Joshua Houston, aka ILL SON and Edward Porter aka FOCIST P are self-styled multi-talented entertainers from Niagara Falls, NY and ATLANTA,GA respectively. Known to the world as DATZ DEM they're artists, producers, song-writers and actors.
They've been recording for several years, and they consider their student mentality allow them to continuously grow and create great music . No denying their pedigree as they've performed with the likes of Black Eyed Peas, Dr. Shirley Caesar, Montel Jordan and Isaac Carree to name but a few.
Their talent also crosses over into film and television and they've several popular productions to their credit including US hit shows Tyler Perry's 'Meet the Browns' and 'Vampire Diaries' and have product endorsements with General Electric and Adidas. DATZ DEM are all things to all people, embracing all aspects of entertainment to stamp their brand on multimedia entertainment.
Random Impulse is being acclaimed as the innovator of an exciting, vibrant new sound set to push forward the boundaries of modern music, Jovel Walker, better known as Random Impulse is quickly becoming one of the most talked about acts by both music fans and industry alike. Backed by a drummer, bassist and secondary guitarist, Random Impulse raps his self-written songs whilst playing electric guitar, in a live show notorious for leaving his audience amazed, ecstatic and screaming for more.
He has performed support slots for acts such as 3oh3, Tinchy Stryder, The Wombats, Professor Green, & Ed Sheeran, along with features in MTV, Maxim, RWD, The Huffington Post, The Sun & BBC 2 all tipping him as the UK’s next superstar.
Although Random Impulse is currently working with producers such as Guy Chambers (Robbie Williams), Future Cut, (Lily Allen, Nicole Scherzinger, Kate Nash), Semothy Jones (Little Boots, Professor Green/Lily Allen, Plan B) and Brian West (K’naan, Nelly Furtato) he is very much producer and writer in his own right, having written and produced for Lupe Fiasco and having songs featured in hit TV shows including HBO’s Bones and CBS’s NCIS: Los Angeles.
There are similarities with these two acts.....ambition, talent, musicality and diversity. They both know what they've got and exactly where they want to go with it.....to the top.....and given the quality of the music they're producing they're well on their way.
An example of Datz Dem's style I've chosen is the Gospel Rap 'WWJD' (What Would Jesus do).....it's Marvin Gaye meets Blackstreet.....the lyrics express their Christian faith and a condemnation of evil. “The devil is a lie, that’s why people be killing,” - “Robbing and stealing sometimes for no reason/Cutting down trees in the Garden of Eden/The Snake got you eatin’ forbidden fruit/So the question is for you/What would Jesus do.”
The Random Implulse selection is the hard hitting, guitar thrashing, lyrical punching 'On A Roll'. Completely different from the Hip Hop norm, it's an Indie/Punk/Rock track with Rap thrown in and it's got hit written all over it. He's been heavily tipped as this years next big thing and some serious air play should see him follow Example's.....example. Not sure if he's Grime's answer to Punk or Punk's answer to Grime but he lives up to the hype.
Me.....I'm off to listen to ma home boy Snoop Dawgee.....word up.....