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Girl Like That (Free Download)
- June 13, 2013

GET A FREE DOWNLOAD OF DIWON’S “GIRL LIKE THAT” (ft. Jesse Scott & Barney Bones) @ diwonmusic.com/girl

DON’T FORGET TO PRE-ORDER THE FULL ALBUM AND GET TONS OF FREE STUFF BEFORE ITS AUG 20TH RELEASE @ Click Here



The Next Bonhom Video Song!
- May 29, 2013

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Let us know which of these 3 songs you think should be Bonhom’s next music video!

CLICK HERE TO LISTEN TO THE 3 SONGS

How to vote: Email info@bonhommusic.com with your choice, or simply comment on the song!

Follow Bonhom at facebook.com/bonhommusicbonhommusic.com & @bonhommusic



Extraordinary Love Mastered!
- May 22, 2013

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We just stumbled on this photo from the first recording session we did with Mikey Pauker to produce his post-folk record, Extraordinary Love. The album, produced by Diwon, mixes folk, reggae and pop in the vain of Imagine Dragons, Trevor Hall and The XX. We just got back from recreating all the sounds live at a beautiful theater in Detroit and are amped for the CD release party at Hotel Cafe in L.A. this June 11th.

Press & Publishers who would like an advance copy of the record should email, emily@studiobancs.com



Photos from The Mint & Viper Room
- May 10, 2013

Thanks to everyone that came out last week to Bonhom’s shows at The Mint & The Viper Room with Cisco Adler (Shwayze), Anne Rose, Das Tapes and Sanaz Lavaedian.

CLICK HERE TO SEE PHOTOS



Bonhom at NARM
- May 2, 2013

Bonhom will be presenting their single “Live for Now” at NARM! If you will be at NARM this year, come on by our session, “Music & Brand Partnerships: Take A Swim In The Shark Tank.” on May 8 at the Los Angeles Hyatt Regency Century Plaza between 3 and 4:30 PM.

more info at www.musicbiz2013.com



Aggressive Rehearsal Meditation
- April 25, 2013

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James of Bonhom agrresively meditates before every rehearsal (like so). Catch Bonhom live at The Mint in Los Angeles with Hunnypot Unlimited on May 6th for Free!



I Dream of Jeannie
- March 20, 2013

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“I Dream of Jeannie” is one of the many remix ideas that Diwon messed with but did not use on his TV-themed, free release Syndication. At eleven tracks, all songs are sampled using the television theme song of the corresponding track title. From Breaking Bad, Dexter and Portlandia, to The Twilight Zone, Addams Family and The Andy Griffith Show, Syndication adds a grimy ‘boom-trap’ spin to some of TV’s most celebrated syndications since the days of coat hanger antennas.

DOWNLOAD SYNDICATION FREE diwonmusic.com/tv



SXSW Warm Up
- March 14, 2013

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Warming up for Official SXSW showcase tonight at 9:30pm – Medusa Lounge: 219 Congress Ave. come through! wearebancs.com/events



Studio Bancs @ SXSW
- March 8, 2013

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Bancs’ been busy and we are about to show you some of what we have been working on at SXSW. We have 11 shows announced and will be premiering songs from the forthcoming albums, Diwon – “New Game”, Kosha Dillz – “tba”, Mikey Pauker – “Where Ghosts Can’t Hide”, SHI 360 – “Inglorious Basterd” and a lot more. Scroll below and come link up with us as we take over everyone’s favorite music festival.

WEAREBANCS.COM/SXSW FOR MORE INFO!



Recording American Rock
- February 19, 2013

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Diwon & Dugans are in the studio making a slew of American rock tracks with special guest vocalist for commercials and possibly a forthcoming EP… for fans of them Alabama Shakes The Black Keys



Jesse Scott acoustic style
- January 23, 2013

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One of our favorite songwriters, Jesse Scott is up in the studio writing songs with Diwon. Download his latest mixtape here.



The Return of Myspace
- January 18, 2013

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The New Myspace headed by CEO, Justin Timberlake, is about to be the big comeback of 2013. They interviewed Studio Bancs CEO, Diwon to prove it.



Matisyahu up in the studio
- January 17, 2013

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late night session with our boy Matis.



Our Lefty Upright Bassist
- January 17, 2013

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tracking the only lefty upright bassist in LA….its Daniel Pritchett.



Matisyahu & Bonhom in school
- January 3, 2013

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“Writing a song called “Darko” with Diwon & James Coleman of Bonhom for my kids’ school. “The Way”, as in each child must be taught in Their own way.” – Matisyahu



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Extraordinary Love (LP teaser)

Diwon just finished producing a post-folk album for Mikey Pauker at Studio Bancs, click on the image to the left to sample of 4 of the tracks. As you will hear, it’s very different than Diwon’s other tracks on Soundcloud, but folk has always been one of his favorite genres.

Here is some more info: Mikey Pauker’s “Extraordinary Love” album will have a hard copy release on June 11th 2013 via Shemspeed Records at The Hotel Cafe, in Los Angeles followed by a world-wide iTunes release in August. The evening will feature a special live performance by Mikey Pauker, Diwon and special guests.

Purchase Tickets to the Hotel Cafe Release Party



Try Stopping Diwon Premiere

The moment has arrived! ‘Try Stopping’, the first single off Diwon’s forthcoming album, “New Game” came out today. The single premiered on The DJ Booth and could be downloaded from iTunes, amazon, bandcamp or Diwon’s own soundcloud.

Diwon is a global artist. He’s known to NewYork audiences for his mix of Middle Eastern samples and Baltimore club beats. He is renowned worldwide for his remixes of pop acts like Lana Del Rey. On the inside, Diwon has the heart of a true-school hip-hop head. “Try Stopping”, which hits streets today, is the first single to be released from his forthcoming album, “New Game.” which will be released this August 6th. Be on the look out for new singles each month leading up to the full record.

keep up with diwon at www.facebook.com/diwon



Tyga (Diwon’s Young $ Party Edit)



Laze & Royal’s HouseElectroTrap

Laze & Royal, from pop quartet sensation My Crazy Girlfriend are Hollywood’s hottest producers, responsible for some of your favorite hit songs by Tyga, The Game, Chris Brown, Ke$ha and more. The DJ duo is made up of 23-year old twin brothers, Bennett “Laze” Armstrong and Justyn “Royal” Armstrong. The are fresh off the release of their compilation, “Shadows” which is Jam-packed with a massive array of features including R3HAB, Tyga, Myah Marie, The Game, Cosmo, Bonhom, Shannon Prior, Heather Manley, EVA and more, Shadows cast a bright light on the Hollywood, CA duo. Laze & Royal mix everything from EDM to trap music, many of which they have produced themselves. The two are busy in the studio completing the debut record for their groups My Crazy Girlfriend, co-produced by Dr. Luke and Will.i.am.

Look out for their Dub it Down, Los Angeles Residency, with Diwon.



Diwon’s Sandman Remix

Diwon heard this track through Danny Boyle as part of the Trance movie soundtrack and being a lover of folk music, he had to remix it. enjoy!



Stay (Brody Remix)

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Rihanna brought the Grammy’s to tears when she sang “Stay” live. Brody flips the remix keeping with the chill piano while dropping all sorts of percussion in and around this beautiful ballad.



Diwon’s Valentine I Heart Mixtape

Diwon has remixed a diverse array of artists from Lana Del Rey and Miike Snow to Snoop Dog and Stevie Wonder. The LA-based Producer/DJ, is known for his unique blend of world music with beat-driven cultural rarities gives his work its distinct sound. MTV highlighted Diwon for his blend of hip hop and dancehall. The Producer/DJ is always full of surprises, and his ‘i heart mixtape’ is no exception. For the holiday season, Diwon presents a mix devoted to what pop music is made of, LOVE…just in time for the season devoted to it. In this mix, Diwon mixes various languages and genres as well as some of his own sounds into the music of which love is made.

Included on the mix are sounds from; The Concretes, Cat Power, Finley Quaye, Buju Banton, Blur, Smokey Robinson, and Anounshka Shankar to name a few.

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* Catch Diwon live in Miami this weekend, info at Bancs.



“Shadows” Production Comp

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Laze & Royal, from pop quartet sensation MY CRAZY GIRLFRIEND make their epic production debut with SHADOWS. Jam-packed with a massive array of features including R3HAB, Tyga, Myah Marie, The Game, Cosmo, Bonhom, Shannon Prior, Heather Manley, EVA and more, Shadows cast a bright light on the Hollywood, CA duo.

Available for FREE Download now!



The Best of Bancs 2012

WE GIVE YOU SOME OF THE BEST OF BANCS FOR FREE!!!
tracklisting:
1. Lana Del Ray – “Born To Die” (Kyle Rapps & Diwon Remix)
2. Laze & Royal – “Good Girls” (feat. Jesse Scott)
3. Bonhom – “Animal”
4. Kyle Rapps, Y-Love & Diwon – “Paris” (Remix of “Ni##as In Paris” by Jay-Z & Kanye West)
5. Azealia Banks vs. Y-Love – “Van Vogue” (Diwon Remix)
6. Bonhom – “Live For Now” (Neutron Remix)
7. Laze & Royal – “Twisted” (feat. Brody)
8. Kyle Rapps & Diwon – “Breaking Bad”
9. Onili vs. Busta Rhymes – “Dangerous”
10. Y-Love – “Focus on the Flair feat. Onili” (prod. Diwon)
11. Diwon – “Stuck in the Middle”
12. Tj Di Hitmaker – “Til Sun Come Up”
13. Kyle Rapps & Diwon – “Portlandia”
14. Bonhom – “NYE” (Neutron Remix)

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Bonhom “NYE” Remixes

Just in time to ring in the New Year, Bonhom releases two new remixes of their single, “NYE”. The original slowly builds from a bass-driven atmospheric refrain into a party rock anthem, while the remixes infuse the song with the energy of dubstep, nu disco and house.  

The first remix, created by Plant Music founder All Dom Wrong, brings an ethereal vibe with his fresh hybrid of techno and house.  With the second mix, Producer/DJ duo Neutron delivers an in-your-face, headbanging dubstep track.  Neutron, comprised of producers Laze and Royal, are the team behind some of the hottest hits from Tyga, the Game, Chris Brown, Ke$ha and more.     

“NYE” was produced by Bonhom, a new pop project co-created by two musical masterminds: singer-songwriter/producer, James Coleman and DJ/producer/songwriter, Diwon. Together, they produce their own unique brand of epic dreamlike pop. As we count down to New Year’s Eve, we will undoubtedly sing along as Coleman belts out his affirmations: “We’re Traveling Our Destiny, This Is Our Message Feed: It Feels Like New Years Eve, And We’re Ready For Anything”. 

DOWNLOAD FREE: BANDCAMP | SOUNDCLOUD



Syndication Mastered: Studio Bancs (NY)

After 3 buzzed-about singles, Kyle Rapps & Diwon release their TV Show Remix album, Syndication, as a Free Download! At eleven tracks, all songs are sampled using the television theme song of the corresponding track title. From Breaking Bad, Dexter and Portlandia, to The Twilight Zone, Addams Family and The Andy Griffith Show, Syndication adds a grimy ‘boom-trap’ spin to some of TV’s most celebrated syndications since the days of coat hanger antennas. If you missed their ingenius Mr. Rogers flip or Kyle Rapps in Breaking Bad wearing the show’s trademark Hazmat suit and safety goggles, watch the videos and download the full mixtape at wearebancs.com/tv.

Premiere at Prefix Mag



Don’t Just Sit There!

Diwon’s latest mixtape takes on El-P, Skrillex, Azealia Banks & Major Lazer and blends them into Banc Record’s own artists Onili, Kiss Slash Crooked Smile and Diwon himself.


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Tracklisting below:

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Wasted with Laze & Royal

Laze & Royal are an Alternative Hip-Hop duo from Hollywood, CA. The group is made up of 23-year old twin brothers, Bennett “Laze” Armstrong and Justyn “Royal” Armstrong. “Wasted” is a free mixtape that features Bancs fam Brody on two fire tracks, ‘Showgirls’ and ‘Twisted’. Be on the look out for Brody features on Y-Love’s upcoming album, ‘Focus on the Flair’. For now click the download link below for the 2 mixtape tracks plus ‘High Heels”, another fire collabo.


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CLICK HERE TO DOWNLOAD THE FULL LAZE & ROYAL ‘WASTED’ MIXTAPE



Back in studio remixing Azealia

Azealia Banks is a great example of staying true to your grind and not giving up. Just after she played 212 for her former label, XL, they dropped her and she funded the video herself only to be called ‘the future of music’ by Kanye with shout outs by Gweneth Paltrow, now she’s at 28 million hits and changing the sound of hip hop. Y-Love trades verses with Azealia on this Diwon remix of Van Vogue.

DOWNLOADS:

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#IAmJesseScott (Mixtape)

Our favorite two songs of the moment are “Lonely Potion” and “Sad Songs On The Radio” and they both happen to be on the new #IAmJesseScott mixtape! Jesse Scott is a Singer/ Songwriter from an inner city neighborhood of Oklahoma City who moved to the big Los Angeles. He blends his own style of country swag and west coast pop. Much like Frank Ocean’s latest release, this mixtape is a breath of fresh air in the urban cookie-cutter market.



Semitic Swag Video

This video was a one day shoot on Rodeo Dr. and Melrose. Shot and edited by Chilean director Danny Knust and directed by Danny Knust and Erez Safar, the single was produced by Diwon and stars Israeli rap superstar SHI 360 and fresh triple threat Cobe Jones, Nathan Sela, and Y-Love (the world’s first gay black Jewish hip-hop artist). The song features an early Missy Elliot/Timbaland sound and uncensored Jewish pride by artists “rocking it since the Babylon era.”

DOWNLOAD THE SINGLE!
BANDCAMP | ITUNES | SOUNDCLOUD



Famous, Y-Love Video Premiere

We had a lot of fun with Patrick Scott Vest making this video! ‘Famous’ is the video where I embrace the rapper side of Y-Love; where I show that, inside of all the messages, I’m still an MC with the same dream we all have.” – Y-Love. “Famous” premiered on the front page of Artist Direct.

DOWNLOAD THE SINGLE!
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Monopoly Trailer

Check out this epic trailer for Monopoly by Inhabit Bancs director, Matthew Stubstad. Richie Benjamin receives a mysterious gift, and quickly finds himself thrust into a world of sex, violence and real estate as he struggles to build an empire. Based on the board game by Parker Bros/Hasbro.

Coming soon!



Tyga, The Game & Laze & Royal

Laze & Royal strike gold with the visual release to the new Tyga single “Switch Lanes” (feat. The Game). The single is the latest off of Tyga’s upcoming Young Money/Universal album “Hotel California” slated for a Spring 2013 release. The Alex Nazari directed epic was filmed in downtown Los Angeles encompassing a Fast and the Furious-like set. The video was premiered officially by DJ Ill Will on digital outfit www.hotnewhiphop.com Friday morning. VEVO and MTV are slated to premiere it later next week.



Bonhom – Live for Now

Bonhom’s “Live for Now” is the first single off the forthcoming Top of the World EP, set to be released in early 2013. The video premiered on Spinner this weekend and with its release, Bonhom defines the style of Dream-Pop. Be sure to download the single as well as the remix by Neutron, comprised of producers Laze and Royal, are the team behind some of the hottest hits from Tyga, the Game, Chris Brown, Ke$ha and more.

DOWNLOAD NOW: BANDCAMP | ITUNES | AMAZON | SOUNDCLOUD



Behind the scenes “Switch Lanes”

Check out the behind the scenes footage for Tyga “Switch Lanes” produced by Laze & Royal featuring The Game.



Mikey Pauker: Studio Bancs (L.A.)

Mikey Pauker is in the middle of recording his upcoming album produced by Diwon. The sessions are sponsored by Meshuga 4 Sushi and today the incredible singer and songwriter, Hannah Emerson dropped by the studio to eat some sushi and lay-down background vocals. Check out the video above.



Swimmer’s Itch Guard commercial

Matthew Stubstad who we brought on to direct our upcoming, Bonhom “Live for Now” music video which will premiere on an 4th, produced this epic Swimmer’s Itch Guard commercial which features James Coleman of Bonhom’s music. It’s so Awkwardly Awesome!



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ON SET OF BONHOM’S ANIMAL

Studio Bancs took over Hollywood Tower’s for Bonhom’s “Animal” music video. This was filmed on the balcony of Marilyn Monroe’s old suite which is now Laze’s suite! Animal is the latest single of Bonhom, with the chorus “Sinful, Liberal, Animal, …How shall I tame thee,” the song brings sex and swagger in a way only Coleman and Jagger could.

The video stars the stunning Susannah Hart Jones at the famed Hollywood Towers, bringing a mix of vintage Americana and animal craziness to the sky-high Bonhom track.



Neutron – Fire Circle

Neutron’s latest track, “Fire Circle” has not stopped being blasted out these speakers, check out their remix of Bonhom’s “Live For Now” single and be on the look out for their collabrative “NYE” track!



On Set of Mr. Rogers

Robbie Barclay got ill with the green screen while re imagining Diwon’s Mr. Rogers remix with Kyle Rapps killen it! Check out the premiere on Okay Player!



On Set at the Hollywood Towers

Laze & Royal and Brody are back at it again on location, this time they are getting ‘Twisted’ in L.A. You could download the full mixtape, ‘Wasted’ (here)



Breaking Bad with Kyle Rapps & Diwon


On the heels of both their extolled remix for Lana Del Rey’s “Born To Die” and pastiched visual presentation of “Mr. Rogers” Neighborhood, emcee/producer duo Kyle Rapps & Diwon continue their repertoire of dementing TV show samples into a gritty Boom-Trap aesthetic, with their Breaking Bad inspired video of the same title. Donning the show’s trademark Hazmat suit and safety goggles, Rapps takes on the role of a swagged out Walter White. “Breaking Bad” is just one of the many TV themed sample flips that you’ll find on their forthcoming, duly titled mixtape, Syndication.