Amaru "The Musical Nomad"
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Amaru "The Musical Nomad"

College Station, TX | Established. Jan 01, 2011 | INDIE | AFTRA

College Station, TX | INDIE | AFTRA
Established on Jan, 2011
Band Alternative R&B

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There’s a hint of boldness when it comes to the outer Houston music scene. They’re the singers, the vocalists who don’t hang on to a certain genre and instead plant seeds in damn near everything. You may call them greedy, I only call them multi-talented individuals who cannot help themselves when it comes to creating. They have to touch everything, and consider themselves über-important when they do so.
The Milky Wayv is an 11-person collective of singers, producers and keyboardists. The main production group within The Milky Wayv is the Ozone, made up of Michael Vallikappil, synth/vocals; Jalen Baker, vibes/percussion; Adam DeWalt, trumpet; Paolo Castagnoli, drums; Brandon Willis, vocals/keys; and Bobby Earth, vocals/drum machine. The main name you could even come close to recognizing out of that swath of musicians is Bobby Earth, who constantly showed up as the youngest and most supremely serious competitor in the bimonthly Space City Beat Battle producer series.

The Milky Wayv don’t think you’re about to hear a project. They think you’re about to hear the best project ever. These kids, who for all intents and purposes could be called Children of Kanye have determined that their tape, The Best Mixtape You’ve Ever Heard, is quite literally the best mixtape you’ve ever heard. I mean, they’ve got vocal contortionists such as Bee Honey and Mufasa Enzor leading some of these tracks and other nodes where The Ozone completely just takes over. I’ve even caught small glimpses of them working within the group structure, such as when Enzor performed at an Indie Exclusive show this past April. They are dead serious about their craft, almost too serious who you realize their artwork looks like a class yearbook photo.

What The Best Mixtape You’ve Ever Heard immediately tries to run from is comparisons to Donnie Trumpet & the Social Experiment’s Surf tape that arrived earlier in the summer. Most of the Milky Wayv are accomplished musicians who utilize enough downtempo space to create sweeping, fun records. “Take You There” is an enchanting Bee Honey effort and when backdoored by Peyton’s “Verbs,” it's clear that no matter how young and sort of naïve the group is, they know how to create warm summer music. “Verbs,” for example, takes all the action of a first date and spools it out behind dusty snares and Steve Lacy's harmonizing background vocals. You know immediately that a collective of musicians are going to fight to the end to avoid any comparisons to anyone else, yet the Milky Wayv find their way to create inside the same headspace that make albums like The Internet’s Ego Death worthwhile. - Houston Press


iLL Camille offers her listeners a new track, a collaboration with Houstonian artist Amaru and emerging producer Critikal. On “Slip Away” iLL Camille lyrically delves into the often confusing world of undefined, grey-area relationships, creating a soulful-yet insightful track that is not only a pleasure for the hip-hop ear, but provides an unrelenting honesty that speaks to those who have fell in love and out it. Take a listen below and enjoy! - Young California


Yet another fantastic musician out of the Milky Wayv camp releases a new smooth joint giving us ‘Morning Motivation’ working with fellow crew member Mufasa Enzor. Listen up, share and check them out live at the new freshDark Festival on June 20th at Last Concert Cafe. - DayandaDream


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Amaru "The Musical Nomad" is a Versatile Musician/Artist/Producer based out of Houston, Texas. He is the Future of Alternative Soul and many more genres. He has been pursuing music since a child and also studied music at a 4-yr university. Music is his fuel for life as he plays every instrument you can name. His influences include: Bob Marley, 90's R&B, 60's to modern day Soul, Blues, and Gospel just to name a few. With his distinctive voice and style he has dazzled many crowds across the nation with his Eclectic yet Soulful gift.