Ryan ‘Kenton’ Hertel is a talented musician from Northeastern, Pennsylvania. He wants to have fun with music and is serious about his career. Ultimately, he wants as many people as possible to enjoy the music he creates. So, it’s important that he keeps it as lighthearted and fun. Ironically, his inspiration comes from non-electronic artists. He has always been a huge fan of rock bands such as Dream Theater, Dance Gavin Dance & Breaking Benjamin. As he delved into the EDM scene more & more, he started to really get inspiration from Dillion Francis, Party Favor, Quintino & early Chainsmokers.
Since Kenton was a child, he has been involved in music where he shined and fit in once he got involved. When he turned thirteen years old, he started playing drums which paved the way for him to become a DJ & Producer. He started playing music in local shows with music bands and eventually started his own hip-hop group. In order to better the group, he transitioned from drums to being a DJ. Eleven years later, he has been playing all over the Tri-State area and producing original music with some super talented music artists. He has worked with up and coming artists from all over the world such as: Nashville’s Sebastian Garcia, Miami’s Shila Mariposa, Christian Wandel from Denmark and New York City’s Delsa. His most popular releases so far would have to be: ‘Fleek’, ‘Everytime’ feat Delsa, ‘Booty Had Me Like’ feat Young Harlem and ‘Celebrity’ feat Sebastian Garcia.Currently, he is working on a track with social media sensation Splurt! Kenton is looking forward to this music collaboration and waiting for the song to release!
Kenton writes his own music and his latest single release entitled, “Clouds” recently came out on March 6, 2018. The song, ‘Clouds’ features Taylor Tote from Asbury Park, New Jersey. ‘Clouds’ is a happy go-lucky song about that great feeling the right person gives you. Kenton and Taylor Tote didn’t want to write about anything too deep or serious. They just wanted to make a song that everyone would genuinely enjoy and would be fun for them to produce! Kenton and Taylor Tote met years ago at a music conference while he was running sound. He watched Taylor and her band go on stage to perform and he was mesmerized by her vocals. Kenton decided to walk up to her manager as she was performing to get her contact information. As a result, producing ‘Clouds’ with Taylor Tote was one of his best moves yet.
In addition to being a DJ and producing music, Kenton runs his own social media agency full-time called ‘Socialocca’. Monday-Friday, he wakes up and goes into his office and manages clients all day. His agent handles booking work all week so by Friday night, he is usually heading to a gig. It’s a seven day work week for him, but he loves what he does. As a social media marketer, DJ and making music this allows him to be creative and unique! Long story short, people picked up on all the promotion and marketing he did for his music and DJ career. They wanted him to do the same for their business. One day, he randomly thought up ‘Socialocca’ and knew it could be a HUGE hit as a business name. So, he coined and incorporated ‘Socialocca’ to handle his social media & digital marketing work for clients. ‘Socialocca’ has become such a major project for him that services dozens of his music friends! Anyone can learn more about it and what Kenton does during his week days by checking out http://www.socialocca.com!
Kenton has one self-titled debut album and out of the eight tracks, some of his favorite songs are: ‘Celebrity’, ‘Burnin’ Up’ and ‘Fleek’. Actually, he got national radio play for ‘Fleek’. Since releasing his album entitled, ‘Kenton’, he has been releasing singles and remixes. When Kenton is not doing music and working, he loves to play video games. One of his dreams is to get everything to the point where he can get a beach house, relax and enjoy life.
“Stay calm and be patient.” It’s not even a big famous quote, but it’s his favorite quote. A few years ago, Kenton went through a rough time in his life and after hearing this quote, everything started to make sense. So many of us go through times that seem so unbearable in that moment. All we can do is to stay calm and be patient. His message to the youth is don’t slow down for anyone. Kenton had countless people to ridicule him out of spite and jealousy when they wanted nothing more than for him to slow down so they can catch up. Don’t let them. This music game is grossly competitive and there is no room for people who aren’t willing to push every day and stay motivated even in the face of opposition. Brush it all off and stay focused!
Listen to Kenton’s music on APPLE MUSIC, SPOTIFY, SOUNDCLOUD, GOOGLE PLAY MUSIC & YOUTUBE.
Spliff, also known as 90’s baby, is a Hip-Hop/Rap music artist from Baltimore, Maryland. One interesting thing about him is he is a proud father to his daughter. His inspiration for music began when he was a young child being introduced to music by one of his older cousin’s. At the time, his cousin was in a group called Me 2 U, which is a R&B 90’s group. Spliff had always looked up to his cousin because he was the only member of his family to be in the entertainment business. As Spliff got older, he started to become creative and write his own music. Growing up, famous Hip-Hop/Rap artists that influenced his music style is Bizzy Bone from Bone Thugs-N-Harmony, Biggie Smalls,Eazy-E, The Weekend and Wiz Khalifa.
Since Spliff was eleven years old, he has been making and writing music. At this present time, he has not collaborated with other artists. He plans on collaborating as much as possible in the long run. His latest songs are entitled, Finner Things and Say No Words, which every one can listen to and download on Sound Cloud, Spotify and/or iTunes. Check out his music! His song, Say No Words expresses his past pros and cons with a lot of mixed emotions from females he has dealt with in his past. Spliff stated that the message he wants to portray in his music is “For people to be able to feel comfortable to express themselves and respect that his music is in his own perspective, but if they listen then I’m sure you can relate in something because I’m versatile and we all didn’t live the same but at the end we have similar situations that meet. So just have fun and live.” As 2pac said, “It’s going to be some things you may see that’s going to make it hard to smile in the future.” Hence, Spliff’s message to the youth is, “Let your positive and negative in life make something big out of anything you do in life! Always be consistent.”
Chassie is a talented, up and coming music artist from Marrero, Louisiana. Since childhood, she developed a love for music and began singing. When she was nine years old, she started writing her own music but it wasn’t until she was sixteen years old when she decided to embark a career in the music industry. Some famous singers that she looks up to as role models in the music industry are Andra Day, Sam Smith, Rihanna, Fantasia and Jasmine Sullivan. Chassie has a new single out entitled, “Trust Issues” which is based on love and having trust issues dealing with a past relationship. Chassie has two other songs entitled “Mixed Emotions” and “Told Me” which will be coming out soon. Currently, she is working on a full music album which should be coming out September 2018.
Overall, the message she wants to portray in her music is to “Never count on anybody but yourself, wake up in the morning and look yourself in the mirror and tell yourself ‘This Is Me’ no matter how hard it gets, never give up.” Chassie’s message for the youth is “Everyone has a dream, not a special dream but a dream that’s given to you from God. Accomplish your dream, live your dream and dream big.”
Carlovy Musicc is a talented filmmaker and music artist from Harlem, New York. Growing up, he was influenced by his parents in music. His father would sing songs by famous music artists such as Earth, Wind and Fireand The Temptations. His mother would listen to music in their home from famous music artists such as Erykah Badu, Salt-N-Pepa and Sade. Carlovy Musicc was inspired by Hip-Hop music when he heard the song by one of the world’s most famous Hip-Hop music artist Snoop Dogg song entitled, “Ain’t Nothin’ But A G Thang.” Since 1998, Carlovy Musicc has been recording music and recording in studios since 2002. Since 2007, he has been doing live performances, interviews, radio plays, blogs, websites and selling merchandise. He has been featured on songs by a few independent music artists such as Nova Mandarke, MillionDollarZeek and Pillz (Pop heavy). In 2013, he received an Hip-Hop Junky TV Award in 2nd place for his music single entitled, “Low Rider.” In 2015, he received The IT Factor Award from Hip-Hop Junky TV in 3rd place. In 2016, he received an award with Hip-Hop Junky TV for his music single entitled, “Take It Slow.”
In the filming industry, he was inspired by famous actors such as Mekhi Phifer, Lorenz Tate, Marlon Wayans and Jim Carrey and inspired by famous film directors such as Keenan Ivory Wayans and Spike Lee. Since 2014, he has acted in stage plays, short and feature films independently. He has been featured in films such as A Story Teller by Tae Day, L.I.T.E. The Film 1 and 2 by A SpikeZeekVision, The Liqu3 by A SpikeZeek Vision, Man Hunter: The Film by A SpikeZeek Vision and S.T.A.I.N. The Movie by A SpikeZeek Vision. In 2017,he wrote, directed and starred in his own films. He released two of his own feature films entitled, “Carlovy Musicc’s FRIEND ZONE: The Movie and Carlovy Musicc’s JACKPOT: The Movie.
Carlovy Musicc has given back to his community in many ways to provide independent artists and actors free coaching and give advice on their musical and acting careers. He has also done pro-bono photo shoots at networking events.
His goal as a filmmaker is to give his audience his perspective on stories that everyone can relate to and show that there is always a brighter side. His message that he wants to portray in his films and music is “Don’t allow negativity to distract you. Stand up for what you truly believe in. Stay Positive through it all.” The message he wants to give to the youth is to “Put God first. Do not seek praise for your accomplishments. Do everything genuinely and out of the kindness of your heart and stay positive.”