ILL COMMUNICATION #5: ONE YEAR IN CALIFORNIA
A few days ago my family & I approached the one year anniversary of our move to California from Ohio. So I figured I’d give everyone a quick update on what I’ve been up to these past 365 days. Here goes:
First off, I’ve finished my new album. My last record was 2012’s “Synesthesia: The Yellow Movement” EP, though this new LP is more of a follow-up to my albums “Illumination” and“The World is Ours”. We’ll be putting a final mix on it next month back in Ohio then mastering back in Cali. In addition, my “Silhouette” video (of which we crowdfunded for in 2013) has turned into a very special project within itself. I’m excited to present that to you as well, specifically my Ohio people.
Since being out here, I’ve begun helping my dude DJ Inform run his record shop, Beatbox Records. Needless to say, I come up on so much obscure amazing music now. It’s definitely shaping my sound for upcoming projects. I’ve also become heavily involved with the creative center that houses this record shop, called ThChrch. One of the biggest curve balls in coming out here is landing in such an organic creative space that’s built and open to its community. It actually feels a lot like Cincinnati, and ties my excitement and dedication to having nurturing spaces like this available everywhere. Being out here has helped me care about Ohio even more. I’m proud and excited to not only be a part of an amazing team of people here, but to formally have our management & consulting company, VoiceOfRzn involved as well. We’ll be announcing details on this soon.
My time at this center and out here PERIOD has really forced me to develop my self-owned company SoundRzn Graphic & Sound-Design at a much greater level. I’ll be debuting my brand new website and portfolio later this summer. This company plays a major part in funding my projects as ‘ill poetic’, so I’m excited to see it grow.
Finally, we’ll be setting a lot of this off with an official Definition Music label re-launch. For those who are unaware, my discography has been released either solely or in partnership with our label Definition Music. Many other artists have contributed releases to this platform as well. We’re expanding to include indie films among our album releases within the coming year.
So that’s all. No links to songs or albums yet. I’ve been quiet on a public front but working feverishly in the background on all of these projects. If you’ve ever downloaded a song, been to a show, or even just hung out with me and didn’t think I was a dick; Please reply with a quick comment letting me know. I’m a grassroots dude. I don’t like generic spam. I like genuine conversation and connection. If you want me to keep you updated on these projects just let me know. If not, let me know too. I want to connect these projects to people who have an interest in them. I don’t like imposing.
This has been my first year in California. I cannot WAIT to see what the second year brings, for better or for worse. My family & I love it out here.
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