PRLog - Aug. 20, 2012 - LOS ANGELES -- Los Angeles, CA August 20,2012 - The Mad Violinist & Symphony Crack Orchestra recently announced the release of their sophomore music album, 'Fiend,' available on iTunes and Amazon MP3. Only 24 hours after releasing the album to the world, 'Fiend' climbed from Top 200 to Top 10 on iTunes. A record that many artists only dream about when releasing new music to their fans. Symphony Crack’s first album, Addiction set new standards in music within their category by successfully meshing different musical styles and theory into single tracks on a very dynamic record.
The Symphony Crack Orchestra
Fiend is placed under the Electronic category, but includes sounds of Alternative, Hip-Hop, Classical, and Jazz. Fiend combines creative musical influences from featured artists -- Asia Bryant, Restless, Scar, Kief Brown, and aColorWar. The album demonstrates how The Mad Violinist guides his group to push boundaries and sets new standards among their peers. Symphony Crack Orchestra brings the same creativity and passion into their music as musicians once did decades ago; spending hours in the studio working hard to create something that no one has ever experienced before. They will continue to create new frontiers in music, and will no doubt become legends of their craft.
“Symphony Crack’s new album, Fiend, pushes the limits of music. Fusing sounds like electronic, classical, and RnB, they are taking music to where no one has before.” –Award Winning Producer, Kane Beatz
Five-time Grammy nominated Ashanti Floyd, known as The Mad Violinist, is one of the top violinists, string arrangers, and performers in the country. He picked up his first violin at the age of three with strong inspiration from his mother. Floyd is now musically accomplished in over thirty instruments. Floyd partnered with Kane Beatz and The Building Records in 2008 and have since co-produced and produced over 30 major albums, including “The Show Goes On” by Lupe Fiasco, Nicki Minaj’s “I’m the Best,” T-Pain’s “I’m High,” and many others.
The Symphony Crack Orchestra brings an incredible amount of passion into the creation of their music in the studio, which extends to their live performances, effectively making their shows an entirely new and unique experience. Tour dates planned in support of Fiend are set to begin September 7th, 2012. Be sure to check http://www.symphonycrack.com for the most up-to-date show schedule.
The Mad Violinist and Symphony Crack Orchestra have placed a strong focus on global fan engagement beyond live performances and album releases. They recently launched a partnership with Maker Studios to enhance the user experience of their YouTube channel after realizing the quick success of The Mad Violinist freestyle remake of Ellie Goulding's "Lights." Subscribers will soon be able to watch monthly full-length, exclusive live shows by Symphony Crack Orchestra directly from YouTube, among many other features to be announced.
Next week, The Mad Violinist and guitarist Matt Barrett will travel to Berlin, Germany with production company, Million Dollar Dreamz to create content that focuses on musical culture and style beyond the United States. They will also be attending the International Electronics show IFA with their large high-end audio supporter, Velodyne Acoustics to help them announce the launch of their new exciting line of headphones. http://www.velodyne.com
"We put a lot of work into creating the best live musical experience for our fans so they can hear everything we produce in the studio. Velodyne products allow us to generate the bass our fans love. Velodyne has the same passion we do about real music and the arts and we applaud them for that." -Ashanti Floyd, The Mad Violinist
About Symphony Crack Orchestra
In 2009, after leaving Yelawolf, Ashanti Floyd and guitarist Matt Barrett formed The Symphony Crack Orchestra to create a different, innovative style of music. The Mad Violinist (Ashanti Floyd) and the Symphony Crack Orchestra are an accomplished band with a strong international following with unique style attracting broad audiences through Pop, Rock, Hip Hop, R&B, Jazz and Alternative Music.
The group has a strong musical pedigree including, Matt Barrett on guitar, Chris Morgan on keys, Mike Belluso playing Bass, Casey Crogan on Drums, Lance Powlis with the Horns, and Adrian Crutchfield on the Saxophone.
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Fiend iTunes Link: http://itunes.apple.com/