MEET THE ARTISTS:

 

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Phil Derrico

Phil Derrico began rapping at an early age. Writing lyrics and breaking into microphones under the influence of Eminem and Tupac, He's now on the struggle to the top with the dream of making his late father proud and giving his mother the life she dreams of. Phil Derrico, being a High School student, was often teased and considered a joke, but, the aspiring artist continued to do what he loved and people are soon beginning to realize that the kid means business, and with passion and dedication - comes respect.

"I may be young, but why stop? Always follow your dreams, who cares what people say?"
- Phil Derrico, Albany NY
(Founder of D.E.C.A.D.E)

 
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Trace

12 years old, Thats the age where Trace knew what he wanted to do in life. 20 years old and still on the grind! Growing up, Trace listened to everything from All American Rejects, to Breaking Benjamin, To Eminem. High School wasn't easy for him. He was picked on, shunned for being that "wanna be rapper", he was made an outcast. But being inspired by people such as; Eminem, Ice Cube, Dr. Dre, Tech N9ne, Joyner Lucas, Aron Erlichman and more, He pushed through the adversity and still, to this day, continues grinding to make his Dream a Reality.
With "Sorry, Not Sorry" (Released October, 2017) being Trace's first mixtape in over 4 years, It has sparked attention of pages such as; Underground On Top, Sky Music Group, and more!

"Nobody believes in your vision, until it becomes a reality. D.E.C.A.D.E is my reality, my future, my goal. I've been in Rock bands as a vocalist, Pop-Punk bands playing guitar, But I've always felt more comfortable behind a mic spitting rhymes. I produce, I write, I create. Nobody is going to care until you're Rich, Famous, Or Dead. Its your job to care. I care about D.E.C.A.D.E and we are going to bring it to the top. We're building this empire from the ground up. "  
-Trace, Rochester NH
(Co-Founder of D.E.C.A.D.E)

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s.Michael

s.Michael is a new underground hip-hop artist, Currently residing in New Hampshire. At age 15, s.Michael began his music career in a rap/rock group formally known as Sink or Swim accompanied by his best friends and fellow artists Trace and Skizzy (Sketch). After their debut mixtape dropped, the group disbanded to pursue different styles of music as s.Michael began on his first solo debut mixtape “Legacy”. In 2015, his mixtape dropped which displayed both his emotional struggle and his rise to becoming one of New Hampshire's best. Legacy featured his most popular songs “R.I.C.O” and “Mirror” which were determined to be the roots of his hip-hop music. Now at the age of 21, s.Michael is back to deliver his most superlative work yet with his new upcoming mixtape “Green World” set to drop in late winter of 2017. s.Michael aims to provide a new-aged East Coast hip-hop style to the D.E.C.A.D.E Movement with inspiration from Post Malone, Schoolboy Q, Drake, Kid Ink, MGK, J Cole, Jeremih, and Logic.

When asked for a quote, sMichael quotes Post Malone
"You just go with the flow because life is just all about how you feel."

 
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Demo Demon

Demo Demon started making music in 2007 and put out his first project in May, 2012 called "Black Rose". Demo Demon then followed up with October 31st, 2012's "The Gates" & October 15th, 2013's "BLAckout." It wasn't until April 2014, Demo put out "You Gonna Love Me?" This was the first song made In Demo's new home made studio, UnderDark Studio. This was also the first song to reboot his story format. September 25th, 2014 was the release of his first official studio album, "The Valley" (Chapter 1), A remake of his 2012 project: Black Rose. April 12th, 2015 Demo released the "Infect" EP. April 25th, 2016 was the Release of "Kingato" (Chapter 2), A Remake of his 2012 project: "The Gates". October 31st, 2017 marks the release of "Infect 2" a follow up to the "Infect" EP from 2015.

-Demo Demon, Washington PA

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Turkish Delight

Metal in the heart, hip hop in the head, and jazz in the soul, Turkish Delight is the brainchild of Caner Gokeri, singer/frontman for the band Follow The Lights. Performing across a multi-genre platform, Caner brings heat, passion, and ability to the table, with impossible rhyme schemes, never ending flow, and jaw-dropping vocal melodies. His debut record, All About Me, which released winter of 2017
Influences such as; Tech n9ne, Justin Timberlake, Christina Aguilera, and more!

"You're only in trouble, if you get caught"
- Caner Gokeri (Turkish Delight), Seattle WA

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Lucas Roy

23 year old singer/songwriter. His music is influenced by Ed Sheeran, James Bay, Billy Joel, and Eminem. He has roots in Folk, Pop, and Rock. He is the lead singer of a band called "The Middle Men". Lucas has been on tour in Iceland and is currently recording his Debut album. 

 

"The only thing that is unavailable is that which you place out of your own reach"
-Lucas Roy, Portland ME

 
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Follow The Lights

Located in Seattle, WA
Progressive Metal band "Follow The Lights" are made up of; Caner Gokeri, Tyler Rossow, Andrew Wagner, Zach McClintic, and Delwrick Nanthou.
March 22nd, 2017, the band released their debut EP "Malice" on all music platforms. They have been playing shows all around the northwest area and killing it every performance! They are currently in the studio working on their 2nd album, expected to be released early 2018

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Hide Your Eyes

With Dual Vocalists, UK band "Hide Your Eyes" creates some kickass Nu-Rock music!
Hide Your Eyes is made up of; 
Lewis Armiger (Vocals/Guitar), Steve 'True Blue' Goode (Vocals), Dom Edwards (Guitar), Ryan Jordan (Drums,/Production), Asa Jordan (Bass)
Located in Hereford, they are making a lot of noise over in the UK! Touring, released their debut album "40 Miles Of Static".
You can listen to it on Spotify, Itunes, Amazon, Apple Music, Google Play, ect!

"Hide Your Eyes keep you on the edge of your seat with a varied mix of style, delivery and sound, both vocally and instrumentally and through an intriguing combination of acoustic and heavy melodies – all of which comes together to form a style that’s been labelled ‘Nu Rock.’" 
- GigRadar

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TY$ON GUAPO

Ty$on Guapo (AKA Ty Guap)
Influenced by artists such as; Tupac, Wu-Tang, Biggie, REHAB, and Eminem

"I like to think i'm a pretty humble dude, but if i got something to say, i'm going to say it. I don't hold any punches and I got more bars than xanny, but my family come first. Blood doesn't make you family, loyalty does, thats what we about here at D.E.C.A.D.E! Family and loyalty. I started from the bottom, eating ramen every day straight for a month, to having gold on my teeth and a sexy 300 in my driveway. Just goes to show if you are hungry enough, you're going to find a way to eat."
- Ty Guap, Rochester NH

 

Colton (Crash)

Colton Crash, Age 19, doesn't limit himself to one genre, He can do a lot of metal vocals and hype work along with being a drummer for 16 years. He loves anything involved with the art of music

"One day it will get better just keep pushing for your dreams and do not give in It may not be today tomorrow a month or a year from now in some cases but I promise it will get better!!"
- Colton (Crash), Sarasota FL

 
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Andy Watkins

Andy Watkins, 29 years old. Specialities include singing and screaming. With influences such as; Chester Bennington, Bring Me The Horizon, Our Last Night and A Day To Remember, its safe to say Andy is a big fan of the metal scene. He aspires to be in a touring band and play sold out shows with his band.
He dreams of having a family and living a Good, Healthy life!

When asked for a quote, Andy quotes the band Chiodos, "I exist because I dream".