Springing from the obscurity of the Inland Empire, Brainstory forges a new sound using the soul and fire of Jazz, with thepsychedelic expressions of 60's pop. Brainstory is the seldom told tale of the inner light and darkness found in the depths of all living things in the universe.
In Southern California’s vibrant underground hip-hop scene, Vel the Wonder’s unassuming aura stands out. She’s not one to dash across every corner of a stage in hyping the crowd or be backed by a boisterous entourage. The 28-year old rhymer from Baldwin Park lets her deft monotone delivery do all the talking over relaxed boom bap beats, gaining respect from hip-hop heads with every song along the way.
Raised in a conservative family, the 31-year-old, born Carla Reyna, came out as gay when she was 15. While she was conscious of not becoming known as ‘the gay rapper’, it did help her develop the fortitude to stand out in the notoriously machismo underground Monterrey scene.
Katzù Oso is a Latino solo artist based out of Los Angeles, CA. The moniker of Paul Hernandez, Katzù Oso combines upbeat, dancey production with dreamy vocals. Taking inspiration from artists like HOMESHAKE, Tame Impala and more, Hernandez sought to combine a dreamy synth-drenched sound with influences from growing up east of Los Angeles, CA – the sounds of growing up east of a major metropolitan city, of being young and brown in America.