AMC 2013 Music Showcase
Saturday, June 22, 2013, 8PM – 2AM
at Museum of Contemporary Art Detroit (MOCAD)
4454 Woodward Ave.
Bahamadia, Kyle Hall, DJ Dez Andrés, Lovers & Anthology of Booty
Hosted by Stevie Soul
Detroit vs Detroit vs Detroit vs Everybody [http://eatthiscity.com]
“Before I continue let me tell you about the greatest thing I saw that night. Stevie Soul & Omar Aragones as Mayor Hawthorne. A guy beatboxing with a guy playing guitar and singing really well. It was so totally different than what everyone else was doing that it had no choice to stand out. I have no idea why these guys aren’t asked to be on every show in Detroit but you might want to get with the program.”
Full Story - http://eatthiscity.com/detroit-vs-detroit-vs-detroit-vs-everybody/Read More
Stevie along with the Rapt Team Produced and Performed a special segment at the NBA‘s Read to Achieve Event at the Cleveland Cavaliers game in Quicken Loans Arena on March 29th in Cleveland! All in efforts to keep kids Reading, Freestyling & Beatboxing!Read More
Presented by the Detroit Creative Corridor Center (“DC3″), DDF is a community curated and supported design festival developed to showcase the talents and abilities of Detroit’s creative communities.
DDF will be concentrated in Detroit’s Creative Corridor, as well as several other Detroit neighborhoods. Official Design Happenings will include studio tours, panel and roundtable discussions, lectures, product and fashion shows, product launches, retail happenings and design battles to name a few.
The DC3 established DDF to connect creatives with one another, expose them to new markets and consumers, and expose Detroit’s creative talent and collective design aesthetic to national and global audiences.
The Story Behind Stevie’s Fathead Commercial + How He met Dan Gilbert in a Bathroom! On Quicken Loans ZING Blog!
“When you get people with these characteristics, like the odd combination of Dan Gilbert and Stevie Soul, you end up with a great product.”
Read more: http://www.quickenloans.com/blog/putting-soul-fathead#ixzz2MMjQCdtXRead More
This performance combines the smooth vocals and acoustic rhythm of Omar Aragones with the vocal drum beat boxing and skat styles of Stevie Soul, performing renditions of classic hits mixed with today’s hits.
The duo can be seen Friday January 18th 2013 at D’Mongo’s Cafe in Detroit at 10:30pm!
1439 Griswold St
Detroit, MI 48226
Booking: firstname.lastname@example.orgRead More
Rapt.fm is the brainchild of Erik Torenberg and Stevie Soul. They, along with CTO Jamie Pitts, aka The Source, created the company (and soon will launch a website) as a way to do three things: 1) teach and promote the art of freestyle rap 2) promote literacy through rap and poetry 3) make some money along the way. I can relate to all three and I have a good feeling all will come true for these guys. Victoria and I recently sat down with them at their headquarters in Detroit’s M@dison building. Here you go:
Read more: http://www.quickenloans.com/blog/raptfm-combines-literacy-beats-rhymes-business-savvy#ixzz2GU2fw4ZSRead More
October 19th, 2012 by Erik Torenberg
Founder at Rapt.fm, Detroit
Rapt.fm itself was born from a freestyle. I didn’t know, nine months ago, at Startup weekend Ann Arbor, that I would even pitch the concept, let alone pursue it full time in Detroit.
I had had the idea for over a year, and thought it was good, but wasn’t sure others would agree. Well, Why Not, I thought, and grabbed the mic.
Today, after the competition accomplishments, after the national press, after all the excitement and learning and even though we have not yet launched — not even begun — the experience has convinced me that—
Sometimes, …Read More
Our own little take on Sarah Vaughan’s version of Jerry Ross and Richard Adler’s “Whatever Lola Wants” song from George Abbott’s 1955 Broadway musical Damn Yankees.Read More
Rapt is a Real-time video freestyle rap competition website. Imagine skype video chatting, with beats in the background for people to rap over, and then a live audience, from all over the world, watching and viewing all in realtime. Launching Soon - http://rapt.fmRead More
1. IT WAS GREAT HAVING THE RARITIES PERFORM IN LAST YEAR’S DDF. WILL YOU TELL OUR READERS ABOUT YOUR EXPERIENCE?
Our performance was at the After Glow of an Art Battle that had taken place at The Alley Project (TAP Gallery) in Southwest Detroit. I liked being a part of the momentum of people who had been competing, and the energy was great. PLUS the food at La Terezza was amazing!
2. WHY IS DDF IMPORTANT TO THE CITY?
Overall the DDF was a fun concept, and what a cool way to expose all of these little gems in Detroit. I had never …Read More
In a digital world of non-stop music discovery, it is important to remember the origins of music and the traditional techniques and styles of how music is made. Beatboxing is a sometimes-forgotten medium that still plays an important role in the production world. In this session we will discuss how beaboxing began, where beatboxing is going, and how it can stay relevant in this digital age. We will also get hands on and learn to beatbox. Get excited because by the end of this session we will be recording a jam for the whole AMC conference to hear! - http://amc.alliedmedia.orgRead More
Unscripted! was a collaboration jam show among some of the heavy hitters in the Detroit Music Scene held at N’Namdi Gallery. Hosted by jessica Care Moore the show featured Amp Fiddler, Monica Blaire, Invincible, Stevie Soul, Jon Dixon, Kenny Watson, Duminie, Kris Johnson, Nate Winn, Sax Appeal, Ideeyah, DJ Stacey Hotwaxx,Sean Blackman, Wayne Gerard and a host of others.Read More
Stevie was a Special Guest Performer at The 11th Annual Monroe Street Fair in Ann Arbor. The Monroe Street Fair has served as the official Hash Bash afterparty since 2002. Held on the stretch of Monroe between State Street and East University in Ann Arbor, the fair welcomed a series of vendors and live music.
Today’s America is one finding the majority of us struggling like no time since the Great Depression to make ends meet. And nowhere is the suffering greater than in Detroit. Combine with that the fact that each year over one billion dollars due the American tax payers goes unclaimed and we thought, ‘we can help.’ Which is why we packed up a massive team of H&R Block tax professionals and offered to redo the tax returns of every single citizen of Detroit and make certain they got all the money they deserved. Not only did we find them more money, we …Read More
“These successes help keep young people in the city. Stevie Ansara, 24, is a beatbox artist, a vocal percussionist, who teaches art in Detroit public schools. He is part of a crop of artists and young people celebrating the city’s grit.”
“There’s an awesome energy here,” he said. “The city is your canvas.” His Midtown neighborhood is seeing more investment as development groups such as Mosey’s entice prospective residents. Funded by local foundations, Mosey’s group provides up to $20,000 in forgivable loans for down payments or up to two years’ rent as incentives for people to move into the area. So …Read More