DaCav5 Sets It Off with “The Runway.” New Single Lighting Up Philly Radio. Full Length Album Coming This Fall.
PHILADELPHIA, PA — Enter the next generation of popular music. South Jersey’s DaCav5 is an enigmatic group, pushing the boundaries of futuristic sound with their eclectic blend of Hip Hop, Dance and Pop. Their new single “The Runway” has been put in rotation on Philadelphia’s Q102 and 15 mixshows (and counting) nationally, as DJ’s and key tastemakers are taking note of the group’s dynamic talent.
With over three million plays on their Myspace page and a strong rapport with their fans, DaCav5 is well on their way to national stardom. They are currently preparing their album “Guilty Pleasure” for a September 2008 release. Additionally, group member Mikey P is a contestant on the upcoming MTV reality series “From G’s To Gents” which is hosted by Fonzworth Bentley and produced by Jamie Foxx.
The group was initially formed by member B-Roc in 2000, as he brought on members that included Benofficial and Soul while still in high school. After a debut album which had them touring throughout the Mid-Atlantic and Southeast, some temporary breaks (including time to graduate college), and some membership changes, Mikey P and Mike-EEE came aboard and the group pushed into 2007. Together they released their indie project “Change Of Plans” which spawned two locally popular singles.
Their current single “The Runway” will be available on iTunes worldwide in mid-July, as well as on Napster, Amazon and Rhapsody. Performance dates over the Summer will include shows in Las Vegas, Miami, Atlantic City and other key U.S. cities.
Few artists have been truly successful at fusing several genres of music, however those who have touched fans through their work have attained global success beyond their wildest dreams. Creative songwriters like Cee-Lo of Gnarls Barkley, Andre 3000 of Outkast, Will.I.Am of Black Eyed Peas and super-producer Timbaland have been able to defy and transcend the categorization of their art. DaCav5 is truly the next wave of ultra-edgy artists.
“We are creating the belt curve instead of following it,” explains B-Roc. “We’ve got five different guys, five different races, five different styles – which means the fans will have their own member that they can relate to. The good thing about it is that it works! We’ve got the whole pop layout visually…but we rap.”
DaCav5 has opened for the likes of Nelly Furtado, The Pussycat Dolls, Alicia Keys, Rihanna, The Fray, Maroon 5, Sean Kingston, JoJo, Cassie, Chingy and many other major label artists in various genres over the past two years. Their persistence and likeability keeps promoters intrigued, although it is ultimately their ability to grab the audience, and sometimes outshine the headliner, that keeps them coming back.
When fans listen to our music, I want them to feel good and vibe to it,” says Mikey P. “I want them to connect with what we are saying in the record. Music is all about the way it makes you feel – so I hope it makes our fans feel good.”
(press release courtesy of Tygereye Entertainment)
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