BORN AND RAISED IN ALTADENA, CA, QUIÑ HAS BEEN ESTABLISHING HERSELF AS ONE OF THE YEAR’S MOST EXCITING BREAK OUT ACTS. HER UPCOMING PROJECT LUCID IS THE THIRD INSTALLMENT IN HER EP SERIES WHICH CONSISTS OF HER PAST RELEASES DREAMGIRL AND GALACTICA. THIS NEW RELEASE IS ANOTHER STEP IN HER QUEST TO CARVE OUT A LANE IN THE INDUSTRY WITH HER UNIQUE FANTASY SOUL SOUND – A TERM COINED BY THE SINGER/SONGWRITER HERSELF. LUCID, EXECUTIVE PRODUCED BY CHUCK INGLISH OF THE INFAMOUS DUO THE COOL KIDS, IS A 6-TRACK EFFORT WITH THE FIRST SINGLE “REMIND ME” BEING A SOULFUL REFLECTION OF THE PATRICE RUSHEN CLASSIC “FORGET ME NOTS” AND QUIÑ’S CLASSIC SOUND.
SPEAKING ABOUT HER NEW EP, QUIÑ SAYS, "LUCID IS THE NEXT CHAPTER IN MY SONIC FANTASY SOUL TALE. WE STARTED WITH GALACTICA, AND LEFT OFF AT DREAMGIRL. THIS IS JUST A CONTINUATION OF THE NEVER ENDING STORY OF ME. IT'S ABOUT BEING BORN AGAIN; REMEMBERING WHO YOU ARE, AND THE POWERS YOU POSSESS. IT'S ABOUT ALLOWING YOURSELF THE LOVE AND SPACE TO BE ABLE TO HEAR YOUR OWN VOICE. IT’S ABOUT GETTING A GRIP ON THE FACT THAT WE CAN DO ANYTHING; AND ABOUT REALIZING THAT COLLECTING EVERY FLAVOR OF TRUE LOVE IS THE TICKET TO ALL OF YOUR WILDEST DREAMS.”
BOASTING COLLABORATIONS WITH SOME OF THE INDUSTRY’S BIGGEST STARS AND WITH HITS OF HER OWN, QUIÑ HAS GARNERED THE ATTENTION OF OUTLETS SUCH AS HIGHSNOBIETY, V MAGAZINE, ELLE, TEEN VOGUE, FADER, AND MORE. AFTER RELEASING HER DEBUT EP AND GARNERING CRITICAL ACCLAIM SHE WAS THEN TAPPED BY JMSN TO SUPPORT HIM ON HIS TOUR AND HAS SINCE GRACED THE STAGES OF AFROPUNK IN BROOKLYN, SXSW’S INFAMOUS FADER FORT, RED BULL SOUND SELECT, GALORE’S INAUGURAL GIRL CULT CONFERENCE AND PERFORMED ALONGSIDE ACTS SUCH AS DEJ LOAF AND NE-YO.
TAKING HER FANTASY SOUL BRAND TO NEW HEIGHTS, QUIÑ HAS ALSO BEEN BLAZING A PATH WITHIN THE WORLD OF FASHION. THE WILHELMINA MODELS SIGNEE HAS BEEN FEATURED IN CAMPAIGNS FOR BRANDS SUCH AS NIKE JORDAN, MISSGUIDED, VANS, REEBOK, TARGET, AND GAP ALONGSIDE SUPERMODEL NAOMI CAMPBELL. QUIÑ HAS PROVED THAT HER TALENTS ARE MULTI-FACETED AND THAT SHE CAN DO ANYTHING SHE SETS HER MIND TO.
Kianah Jay, better known as her stage name TwoLips, is a Native American and Black singer, songwriter, dancer, poet, and creative director. With influences like Sade, Santana, Earth, Wind, and Fire, and Prince, TwoLips’ sound can be found at the intersection of R&B, Funk, and Pop. Blogs have described TwoLips’ music as “new frequency”. Since releasing her debut EP entitled “Yellow Gold” (produced by Josh Reinhardt) in August, 2017, TwoLips and her live band have played prominent venues throughout Southern California, Paris, and Bordeaux with upcoming dates in LA, Warsaw, and Berlin. TwoLips is currently in the studio and preparing for the release of her new single and music video “Slow Sex”, a playful reclamation of pleasure.
R E L
Chicago born/ LA based singer-songwriter, R E L released a crowd-funded debut EP in 2015 called r.e.l. The young independent artist has amassed over 2 million Spotify streams and a million Youtube views. Since putting out her debut project, R E L has performed at various venues in LA including Chris Douridas (KCRW) & MFG’s School Night at the Bardot, Peppermint Club, The Echo, Resident, BMI Acoustic Lounge, Nitelight, Writer's Block, Dirty Laundry, Satellite and Echo Park Rising, and has seen praise from outlets including Wonderland, Ones to Watch, Atwood, EARMILK, The 405, Huffington Post and Blah Blah Blah Science. She describes her music as EVOCAPOP – a genre the 23 year old singer-songwriter created in 2016…music that makes you think and feel, etymologically derived from "evocative" & “pop”. Her music radiates emotion, embodying evocapop. Described by music tastemakers as a unique fusion of indie dream pop, alternative R&B and electro soul, R E L has conceived a sound unlike any other. R E L 's current project is a 3- side visual album, EVOCAPOP, about self-love. "Surgery", the first single release from Side A of the project, came out November 2nd. "Nanagrams", the second release, came out November 30th with visuals premiering in Ladygunn Magazine. She is releasing Side A of the project in early 2019.
R E L invented her own genre because she believes categories force something (and someone) into a mold. No one fits a mold exactly, it can be dangerous to try or to think you’re supposed to. She "grew up in the suburbs of Chicago. We tried so hard to fit the molds. We hurt ourselves, hated ourselves, f*cked ourselves over...(she) did it for a long time. It hurt...and it doesn't just exist in suburbs. We do it everywhere. Music is medicine. It’s powerful. Love heals, melody carries, lyrics speak the heart."