Photo by guillenperez, found on Flickr
Before the new year starts, we decided to dive into New York City, USA! We picked one artist from each of its five boroughs: Manhattan, The Bronx, Brooklyn, Staten Island, and Queens. Enjoy the picks below!
Kyle Sullivan (Manhattan)
Outside of being a film student, Kyle Sullivan also makes music and does a great job of it. We asked him how he’s been liking SoundCloud and he replied, “I freakin’ love SoundCloud these days! Many of the artists I happen to like have profiles so it’s sort of a treasure trove for me.” We like hearing that!
Cheez Da Producer (The Bronx)
Don’t let Cheez Da Producer’s name fool you. He’s not only a producer but also a songwriter, composer, and instrumentalist. He does it all and does not compromise quality. Another fun fact about him is that he knew what he wanted to do in life before he could even tie his shoes!
Black Taxi (Brooklyn)
These guys are apparently the sons of sheep farmers, Mennonites, rail workers and Olympians — interesting, huh? What’s even more interesting is their music, which has been said to have the same characteristics as Daft Punk, The Clash, and Cake. Go on and have a listen.
Ben Sher (Staten Island)
Ben Sher is a qualified and very experienced musician. After years of studying jazz and classical music, Ben is now a professor who continues to play music on the side. He’s been all over the world and is based in Staten Island now, keeping busy with music and uploading to SoundCloud!
Roger Gomez (Queens)
From what we can tell, Roger Gomez is an experimental producer and composer who works on his own. The artwork used with his music is created by his brother and it suits the space-themed, out-of-this-world music that Roger creates. Hear for yourself below!
Looking for some more music from NYC? Check out citysounds.fm/new-york!
Happy New Year to everyone! See you next year with more SoundCloud Local cities and other fun stuff.