Vibes

Vibes

BandHip Hop

If the soulful sound and energetic feel of mid-1990's hip-hop could manifest itself in one artist this generation, Vibes would be it!

Biography

Born and raised in New Jersey, Vibes began his journey through music at the age of 12 writing poetry. Within the next two years his poetry had taken on the form of written raps that expressed the repressed feelings of anger, isolation and curiosity he felt throughout his adolescence. Growing up in the 90's, Vibes was heavily-influenced by the thriving hip-hop scene, especially artists such as: Nas, A Tribe Called Quest, De La Soul, Das EFX, Redman, Wu-Tang Clan and Jay-Z. These artists would help shape Vibes into the MC that he would become in the years to follow.
In 2004, Vibes began independently releasing mixtapes and EP's in his high school and neighborhood, recorded himself in a makeshift, home studio. Though his early work was unpolished it provided him the experience of learning to operate recording equipment and compose his own beats. Combined with a strong interest in Rock 'n' Roll; specifically 1960's and '70's acts such as: The Jimi Hendrix Experience, The Beatles, Led Zeppelin, Bob Dylan and Pink Floyd, Vibes began to experiment with various forms of music including Jazz and Soul and became increasingly political and personal in his songwriting.
Although he is young, Vibes maintains the ideals of the 1960's hippie movement in his persona and in his music, spreading messages of peace, love and higher consiousness. Never forgetting his roots and those of hip-hop culture, Vibes' uplifting poetry and unapologetic honesty are qualities that few artists in today's hip-hop landscape possess. Vibes is the culmination of music's power to reinvent, empower and inspire!

"Feel the Vibes"

Press includes:

Featured artist on popular blog site, www.illroots.com

Featured review from 90.3 The Core DJ, Ed Huhn

Featured artist on popular German blog site, www.mixtapesammelstelle.wordpress.com (www.mixtapecollection.com)

Radio play includes:

6 weeks as a "Featured Artist" on 90.3 The Core Rutgers Radio in New Jersey.

Interviewed and featured on 97.5 My Elite Radio show "The Lyrical Den"

Live Performances include:

Over 10 weeks at Cafe Arabica Lounge in Morristown, NJ

End of the Weak at The Pyramid, NYC

General Information:

"Vintage Vibes" album did 600 copies in its first week with no major record label backing or promotion

Discography

Vintage Vibes (2009)

Set List

The Vibes, The Groove, Flow or Bust, Jam!, Break It Down, Rainy Day Blues

Around 20 minutes/set
Songs can be added or subtracted according to set length requirements.