Metal guitarist and classical composer. Born and raised in Guatemala, 19 year old Javier Morales is a musician who doesn't fear limits. Majoring in Film Scoring and Composition, he's always trying to think outside the box, trying to find interesting and new ways to compose music.
Harley is a vocalist and music business major hailing from perpetually rainy (but still gorgeous) Seattle, Washington. You can catch her every Sunday from 2-4pm on The Weekly Roundup, a show highlighting the week's best new music.
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!
Hotep. DJ MissMia, aka tamia rashima, has been a staff member in Berklee's Student Activities Center (SAC) for almost 7 years. Currently she's the Director of Student Activities. She is an educator first as well an event planner and a writer/blogger. Miss Mia's musical tastes have been described as "eclectic" as well as "varied and diverse." To that end it is tough for her to pinpoint just one, or even three, genres that most appeal to her. What she can share is that her favorite musician of all time is Stevie Wonder. She also deeply loves Sam Cooke, James Taylor and Michael Jackson. She also loves loves LOVES old school hip-hop. Her favorite contemporary musicians are Dave Matthews Band having seen them in concert nearing 50 times (#That'sDediicationRightThere ) as well as Common, Ledisi, Lalah Hathaway, and Esperanza Spaulding. DJ MissMia loves a good hashtag, chillin' on the beach, swimming, reading, watching movies (espcially 80's films #She'sAGoonie), crafting, and collecting art and jewelry from independent artists. Last but most importantly, DJ MissMia is deeply committed to social justice. She is actively working to end mass incarceration, the war on drugs (#IRefuseToCapitalizeThat), and the overall prison industrial complex. Visit DJ MissMia's Blog "Astroland" at tamiarashima.com. #AllPeaceAndPowerToThePeople
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