Fiona Bloom’s The Bloom Effect,The City Firm and BANDxCITY Announce World Class Lineup for Official CMJ Music Marathon International Showcase






The Bloom Effect,  The City Firm and BANDxCITY Announce World  Class Lineup for Official CMJ Music  Marathon International Showcase


New York – BANDxCITY, the curated online resource for discovery of noteworthy emerging music filtered by city, The Bloom Effect, social media  and public relations firm helmed by industry and festival veteran Fiona Bloom, and The City Firm, crossover creative consulting firm founded by Laura O Reilly, together present the Official CMJ International Showcase, IMPORT/ EXPORT: SOUND ART CLASH, on the 19th of October 2012 from 7-11 p.m. at DROM.  Attendance is free with CMJ badge or RSVP to and is limited to

21 and over.



The event will feature performances from 10 of the world s prominent emerging artists, half

from hometown New York, and the other half traveling from various  locations around the globe: DR Congo, Tel Aviv, Singapore, Barbados, Malaysia, Thailand, the Netherlands, Indonesia,

and the Philippines. All have  attracted international press and critical acclaim, and the range of genres is as diverse as the performers  origins, an IMPORT/EXPORT experience that creates an enjoyable sonic CLASH.



The venue will also feature an all night interactive mythology installation by New Villager and a

sound installation by Miz Metro 4.0, providing the artistic component of the showcase.



Fiona Bloom of The Bloom Effect & Miz Metro, creative consultant and hybrid vocal artist, conceived of the integrated crossover showcase to accompany the CMJ Featured Panel Galleries Are Venues Too! The Future of Hybrid Audio Visual Culture which will be moderated by Miz Metro on the 16th of October as a component of the CMJ Music Marathon 2012.  The panel  will feature WuTang  Clan co-founder and owner of WuWear,  mogul Oliver “Power” Grant, interactive art/music group New Villager, Joe  Ahearn  of Showpaper and curator  at The Clock Tower, and platinum producer Keith Shocklee, known for his groundbreaking influence  on hip hop culture as the defining sound of Public Enemy. The panel  will be held at the NYU Kimmel Center at 12:30 p.m. and a CMJ badge is required for entry. (Panel passes for press without badges can be provided if requested in advance email  )



Herewith, the evening schedule for the BANDxCITY, The Bloom Effect & The City Firm

presented Official CMJ Music Marathon Festival  International Showcase:



Friday 19 October 2012 – DROM (85 Avenue A x 6th Street)




7:00 New Villager, an art and music group based in Brooklyn, will continue their narrative of self-made mythology as exhibited  and performed in gallery installations all over the country with an experimental sound-DJ set sure  to contribute to the group s critical acclaim. The art/ music group will be performing  in between sets throughout the night, creating an immersive streamlined experience from entrance to exit.


7:15 Alesh, delivering potent  rhymes aimed  at the heart  of corruption  within and without his native Democratic Republic  of Congo,  will pay homage to the origins of hip-hop s deconstruction of political reality with artistry in a set laden  with sub-bass drops,  militant rolls of piccolo snares, and galvanizing messages in French, Swahili, and Lingala.


7:30 Onili, born in Israel and raised in Paris,  creates an eclectic  sound infused  with pop, rock, hip hop, and electro  that she s crafted  from her own rich cultural background and her tours around North America and Europe.


7:55 Adrienne Mack-Davis, acclaimed artist from Brooklyn, has  garnered the praise of MTV, Swizz Beatz, and numerous publications for her soulful, upbeat-lounge sounds performed from Prague to Brazil, on tour in the US, and of course in native New York.


8:15 Krissy Krissy, soulful pop-rock  powerhouse from Brooklyn, has  made the migration from church  pulpit in Bushwick to MTV, Logo, YouTube,  and iHeartRadio featured lists for her summer single “Dream,” and will unleash her guttural,  passionate voice onstage.


8:35 Kevin Lester,  Singaporean musical  Renaissance man,  has  gained praises from all over the industry and world while rocking stages in Cannes, Amsterdam, Indonesia, and native Singapore before  his return to New York for Import/Export.


9:00 Miz Metro, singer  and sound artist from New York, uses a 3-track loop pedal  and the range of her human voice to create a sound all her own. When she s not on stage she s likely curating  an art show or crafting a unique  genre of experimental hybrid hip hop art pop. For

her Import/Export performance, Miz Metro will be accompanied by Keith Shocklee (of Public Enemy)  on an MPC and turntables, debuting the beginnings of their on going collaboration, entitled Miz Metro 4.0.


9:25 Teff Mayweather, coming on the scene in the bombastic style of Barbadian rudeboy, has shared the stage-and his fresh sound cultivated  by years of travel to the US and abroad spreading the island s vibrant colourful musical  culture-with the likes of Rick Ross, Wynter Gordon,  Kardinal Offishal, and Mr. Vegas.


9:45 Project E.A.R., a supergroup of performers from Southeast Asia, boasts members from five countries and includes Ahli Fiqir (Singapore), Pop Shuvit (Malaysia),  Saint Loco (Indonesia), Thaitanium, M.E.M., and Silksounds (Thailand),  and Slapshock (Philippines). The band s unique  fusion of hip hop and rock has  been praised for over a decade.


10:15 Dope  D.O.D. hit the ground  running in early 2011 and ever  since  has  seen massive success, virtual and physical,  with over 6.5 million views and sold out shows in France, Italy, Switzerland, Austria, and the Netherlands.


10:45 New Villager will conclude with the finale of their all night performance piece  to close  the showcase.




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