Zaphonic, North London based rockers with a distinct sound that merges elements of British Rock, Dub and Futuristic Hip Hop release their eponymous double A&B side Singles ‘Rorrim’ & ‘Divorce Your Thoughts’ simultaneously in the UK and USA on December 2nd, 2014.
Steering the bands launch in both the UK and US is Gold Links Entertainment – the NYC based talent management company owned by music industry legends Sydney JR Joseph and music and media mogul Rocky Bucano the US based powerhouse industry executives who have worked with music luminaries and Grammy award winners LA Reid, Kenneth Baby-Face Edmund, and Dallas Austin as well as forging strong global business relationships with industry executives such as Sean “P.Diddy” Combs, LA Reid, Keddar Massenburg, Jerry Greenburg, Ron Sweeney, and Jonnie Cochran.
Zaphonic front-man 26 year old Michael Gabriel from North Finchley, London, formerly known as British rapper ‘Too Much’ is no stranger to the U.S hip hop scene, back in 2005 he was the first and only UK Rapper to gain genuine status and kudos battling in the New York Fight Club Scene, impressing with his lyrical invention and eschewing tired tropes usually associated with UK rappers. His skills immediately won him plaudits from the likes of Hip Hop lyricists Cassidy and Dancehall legend Beanie Man. Since then Michael has spent his time writing and producing for other artists including DJ Whoo Kid and his mentor Mario Winans before developing the eclectic new Zaphonic sound.
Zaphonic are a three piece band backed by Nathan Sterenfeld on guitar/laptop duty and Dee Biberian the drummer delivering the tight playing worthy of the sound.
The A-side single ‘Rorrim’ sees Zaphonic draw on influences as wide and diverse as Alice in Chains and Tupac with it’s distorted guitars over and DnB Bassline and heavy Hip Hop, while the B-side ‘Divorce Your Thoughts’ effortlessly blends Electronic metal, Dark Dub, Synths and banging drums with head nodding Hip Hop beats – channeling Black Sabbath and The Grateful Dead in the process.
The bands debut album ‘Pathogenesis’ is scheduled for release in February 2015.