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South London based producer / composer Axel introduces his latest EP New Type, with the project’s superb lead single ‘Zero’.

In MAGAZINE, Mixtapes on July 30, 2012 at 7:06 pm

South London based producer / composer Axel introduces his latest EP New Type, with the project’s superb lead single ‘Zero’.

Combining elements of dubstep, drum & bass, hip-pop and classical music, 20 year old EDM maestro Axel aims to create an experience for his listeners, or to simply entertain, depending on whatever he feels like doing. The broad-minded producer experienced his first taste of stardom when his orchestral medley of Lupe Fiasco‘s 2007 album The Cool became an online sensation, leading the rapper himself to share the project on his blog. This was swiftly followed by his debut EP Version, which gained considerable exposure itself, certifying Axel as a definite one to watch in the electronic music world.

Axel now presents ‘Zero’, the fantastic lead single from his New Type EP. The track delves straight into the deep and dark world of British bass music, with funky house beats, exotic melodies and warped bass lines enticingly leading the way to the dance floor.

Lupe Fiasco’s Protege, Young Marqus to Open Up For Mindless Behavior on #1 Girl Tour

In Events, MAGAZINE on July 25, 2012 at 2:12 pm

Young Marqus (YM) is taking his personal brand of Hip Hop to the next level by jumping on the Mindless Behavior #1 Girl Tour. Recently, the young rapper opened for Lupe Fiasco on the “Generation LASERS” Tour.

The #HTownSponsor himself, Young Marqus (YM) is taking his personal brand of Hip Hop to the next level this week by jumping on the road with Interscope Records artists, Mindless Behavior on their #1 Girl Tour. The opportunity comes as no surprise for the young rapper who last year, saw himself opening up for Lupe Fiasco on the “Generation LASERS” Tour.  With more amazing fetes in the works for this 12 years old artist, YM is easily proving to everyone that he’s definitely poised to be the next face of Hip Hop.

YM’s shot on the #1 Girl Tour ticket kicks off this Thursday, July 26th at the Fox Theater in Detroit, MI. He will then go on to perform at 12 other cities, finally ending his run in Oakland, CA at the Paramount Theatre. His set promises to be a fun and entertaining one with performances of his three hit songs “Houston” which has already hit the million views marker on Youtube, “Who is He” and his new club track “Merk Out” featuring Teyana Taylor (Interscope Records) and more. YM will also perform his highly anticipated track “She Bad” which will drop on the radio later this year.

Having already struck a positive chord with fans after opening for Lupe Fiasco last fall, YM is excited to shift gears a bit and perform for an audience in his age range.

“I’m getting to experience the best of both worlds. Last year I was performing for mostly adults when I was with Lupe Fiasco, and now this year I get a chance to connect with people in my age group. It’ll definitely be a different experience, but I’m excited to get the chance to further connect with an audience that looks just like me.” Young Marqus states.

The music video for “Merk Out” featuring Teyana Taylor makes its world premiere debut on August 1st at Midnight. “Merk Out,” was produced by Grammy nominated super producer Kevin “Khao” Cates, the genius behind T.I.’s  “Watch What You Say” and “Why You Wanna.” The club banger is already getting a substantial amount of radio spins in the south, with YM being a native of Houston, Texas. At the rate it’s going, it’s sure to take the world by storm as it continues to breeze across the national and international circuits.

Be on the lookout for YM’s mixtape “H-Town Sponsor” which will be released August 15th. It’s the follow-up to last years smash “Respect Me,” featuring Trevor Jackson (Disney’s “Let it Shine”) YM’s debut album will hit stores later this year.

Check out to to follow the journey.

The #1 Girl Tour featuring Young Marqus

26            Fox Theatre – Detroit, MI
27            Milwaukee Theatre – Milwaukee, WI
28            Arie Crown Theater – Chicago, IL
1             BJCC Concert Hall – Birmingham, AL
2             Bell Auditorium – Augusta, GA
3             Township Auditorium – Columbia, SC
4             Fox Theatre – Atlanta, GA
10           UNO Lakefront Arena – New Orleans, LA
11            Reliant Arena – Houston, TX
12            Verizon Theatre – Grand Prairie, TX
16            Orleans Arena – Las Vegas, NV
17            Nokia Theatre L.A. LIVE – Los Angeles, CA
18            Paramount Theatre – Oakland, CA