Nimbleslick Welcomes Chromatropic

"There are times where it's breakbeat, times where it's Jazz Fusion, they modulate, arpeggiate, do these really crazy moves and bring the jazz back to dance music. I haven’t heard a group that sounds like this yet.  it's an adjective; Chromatropic"  - Jack Sheehan Live for Live Music

"The way Chromatropic cooks up its funky musical stew has more in common with Pat Metheny and Herbie Hancock than your typical jam band" - Michael Witthaus Hippo Music Press New England

"Chromatropic one of 10 Acts You Absolutely Cannot Miss at CMJ This Week in NYC" - Pete DeStefano Spoiled NYC Music

Nimbleslick Welcomes lespecial

Born in the woods of Connecticut and raised in the wilds of Boston, lespecial has established themselves as innovators and tastemakers on their own unique trajectory. The dark future groove trio explodes with energetic live sets, tapping into a primitive past distorted through the lense of contemporary technology. 

Their brand new record, Omnisquid, captures the band at its heaviest, with a healthy dose of the electronic, synth heavy sound they've become known for. Preceded by their Ceremony EP (2013) and Playonbrother Sessions (2011), Jonathan Grusauskas (guitar/synth/sampler/vocals), Luke Bemand (bass/synth) and Rory Dolan (drums/sampler) ignore convention, instead amalgamating the familiar styles of Afro-Latin rhythmic traditions, Hip Hop, Funk and Metal into a singular sound that dexterously transforms during their live sets and over the course of their studio albums. As Ben Weiss of Relix Magazine puts it, “Amidst the rest of the noise, lespecial is the squeaky wheel that demands attention.”

Nimbleslick Welcomes Dale & the ZDubs

A fresh rock/reggae vibe is flowing out of Montgomery County, MD, and its name is Dale and the ZDubs. Their songwriting delves into the relationships, dreams, failures, and people that have inspired or slept with the band. DZD’s hard hitting rock tone combined with their reggae groove makes you want to jump up and move yo’ body!  And sometimes Dale takes his clothes off on stage. Hips are gyrating, dreads are flailing, and beer is flowing like wine as vocal harmonies and radical solos from guitar, bass, saxophone, and drums take over the room. Be on the lookout for performances up and down the East Coast, and check out the sophomore LP Clear the Smoke.

Nimbleslick Welcomes Skymatic

Skymatic offers a fresh take on electronic hip hop music with live violin, guitar and synth/piano. The project is a culmination of years of classical training and experience writing and performing in a wide variety of musical genres. Consisting of Phil Ross (Production/Guitar/Synth) and Hannah Wilder (Violin/Vocals), the duo's sound is best encompassed by the description "melodic electronic," but it blends elements from multiple genres. Steeped in the cultural diversity that is Atlanta, the duo has been able to seamlessly blend violin-infused electronic with hip hop beats to create a fresh, authentic sound. 

Skymatic has shared bills with DJs/Producers including Figure, Minnesota, NitGrit, Wick-It, ill.Gates, Phutureprimitive, Manic Focus, Thriftworks and Up Until Now as well as live electronic groups including Floozies, EOTO, K Theory, Blackbird Blackbird, Govinda, Random Rab and Dirtwire. The duo was one of two regional acts to play the main stage at Imagine Festival in Atlanta, sharing the stage with Unlimited Gravity, Rusko, Caspa, Adventure Club and more.  

With captivating live performances, Skymatic has quickly risen to become a regional favorite among the electronic community as well as all music lovers alike. With tours that have taken them from Dallas to Miami to New York and Chicago, Skymatic spread their wings and hit the road hard in their first year and half of performing together, playing over 75 shows across the country.  The duo has also enjoyed press including features on GoodMusicAllDay,EDM.com, TrapMusic,net, YourEDM.com and many more. 

Nimbleslick Welcomes Strange Machines

Fusing genres such as rock, funk, livetronica, reggae, metal, and jazz, Strange Machines have set high standards for their musical aspirations. Combining soulful melodies and catchy hooks with intricate instrumentation and upbeat improvisation, they have created a unique and progressive sound that radiates with listeners and keeps audiences captivated from beginning to end.

Strange Machines have an impressive resume, playing to packed rooms and upping the ante with every show. They have shared the stage with national-touring acts such as Dopapod, Deep Banana Blackout, Turkuaz, Kung Fu, John Brown's Body, Lotus, Giant Panda Guerilla Dub Squad, Lettuce, Consider The Source, Spiritual Rez, Pigeons Playing Ping Pong and more. Strange Machines have carved out their own niche in the northeast music scene and show no signs of slowing down, ever pushing the sonic envelope.

Nimbleslick Welcomes Trae Pierce & the T-Stone Band

Trae Pierce, known for his searing bass riffs on slide, is a four-time Grammy Award winner and recipient of the NAACP Image Award. In 2010, Pierce was inducted into the Alabama Hall of Fame for his musical achievements spanning over three decades. Formerly touring with the Blind Boys of Alabama, Trae received three Dove Awards. 

Heavily influenced by Victor Wooten, Stanley Clarke, Marcus Miller and John Patitucci, Trae’s talents have allowed him to tour, record and produce music with many artists. Phil Collins, Peter Gabriel, James Brown, Ben Harper, Robert Randolph are just a fraction of the artists Trae worked with before touring with the Blind Boys of Alabama and innovating his latest project: Trae Pierce and The T-Stone Band. 

Trae Pierce and The T-Stone Band has co-billed with bands such as Yo Mama's Big Fat Booty Band, Kip Moore, The Main Squeeze, The Lee Boys, Spiritual Rez and The Dirty Dozen Brass Band. The band’s rock, blues, funk and hip-hop fusion shares similarities with Tedeschi Trucks Band and Trombone Shorty. The band is a compilation of Trae’s favorite musicians after thirty years of touring, and this bass-oriented project looks forward to their schedule for the upcoming year—performing at major venues worldwide.

Nimbleslick Welcomes Broccoli Samurai!

"Since forming in the Rustbelt of Cleveland, OH in 2010, Broccoli Samurai has been taking the club and festival scene by storm. The band's synth-laden, drum and bass influenced, progressive electronica has been thrilling audiences throughout the Midwest, Mid-Atlantic, and Northeast markets, winning them a massive and fiercely loyal fanbase. Eager fans pack dance floors and late-night festival sets with smiles across their faces, waiting to get lost in the band's ambient soundscapes, anticipating every bass drop that will force them to move with reckless abandon. Broccoli Samurai's line-up includes founding members Ryan "Bruce" Hodson on keys and synth, and Chris Walker on drums and percussion. Accomplished bassist Josh Sebo anchors the rhythm section, while guitarist Bryan Dolan weaves in and out, exploring new sonic territory.

The band has played countless festivals such as The Werk Out, BIG What?!, Domefest, Paradise Music and Art Festival, Rootwire, The Mad Tea Party Jam, The Ville, SummerDance, Disc Jam, Night Lights Fall Music Festival, The Gathering At Chaffee's, Utica Music and Art Festival, and Hyperion Fest. Broccoli Samurai has directly supported and toured with many known bands including Dopapod, Papadosio, Lotus, Conspirator, The Werks, Ozric Tentacles, BoomBOX, Big Gigantic, Rusted Root, O.A.R., Pigeons Playing Ping Pong, Aqueous, and BIG Something. Broccoli Samurai's extensive tour schedule has them playing high profile venues and major cities regularly, and the band will be increasing the number of performances and expanding their reach into the West Coast and Southern markets in 2015. This band is making big moves and the time to take notice is now."


Nimbleslick Welcomes Urban Soil

Hailing from the streets of downtown Raleigh, North Carolina, Urban Soil weaves Americana, rock and soul into their explosive live shows and tightly polished albums, Dig Deeper and Live from the Deepwoods, the latter featuring their highly anticipated single and subsequent video, “Gotta Go.”  The track thoroughly displays the uncompromising energy that Urban Soil is consistent in delivering, and likewise exemplifies the band’s skillful-yet–visceral sound. They have the unique talent of displaying the energy of their live shows on to their studio recordings, resulting in an electrifying experience with every listen.

Influenced by early roots elements, Urban Soil uniquely fuses those sounds with a fresh take, delivering a blend of raw, nostalgic foundations with a modern and glistening slant.  

Front-woman Sarah Reinke brings her old-soul vocals to the stage and studio with passionate style. Rounding out her talents on guitar and washboard, Reinke pulls you in instantly. Guitarist and vocalist, Eric Chesson delivers forceful and driving components with every lick, and offers steadfast vocals. Greg Meckley’s skillful violin and mandolin playing blends tight layers and bright sounds that solidify the band smoothly against driving guitars. Holding down the rhythm section, brothers Gabe and Curtis Fawcett provide a concrete foundation on drums and bass respectively.

Birmingham's Downright signs with Nimbleslick Entertainment

The Birmingham, AL indie band Downright has inked a deal with Nimbleslick Entertainment agency in Athens, Georgia. "We're thrilled to be working with such an accomplished band," says Nimbleslick's David Limentani, Downright's new agent. "Big things to come in 2015 and beyond!" 

Wes Keith, Downright's manager, cites the signing as a next step in the band's professional development. "We've booked a lot of shows for a lot of years," says Keith. "It will be great to have Nimbleslick help us achieve the next step in the band's career by booking bigger rooms, festivals and help us land shows with top tier artists." 

Downright has long been one of the southeast's favorite bands. Led by musicians Steve Lewis and Matthew Devine, Downright continues to explore new sonic ground as well as develop an intensely engaging and interactive stage show. "Our music is written with a live audience in mind," says Lewis. "It's beat driven rock combined with funk, synthpop and psychedelia. We want our audience to enjoy what they hear as well as what they see on stage." Nimbleslick has hit the ground running to secure the band appearances in Nashville, Athens, Birmingham and Chattanooga with more dates to be announced soon.