(PIX11)--Beginning Monday, December 22, PIX11 Morning News will air a 2-day series “City Sounds” highlighting local musicians from New York and New Jersey. Hosted by PIX11’s Lisa Mateo, these segments will air on 12/22 and 12/23 in the 7am hour.
On Monday, December 22, the “City Sounds” segment will feature musicians curated by Effective Immediately PR, each representing one of the five boros of New York City, including: Bridge City Hustle (Brooklyn), Arjun (Queens), Ayler Young (Manhattan), Anais Aida (Bronx) and 1WAY TKT (Staten Island). The segment features interviews with Johnny Burgos from Bridge City Hustle and with Ayler Young.
On Tuesday, December 23, the “City Sounds” segment will feature three musicians from New Jersey including: Allison Strong (Union City, NJ), Säl Good (Newark, NJ) and Khamaal (Paterson, NJ). The segment includes interviews with Allison Strong and Säl Good.
NEW YORK CITY:
Band: Bridge City Hustle
Video: "Too Good for Me"
Brooklyn-based funk/soul/rock band Bridge City Hustle formed in the fall of 2012 and is fronted by Brooklyn-bred lead singer, Johnny Burgos. All four members tout impressive resumes as producers and musicians, having worked with hip-hop luminaries, such as Mobb Deep and M.O.P. BCH released their debut project The EP in early 2014 and will release a new album in Spring 2015.
Band: Ayler Young
Video: "You Can't Buy Love"
Born in Berkeley California, Ayler Young has lived in Manhattan for the past 20 years. In addition to being a musician, Young is an entrepreneur and avid arts supporter, is a founding member of The Box Theater in the Lower East Side Manhattan, worked with Robert Deniro for 7 years building Tribeca Enterprises (includes The Tribeca Film Festival). He started his own disco/funk band in 2012 and released his second album Portal in September 2014.
Genre: Rock Instrumental
Born and raised in Queens, Eddie Arjun Peters grew infatuated with the guitar at age 13 and has played guitar in a vast array of musical projects since then. In 2003, Eddie formed ARJUN, a critically-acclaimed guitar-driven instrumental Rock-Funk-Jazz trio, which includes Lamar Myers (drums), and Andre Lyles (bass). The trio independently released their second album Core (second in a trilogy) in September 2014, which features John Medeski (Medeski Martin & Wood) and was mixed by veteran Producer/Mixer Scotty Hard (Wu Tang Clan, Bjork).
Video: "Live at CMJ 2014, New York City"
DJ U-Kno (Christian Reinsch) has lived on Staten Island for the last 12 years, and J. Glaze joined him in 2007 to form the producer/DJ duo 1Way TKT. Both have operated successful recording studios for a number of years on Staten Island, mixing all different influences from jazz to dubstep. They have performed with artists from all genres of music including LMFAO, Nas, Kid Cudi, Talib Kweli and have produced records for major Billboard artists including Wu-Tang Clan, Dogg Pound Gang, and more.
Band: Anais Aida
Video: "Love Can Burn"
Born in France and raised in Ireland, France, Senegal, and California, progressive R&B singer/songwriter Anais Aida is a graduate of the Clive Davis Institute of Recorded Music at New York University. Aida's influences result in music with non-conventional rhythms and vocal stylings of classic and modern soul artists mixed in with the attitude of contemporary R&B. Working with producers Alejandro Ghersi aka Arca (produced Kanye West's album Yeezus), Aida, who now lives in the Bronx, plans to release her new full-length album in early 2015.
For more pictures and video of each artist, head over to Effective Immediately.