Featured artist: King Youngblood
DREAMING IN COLOR ENTERTAINMENT
An artist development company, production house, business development tour de force with offices across the USA and London.
We focus on people and projects that embrace intersectionality, one of a kind talent, social justice and exquisite sound and visuals across all platforms and demographics. We tell stories. We shine a light on phenomenal musical talent. We present multi-media projects for a world urgently in need of beauty in truth.
King Youngblood’s sound created by Cameron Lavi-Jones and bassist Hamoon Milininia incorporates a unique blend of alt-rock, Indie-rock and pop-rock ballads, both live and looped drums, hook-laden and anthemic arena rock choruses and lyrics overflowing with intersectionality and social justice messages. The songs stand strong full electric as well as unplugged, stripped down to Lavi-Jones singing with an acoustic guitar or adding his band mates on acoustic cello and bass. King Youngblood’s sound is rooted in the tradition of current and very successful Rock, Alt-Rock, Indie-rock and Pop-Rock artist like Foo Fighters, Cage the Elephant, 30 Seconds to Mars, The Killers, My Chemical Romance, Fall Out Boy, Panic at the Disco, Twenty One Pilots, Foster the People, Weezer, Gang of Youths, Royal Blood, Fever 333 and even on a guitar driven energy and social justice message level of Tom Morello’s Rage Against the Machine. The social justice element to Lavi-Jones’ writing resonates with the fans of other bands and artists who are speaking up about Black Lives Matters and our current political climate. King Youngblood is produced by Seattle music industry blueblood led by multi Grammy winning producer Adam Kasper (Soundgarden, Foo Fighters, Pearl Jam). Leader of King Youngblood, Cameron Lavi-Jones co-writes with arranger/producer Phillip Peterson (Portugal The Man, Pink, Taylor Swift, Kesha) and Eric Lilavois (Ayron Jones, Pearl Jam).
Kwabena Boateng PKA Macntaj is Ghanaian/American Rapper/Vocalist. He can be heard on a slew of electronic Crossover collabs with Artists like Bassnectar, UZ, Kai Wachi, Brillz, and Black Tiger Sex Machine to name a few. He also has several Notable Hip Hop releases that have been published by XXL, Revolt TV, ESPN, High Snobiety and Hip Hop DX. Though Macntaj comes from Ghanaian descent, he has lived in the states all his life. He routinely reflects on his childhood traumas and experiences from a childhood immersed in gang life and violence to young adult hood where he learned commercial banking and eventually his complete pivot to his authentic self as a true artist. Macntaj has built his success the DIY way with the support of his closest friends and several key professionals willing to work speculatively to assure Macntaj’s growing success. He is ready to take the leap to bring his career to the forefront nationally and internationally.
A Ocho Del Noventa
An innovative record label for Spanish-speaking artists
Led by visionary Mexican Americans Agustín A Pedregon and Irving Pedregon, A Ocho Del Noventa Records is a modern record label, artist development, production company centered on the democratization of access and development for Latin artists for the world market. A Ocho believes that all of its artists deserve a voice, a seat at the board room table and an incredible a artist development experience from the studio, to the visuals to touring, merchandise - the works. A Ocho believes that Spanish language artists deserve a larger cut of the pie and a louder voice in the decisions that shape their careers.
From her intricate soundscapes to her eclectic melodies, Renee Holiday knows how to take her audience on a musical journey that they wouldn’t want to leave. And with such memorable and relatable songs such as “All” and “Ain’t Got No Love” it’s easy to understand why. But this isn’t anything new for the Seattle native. Since the release of her first EP in 2011 entitled “Scatterbrain,” Renee Holiday rebranded herself under her new moniker and has described the change as a “rebirth.” She continues to make a name for herself, not only as a talented vocalist, but also as a gifted songwriter. Which is evident in projects such as her 2014 EP “Molting,” as well as her debut album “C.O.A.L.S,” released in 2016. She credits her upbringing for exposing her to the works of Stevie Wonder, Minnie Riperton, and Al Green. Which explains the raw emotion felt in her lyrics and the structure of her silky falsettos throughout her songs. Her magnetic demeanor complimented her set perfectly, causing the crowd to sing and rock along the entire time. Artists such as Renee Holiday excite true R&B lovers, who yearn for the resurgence of organic soul music.
Jaiden Grayson is a Seattle based decolonized educator, singer-songwriter, actress, social justice black lives matter advocate, public speaker, organizer. She tends to disrupt through her words actions without violence and certainly no apologies. Produced by herself, hip hop artist Stay Safe Knox and multi-faceted producer from the Dreaming In Color family Cameron Lavi-Jones, Grayson’s musical sound crosses between Erykah Badu and Billie Holiday with its core in soul, blues, jazz and Hip Hop. Story-telling from a young woman with more life in her than her young age would suggest – all raw expression all-embracing her spoken word and poetry set to memorable music based on real experience in the world of protest and social justice.
For more than 20 years, the Songcatchers have been honoring the traditions of intertribal pow wow singing and drumming, and fusing rock, soul, jazz and spoken word into a one-of-a-kind musical fusion. Our multi-ethnic group continues to perform for countless audiences including Indian Tribes across the country. Tribes represented in the SongCatchers include Navajo, Choctaw, Groventre, Shoshone, Colville, Yakima, Blackfeet, Pima & Levi-of the lost tribes of Israel. Honoring the past and the future - The group’s original members, Arlie Neskahi, Dine` (Navajo Nation), Lara Lavi, Mark Cardenas and Charles Neville, have been joined more recently by Maurice Jones Jr. on bass and Cameron Lavi-Jones on guitar. Mark Smith (Gros-Ventre-Shoshone) is also a mainstay pow wow singer and songwriter since the band’s first experiment at the Crocodile in Seattle when Arlie Neskahi’s White Eagle Singers stepped in to jam with The Lara Lavi Band. The multi-generational Songcatchers are committed to social change, intersectionality and bringing the ancient music of America’s First People to performing arts centers, public activations and Indian Reservations & Reserves across the United States and Canada.
Called once by Bonnie Raitt as “One of the best kept secrets in the music world,” Lara Lavi is a professional Grammy award-winning Americana singer-songwriter, media/tech/entertainment law attorney, entrepreneur, entertainment company executive, business development specialist, film and TV producer & writer. Lara is the managing partner of her Seattle based boutique law firm Media Law Group. Praised as a noteworthy talented songwriter and performer by the likes of Peter Gabriel, The Neville Brothers, Carol King, and concert promoter Bill Graham (RIP), The Village Voice once called Lara the “Quintessential Songstress.” Lara has 5 projects slated for the next 18 months starting with releasing her own interpretation of Joni Mitchell’s "River" as a benefit for www.NoKidsInCages. She will then start putting singles out in January 2021 in support of the first of three collections of original music starting with Mermaid Under A Desert Moon, the Lost Sessions. From then will come Finish Line and eventually the third in this trilogy – Last Honest Kiss.
YungBree is a bi-lingual hop hop artist (Spanish and English) young and strong enough to continue to make one of the biggest pushes in the Latin rapper world to ever come from the Pacific Northwest. He’s using his bi-lingual rap-abilities to eave English and Spanish intro his own style and flow. He was raised in a home filled with gospel and Spanish rap which is what sparked his original interest in music. Now he is unstoppable. His talent blew into a full flame as he discovered his love for free styling over boom bap beats. Over time, YoungBree found his voice and wordplay was more natural when he allowed himself to switch from English to Spanish. He has proven he is not just the standard hip hop artist, adding extra hot sauce to his music as he continues to challenge himself and show he is a face to be reckoned with popping out of Seattle.
Tae Phoenix is an activist, Americana folk singer songwriter, performer, actress and political strategist. Above all she is a Latino-Jewish woman on a mission. She wants everyone to know that freedom is not a zero-sum game. She believes America can only be free when we end all forms of oppression and respect the rights and inherent worth of every human being. Tae uses original protest music to activate people across America to resist fascism, authoritarianism, white supremacist agendas and reclaim our government to get us back on a social justice track. In addition she simply has one of the most exquisite voices ever.
Blake Lewis first came to national attention as one of the most unique contestants ever to compete on American Idol, and long before that, as a teenager, he was well-known as "Bshorty" in Seattle's a cappella, hip-hop, and rave scenes. But with the release of his ambitious and completely independent third album, Portrait of a Chameleon, Blake is taking things to a whole new level. The follow-up to the critically acclaimed Audio Day Dream (which sold 350,000 copies and spawned the top 40 single "Break Anotha") and Heartbreak on Vinyl (the title track of which went to #1 twice on Billboard's dance charts), Portrait of a Chameleon is "fun, sexy, and positive. Blake’s Portrait of a Chameleon — out on Blake's on Audio Day Dream Records and distributed through InGrooves — still has a hypermodern feel. In addition to his solo project, Blake is ½ of the incredible electronic pop project The Private Language in partnership with KJ Sawka. They both have dominated the world independently through dance and pop music performing on the biggest stages around the world, from the notorious Glastonbury Festival to the NYE ball drop in Times Square. They are versed in the studio as well, producing with some of the top producers and songwriters of today like Sam Hollander, Ryan Tedder, BT, Dark Child to Pendulum, and Illenium.