Hailed by Rolling Stone as “a musical polymath who combines an indie DIY aesthetic with a questing hippie spirit and a relentless work ethic,” Particle Kid (Micah Nelson) has spent much of the past decade in constant evolution, having gone from making DIY bedroom recordings and performing at underground house shows to collaborating and touring with Neil Young, and sharing the stage with the Saharan Tuareg group Tinariwen, and most recently opening for The Flaming Lips and The Claypool Lennon Delirium. He is also a prolific painter, animator and experimental filmmaker, currently working on a series of music videos for his upcoming Particle Kid album “Window Rock” (coming July 26 from OAR) as well as a fully animated short film version of Neil Young’s dystopian synth-rock album from 1982, TRANS.
Check out the latest Particle Kid video for the new single “Stroboscopic Light”, a collaboration with Canadian film artist Adam Stewart (@glasseyemerchant) here:
They are the originators of the Mantra-Rock sound of the 90’s which has now infused itself into the consciousness of the new millennia.
With Teo Castro on Guitar and Vocals, Billy Stobo on Drums, and Jeffrey Dimmick on Bass, Golden Buddha becomes a mixture of ancient tones and modern sounds, interwoven with funky tribal rhythms and a hard biting edge.
The pulsating grooves of the bass are sensual and erotic.
The unrelenting drums are thunderous and melodic.
The soaring guitars and mystic vocals are penetrating and chaotic.
Irish born, Californian.based, session bass player, producer, and music director. Even though he was classically trained at University College Dublin, and appears for a wide variety of artists, he has a preference for playing rock-style bass. Bushnell played the ‘live’ circuit in Ireland before he got his ‘big break’ through appearing in, and scoring for, the film ‘The Commitments’. However, this did not instantly lead to his studio career taking off, that came some years later after his move to Los Angeles.
Among those for whom he has worked, are: Phil Collins, Elton John, Alanis Morissette, Nelly Furtado, and Céline Dion. Since 2002, he has been the bass player and music director for Faith Hill.
Reinhold’s eclectic sound of Soul, R&B and Jazz has won him fans from around the world. His hit single ‘Sunset’ reached # 3 in Cleveland, # 28 on Mediabase (USA Today), # 14 on Groove Jazz Charts and stayed for months on the Smooth Jazz and Smooth Indie Charts. He shared the USA Today radio charts with music icons Paul McCartney, George Benson, Adele, Earth Wind & Fire, Roberta Flack, Kelly Clarkson. more Reinhold Schwarzwald»
Paris-born LA native and Grammy Camp alum Kevin Schwarzwald was drawn to the violin at the age of five after hearing a local Hungarian Gypsy band play.
A fourth-generation musician, Kevin spent his time in LA performing regularly at the House of Blues and playing on movie soundtracks and albums ranging in style from metal to rock and pop. He also performed in his father’s contemporary Jazz band alongside Grammy-nominated keyboardist Patrice Rushen, and has played with Keith Urban. more Kevin Schwarzwald»