the music he loves, and the people love it just as much. Born in sunny southern California, and raised in the relentless bass scene of Atlanta. He is a taste-maker and party commander with a priority for making people move.
Mercury Jackson is a genre busting hit maker with an in your face mix of electro and hip hop.Every song on his upcoming release is huge and phenomenal. With an undeniable amount of pop appeal and love for hip-hop; He effortlessly fuses two worlds together in the DJ booth, or in the recording studio. Mercury Jackson knows how to make people feel emotion on the dance floor.
2015 will be a big year for this young hit maker. Armed with hard hitting bass loaded hip-hop
anthems, and big beat epic club bangers, this young star is on fire.
The upcoming IdOMUSIC® Social Session Sunday event taking place December 21st will have some awesome performances including hip hop artist Zulu Faz.
Born in Zimbabwe, Zulu Faz moved to Worcester Massachusetts in elementary school. Fighting common stereotypes of being from Africa, classmates at school would ask him if he had lions running around in his backyard. Overstanding the ignorance, Faz found his creative outlet early in art creating graphics for him and his brother Kevin’s fledgling label Folcal Point Entertainment. Creating a niche in the city among hip-hop listeners, Faz and his brother began churning out mixtapes with local talent over their original beats. Selling beats here and there around Worcester was a start but they had aspirations to move to Atlanta and make a name for themselves. Moving to Atlanta in 2007, Faz got an internship at Stankonia Studios where his brother Kevin was working as a sound engineer.
Faz worked day and night at Stankonia he observed the recording of Big Boi’s solo album and continued to work at their own home producing for other area artists. Bad fortune would strike Faz when his apartment would burn down due to faulty wiring in the complex. All of the equipment that Faz and his brother used and recorded on was lost in the fire. They lived in a motel for a week. Within a year, Faz worked and saved up enough to regain all his equipment to get back to work. In the midst of change, Faz started to freestyle and write verses. The first song he wrote was “Chasing Dreams”. Admittedly he thought most of the songs were of poor quality, Faz took an athletic approach into improving his musical quality. Armed with a regimen of practice, Faz committed himself to iterating the process of how to write thorough, thought provoking songs. The result of the process was his debut mixtape, DJ Burn One & Zulu Faz Present: Rhode Scholar Vol. 1. Named after the prestigious scholarship awarded to exceptional academia, Faz embodies the spirit of a scholar studying and staying true to the DNA of hip hop music.
Don't miss his performance Sunday at The Music Room!
Photo credits: Heather LaShun Photography
"I will literally go through every single sound I have until I find the right one...it can take forever sometimes."
We managed to catch up with ATL's production trump card, Jaron "Niq Maximus" Allen. Outfitted with a jump drive hanging from his neck, a backpack and a swanky collection of Ray-Bans, he stepped in the house from his part-time at around 9p.m. Without pausing to rest he gathered his gear for his trek to the studio and stopped to chat with us for a candid Q&A session. We stood in the hallway and he casually mentioned he landed yet another placement, this one—Young Thug's recently leaked track "I Made It ft. Rich Homie Quan." His additional credits include "Feed Tha Fam" featured on Rocko's Food Mixtape, multiple tracks with UAMG's Zach Farlow including "Wait and See," and upcoming tracks with Cash Out and Young Scooter. He's been putting in that werk and we can't wait to see what this new year has in store for him.
Enjoy a unique networking experience as Patchwerk Recording Studios presents "IdOMusic® Social Sessions." Every 3rd Sunday of the month the musicians in your city come together to network, show off their talents, make new contacts, and soak up information on issues that concern today’s music makers.
We are celebrating the end of 2014 in style assisting the music community eager to refine relationships and promote their services to a new audience.
This month we will showcase Songwriters, Producers, and Artist during our IdOMUSIC® Spotlights. If interested simply send submissions to our Soundcloud page. All genres are welcomed and encouraged!
We have invited booking agents out to discuss what is necessary to create your own tour as well as participate in our "Trending Topics" conversation. Find out more about the launch of the official IdOMUSIC website and our membership privileges also launching 2015!
Event Date: Sunday, December 21st 2014
Location: 327 Edgewood Ave, Atlanta GA 30312
Event Time: 6:00pm
Donations will be collected to help fight the Ebola epidemic in Sierra Leone, West Africa. Hygienic products such as disinfectant wipes, antibacterial soap, hand sanitzer and more. Discounted admission all night for those who contribute.
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The grand reward for outstanding achievement in music is securing a Gramophone Award aka a GRAMMY. The nominations were announced this past Friday. The airing of the show is set for Sunday, February 8th on CBS. Below is the total list of nominees.
Album of the Year
Beck, Morning Phase
Ed Sheeran, x
Sam Smith, In the Lonely Hour
Pharrell Williams, Girl
Best New Artist
Record of the Year
"Fancy," Iggy Azalea ft. Charli XCX
"Stay With Me (Darkchild Version)," Sam Smith
"Shake It Off," Taylor Swift
"All About That Bass," Meghan Trainor
Song of the Year
"All About That Bass," Meghan Trainor
"Shake It Off," Taylor Swift
"Stay With Me (Darkchild Version)," Sam Smith
"Take Me to Church," Hozier
Best Rap Album
The New Classic, Iggy Azalea
Because the Internet, Childish Gambino
Nobody's Smiling, Common
The Marshall Mathers LP2, Eminem
Oxymoron, ScHoolboy Q
Blacc Hollywood, Wiz Khalifa
Best Pop Duo/Group Performance
"Fancy," Iggy Azalea ft. Charli XCX
"A Sky Full of Stars," Coldplay
"Say Something," A Great Big World ft. Christina Aguilera
"Bang Bang," Ariana Grande, Jessie J & Nicki Minaj
"Dark Horse," Katy Perry ft. Juicy J
Best Rap Performance
"3005," Childish Gambino
"0 to 100/The Catch Up," Drake
"Rap God," Eminem
"i," Kendrick Lamar
"All I Need Is You," Lecrae
Best Alternative Music Album
This Is All Yours, alt-J
Reflektor, Arcade Fire
Melophobia, Cage the Elephant
St. Vincent, St. Vincent
Lazaretto, Jack White
If you've attended an IdOMUSIC® event in the past, then you know it's an excellent opportunity to network with industry professionals. But if you have yet to attend, you may be thinking there are tons of networking events throughout the city, what makes this one unique? Simply put, IdOMUSIC® brings a centralized network to you ranging from indie artists, entertainment attorneys, publicists to grammy nominated engineers. Not to mention the host encourages you to converse with these people in the room all night long and that weeds out the pretentiousness that you usually encounter at networking events. Experiencing IdOMUSIC® you're investing in a targeted networking event that could help you further your career—but once you've schmoozed and gathered these people's contact info, what are you doing with said information? The most important part of IdOMUSIC® doesn't happen at the actual event. The true werk is in the follow up.
The beauty in being an artist is that there are no restrictions to what you create—barring contracts. From subject matter to cover art, you are free to develop whatever your creativity desires. Even our First Amendment alludes to the freedom of speech however according to Wikipedia there are some exceptions "including the Miller test for obscenity, child pornography laws, speech that incites imminent lawless action, [...slander] and regulation of commercial speech such as advertising." With a 20+ year history of profanity and raw obscenities in hip-hop culture, as an artist you rarely have to consider your content being an exception to your political right of free expression—until now.
Welcome the newest edition to the Patchwerk Recording Studio family, the new Production Studio powered by Native Instruments. Producers can have access to industry leading computer & software systems, monitors, and production equipment.
A meeting in your home studio verses a professional recording environment can sometimes be the difference for that next placement a producer seeks. Songwriters can make the new Production Studio their new office for penning hits and establishing their team for future success.
The room is loaded with Pro Tools, Logic, Native Instruments Komplete Ultimate Sounds & Instruments library, Maschine, Traktor, Komplete Kontrol and more. Maybe you just want to check the equipment out before making a purchase.
Call 404.874.9880 and see what the werk is all about.