Many Scion AV artists from over the years are up for Grammy awards this coming Sunday, January 26. Congratulations! You deserve it! Scion AV has a proven track record of spotting talent early and great to see others recognizing them on such a global scale.
Scion AV affiliated artists nominated for 2014 Grammy Awards this weekend include:
• Todd Edwards, the pioneering house and garage producer, who once again collaborated with Daft Punk, appearing on the song “Fragments of Time” from Random Access Memories. The album is up for Record of the Year, Album of the Year and Best Dance/Electronica Album. Edwards hosts “Face to Face,” a monthly show on Scion AV Streaming Radio. He’s been a friend of Scion AV for years, releasing the I Might Be EP and letting our cameras check out his old spot in New Jersey for a Scion Music(less) Music Conference studio tour, among many other projects.
• Duke Dumont released “Need U (%100),” which received a nomination for Best Dance Recording. Way back in 2008, Scion AV had Dumont remix rap heroes EPMD’s “Run It.”
• Calvin Harris is another nominee for Best Dance Recording with “Sweet Nothing,” his collaboration with Florence Welch of Florence + The Machine. In 2008, Scion AV had Harris DJ our party at Winter Music Conference and in the Miami sunshine he did a video interview for our Scion Radio 17 program.
• ASAP Rocky, the young Harlem MC, got a ton of support from Scion AV earlier this year as he performed at the Scion Open Mic series, appeared on the Scion AV All Purpose Show (twice!) and received Scion sponsorship for his national Long Live A$AP tour. It’s great that his song “F**ckin’ Problems” was nominated for “Best Rap Song.”
• Finally, visual artist Jermaine Rogers has been doing a ton of work with Scion AV over the years, from album covers to his “Comfort for the Desperate Show” exhibition at Scion AV Installation in Los Angeles in 2013. Rogers also has a long-running relationship with Queens of the Stone Age, creating many posters for the band. QOTSA are nominated for Best Rock Performance, and it’s especially awesome to see for a band like this up for such a major Grammy, considering that Scion AV showcases other acts mining a similar sound for the monthly Scion Open Mic series.