Jose Oyola (solo)
Drawing inspiration from a love of outer space and thoughtful appreciation of the human experience, Jose Oyola & The Astronauts craft multi-dimensional, bilingual indie rock with a psychedelic edge. Based out of New Haven, Connecticut. JOATA released their sophomore album "Hologram" this past November under Purebred Records.
Sketch The Cataclysm
Sketch tha cataclysm is a Hip-Hop musician born and raised in Waterbury, CT that has performed in other genres: art rock, dub/reggae, and experimental electronic music. From ages 14-22, he produced and hosted two public access television programs promoting independent hip-hop artists as well as his own music, while producing work for many others. To this date, he has released 12 different projects as well a number of mixtapes. The CT publication the Fairfield County Weekly's readers named him Best Hip-Hop act in 2008 and 2011 and he has consistently made a name for himself across the country for his high energy live performances. On September, 27th 2011, he released Indie Rappers Do It For Gas Money 2, his second full length hip-hop album through Little Ax Independent Media.
Stumblebum Brass band
Meet the brass band that no one wants parading down their street.
Despite having a deep respect and admiration for both Louis Armstrong and Nirvana; the Stumblebums reject nostalgia in favor of riotous spontaneity.Too punk for guitars and amps, The Stumblebums are known for ambushing innocent subway passengers and crashing bars with their post-apocalyptic Lower East Side punk brass sound.
Together the three Stumblebums create a maniacal wall of musical sleaze, the perfect soundtrack for a night of dirty living and heavy drinking.
I have been a DJ/Turntablist for about 15+ years but I would more say 4 years less as I had a pretty serious accident happen to me when I was 22 in which I injured my left arm badly and did not really get back to DJing for quite some time. I have done spots all over the country while touring with the MCs; Brokemc, Domer, The Metermaids, MINDSpray Crew, Haiku, Swordplay, Sketch Tha Cataclysm and others in addition to booking solo DJ tours in the USA and Europe. I have performed @ SXSW 5x’s and held DJ residencies at Knitting Factory NYC, Supreme Trading BK, Galapagos BK, Macri Park BK, Big Easy ME, Legion BK and Karma NYC. I have recently relocated to Oakland, CA so I expect that list to grow in the next year. I have released alot of thematic based mixtapes (Heart & Soul) that are much different from my live show sets, with many posted here for FREE download (Juno Tape pts I & II, Mix for Lovers, DJ HALO’S WOMEN in music…).
I have been very involved in broadcasting most of my life having regular shows on WPKN 89.5FM, WVOF 88.5, an internet show on RWD.FM and a syndicated podcast through Rapreviews.com. I should be popping up on a station in Oakland soon so look for info on that when it happens. I had worked in commercial, non-commercial and college radio at 10+ station by the age of 25, when I finally settled in Bridgeport, CT to have shows on WVOF (Subways & Sidewalks) and WPKN (Mornings on WPKN). You can download episodes of the podcast or archived live shows from the Podcasts and Broadcast Show Archive pages.
Over the past few years I have become increasingly obsessed with creating music on my own, more specifically Remixes, but also original instrumental productions of my own which you check out more on my Producer and Remixer page. Coupled with this new obsession is a bizarre need to create specific cover art for each production, whether it be a cannibalization of the original art or a totally original piece, so I have also become very involved in creating graphic art both digitally and on canvas.