David von Mering and Carter Schultz of Wayland, MA create music that finds its roots in reggae, acoustic pop and indie rock, with smooth guitar riffs and a strong rap component. Aer has performed at Lehigh University, University of North Carolina, University of South Carolina, University of Vermont, Roger Williams University, DeSales University, Bates College, Syracuse University, The Studio at Webster Hall, and sold out headline shows at Canal Room in New York City and The Middle East Downstairs in Boston. “The Reach”, which was sponsored by blog Good Music All Day, has amassed over 45,000 downloads since its May 9th release. Their latest release, EP “What You Need,” rose to the #1 album on the iTunes hip-hop charts, and also made it in the top ten on the iTunes overall album charts. Their iTunes single “Feel I Bring” made the front of the Reggae page when iTunes placed the song in their “New & Noteworthy” section and one of their latest singles, “Slow Down” was featured on prolific hip-hop blog 2dopeboyz. Aer has shared the stage with the likes of Mac Miller, Shwayze and Cisco Adler, Hoodie Allen as well as Cris Cab, who they joined this summer on part of his tour at Webster Hall in NYC, and O’Brien’s in Boston.
Hailing from New York City, Yonas is one of hip-hop’s most-hyped emerging artists. Known for his incredibly unique style, the 25 year old makes it known that he is unlike anyone else in the game.
Although Yonas is just breaking out, he has already built-up quite the list of accomplishments. In 2010, Yonas won a Billboard song writing award for his song “Banga”. Additionally, his hit single “Sky Kidz” was featured on MTVu as well as Fuse TV with no label or marketing assistance. Yonas had begun to resonate directly with his audience, as he released his debut album The Proven Theory in 2011 setting the foundation for something special.
In the summer of 2012, about a year after his debut album, Yonas released The Transition which is now known as his breakout Mixtape. Accumulating over 100,000 downloads in just a short period of time, his independent successes captured the attention of XXL who contacted Yonas to be featured in their Magazine’s “The Break” section. Shortly thereafter, Yonas was invited on a 50 city Tour, which took him across the country and back in 60 days, and due to his electric Live Show, his fan base more than doubled in that time period.
Since then Yonas has gone on to release 2 additional projects, one of which (The Black Canvas EP) reached Top 5 on the iTunes Hip Hop Charts, and Top 25 on the overall Albums Charts for the first 72 hours of its release.
Yonas and his ability to empower and uplift anyone that listens to his music has developed an Artist-to-Fan connection that is undeniable. Currently working on his Sophmore album, Yonas has put himself in a position to make an incredible impact on the music world.
David Dallas began his rapping career under the name of Con Psy part of the group Frontline (band), a producer and MC group along with producer Nick Maclaren. Frontline released two albums, What You Expect? and Borrowed Time. After meeting in 2001 in Auckland, the pair formed some tracks together & released a street album ‘What You Expect?’. During this time Maclaren produced tracks for the likes of the ‘Deceptikonz’, ‘Mareko’ and more while Dallas completed a BSc in computing. Without any formal broadcasting or distribution, it sold over 1200 copies. Frontline then released their official debut album ‘Borrowed Time’, in October 2005. The album has produced the singles ‘Breathe With Me’, ‘What ‘Was You Thinkin, ‘Hold ‘Em’ and ‘Lost In Translation’. Borrowed Time charted at #26 on the RIANZ charts and one the group Best Hip Hop/Urban Album at the 2006 New Zealand Music Awards.