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Friday, April 19 • 9:00pm - 10:30pm
ASCAP EXPO iStandard Producer and Rapper Showcase

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For the fifth year ASCAP and iStandard are thrilled to present this unique showcase opportunity specifically for producers and rappers. Eight EXPO attendees whose tracks were pre-selected by iStandard, will have their music played before a panel of prominent music industry tastemakers, who will then provide valuable and constructive criticism for the benefit of the participants and the audience. Two rappers have been selected, via submissions from EXPO attendees, to perform as well. Get your groove on at this beat-heavy event. The iStandard Producers Showcase has been held in 12 major US cities.

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Da Internz (Ernest "Tuo" Clark and Marcos "Kosine" Palacios)

Producers – “Dance (A$$),” “Waiting Outside The Lines,” “Move (If You Wanna),” “Birthday Cake”
Producers – “Dance (A$$),” “Waiting Outside The Lines,” “Move (If You Wanna),” “Birthday Cake” Da Internz have certainly paid their dues. The Grammy Award-nominated songwriting and production team— Marcos "Kosine" Palacios and Ernest "Tuo" Clark—have come along way from the Windy City to becoming one of the most sought-after hit-making teams in the music business. In 2004, while both still living in Chicago, Kosine and Tuo crossed paths serendipitously. The west side native Kosine and the south side's Tuo bonded over music almost instantly after meeting. It was never about one genre for them either. They collectively obsessed over... Read More →
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Don Cannon

DJ, Producer - “The Art of Storytelling Part 2,” “Go Crazy,” “Everybody Hates Chris,” “Jokes on You.”
DJ, Producer - “The Art of Storytelling Part 2,” “Go Crazy,” “Everybody Hates Chris,” “Jokes on You.” An anthem is defined as “a song of devotion or loyalty, a song of praise, and a symbol for a distinct group of people.”  As a celebrity DJ and producer, Don Cannon is responsible for a new sound of major hip hop anthems storming the airwaves over the past couple of years. Cannon is an internationally known DJ who can be heard spinning to elite entertainment industry crowds from Atlanta to Tokyo. His production credits list a... Read More →
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S1 (Symbolyc One)

Producer – “Power,” “Best Thing I Ever Had," "Murder to Excellence,” "My Life"
Producer – “Power,” “Best Thing I Ever Had," "Murder to Excellence,” "My Life" Symbolyc One (S1), born in 1976 as Larry D. Griffin Jr., was born and raised in Waco, TX. As a child, S1 grew up infatuated with old tunes that played on his parents’ turntable. This led him to learning alto sax and piano through out his teen years. As a devoted Christian, S1 began playing piano for Sunday school at his local church which developed his insight on music even more. In 1999, he received his Associates Degree in Applied Science: Audio Engineering, which required him to take his music theory and ear training to another level. Through a decade of hard work, sacrifice, rewards and disappointments, he continued to work harder and put ALL his trust in God to guide his life and career. Today, S1 is the main producer of the highly acclaimed group Strange Fruit Project. His style and production range stretches beyond all genres from... Read More →
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Harmony Samuels

Producer, Songwriter - "Enough of No Love," "Say It with Me,” “Oh My Love,” “No Curtain Call”
Producer, Songwriter - "Enough of No Love," "Say It with Me,” “Oh My Love,” “No Curtain Call” “Music realizes my fullest potential as a human being,” are the profound words of British Producer and musical “phenom”, Harmony Samuels. Understanding artistically and spiritually that his connection to music started as early as an infant in church, Harmony is a self-taught musician who has mastered piano, bass guitar, guitar and drums. Uprooting from his hometown of London and relocating to Los Angeles in 2009 in order to take full advantage of his gifts, Harmony runs and owns his own burgeoning empire B.O.E. with partner and manager Chris Woods. His first placement in the US was with Maroon 5 and in three short years his production credits since read as a... Read More →

Friday April 19, 2013 9:00pm - 10:30pm
Preston's Restaurant (formerly called Twist Restaurant) 2nd Floor (Mezzanine)

Attendees (77)