A holiday compilation to benefit The Children’s Center. Brought to you by Team Detroit.
El-Dee, the moniker of Lauren Deming and her band, create a brilliant mix of the last hundred years of American music. Lauren's soft croon is off-set by her workmanlike band. Layers of heart-melting lyrics and well-planned hi-fi instrumentation make El-Dee impossible to ignore.
Detroit's world-renowned hip hop scene has a true catalyst in Cold Men Young. Since forming in 2010 they have been tearing up stages with their smart, ferocious music. Alone, each of the four MCs is a force to be reckoned with, but when combined they are unstoppable.
Malo Konjche is the brand-new, hot-off-the-presses solo project of ex-Dillinger Escape Plan, current-Old Gods member Jeff Tuttle. Not much is known about this mysterious new project, but as with anything Tuttle does it's sure to be dark, engaging, and completely singular.
Trevor Naud of Detroit art-pop titans Zoos Of Berlin has always had a Bowie thing. Not in an imitation-is-the-highest-form-of-flattery way, more like as a recognized peer. Poppy, atmospheric, well-crafted—all these plus danceable. Naud is a true Detroit original.
Fronted by guitarist/vocalist Derek Stanton, Turn To Crime combines killer pop hooks and driving, rhythmic music. Live, Stanton and bass player Ian Saylor perform in front of projected video art to the beat of pounding, layered drum samples. The perfect marriage of ambiance and accessibility.