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Artist Profile

Dualstyles

Dualstyles

From the rich culture of Chicago, IL, hard rock/hip hop band Dualstyles was formed in 2005 by singer-songwriter Bryant Brown and rapper MarKellz (aka K3LLZ). At this time the band of two called themselves Contrast. Until 2006 after coming across other bands with the same name, it was time for a change. The title Dualstyles had a literal and straight forward meaning. Since the band creates music that normally has elements from two or more styles of music; it only seemed appropriate. After making a few demo tracks with rapper MarKellz. The two put together an EP titled Kiss n’ Fly containing the band’s earliest work. It was around late 2006 Bryant became friends with Mickey Grayer (DJ Two14). At this point Mickey was already establishing himself as a DJ. So when Bryant asked DJ Two14 to join Dualstyles it was the start of good things to come. After DJ Two14’s induction, Dualstyles started work on their first album entitled From Past to Future in 2007. It was around this time Mickey introduced guitarist Thomas Hardy. The band was finally starting to take shape as they finished production of their album at Bryant’s home studio and released it in July of 2008. Since the first release of that album, Mickey and Bryant have been working on establishing their company ILbeatz Productions by working with other local artists. In 2009, due to the growing popularity of From Past to Future, Dualstyles remixed and remastered the album for a 2010 re-release. Since the beginning of 2010 the band has started work on their next project with Bryant’s younger brother Brent Brown officially joined as the drummer.