“I wanted to shock people,” says Julien Chang. “"I wanted to make something in secret, with no expectations, something that would challenge an image of me that people had become familiar with."
With his stunning debut album, ‘Jules,’ Chang has accomplished all that and more. Entirely self-recorded and self-produced, the collection showcases the nineteen-year-old Baltimore native’s remarkable vision and breathtaking instrumental chops, fusing infectious pop melodies and experimental psych-rock with progressive jazz improvisation and sophisticated classical construction. The arrangements twist and turn, toying with expectation and reveling in the freedom and discovery of youth. At the same time, Chang’s subtle, restrained vocal delivery suggests a deep thoughtfulness, one that belies his youth as he grapples with love and friendship, growth and change, memory and regret. The result is an album that boldly defies categorization, a trippy sonic collage that dares you to keep up as it tips its cap to everything from Stevie Wonder and The Beatles to Tame Impala and Robert Glasper.
17-year-old Honey Mooncie began writing songs at just 11-years-old, influenced by jazz greats such as Nina Simone, Amy Winehouse, Etta James and Chet Baker.
Her modern jazz sound draws from a wide range of contemporary artists including Bruno Major, Lianne La Havas, Joy Crookes & Poppy Ajudha. And her beautiful, light vocal has been likened to Billie Holiday and Minnie Riperton to name a few. She played an outstanding first live performance at The Troubadour in Jan-19 and has since received glowing reviews for shows at The Bedford, Hampstead Jazz Club, Clutch Chicken and w12 Studios.
Honey’s debut single is scheduled for release this summer. Honey performs with jazz guitarist Dan Rogerson