Inspired by an eclectic range of sounds like Herbie Hancock, Flying Lotus, and KOAN Sound, Haywyre's vision pairs his piano performance effortlessly with his wicked take on contemporary dance music.
In 2014, Martin made monumental leaps with his highly acclaimed "Two Fold, Pt.1" LP, followed subsequently by a modern rendition of "Smooth Criminal" which immediately achieved viral popularity, and succeeded in astounding music critics across the board.
After earning the admiration and respect of some of the biggest acts in the industry, Haywyre has since been inked as nationwide tour support for likes of Gramatik, Zedd, GRiZ and Mat Zo.
Most recently, Martin officially released the first of six EPs in the series entitled Panorama, which marks yet another exciting chapter in the Haywyre project.
Balkan Bump is the newest project from trumpet player, producer and ethnomusicologist Will Magid.
Balkan Bump launched to an unexpecting audience in late 2017 with his debut track “Aymo” alongside superstar collaborators Gramatik and Talib Kweli. Finding an affinity based in his own Balkan roots, Gramatik has championed the new project; debuting Balkan Bump’s first live performance at Gramatik’s anticipated NYE show at Terminal 5; taking Balkan Bump’s live show on the road for the Spring 2018 Re:Coil tour; and releasing Balkan Bump’s debut EP via his Lowtemp label imprint.
Musically, Balkan Bump is a fusion of live instruments, world influences and lush electronic production. His debut EP flaunts experience as an instrumentalist and arranger, fusing energetic Balkan brass with heavy electronic production and hip-hop/trap influences. This thrilling blend of live brass and electronic production carries over to Balkan Bump’s live show, as he joined Gramatik to unveil his horn-infused live set to a North American audience in Spring 2018. The rest of 2018 continued Balkan Bump’s touring success, with multiple festival appearances, two appearances at the famed Red Rocks Amphitheatre, and tour dates alongside CloZee, Beats Antique and Russ Liquid.