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Born and raised in NW Washington DC, specifically the Takoma Park neighborhood. Ethan Spalding is the originator of a new music genre, TRAPROCK, which synthesizes his varied music experiences and his approach to life. Ethan’s TRAPROCK “evolution revolution” incorporates big 808’s, heavy guitar riffs, and soul-shattering drums in a full live-band experience. His lyrics reflect his life as a professional music artist. Ethan is a has been performing LIVE in the Washington, DC metro area for 10 years at ALL the major local venues and now it is time for his national debut.
Not only can he rap but his flow and delivery are filled with crescendo like rhyme stanzas. Ethan also accompanies himself on a full range of percussive instruments including the timbales, congas and a full drum set. From writing hooks and melodies and producing hip-hop tracks and full-length albums, Ethan brings new meaning to the music artist as a total package.
In the term TRAPROCK, TRAP refers to hustle and ROCK to whatever you like to ‘rock.’ But to Ethan, who has expanded his vision to a TRAPROCK Family, the TRAPROCK concept can ultimately include anyone who is doing what they love to do in a way they want to do it, i.e., thinking, working, and living “outside the box.”
Ethan is never more alive than when he is on stage in front of an audience. His love of performance is contagious—something to which anyone who has ever attended one of his concerts can attest. His performance wingman is a sneakerhead, J-smoking dancing panda mascot. Together this memorable pair is introducing the world to a new type of crank and always leaves their audiences wanting more.
Swiezo is a very diverse artist from Mitchellville, Maryland, located In PG County. He has stepped out of the box with his sound, mixing genres such as heavy metal with trap beats or gospel and Hip Hop. Swiezo’s party music brings a lot of energy while touching on a rare range of topics such as financial struggle, homelessness, mental illness. A trendsetter, Swiezo has been starting waves since 2009, dying his hair before it became popular culture. Check out his projects “Apocalypse Out Loud” “OsoRare 2” & “12000” on all major streaming platforms now.
JG Riff a native of southeast Washington, Dc captivated the streets with his raw and unique sound, In less than a year he has evolved into the self-proclaimed Voice Of The Youth. With songs like “Crank”, “Pipe”, “All IN” and “Trenches” doing over 1 million on youtube. JG Riff not only introduces a new style and vibe to the game, he also becomes the soundtrack of the city(Washington, DC). No radio play, No major cosign organically, JG Riff, has created a movement with his brand “JUGG GANG” alongside his label ALL IS ON MUSIC and label mates JG WHOP, TWINSKI, MOJO, TrapBoy Twin and Z ROc.
JG Riff is not only a rapper, he is very in-tuned with his community. Popping up at your local high school football games, or early morning performing promoting perfect attendance with Dirty Rice & 93.9 WkYS. JG Riff would go as far as buying shoes for kids, and encouraging them to be better and in his words “Stay Out The Way”.
His recent releases Where Is Sonny? and Where Is Sonny? 1.5 both reached over 70k streams on Spinrilla, over 20k on Spotify. His Album “Money Making Sonny” & “My Time 2” dropping this winter/Spring is set to be an instant classic, and JG Riff the next big superstar.