Harley is a vocalist and a music business major from Seattle, Washington. She plays and listens to neo-soul, orchestral pop, jazz, chillwave, and indie-rock/folk. Harley also serves as the staff Communications Coordinator for the greatest college radio station out there, The BIRN.
DJ LaMar was raised out of northern Newark, NJ, the son of a college professor and former Broadway performer. Joining his mother at a young age on her tours with shows like Big River and All Night Strut, he was naturally interested in music and the stage. As he grew in height he also grew as a musician, starting his professional career at Age 10 touring with the Newark Boys Chorus. He attended the Masters School in Dobbs Ferry, NY, where he continued to pursue music, joining two a capella groups, becoming the president of one, and then forming a student band, The Rhythm Society. He is now the lead singer of the up and coming hip hop band, Tuff Ambassador! Make sure to tune in!
Love to listen, play, and write music :)
Current freshman from Quito, Ecuador. Felipe is highly influenced by musicians such as James Blake, Chet Faker, and Willy Rodriguez. He will major in Music Production and Engineering and Performance.
Gawen Head-Allain is a Producer/DJ originally from Atlanta, GA, the Hip-Hop capital of the world. His diverse background has helped influence his musical selections, as well as his production skills, which gives him a unique style of music. He was raised in the deep south which has given him with some crazy rhythms and 808 chops representative of that region ; such influences include RnB, Gospel, and Hip-Hop. Starting out as a drummer in a Symphonia orchestra, then later on marching band along with many other musical groups has provided him with fundamentals of rhythm reading music and intuitive playing. While maintaining all of these skills he took a leap of faith and moved to the South of France for several years. During this time he discovered Electronic Music living on the Côte d'Azur (near Cannes) helped him to hone his skills as a DJ for the occasional house party. This created a desire to do even more in the music world. He combined his musical abilities and with that of DJing to ignite a new found passion for production and sound design. Over the years he has been perfecting his craft and has discovered genres like Trap and Dubstep. Dubstep had the sound design he always dreamed of while, Trap provided the 808's and triplet hi-hats he adored so much back in Atlanta. He now strives to be one of the top artists in the EDM scene providing a unique contribution to all styles of music as well as EDM. This is G-Nius!
Sofia Paola Quiñones (AKA DJ Cue) is a 3rd semester singer-songwriter from Puerto Rico. She studied in the Puerto Rico Conservatory of Music opera before transferring to Berklee. Currently she is in the process of completing a dual major in Songwriting and Music Therapy, while also being a part of the Opera Imaginarium Club, and Canciones Para El Mundo. Because her primary language is spanish, she writes latin pop/rock songs and showcases little known latin bands and singers on her This Is Now: Friday Early segment on the BIRN.
This is Now: Friday Early Morning Edition Friday, Oct 31 at 9:00am on birn1