Our in-house sync licensing agency Bodega Sync is looking for new talent! We’re seeking a few specific genres to fill out their sync roster, specifically Dembow, Retro Soul, Son Cubano and more. Below, we’ve provided some examples of what we’re looking for. If you fall under one of the following genres and are interested in sync representation, apply below!
Bodega Sync is Looking For Dembow, Retro Soul, Post-Punk and more…
A throwback to the sounds of R&B/Soul from the 60’s and 70’s, Retro Soul is a modern interpretation of classic sounds with a modern touch. Generally recorded with tape saturation and reverb imitating production techniques of the Motown era, this style incorporates vintage instruments like Hammond organs, Fender Rhodes, horn arrangements, funky guitars, background singers and of course soulful lead vocals.
🔊 Need some examples? // Check out our Retro Soul playlist right here.
Originating in the south side of Chicago in the early 2010s, drill music is a subgenre of hip-hop music and is known for its aggressive beats, dark melodies and gritty lyrics. With heavy influences from trap and southern hip hop, the tempo of drill music is usually slow (60-70 BPM) with a frenetic double time hi-hat rhythm and booming bass, creating a menacing and foreboding atmosphere. We’re interested in various sub-genres of drill including UK and New York style.
🔊 Need some examples? //Check out our Drill playlist right here.
Bounce music is known for its high-energy style of hip hop music that originated in New Orleans in the late 1980s and early 1990s. Although it’s characterized by its uptempo beats, call-and-response vocals and repetitive hooks to create a party sound it’s also heavily influenced by brass band music, Mardi Gras Indian chants and second-line instruments. Most bounce music is built around samples of sped up and looped funk or R&B tracks, but we’re looking for bounce songs that are 100% original and SAMPLE FREE!
🔊 Need some examples? // Check out our Bounce playlist right here.
Originating in the Dominican Republic but with roots in Jamaican Dancehall music, this fast paced genre gets its name from the 1990 Shabba Ranks song “Dem Bow”. Set to fast paced rhythms similar to a Reggaeton beat in double time, this genre often features high-speed flows and hypnotic, repetitive phrases.
🔊 Need some examples? // Check out our Dembow playlist right here.
Like the name suggests, Post-Punk emerged after the first wave of punk in the 1970’s and incorporates a wide range of styles and influences while still maintaining a punk aesthetic. This genre includes sub-genres such as New Wave, Art Rock, Grunge, Shoegaze and early iterations of Indie Rock. Modern revivals of this genre date back to the early 2000’s and feature angular guitar riffs, propulsive basslines, driving drums and deadpan vocals touching on themes of alienation, disaffection and societal critique.
🔊 Need some examples? // Check out our Post-Punk playlist right here.
New Orleans Brass
Dating back over 100 years in New Orleans, modern day brass bands incorporate elements of Marching Band, Jazz, Funk, Gospel, Hip Hop and the West African rhythms of the Second Line. We’re open to hearing any modern interpretations of this style, ideally authentic New Orleans based groups with a high energy party vibe.
🔊 Need some examples? // Check out our New Orleans Brass playlist right here.
Dating back to the late 19th Century, Son Cubano is arguably the most influential traditional musical genre to emerge from Cuba. Rooted in the blending of Spanish and African styles and instrumentation, it’s often played in large groups and features a clave rhythm, tres guitar, hand percussion, trumpet, piano, and call-and-response between the lead vocalist and background singers.
🔊 Need some examples? // Check out our Son Cubano playlist right here.
Originating in Jamaica in the late 1970s and early 1980s, dancehall is a blend of Reggae, Dub, Electronic, and Pop music incorporating elements of Caribbean and African music styles. It’s characterized by high-energy beats, infectious rhythms and fast lyrics while being known for its heavy bass-lines created from synthesizers or drum machines. As this genre is all about dancing and movement, the tempo of dancehall is usually significantly faster than traditional reggae music. Modern revivals date back to the 2000’s and 2010’s when this genre gained popularity in the US, and has to this day continued to evolve as a part of mainstream Pop music.
🔊 Need some examples? // Check out our Dancehall playlist right here.
Essentially just mainstream Pop music with a hint of country flavor. Could mean a southern drawl or a country style vocal phrasing, the use of slide guitars, fiddle, banjo, or touching on lyrical themes you’d find in traditional country songs. Female vocals are preferred here but not mandatory, production and songwriting should be well polished and clearly connected to country music in some obvious way.
🔊 Need some examples? // Check out our Country Pop playlist right here.