Mega Ran drops single ‘SUMIMASEN’

Mega Ran drops single ‘SUMIMASEN’

Oh snap! We just announced Mega Ran last week and his single ‘SUMIMASEN’ just dropped today. Listen to it here. After his 8th trip to Japan on tour last year, Ran decided to make the most of the moment and shoot a music video out there with director Ikuo Yamamoto. The song is called “Sumimasen,” which is a word that loosely translates to “Excuse Me,” which is how Mega and guest Alfred Banks politely push their way through the competition. Nice guys can finish first, as shown in this quirky video shot in Shibuya on a rainy night.  “The video was so much fun,” Ran says. “What better way to immortalize everything I love about this place than in a new music video? Ikuo-san perfectly captured the moment…video games, food and good times.” Check out the music video below....
Nerdcore Hip-Hop Rapper Mega Ran joins 80/20!!

Nerdcore Hip-Hop Rapper Mega Ran joins 80/20!!

A new challenger approaches!  We are extremely excited to announce the next member of the 80/20 family, Mega Ran. If you haven’t seen the waves he’s been making you need to check him out.     We’ll be releasing his next single, SUMIMASEN, on February 26th.  Watch Mega Ran explore Japan in the music video that premiered on HipHopDX here.   —About Mega Ran— Random, aka Mega Ran, aka RandomBeats… Teacher, Rapper, Hero. Guinness World Record Holder. When LA Weekly said that Ran’s “fanbase and niche audiences are growing at a rate not seen since Tech N9ne,” they meant it. A former middle school teacher, Mega Ran (formerly Random) blends education, hip-hop and gaming in amazing new ways, penetrating the farthest reaches of the galaxy with his unique rhyme style and electric performances. Ran cut his teeth in the city of Philadelphia as a moonlighting emcee and producer, performing, freestyle rapping, producing and later engineering at a studio. After relocating to Phoenix, competing in the Scribble Jam emcee battle championships and taking an early exit, Ran almost quit before he was even started, when a creative lightning bolt struck, and a fire was lit. Various video game developer co-signs and admiration from the genre’s toughest critics have led to placements in TV, movies, university coursework, and of course, games. Ran’s music and story have been shared on stages across the world, on television (ABC/NBC News, ESPN, Portlandia, Tosh.O, WWE Wrestling) and in leading music, gaming and tech publications, print and online. Today, Mega Ran is no longer a teacher by title, but maintains a rigorous touring and recording schedule, traveling...
Bear Ghost joins the 80/20 family!

Bear Ghost joins the 80/20 family!

We’re proud to announce Bear Ghost as the newest band on 80/20 Records!  And yes that means NEW music from the group in 2019.  We can’t wait to show you what we have in store.   About Bear Ghost: Bear Ghost is a rock band from Phoenix, AZ that fuses intricate musicianship, melodies and song structure to deliver a one of a kind sound. Since the release of the band’s first full album entitled “Blasterpiece”, the Phoenix market has taken notice. Bear Ghost has quickly become one of the area’s favorite bands and “Blasterpiece” has received high critical acclaim, winning the market’s Album Of The Year for 2016 from the Phoenix New Times, despite its February release date. “Blasterpiece” was written and performed by Bear Ghost and recorded by Jeremy Parker at Premier Studios. Parker, a Grammy winning engineer and holder of many other industry awards, also recorded the band’s debut EP entitled “Your Parents Are Only Marginally Disappointed In Your Musical Taste” released in 2014. You can check them more out here. Or listen to their most recent album Blasterpiece here.    ...
Guilty Pleasures Show 5th Anniversary

Guilty Pleasures Show 5th Anniversary

We’re celebrating the 5th anniversary of The Guilty Pleasures Show! Proud to be presented by KWSS 93.9 FM. For those uninformed this is where we have local artists perform ‘guilty pleasure’ songs such as Backstreet Boys, ABBA, Lady Gaga, and others. Lineup: Break the Robot Banter Sydney Sprague Turn Zero Band The Woodworks Pho Cao (7436 E McDowell Rd, Scottsdale, AZ) $10 at the door / $5 through Bravo Pay app ALL AGES ; Doors @ 7 PM Don’t forget to RSVP on...
Break the Robot joins 80/20 Records!

Break the Robot joins 80/20 Records!

So happy to announce the newest member of the 80/20 family, American Rock band ‘Break the Robot’.  They’re a brand new project off of ‘The Instant Classics’, one of the top rock cover groups in Arizona.  These musicians are not to be trifled with as they will literally melt your mind.  Don’t believe us?  Every week they do ‘live band karaoke’ at Copper Blues in Phoenix. We have some many exciting things in the works including their debut album, Timing is Everything, being released this year.  Keep up with what’s next on Facebook and Instagram.   –PRESS RELEASE— 80/20 Records announces Break the Robot to their roster   FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE   80/20 Records is proud to announce Break the Robot as the newest artist on their roster.   Break the Robot is an American Rock band based in Phoenix, AZ.  Comprised of members from The Instant Classics, one of the top rock cover bands in Arizona, this original project takes influences from a range of artists such as Led Zeppelin, Joan Jett and the Blackhearts, and No Doubt.   After performing in The Instant Classics for over 12 years, the group has over 300 covers prepared and more than 400 events under their belt. Just let their jaw-dropping music speak for itself as you lose yourself in the experience that is Break The Robot.   Their debut album ‘Timing Is Everything’ will be coming out late 2018 / early 2019.     There will be an announcement party on September 7th at Copper Blues in Downtown Phoenix.   80/20 Records is an independent record label and management company based in Phoenix,...
Ben Anderson releases ‘Goodbye Serenity’ music video

Ben Anderson releases ‘Goodbye Serenity’ music video

Check out the latest and final chapter of the YouTopia music video trilogy.  Ben Anderson’s ‘Goodbye Serenity’ music video takes us to the beginning of the protagonist’s downfall from ‘Clay Pigeon’. FUN FACT:  Three members of the 80/20 Records team are featured in the video!       —Official Press Release— FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – ‘Goodbye Serenity’ is the third and final chapter of Ben Anderson’s YouTopia music video trilogy.  We visit the origin of the protagonist’s intense downfall in ‘Clay Pigeon’, where a dystopian society bent on conforming their population to a uniform identity destroys his dreams of becoming a musician. Visually inspired from classic sci-fi films such as ‘Brazil’, ‘1984’, and ‘THX 1138’.  Directed by Cory Davis of Yellowbox Films, ’Goodbye Serenity’ takes you on a surreal journey from the classroom to the assembly line, with larger than life authoritarian guards, and the personification of ‘entropy’.   Goodbye Serenity, the single off of YouTopia EP, is a joyous smorgasbord of rhythms à la The Cure with catchy synth riffs, post punk guitars, and a chorus that’s hard to forget. Indie Blues/Soul artist Ben Anderson writes and performs with balance as his mantra. He is compared to artists such as John Mayer, Sam Smith, and Jack Johnson. Born in Phoenix, AZ, he started songwriting at the age 14 when he picked up his first guitar. After graduating from Arizona State University with a bachelor’s degree in Kinesiology, Anderson decided to pursue a career in music.  In 2014, Anderson recorded his first EP, ‘Roosevelt Row’ over at Grand Canyon Records with AZ studio legend Jack Miller under the helm. In the...