Studemont Project

Studemont Project

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Studemont Project has been been referred to as a blend of punk-funk, rock, psychedelic, experimental progressive hip-hop.


Our group began in January 2003 with four members determined to create a name for themselves as one of the most innovative hip hop groups ever to come from Houston Texas. After releasing their first demo titled Articles of Contemplation, Gilbert Galvan, Christian Saldivar, and Dan McKinney, with help from dj Fast4ward (The Truth) began to perform live under the name Studemont Project.

Known for their energy filled stage presence, electronic layering of sounds and with a particular focus on their live performance, Studemont Project opened the eyes and ears of the community when they were named best local hip hop by The Houston Press Music Awards. In 2004 fast4ward moved out of state, but Studemont was backed by The Truth members Giant and Bobby Hinojosa.

In addition, the group began working with keyboardist Tom Sutherland (Free Radicals) who's skill of improv playing helped Studemont turn their live show into a whole new electrifying experience. Rigorously the band performed their experimental music gaining new support everywhere they traveled. By the end of the year, Studemont Project teamed up with local producer Eric Edwards who would soon help the group reinvent their music to eager listeners longing for something new from the dirty south. Working with producer E-Classic, the band recorded a six song EP titled Avenue of the Observatory. The EP was picked up by the independent Houston based label Esthetic Noise Records and released October 2005.

In 2006 the band was again recognized by The Houston Press as best local hip hop group. That same year 'the Project' would introduce Dusty O'Day (Citizen Change) to the lineup. Dusty, has brought a new foundation for the Project to continue to push the boundaries of ordinary hip hop to the ground.

This year the Project welcomes Studemont native Adam Martinez (Helicopter Jones) who's guitar playing captures the blues influence Houston was once known for. Studemont Project is working on songs that will be released on their first full-length album on Esthetic Noise Records, April 2008.


-Articles of Contemplation - Demo (2003)
-Live on the Corner of Studemont & I-10 - EP (2005)
-Avenue of the Observatory - EP (2006 Esthetic Noise Records)
-Warmth of the Midnight Sun - LP (April 2008 Esthetic Noise Records)

Set List

Typical set can be anywhere from 30-45 mins longer if needed. We can accomidate our playlist accordingly.