The Marin Renaissance is a cultural movement to encourage people to actively pursue their dreams. To ignite this movement, our website highlights the people in our community doing positive things in their lives and the lives of others. In an effort to expose the diverse and abundant musical talent in Marin, we set out to create a Marin Mixtape Series. We hope that our second mixtape, ‘The Ignition’, will provide a platform for the artists featured on the tape to display their talents to the community, and create a local foundation of support for them as they pursue their dreams.
You can stream, as well as download, the tracks individually, below. CLICK HERE TO DOWNLOAD THE ENTIRE MIXTAPE AS A SINGLE FILE.
Carousel is a burgeoning electro-pop duo–featuring Mill Valley’s own Jackson Phillips–that employs a uniquely wavey sound of realization. Through awakened bass-lines, which are cohesively accented by vocals of airy synth, listeners are engulfed in an engaging ebb-and-flow of electronically-incentivezed melody. You can check out the duo’s most recent LP, “Palms“, by clicking on the link.
Bread – Ryan Bremond
Nic Nac – Nicholas Naculous
Riggz – Jared Richmond
Fess – Robert Stewart
Goose – Greyson Tarantino
Big Steve – Steven Yaris
Coming out of the East Bay, the Starting Six are all about having a good time; which is evident through their music and videos. In-house producer and rapper Nic Nac, the man behind much of fellow Bay Arean Bobby Brackins’ catalogue, creates hits that have people from high school to college campuses across the US and beyond partying. What started out as something fun to do with each other has quickly morphed into something much bigger.
A throw back to the story-telling emcees that set the early foundation of the hip-hop genre, Catalyst smoothly weaves coherent tales of life, love, and desire together on each song. The Novato rapper removes the materialistic aspect from his sound, creating an intimate connection between him and his listeners–baring his soul on each of his tracks.
Jenny Lloyd, who plays both the guitar and piano, spreads a feel good message through her music that shows off her high-spirited personality. Through vivid and relatable stories, Jenny encourages listeners to believe that there is always sunshine to be found even on a bad day. It is hard not to find yourself captivated by the down to earth lyrics and soulful vocals of this Mill Valley songstress.
Taylor P began making music at an early age, learning the piano and writing songs and raps by the age of 8. Through the years, he has evolved as an all-around musician, enhancing his production technique by picking up instruments from guitar and mandolin to drums and bass. Taylor P raps truthful tales over soulful beats, creating a catchy and inspiring sound for music lovers from all walks of life.