Stephen Wrench, CEO, Musik and Film and Cinderella Records signs hard hitting Metal/Funk Band Bazerk to an exclusive world wide distribution deal.
“Hello America, yeah you know it’s me. Check one, one, one-two-three”… Bazerk, the South Central LA based caustic camp has jumped in with Cinderella Records and Musik and Film. This virulent group brilliantly blends rap, metal, and funk with lyrical melodies and tenacious rhythms. Their new album BIGGER THAN GODZILLA smacks the listener square in the face with infective tracks like Check This Out Ya’ll and Hello America. The underground Alt-Rock-Hip-Hop sound brings you back to the days of Public Enemy, In Living Color, Rage Against the Machine and Cypress Hill. Funk master George Clinton and Angelo of Fishbone chop up their own special flavor and toss it in to the tasty mix up of BIGGER THAN GODZILLA.
Frontman and creator Zookeynee’s skillful lyrical rap over Sablan and X’s funk heavy guitar, jammed up against Tes’ mad bottom bass and Shawn’s hard hitting drums make up this coarse urban mix. The band has performed all over the West Coast and has appeared on live radio shows at KPFK, KDAY, KTLH, KCRW, UCLA Radio and Extreme TV. Bazerk has shared the stage with the Black Eyed Peas, Fishbone, George Clinton, Ludacris, Robin Thicke, Bad Brains, One Side Zero, De La Soul, 1AD7, Bloodsugar, Year of the Dragon, Herbal Influence and Sleepy Brown.
Bazerk’s albums “I Heard Y’all Like Violence”, “Twisted Sick Mutha”, “Bazerk In Yo Mouth”, “America’s Illest” and “Hello America” are available at iTunes, Amazon and ReverbNation.
BIGGER THAN GODZILLA will also be promoted by Musik and Film’s radio division, Full Radio Promotions, to over 15,0000 radio stations for consideration for airplay
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Bazerk Signs with DBE Artist Management
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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE PRLog (Press Release) - Aug 18, 2010 - After numerous sell-out show's in ...FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
PRLog (Press Release) - Aug 18, 2010 -
After numerous sell-out show's in Los Angeles, the band Bazerk, headed by frontman "Dewayne Phelps" ...better known by his audience as " ZOO", took hold of his bandmates and caught the attention of Daniel Ingersoll, Owner of DBE Artist Management, in Hollywood, Ca.
DBE Artist Management is proudly is associated with:
Warner Brothers Pictures
Blind Pig Records;
And with Artist's such as:
SRV Tribute band w/ Jimmie Vaughan
and other acts currently under evaluation. We at DBE feel "...Bazerk will fill not only your hearts, but also our pocketbook's with many, many great returns."
"...the band Bazerk has great potential. After seeing their live performance, I can truly say this is a band you simply cannot miss!""
Head of Publicity
House of Blues, Inc.
"...My God! Bazerk took total control of the crowd! This, Is a Hollywood Band!"
So there you have it. Bazerk is here. Bazerk is BAD. Bazerk is gonna make you play.
........................SO PLAY HARD!
Bazerk, I Heard Y'all Like Violence 'The Rage Album'
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Bazerk are four guys from LA, and their music is not for the faint of heart. Though just guitar, bas...Bazerk are four guys from LA, and their music is not for the faint of heart. Though just guitar, bass, drums, and vocals, they manage to pump out quite a bit of sound. Similar in some respects to Living Color or Rage Against the Machine, Bazerk hammers out tunes with all the subtlety of a daisy cutter. Drums thrash, bass notes throb, guitar notes shred, and Zoo's vocals, sung or rapped, snap from the speakers with a vibrant urgency. While not all the songs pummel the listener, most do, and so it's refreshing to hear a bit of restraint here and there. On "Don't Be Long," for example, after the initial guitar riff intro to the song, followed by some pounding chords, the lads pull back into mellow land, where the guitar is more restrained, though the drums and bass express a good deal of urgency. Bazerk also manage to inject a funkiness into their music, with "Out of Control" as a good example. Guitar and bass statements are made while the drums deliver a funk beat in the rear, and Zoo (short for Zookeyne) raps his case out front. The only thing lacking here is a bit of screaming lead guitar, but for those about to rock, here you go
Bazerk- I heard Y’all Like Violence (The Rage Album)
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Screw the mainstream if you really want to get your rocks off you have to go to the underground. Tha...Screw the mainstream if you really want to get your rocks off you have to go to the underground. That's just what we plan to do with this series, take some of the best emerging bands that are out blowing away hardcore fans on the underground music scene.
Bazerk- I Heard Y’all Like Violence (The Rage Album)
Yo Whole Style Is Chump
Peep Da Styles
Don't Be Long
Wait A Minute
Welcome To LA
We Come To Get Down
Out Of Control
For The Love
If you’re going to like Bazerk’s new album, you’ll know it even before you put the CD in for a spin. If the band’s name and their chosen title for the CD sparks an interest, or a glimmer of hope, then the album won’t disappoint. Don’t get me wrong, this album won’t be for everyone, and if you’re looking for a disc to shuffle in with your new Jack Johnson CD, this sho ain’t it, but if you’ve been looking for a new sound to go with a classic Rage Against the Machine album, then this is it. Hell, it’s even called The Rage Album.
Based out of Los Angeles and using a standard rock band line up (guitar, bass, drums, frontman) Bazerk brings a sound to the scene that is anything but standard. Call it a rock album, but the style shows heavy influence of rap, funk, metal, and hip-hop. The resulting sound is a fun rock and groove album, best played loud. Don’t go to a show and expect to stay seated; the music simply won’t allow it- plus, lead singer Zoo (Zookeyne) just might kick your ass.
Not that the album is all hard edge. Most of the songs employ clear and focused melodies lifting the vibe well over a solid foundation of groove rhythm. It is in these moments of “hope against subversion” where Bazerk really shines and creates a mood that is well worth revisiting. Other moments on the album include humorous breaks from the oppression rock, creating satire from today’s pop-culture, like on track 8 “Welcome to L.A.” when Zoo ends with “yo man, I wanna be on the Fear Factor.”
Currently, Bazerk is signed to a 3 record deal with internet based SDS Records, Ltd. If you never hear anything from Bazerk, it will probably have to do with the limited amount of exposure such a small house can generate for them. Without albums in stores or access to mainstream music channels Bazerk will have a much harder time making it big. (Maybe he really will be on the Fear Factor!) Add to Bazerk’s label woe’s the fact that a few small changes in production could have brought a lot of polish to the album without sacrificing any of Bazerk’s raw sound. There are a few instances of tracks simply going on for too long or just not being mixed properly.
Detractions aside, Bazerk’s “I heard Y’all Like Violence (The Rage Album)” delivers everything that a Rage Against the Machine fan has been looking for since the departure of Zach de la Rocha and the end of an era. With tracks like ‘Your whole style is Chump’ and ‘Out of Control’ the difference is that Bazerk replaces political satire with an indictment instead of popular culture and a greater sense of playfulness. Bring it.
i am so ill
we come to get down
welcome to my house party
oh shit the record just skipped
Bigger than Godzilla
Rock n Roll
What you know abou it feat George Clinton
Children getitn Restless feat Fishbone
You can HATE ME