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!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 
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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!