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We're excited to introduce Bruce and Swift of Midi Mafi, the newest members of TheStation and Maker Studios.
A behind the scenes look at the creation of The MIDI Mafia's "Vegas Lights" EP, the shooting of the "2 Piece" and "PHamous" videos, interviews and more exclusive footage! "Vegas Lights" available now!
The MIDI Mafia BIOGRAPHY
Theyʼve been the soundtrack to countless parties, clubs, car stereos and headphones. They have written and produced chart topping songs for the likes of 50 Cent, JLo, Fantasia and Justin Bieber. Always known for evolving and reinvention, The MIDI Mafia have transcended from hip hop producers into Grammy nominated songwriters. Now the dynamic duo of Dirty Swift and Bruce Waynne have taken their love of music and returned to their roots as artists with their debut EP titled "Vegas Lights".
The #1 Billboard smash "21 Questions" by 50 Cent first put the name MIDI Mafia into the minds of music lovers worldwide. Followed by their Grammy nominated single "When I See U" by Fantasia and "Hold It Donʼt Drop It" by Jennifer Lopez, they quickly became A-list producers with over 20 million albums sold featuring their writing and production. Having both started their careers as performers, Canadian born Dirty Swift as a championship-winning DJ and Brooklyn native Bruce Waynne as a rapper, they are no strangers to the stage and had been developing a new sound inspired by hip hop but crossing boundaries and genres with no regards for labels or categories. Anthemic, modern, and driven to make people have fun, their music can only be described as "PHamous"!
A fateful trip to Las Vegas would prove to be the catalyst for The MIDI Mafiaʼs evolution and also the inspiration for their first EP titled appropriately, "Vegas Lights". Teaming up with a group of YouTube celebrities "Maker Studios" and video director Justin Purser, a plan was hatched to "Flashmob" the Planet Hollywood Casino and The MIDI Mafia created a song titled "PHamous" which was the soundtrack for the stunt. The resulting YouTube video has gone on to garner over 1.8 million views on the ShayCarl channel to date and the song became an internet phenomenon spawning fan videos and even high school proms reenacting the "PHamous" dance. The overwhelming response to The MIDI Mafiaʼs music prompted them to head back to Vegas and capture the whole Sin City experience into a concept album, "Vegas Lights". Says Bruce Waynne, "we went to the clubs and saw the reactions of people having a good time and how different songs would affect them. We wanted to capture those moments and put them all together into a musical experience."
By joining forces with TheStation and Maker Studios, Midi Mafia plans to redefine the way music is distributed. Completely independent of traditional Record Labels and with direct distribution through Youtube, a new music industry model is being born.
Stay tuned for the music video debut of 2 Piece and Phamous coming soon!
DP: Michael Livingston
Edited by: Tim Davis
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