David von Mering and Carter Schultz of Wayland, MA create music that finds its roots in reggae, acoustic pop and indie rock, with smooth guitar riffs and a strong rap component. After releasing their mixtapes "Water On The Moon" and "The Reach" in late-2010 and mid-2011 respectively, the guys proceeded to release their first iTunes EP "What You Need" in October of 2011. "What You Need" would go on to reach the #1 spot on iTunes hip-hop charts, launching Aer onto an East Coast tour alongside Ballyhoo! as well as their first headline tour of the Midwest.
David and Carter started working on their debut full-length as soon as they got home (they showered first). They finished just in time for a fun summer in 2012, playing Bamboozle and sharing the stage with Action Bronson, ASAP Rocky, and Iggy Azalea, and hitting the road with OCD: Moosh & Twist going to 37 cities, bringing them to their first shows on the West Coast and in the Southwest.
Aer's July 30th, 2012 debut album The Bright Side quickly rose to #1 on the iTunes Album Charts and earned a spot in Billboards Hot 100. It was followed by "The Bright Side Tour" which spanned over 48 cities across North America. Carter and David are 19, and have a lot more music to make.
From their first performance on a high school talent show Down With Webster have created their own flavor of genre-bending sounds, and blown away audiences ever since. It was when they won the "best unsigned band" recognition from Rogers Mobile that DWW attracted attention from record labels, and musical heavyweights including Sir Richard Branson, Timbaland, and Kiss front man Gene Simmons. Today the group is built of 2 MCs (Cam & Bucky), A DJ (Diggy), A charismatic lead singer (Pat) and one of the most talented rhythm sections in the game (Marty – drums, Tyler – Bass/Keys). One might describe their sound as hip-hop with a hint of Electro-Alternative, delivered by a kick ass rock band.
In the few years since practicing in their parents garage, their songs have charted at Top40 Radio, amassed 500,000 facebook family, sold 800,000 downloads, and 100,000 albums. Their videos have streamed 15,000,000 times, and they’ve rocked hundreds of shows. It’s their tireless pursuit of creating the greatest party on stage that has won them loyal believers coast to coast, and earned them this description from one fan: “It’s like taking a handful of fireworks, lighting them, then throwing them in to a barrel of fireworks”.
Because their music defies classification, and they’ve been called “the second coming of the beastie boys”, DWW has earned the respect of, and both shared the stage with, and performed with, LMFAO, Timbaland, Ludacris, ‘Lil Jon, 3oh3 and even KISS.
Down With Webster are readying their forthcoming independent release and have enlisted collaborators Ludvin (Childish Gambino), Breyan Issacs (Flo-Rida, Nelly), Josh Ramsay (Carly Rae Jepson) and Stephen Kozmeniuk (Nicki Minaj, Madonna) to help them continue their twist of conventional music genres.
Hampton, Virginia- born, military-raised, and Virginia Tech-educated, DJ Smiles is hands down the most versatile DJ to ever grace your venue. His ear for good music - regardless of genre - and unforgettable smile has given him the chance to grow his fanbase over the past few years, building a huge social media following through blog presence and his SMILESNATION mix series. DJ Smiles’ incredibly skilled scratching paired with his great stage presence makes him unlike any DJ you’ve ever seen before - guaranteed.
He’s shared the stage with the likes of XV, Chiddy Bang, Hoodie Allen, OCD: Moosh & Twist, Yonas, Mod Sun, Cisco Adler, David Dallas, Ground Up, and many more. In January 2012, he earned a much-coveted spot as Boston hip-hop duo, Aer’s tour DJ and has traveled the U.S. and world with them ever since.
"With a high energy performance and musical influences from 311 and Slightly Stoopid it’s tough to ignore these guys." - MTIB