Boulevards: Jamil Rashad, a.k.a. Boulevards, is the embodiment of funk. Taking queues from pioneers such as Prince, Rick James, and Earth Wind & Fire, Boulevards seamlessly delivers cheeky, party-themed jams that range from raw and risqué to soulful on his debut LP Groove.
Miami Dice is the atmosphere and beat-oriented project of Shaun Olson, also drummer and founding member of indie/psyche/shoegaze outfit Cement Stars. An Italo disco-influenced dance project, Miami Dice incorporates vintage synth sounds, laid-back beats, minimal vocals and a vibe that evokes the neon-lit after-hours world of the late 70’s and early 80’s. 2013 saw Olson’s Cement Stars bandmate Josh Faggart (a.k.a. Le Joshua ) join the live show on drums, and next, Scott Weaver (a.k.a. Chaka Wolf Fever, formerly of the bands Babyshaker and Snagglepuss) on trumpet and percussion. The debut EP, Oscillator Violators, was followed up by the Holiday original “Dice on Ice” single this year, and a new album is in the works for 2014, complete with special guest appearances.