Queens-bred Alternative Hip-Hop band Oxymorrons have been selected for DEAD BOLT Wine’s Break Into It artist on the rise contest. Dead Bolt Wine, a new brand from Pernod Ricard USA for a new type of wine drinker – younger, hipper, and edgier, just launched #BreakIntoIt, a nationwide effort to help mold and promote emerging indie and alternative rock musicians that “embody what it takes to ‘break into it.'”. Each month they’ll select 3 bands they’re working with for this fan-fueled contest for chance to win $1,000. This month Oxymorrons, The Winter Sounds, and Kink Ador fans will duke it out to get their favorite artist the prize. Voting is now open and can be accessed here: http://bit.ly/DeadBoltVote
And stay tuned for Oxymorrons new album “4 Fun & Games” due out later this summer!
“On a mission to let the world know that geeks can not only spit but make good, meaningful music.” – The Source
The Oxymorrons have been making music their way since the Queens bred brothers joined forces in 2009. After years spent playing and touring with other groups, it was clearly time for K.I. and Deee to set the New York scene ablaze. Rounding out the group are Mr. Hernandez (DJ) and Matty Mayz (drums), who have both become an intricate part of the group’s live show and writing process. The Oxymorrons are not a hip-hop group in case you were wondering. They are not a rock group, or a pop act. They are the aftermath of a massive collision between inspiration and boundless creativity.
Oxymorrons’ inspiring music, positive messages, and dedication to the fans cultivated their Geek Life movement; forming an eclectic, supportive family of underdogs determined to prevail despite all odds. The group continued gaining momentum by playing various shows around New York City, finally catching their first big break opening for Lupe Fiasco. The fellas continued to make music and play shows, leading them to the 2010 SXSW Music Festival in Austin, TX where they met and developed a strong friendship with Travis McCoy of Gym Class Heroes.
In Fall 2011, the Oxymorrons connected with Jay-Z’s company, Artful Dodger to release their mix tape, “STFU and Listen”. The project had two successful release events; one held at the Roc A Wear showroom in Manhattan hosted by Sway Calloway of MTV and the other in Los Angeles hosted by DJ Skee. They have shared the stage with chart-toping and buzz-worthy acts like Gym Class Heroes, Erykah Badu, Janelle Monae, Ke$sha, Das Racist, Yelawolf, Bad Rabbits, Rihanna, Neon Hitch, and more. In November 2012, a video for the track “TKO” featuring and co-written by the Oxymorrons was released by Wynter Gordon to critical acclaim. The Oxymorrons are currently recording their fifth project “4 Fun & Games” due out later on this summer. Lead single “Alone” was released in early 2013, with the Jasmin Williams (niece of legendary director Hype Williams) directed video premiering on MTV Buzzworthy in early April.
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