Double-F the King is Foluso Falaye from Ibadan, Nigeria. He is determined to reconstruct the way the world views the whole trap and mainstream hip-hop industry with less dumbed-down lyrics and concepts, and by passing meaningful messages, without compromising the sonic appeal of his music.
Crowander is David Szesztay from Budapest, Hungary. David is a multi-instrumentalist composer and has been playing in well-acknowledged bands on electric bass, guitar, keys and vocal for more than two decades. In the last 15 years, David has been writing music for theaters, advertisements, and films. In 2019, he remastered and rearranged many of his instrumental music and named the collection under Crowander. Since then, David started recording new materials in different genres with the mindset of creating music for films and also for his listeners.
Zight is Tony Yau. He is a songwriter, composer, and electronic music producer from Hong Kong & London. Originally from Hong Kong, Zight has his eyes set on making a major impact on the global dance music scene. He managed to secure his first collaboration: Fly Away with Disney singer Sonna Rele. His third single: Everybody Keep Running has been selected for the Billboard Electric Asia Vol.5.
Maarten Schellekens is a composer and musician from Switzerland. He creates soundtracks for video and media. Since 2018, Maarten has been experimenting with orchestral and neo-classical music. A stream of new music evolved, including electronic music as Amarent, which has been published on FMA, to positive acclaim. Maarten's catalog has been used in numerous documentaries, shorts, and other videos.
Frau Holle is Holger Mangler. A German musician. He has made music since his early childhood, starting with an interest in drumming, then learning organs and synthesizers until the end of the 80s. Holger's first tracks were inspired by traditional electronic artists like Jean Michel Jarre and Kraftwerk. In the early 90s he created his first project, as Holle Mangler, and signed his first contract, releasing two albums with the Ardema label.
Nctrnm is the pseudonym of Matthew McGilvery. An electronica producer-artist and digital artist from the Inland Empire region of Southern California, initiated in 2017. I had no understanding of branding, music marketing, or strategy to think of when I decided to release my debut album on Free Music Archive. The community I was able to cultivate from that initial release and the lessons I learned on creative ways of offering value made the decision worth it, to say the least. - Nctrnm
Meet Kathleen Martin aka kat330. She is an independent singer-songwriter, multi-instrumentalist, arranger and producer of the lo-fi, multi-genre sounds found here on FMA. In the summer of 2020, she relocated to her husband's native country; Finland, from their home in the U.S. Midwest. Her lyrics and sounds range from sweet to sassy and reedy to brassy, from lofty to lowdown and soulful to hoedown. Kathleen's music has been heard on radio, television and streamed around the world.
Jahzzar is a Javier Suarez from Spain. Jahzzar’s music offers sounds for ideas, to enjoy, share, and use. Instrumental music in all styles. From Folk-Rock to Dub, from traditional Celtic music to Funk and Soul, Trip hop, or IDM. Classic Pop, Synthpop, Dream Pop, Shoegaze… No matter the language, just communicate.
We Is Shore Dedicated sits between the two colliding worlds of Brooklyn, NY, and Oakland, CA. They feature a motley collection of influences and members from the U.S., Russia, and Ukraine. It's not polite or advised to try to describe the music of We Is Shore Dedicated. Perhaps a team of PR professionals could do it. They DID try to do it, and we saw the results and immediately buried them in the darkest corners of the internet. We Is Shore Dedicated converges in whatever is good for the times feel and sound.
Meet Jorge Mario Zuleta. A film director, producer, and editor, born and raised in San Jose, Costa Rica. A Proud father of three. He is primarily known for his experimental short films such as Frondio (2019), Soft Calm (2015), and Cuando Ella Vuelva (2018). His works have been shown at various film festivals.
Meet Kellee Maize. An independent musician out of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, who sings and raps about spirituality, feminism, and social and political issues. As an independent artist, Kellee Maize was skeptical about giving her music away for free, but learned that the exposure you get from FMA and other outlets has catapulted her career. Under Creative Commons licenses, her 6 albums has millions of listens, a Toyota sponsorship deal, TV appearances on Adult Swim, press coverage in the likes of XXL Magazine, and a Bonnaroo Music Festival performance under her belt. Kellee has spent the last few years focusing on her children and family, but has plans to get back into the studio soon.
Meet Rrrrrose Azerty aka Loyalty Freak Music, Monplaisir, Alpha Hydrae, Komiku, Dancefloor is Lava, Demoiselle Döner, Comme Jospin, Frederic Lardon, Cuicuitte, Soft & Furious to name a few. Rrrrrose Azerty is a French musician, music producer, recording folk, rock, classical guitar, but also noise and distortion. Rrrrrose Azerty has over 600 tracks uploaded under one artist page alone and is one of FMA's main artists sharing their music catalogues under CC0! Rrrrrose Azerty is non-binary genderfluid and use she/her or they/them for pronouns.
Black Pudding Poetry is Johanna Wedin-Duda. Black Pudding Poetry is an alternative singer-songwriter, multi-instrumentalist and a DIY music producer from Sweden. She is inspired by Wabi Sabi, unpredictable audience and things you say or sing just once. Whenever possible, she collaborates on stage with her sister, the contemporary dancer and choreographer Ulrika Wedin.
BenJamin Banger is a Baltimore-based content creator and multimedia artist. BenJamin Banger specializes in music production, photography, and graphic design. His art direction has been featured in advertisements for companies like Microsoft and Hypebae, featured in Web Series, Independent Short Films, and he has collaborated with several recording artists.
Adeline Yeo (HP) is an indie musician based in her hometown, Singapore. Adeline Yeo (HP) started her music career without formal knowledge and experience but as she continues experimenting with her instrumental music compositions, she realized that she could understand where her musical creation strengths lie and she has improved in the genre of electronic music ever since.