Charlotte, NC based self-taught singer/producer Deion Reverie (born Montavis Deion Funderburk) has really began to make a name for himself. Shifting from post-hardcore and indie rock to slow, rhythmic electronic R&B led to Deion being discovered by frequent collaborator RedHookNoodles Beats, a Tampa based hip hop producer. Redhooknoodles discovered Deion in 2015 via Pandora Radio and immediately reached out to Deion on Twitter. Since then, they have made accumulated over 500,000 views on YouTube as a duo leading to a collaboration between Deion Reverie and Connecticut based Rapper, Witt Lowry. Deion appears on the track "Better for Me" on Witt Lowry's chart topping album "I Could Not Plan This." "You can hear elements of the mainstream R&B he listened to as a small child; the strumming and picking of the acoustic indie-folk he played in middle school; the narrative thread of Green Day's American Idiot; the rock sounds he absorbed from artists ranging from Prince to Led Zeppelin to My Chemical Romance; and the more experimental electronic music of current influences like Lapalux and XXYYXX
The Charlotte band Kairos creates an intense experience for fans by incorporating the concept story into their music, which is a combination of tech heavy riffs and melodic, atmospheric soundscapes. Their debut EP "The Hologram Project" was independently released in 2015, and since then the band has shared the stage with many great acts, including Jason Richardson, Dark Tranquility, Suffocation, Symphony X, Parkway Drive, Revocation, Nonpoint, We Came as Romans, Fit For An Autopsy, Overkill, Wretched, Archspire, Arkaik, Counterparts, and more. Their 2016 EP "Fission Spectrum" is their most intriguing work to date, as it blurs genre lines between progressive metal and its heavier neighbors. Relentless aggression one moment and static tranquility the next work in concert to bring the concept story to life, keeping listeners on the edge of their seats.