From the vast farm fields all the way to the Amish horse and buggies, Lancaster Pennsylvania keeps tourists from all parts of the map coming to visit its unique features it has to offer. One wouldn’t think that this conservative town would produce musicians of a Billboard caliber, but as of 2005 that all changed. Some of the top bands in the metal genre such as August Burns Red and more recently Texas In July continue to sell out venues bringing in huge numbers. As of October 2011, drummer of Ace Augustine Doug or “Dougie Kent” made a bold step to dive into the hip hop genre making songs from dance, electro, to old school. After the dismissal of Ace Augustine, Dougie linked up with ex-drummer of This or the Apocalypse Grant McFarland of Atrium Audio. Together, the young studio producer and rising hip hop artist started turning heads in no time. After the release of his first debut mixtape “Homestead”, ‘DK’ and his ‘Homestead’ single clocked in at an impressive 40 downloads in the day starting at virtually no fan base. With this came the first debut music video of “Go Outside” produced by Victory Visuals where he eventually met and started creating music with Brad Amerman, a fellow college student at Millersville University. The two quickly became very close friends and released their first collaboration track titled “Forever and Always”. It wasn’t long before the two released what is now their college anthem song “ill Ville”. The music video depicts two nerds that walk into a party mistaking it for a math league testing location with a dueling battle of pong that the nerds use math and physics equations to eventually win. “Student Chronicles”, Brad and Dougie Kent’s first debut mixtape aired on Datpiff.com with the second hit music video “Shutterbug” produced by Jon Kilmer and Grant McFarland reaching a staggering 9k views in three days as an unsigned act. In the heat of the hype, the two announced another mixtape to come Oct. 2012 titled ‘Ars Nova’ on Russet Records produced by “some the games top producers; combined” (via twitter @iamdougiekent). The mixtape will be vocally produced and engineered by Grant McFarland of Atrium Audio. In support of the release, Jbre and Dougie Kent are expected to announce various tour dates and sponsors for their upcoming “Ars Nova: College Glow Takeover Tour 2012” rave/concert experience. More details on the tour and release are to be announced.
Edited by FloppyPocket on 16 May 2013, 22:39
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