Hopscotch – Hopscotch

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Pok Pok presents HOPSCOTCH. Vocalist, producer & composer of electro pop future bass music. Hopscotch’s self-titled debut album is a modern retro oeuvre showcasing her diversity in vocal and musical style. The tones and feelings presented are polished with sexy grit and laced with simplicity. The music itself is a hand crafted quilt of electric beats, rainbows of melody, lyrics that evoke the heart and a voice that breaks the chains of the everyday.

It’s a “once upon a time” story. A spirited child of the 80’s & 90’s in the emerald city of Seattle began performing at the age of 5, the spark became a flame and she’s been known by many names. A craving for crowds far and wide inspired a migration toward a sunny nest in Oakland circa 2004. Traveling the world with a synth & a song, she has gathered treasures from an array of musical influences & experiences to develop her curiously accessible sound.

Executive producer Rena Jones masterfully paired producer, singer and songwriter Christopher Norman (nicknamed in the studio “Mr. Killingsworth”) to finish the album with Hopscotch. Enhanced by collaborations including guest producers Sleepyhead on Umbrella, Splatinum on Human & Releece on “the baby maker,” Wouldn’t You. Featuring a tasteful cello performance by Rena Jones on Rare Breed & indie-soul artist iamani i.ameni from Oakland on Lock Pick.


This is a howl at the moon feel good album. “Grab your chalk stix and rocks,,, It’s Hopscotch!”

Christopher Norman – EP3

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EP3, the third in a series of synth-pop EPs from Michigan-based artist Christopher Norman, makes a clear statement: he is ready to be heard. Building on the intimate nature of EP2, Christopher’s new set of songs speak of a need for connection and a pull toward something greater. On EP3 there are many contrasting pieces that come together in cleverly harmonious ways, highlighting the eclectic nature of Christopher’s production style. By pitting beat machines and his trademark retro baselines against piano, viola, and choir vocals, all of Christopher’s influences are infused into his material – the result being dynamic, inventive, and immediate pop music.
 

 
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Christopher Norman – EP2

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EP2′ is second in a series of electronic pop EPs from Christopher Norman. More introspective and personal than its predecessor, ‘EP2’ displays a transition to a more refined writing style with an increased focus on composition. With tracks like “The Fall,” Christopher lets loose with his trademark bloopy, bouncy style while staying lyrically intimate. From the epic, swirling vocals in “Maps” to the slowly intensifying piano and strings in “Fever”, these songs are crafted to stick in your head and tug at your heart.
 

 
Releases by Christopher Noreman on Pok Pok Records


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Christopher Norman – EP1

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During years of work as an established dance producer and DJ, Christopher Norman slowly developed his other talents as a performer and a songwriter and incorporating them into his productions. ‘EP1’ is the result, a delightfully original and soulful slice of electronic pop. ‘EP1’ along with its three companions to follow later this year are primed to establish Christopher as one of music’s freshest new voices.
 

 
Releases by Christopher Noreman on Pok Pok Records


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Christopher Norman

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Christopher Norman is a producer, singer, and songwriter based in Ann Arbor, MI. His extensive background in techno production lends a lush sense of space and a unique perspective while his keen ear for hooks gives his songs a catchy pop sensibility. The result is an unconventional mix of warm sounds and soulful vocals over landscapes spanning the organic and electronic.

Listen to his latest project EP3 right here on Pok Pok Records!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 
Releases by Christopher Noreman on Pok Pok Records


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Hopscotch

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Hopscotch is the newest project of San Francisco based singer and electronic music producer Angela LaBaw (Anahata Sound). In a world where true musicianship and style knows no borders Hopscotch trail blazes her progressive style with tastefully integrated musical genres and trendsetter fashion. It’s no wonder, her mother was belting opera on stage while she was in the womb and she was raised by her father in Seattle during the Grunge era. Since a child, LaBaw has been singing, acting, learning instruments, performing in choirs, plays and musicals.

At times, music has been a true place of refuge for LaBaw who now brings a heartfelt message of empowerment and love directly derived from her experience and personal triumph. Keeping herself close to what she loves most, her formal schooling included a B.A. with honors from the Art Institute of Seattle in Sound Engineering and Music Production with additional studies in voice, violin, jazz history, music theory and theater.

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Her background in theatre and performance lead her into the front of house sound engineer role for The Lionel Hampton Jazz Festival for seven years in a row, she has mixed artists such as Jeff Hamilton, Benny Green, Christian McBride, Grammy award winners Roy Hargrove, John Clayton, and top notch touring act the Yard Dogs Road Show. Then becoming known as “Anahata Sound” LaBaw developed her practice through being an active member of The Funginears and electronic music project Hot Pink Purple with Russ Liquid (RLS). Since then she has toured extensively in North America and played in Canada, Europe and numerous festivals internationally.

The tender joy and sexy reality of humanity is Hopscotch’s motivation behind bringing her music to life and into the world. When not on the road or in the studio, LaBaw mentors and teaches music and meditation with Mind Body Awareness, to incarcerated youth in the Juvy Halls of Oakland, CA. Recent EP “Ready Chief” released under Anahata Sound on Gypsypop Records features artists as diverse as Killah Priest & Benny Green on Heaven’s Choir.

Grab your chalk, sticks and rocks it’s Hopscotch… the perfect blend of big bass electronica & electro-pop, live PA w/ vocal looping, drumming & dancing. Something to be appreciated live this uniquely inspiring performance and musical experience by Hopscotch is coming to a city near you! Self titled album Hopscotch out May 16th on Rena Jones label Pok Pok.

Listen to the new Hopscotch album today right here on Pok Pok Records!

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