What if the most honest and essential parts of you were laid out in front of you as a dark terrain only you could traverse? Nothing makes sense, and everything makes sense. The artist-collaborative known as CH|LD, born in L.A and performed behind a single voice, creates a landscape of hazy, midnight dreams attempting to uncover just those parts of the self that have been forgotten but we all long to return to.
A shot of cold night air within charting musical trends, CH|LD marries a gritty form of pop with elements of Hip Hop, Alternative, and Indie successfully creating a fresh hyper-breed of pop music genre—informally known as Experimental Pop (X Pop).
One gets satisfyingly lost as the lyrics and melodies provide some familiar guideposts throughout, but often lead to bold and provoking new territory with no obvious trail home. This discomforting lostness is exactly the territory CH|LD wants to us discover. This appetizer of songs pricks at the listener as familiarity and friction churn, finally exploding in an insatiable desire to relent and surrender to the places we avoid within ourselves, places which desperately crave realization and release. It is a tantalizing taste of what is to come from the universe of CH|LD.
Brock Monroe is the newest member of the alt rock scene. His soulful rock voice mixed with thought-provoking lyrics, and his anthemic melodies usher in a new wave of what some have called "Power Pop Rock."
Brock has been singing since the age of 5 in Phoenix, Arizona, but was first to hit the spotlight after winning the GMA Gospel Music Award for "Best Vocal" in 2007. This inspired him to move to Los Angeles where he quickly found himself in the
Television/Studio world. After finding success as a studio singer, Brock took to the underground music scene across LA. He was quickly discovered by Rodney " Darkchild " Jerkins who took interest in the young singer-songwriter. This stamp of approval gave Brock many opportunities and lead to his development as a writer, learning from the Bedingfields, Melanie Fontana, and "Wind Beneath My Wings" writer, Jeff Silbar.
Brock's extensive experience in LIVE music has lead to him sharing the stage with artists Tori Kelly, Jordin Sparks, Katy Perry,MAX, Darren Criss, Shawn Hook, Echosmith, Barbra Streisand, and Eagles to name a few. Brock even found himself singing backup for Lady Gaga at the 2017 Super Bowl LI "Pepsi Halftime Show."
Since performing behind the world's largest pop act, Brock went straight to the studio to co-produce his newest project "Brock Monroe" with Bala Mandala . This record not only sheds light on reality, but it spreads the light to help connect all listeners to truth and to one another.
Bala Mandala is a multi-genre music producer, experimental music and visual artist. He was born in Northern Germany to Sri Lankan refugee’s who ran from civil war and social injustice. Growing up in a mixed community of Tamils and Europeans fueled the art and music Bala began making. Producing from the age of 10, he started recording with his father and later became known for his hip-hop beats in surrounding neighborhoods. For most of his career, he’s helped create and develop other artists. Bala's upcoming releases will be his first musical endeavor. His music has come to reflect the sounds of his Sri Lankan heritage, incorporating soul and ethereal vocal harmonies over buried tribal infused beats. He now resides in Highland Park, Los Angeles with his wife Aalok Bala collaborating creating music and visual art in their studio.
Singer/songwriter Tory Ruperto uses rhythmic melodies and Dance with indie influences to create pop anthems. Being raised in a family of musicians, she began writing music at the age of 9. Her father, a Berklee graduate and professional drummer, inspired Tory to write melodies with rhythms. Her mother, being a vocal teacher, taught her how to use her voice with power.
At the age of 19, she moved from her home in Long Island, New York to travel and spend time writing and recording, all the while finding her sound. She now currently resides in Huntington Beach, California.
In January 2018, she released her self titled EP, “Ruined,” as an independent artist. Catching wind and the attention of music’s largest labels, commercial stores and radio, the young artist says, “I have a lot more to say.”
Singer/Storyteller David Jackson grew up amongst a vibrant arts community organized and led by his parents in South Florida. Of Jamaican-American heritage, he traveled internationally with his parents and performing troops and was mesmerized by creativity's many inhabitants. Captivated by song and story most, he honed his voice in church. After leaving home for college he reveled in collaboration, unfolding his sound and befriending people from every corner of the world. Venturing through the highs of creative adventure and the lows of losing his mother to cancer in his early twenties has led him to a deep commitment to connecting people and stories through music. A new native to Los Angeles, David cites this spiritual journey as foundation for his recent and coming releases with Unicorn Studio.
Aalok Gabrielle Balachandran was born in Queens, NYC. From a young age she was surrounded by an eclectic range of cultures, music and art. Growing up she attended art schools and was able to explore movement, art and individual expression. Falling in love with music over and over again, she found herself day after day in music studio’s. Which is where she remained for most her teenage years. With the vision to eventually produce herself, Aalok took whatever positions possible to be in the studio. She was obsessed with music production and the art of recording.
Now she lives in Highland Park, California creating in her home studio.
“I’ve always been drawn to rhythm and melody. Growing up in a Latino neighborhood, with the sounds, the food, the culture has marked me. I’ll never forget my neighborhood. I know that’s why I’m always drawn and moved when I hear those sounds” Now still drawing from her Latino roots, Aalok also pulls from other influences. “My love for beats and weird sounds will always be there. I love the contrast between ugly and beauty”
Emily Brimlow is a soul singer, songwriter originally from BC, Canada. She’s now living in Los Angeles, California .She is known for her unique blend of soul, RnB, hip hop, and world music. Since a young age, Emily has been immersed in music. She began singing and playing guitar at family “shindigs” under the tutelage of her father, also an accomplished musician. After high school, Emily spent time in Australia where she toured with her band bringing music to small towns in Australia’s outback. Emily began her career singing with a band in Australia, on a tour. Emily believed that music is the universal language of love that connects people regardless of their personal history, experiences or beliefs. Performing and sharing music is Emily’s way of bringing all different types of people together. Her joy in preforming is gathering people and creating experience that’s never happen before.
An island raised flower child, with a life that called for the strength of a rock'n roll soul, Kazi Jay is a songwriter and artist who's vocal ability and story telling demand the attention of any listener. As a girl, Kazi began her interest in music when she got the opportunity to work with the world renown producer and songwriter, Grammy award winning Danny Sembello (best known for Pattie Labelles "Stir It Up") at just 13 years old. Lighting a fire to write and sing her own music, this led her to the Idyllwild arts program in 2008, followed by numerous vocally defining relationships with technical trainers that would forever shape her tonality, opening her eyes to the endless possibilities. After turning 18, Kazi took her first opportunity to leave home joining her first tour in 2012. For the last 7 years, Kazi Jay has been performing, writing, and recording music that has all led her to the creative home of Unicorn Studios, where she is currently preparing for the release of her first debut project Summer 2019.