The Digital Wild
Austin, TX, trio The Digital Wild craft a deeply appealing genus of smokey dream pop, tinged with indie rock charm and power-soul bravado. Together Chantell Moody (vocals), Chelsea Seth Woodward (vocals/guitar), and James Blair (synth/guitar/electronic drums) weave together threads of the best of the last two decades of popular music to produce a rich tapestry of sound; both immediately engaging and profoundly nuanced.
Their debut record Into, produced by Alex Maas and Brett Orrison (Black Angels), was a bold declaration of intent, and quickly began climbing the charts at tastemaker radio station KUTX. Their reputation as a live band bloomed as well, and over the next year the band was featured at Fun Fun Fun Fest, X Games, and Sound Check, and at various Red Bull Sound Select showcase performances.
Out from under the colorful and weird playground of Austin's grungy underground warehouse scene a party pioneer in nightlife was born. That unique pioneer came with a big heart and used it to pave his way into the electronic music scene and the hearts of many loyal fans. That club kid, was coined Ram-Z. Along with his young free spirited friends Ram-Z set trends and helped the movement of electronic music in Austin grow from its early misunderstood days in Austin’s warehouse district to mainstream clubs in the heart of what we now call Downtown Austin Nightlife. Ram-Z has humbly been part of the electronic music scene since the early 1990’s.
Ram-Z is a full time music producer and performing Dj. He has been booked everywhere from; Burning Man, Art Outside, Lightening in a Bottle, Ethics Music Lounge, Kingdom, Empire Control Room, Create Culture, Voice & Exit, Flipside and more.
Born on the coast of Texas, his music spans cultures and traditions rooted
in ancient repertoires - he has studied under masters in Iran such
as Ostads Shaari, Lotfi, and Zolghadar - while possessing
innovation and originality that set him apart from his
Shafinury introduces the classical and folk sounds
of Iran to his distinct musical world, populated
by driving rock beats, Sufi-trance-like states,
psychedelic loops, Hindustani ragas, country lilts
and more. He weaves it together with the timeless
verses of Rumi and Hafez, modern poets such as
Sohrab Sepehri and Forough Farokhzad, in addition
to his own lyrics, sung in Persian and English.