Who We ARE
Meet The Performers
Straight out of Brooklyn, Sleepy Hallow is one of the cities hottest artists and one of the worlds biggest Drill stars. Earlier this year his song Deep End Freestyle went viral on Tik Tok and currently has over 500k videos, 111 million streams on Spotify, and 29 million views on Youtube. In June, he dropped his project Sleepy For President which contains 3 features from fellow Winners Circle artist Sheff G, as well as verses from Fivio Foreign and Jay Critch. His deep voice, cunning lyrics, and stunning visuals makes Sleepy Hallow a force to be reckoned with in the Drill scene. Sleepy has amassed a large following on his own, but you can’t deny the natural energy whenever he collaborates with Sheff G.
Pairing flexible vocals with stylish rhymes and fearless confidence, Jay-Bezzy serves up melodic anthems with a Brooklyn flair. Since he began recording music five years ago, he’s unleashed an engaging mix of energetic bangers and soul-baring confessionals, theme songs for fans with fly guy aspirations and a familiarity with broken romance.
Songwriter, producer, singer, rapper, guitarist, and bassist, Jah-Sol (he/him) is a force of his own making. He has performed on stage with funk greats The New Master Sounds and opened for international legends The Cat Empire. He has also played over 100 gigs at venues such as Brooklyn Steel, Joe’s Pub, Brooklyn Bowl and Rockwood Music Hall along with festivals like The BET Experience and Maplewoodfest.
Jah-Sol started playing guitar at 7 and started his first band, Control the Sound, at 9. With his band or on his own, Jah-Sol is a song stylist and fiery performer who has grown up creating and collaborating within Brooklyn's vibrant music scene. His artistic inspiration is well-rounded – from the likes of D’Angelo and The Roots to Portishead, Parliament and Pharell. His unique sound blends R&B, Soul, Hip Hop, Funk and Rock. Never afraid to explore new sounds or tap into different genres, no one else sounds anything like Jah-Sol.
Eighteen year old performing artist, producer, singer, rapper, and songwriter, TNT TYB (he/they) is an experimental Hip Hop sensation based in Brooklyn, New York. Though his artistry stems from “new school” Trap and Alternative Hip Hop elements, TNT TYB solidifies himself as one of the most creative artists in any era or genre with tracks like “im fine” and “ILY” off the groundbreaking and captivating,10-track “DECEPTION”. A signature body of work, capturing the raw and uncut reality of his personal battle with mental health such as addiction, depression, and anxiety. By often exposing the truth and extent of the mental health crisis in today’s youth, TNT TYB is a voice of this generation, causing waves and necessary conversations amongst his audience. TNT TYB proves his artistry and significance in his truthful storytelling and genuine lyrics backed by infatuating, ear hugging, production to illustrate a reflection of his mind.
Based in Brooklyn, Zedikaya (he/him) pulls on his multi-cultural heritage and surroundings as inspiration for his music. The subject matter he covers in his verses remains open-minded and forward thinking, with dynamic lyrical flow and poignant, easily discernible phrasing -- Zedikaya is making a conscious effort to go against the mumble rap movement -- making his work urgent, socially aware, and optimistic even in its darkest moments. During his set at Seneca’s Village Music Festival, Zedikaya will be backed by a curated five-piece band playing re-composed live versions of his two hit tracks, ‘Squeeze’ and ‘Yesterday Freestyle’.
Kenji and the hippie tribe
Kenji (he/him) is a 22 year old artist and singer/songwriter from Brooklyn. Growing up listening to artists like Prince and Santana and heavily inspired musically by neo-soul/r&b artists such as Erykah Badu, D'Angelo, and Lauryn Hill, Kenji is able to show versatility in terms of genre and style. Whether performing a rager while singing at the top of his lungs, or sitting down with his guitar and delivering a smooth r&b track, Kenji offers an often vulnerable peek into his heart. Playing alongside him is Brooklyn's own Hippie Tribe, a high-flying duo who creates lush soundscapes invoking their gospel, punk, and hip-hop influences. Vibrantly original and untethered to any specific genre, Hippie Tribe has cultivated a cult-like fanbase within New York's underground music scene.
Ayla Huguenot (she/her) is an 18 year old singer songwriter from the East Village in New York City. She uses her storytelling and unique harmonies to form a continuously-evolving, genre-bending sound. Ayla is also the electric bassist for the rock band, Nonequator, and has collaborated with many of the other Villagers. She plans on releasing her debut album this summer which experiments with indie rock, RnB and Electric pop sounds.
NYC-based rapper CLIP has quietly developed a cult-like following for her style, music, and presence over the last few years in NYC even though she's only released one song to date, 2020's ‘Sad B!tch' (which independently went viral, amassing 2 million streams across DSPs and an extra 1.18million on Soundcloud).
Audrey Frechtman is a prolific bassist, singer, songwriter, and actress. She started playing bass at age 9 with her band Control the Sound and has gone on to play with renowned musicians such as The New Mastersounds, The Cat Empire, Wayne Livingston, Bob Franceschini, Joey Lauricella and The Shrimps. Audrey has played over 100 gigs at venues such as Brooklyn Steele, Joe’s Pub, Brooklyn Bowl and The Bell House along with festivals like The BET Experience and Maplewoodstock. She is the solid bridge between the drummer and the rest of the band with her smooth electric, jazz, and funky style, captivating audiences whenever she plays.
Grace Gramins (she/her) is an eighteen year old New York based singer/songwriter creating the indie-pop of tomorrow. She blends elements of pop with her jazz influences to create a unique independent sound and brings listeners together through shared emotions expressed in her songs. Grace is a three time YoungArts Winner for Voice, and a United States Presidential Scholar in the Arts. Her 2020 release “One More Time” gained traction on platforms with thousands of streams and listeners from across the globe. She is currently working on a project expected to drop in September of 2022. Join her on a journey of personal discovery as she figures out her own identity and emotions through the music she writes and shares with the world!
Born and raised in the Lower East Side New York City, Saige has quickly made a name for herself as one of New York City’s top DJ’s. Classically trained in piano, Saige’s diverse artistic background in music has allowed her to incorporate various sounds into her DJing and Production. Saige’s journey in the industry first began when catching the attention of Hot97’s DJ Funk Flex, she opened up at venues such as Webster Hall, Stage 48, and Liberty Theatre alongside Busta Rhymes, and DJ Khaled to name a few as well as providing the sounds for Khloe Kardashian’s Clothing Launch. Saige has been featured in three Billboards in NYC in partnership with Footlocker and AT&T. Saige has stepped into becoming a Media personality, as seen on her show on Sirius XM, as well as being featured on Radio Stations across the world. Saige is the newest member of the Monster Energy artist team and continues to become a sought after talent in New York City.
Meet NYC's very own Talia Goddess (Tayahna Walcott), the 19-year-old barrier breaker, music shapeshifter, multi-hyphenate who has solidified her status as a young, creative powerhouse. She merges her many talents as a self-taught singer-songwriter, rapper, music, producer, DJ, model, multi-instrumentalist, creative entrepreneur, and community leader to galvanize the next generation of creatives and push culture forward. Co-signed by the likes of A$AP Ferg, at the forefront global campaigns with Converse, Nike, Tommy Hilfiger, MCM and editorials with Vogue, Refinery29, i-D, the queer vocalist-rapper hybrid seeks to leave her mark in a tangible form, impacting people through the words and rhythms that ultimately mirror how they feel inside, but can’t find the words to adequately express.
Determined to not be confined by the bounds of societal pressures, industry standards, social conditioning, the trailblazing songbird has cultivated her own identity and seeks to bring various forms of art and expression under one umbrella in an unconventional way. An alchemist of words, an astute leader and cultural innovator, Talia Goddess is determined to help foster a safe and inclusive space for queer, Black people such as herself and redefine and challenge the norms and expectations placed upon youth.
K Goddess a female rapper, singer who grew up in Brownsville, Brooklyn where she was met with many adversities throughout life. Experiencing hardships firsthand, K Goddess was adamant about taking the necessary steps to change her life along with her family's. As a teenager, K Goddess was known as the best basketball player in high school. Utilizing her impeccable skills landed her in college where she continued to play ball. It was during college she recognized music as a passion and began to perfect her craft.
MONSTA LAB ENTERTAINMENT
Monsta Lab Entertainment's Educated Little Monsters Program is a local grassroots arts organization and movement dedicated to providing an artistic outlet for Brooklyn youth of color while empowering them to become socially responsible and aware of the changes affected them in their communities. At the Seneca's Village Music Festival we will be featuring three young musicians (from left to right: Nova; Tx Reigner; Nate TGO) and two background dancers (Imani and Kyra) that are a part of our Monsta hip hop and music class and our dance department. The music program is geared towards allowing the youth and young adults we work with to have full creative control over their voices and sounds they want to create, whether it’s through words, singing, instruments or music production. ELM’s dance department focuses on creating a safe space for young artists to recreate stories and narratives that are important to them with the use of their bodies. It is important that we create a professional but nurturing dance environment prioritizing youth of color giving them the space, tools, techniques and mentorship they deserve without the competitive and overpriced norm society pushes on youth of color.
Carter IX is one of many monikers used by New York based musician, photographer, filmmaker, writer, and artist Carter Nyhan. With influences ranging from Charles Bukowski and Seamus Heaney, to King Krule, ATCQ, Arthur Russel and the great Bill Evans, Carter blends elements of Electronica with Jazz, Hip-Hop, and Rock to create a fresh idiosyncratic sound.
As the drummer, producer, and bandleader of 10 years for Brooklyn's own Control the Sound, Carter has played multiple New York venues such as Brooklyn Steel, the Shrine, Brooklyn Bowl and more. Carter independently released and self-produced his debut album “A YEAR AS A MEASUREMENT”, which he performed live in December of 2021. He produced the tracks for Ayla's set at Senecas Village and will be drumming for Jah-Sol and Grace Gramins as well.
WILD EAST Radio
The Brooklyn born and raised trio, Wild East Radio, cultivates a new nostalgic style built with bouncing 808’s, dusty samples, dancefloor-ready synths and playful yet poignant rhymes. The group consists of cousins/rappers Jah (21) and Rah (17) and best friend/producer/DJ Kodi (19). They describe themselves as an “underground mainstream rap group” with a mission to provide “Black Boy Joy”. They have performed at Rolling Loud Los Angeles in 2021, but Wild East Radio’s true agenda is East Coast domination. Following the release of the first official single “Like Me” and the launch of their Brooklyn-based internet radio station “Wild East Radio” in March 2022, they are on their way to becoming the next media mavens of NYC.
Kayla Alicia (she/her), a.k.a Ak4yla, is a nineteen-year-old singer born and raised (by herself) in Canarsie, Brooklyn.She spends most of her time exploring the familiar streets of New York, witnessing anything and everything that inspires her to become a better individual and artist for both herself and others.
Meet The Designers
Gothic Lamb, dubbed ‘The home for melanated misfits’ is owned and created by Lucy Jenkins (she/they) - a St. Louis, MO native new-ish to Brooklyn. In 2016, Lucy set out to create a space for the minorities and misrepresented misfits in alternative fashion and thus Gothic Lamb was born. Gothic Lamb now sits as one of the pioneers of inclusive alt fashion - featuring minorities and misfits of all shapes, sizes, and colors; and is forefronted by a queer femme minority. As of 2022, a sustainably made offshoot called GothThrift is in the works featuring one of a kind custom, thrifted, and handmade pieces. You can follow Gothic Lamb on all social media platforms @gothiclamb and experience our new journey @goththrift on Instagram as well!
2FIFTY has a simultaneously sentimental and practical meaning behind its name – Jonas King’s home address starts with 250 (ie. 2FIFTY) – to emphasize that everything is made in-house, with his own hands, direct from creator to consumer. He uses recycled or repurposed fabric for the majority of his garments, which act as a vehicle for his message and philosophy on the importance of incorporating sustainability within popular culture. He also creates one-of-one, custom garments for actors, musicians, artists, and the everyday person. Past clients have included Zoe Lister-Jones, Blu DeTiger, Depop, and many more. To custom order from Jonas, reach out to him through instagram (@2fiftyclothing) or email (email@example.com).
Native and street style clothing belongs in the high-end fashion world. Developing a strong relationship with our clothes is incredibly important to our growth as humans, and Staff knows this, which is why they create meaningful garments of the highest quality, ones that inspire us all to be our most authentic selves (all for the love of the “FIT”, of course).
Unity is the key ingredient that makes Staff so special.
As one we rise; together we are Staff.
Meet the Photographers
Aloe (she/they) is a visual artist dazed from Brooklyn. She specializes in portrait photography placing emphasis on capturing people as they are – in their natural state. Aloe’s work shifts from documentary style shoots, to concert photography, personal creative shoots, and conceptual videos. You can find her on instagram (@rubber.trunk).
Ravi Vietro (he/him) is a photographer, filmmaker and visual artist from Brooklyn, NY. He works as a concert photographer, shooting many of the Seneca’s Villages events, and has also created videos of these live performances along with music videos for many members of Seneca’s Village. You can follow him on Instagram @ravi_vietro.