ANTIQUE MUSIC / Edutainment for equity
Oakland

What was once a single seed of music planted by Candice & Hodari Davis has grown into a forest of prosperity & rejuvenation; entangled communities of people, knowledge & love rebuilding the root structure that is our future. They have started their own ecosystem, with one branch that reaches out to people through music [Antique Music, Beats Antique, Candice Antique] and another that reaches out to youth and those that support them [Edutainment for Equity]. With a simple, but challenging mission to provide tools & words for social justice & equality, this team is proving that if you want to break new ground, you have to dig in.

What was once a single seed of music planted by Candice & Hodari Davis has grown into a forest of prosperity & rejuvenation; entangled communities of people, knowledge & love rebuilding the root structure that is our future. They have started their own ecosystem, with one branch that reaches out to people through music [Antique Music, Beats Antique, Candice Antique] and another that reaches out to youth and those that support them [Edutainment for Equity]. With a simple, but challenging mission to provide tools & words for social justice & equality, this team is proving that if you want to break new ground, you have to dig in.

KID BEYOND [RED WOLF BLACK]
SF / SAN DIEGO

Well known to fans worldwide of beatboxing & powerful lyrical hip-hop, Kid Beyond has been a staple cultivator of pathways in music & artistic integrity. Seeking to breathe life & futurism into a new era of blues, KB assembled a wolf pack in order to conjure fresh sounds & strategies. When united with the Brothers McCann & producers SoulSalaam & Nonagon, Kid Beyond becomes Red Wolf Black, a project focused on cathartic & progressive healing. Stay tuned as this movement forms.

Well known to fans worldwide of beatboxing & powerful lyrical hip-hop, Kid Beyond has been a staple cultivator of pathways in music & artistic integrity. Seeking to breathe life & futurism into a new era of blues, KB assembled a wolf pack in order to conjure fresh sounds & strategies. When united with the Brothers McCann & producers SoulSalaam & Nonagon, Kid Beyond becomes Red Wolf Black, a project focused on cathartic & progressive healing. Stay tuned as this movement forms.

SOL DEVELOPMENT
OAKLAND

MLK Jr. said “there comes a time when silence is betrayal.” These words are cut from the same cloth that fueled individuals like Dr. King & St. Theresa to lift the weak, empower the strong and uncover the truth for all to see. Oakland’s Sol Development shares the same mission, vigor and passion to undo the centuries of ignorance & hate that precede them. Their music, their energy as a team and their brand identity illustrate a future of unlimited possibilities and a message of hope. 

MLK Jr. said “there comes a time when silence is betrayal.” These words are cut from the same cloth that fueled individuals like Dr. King & St. Theresa to lift the weak, empower the strong and uncover the truth for all to see. Oakland’s Sol Development shares the same mission, vigor and passion to undo the centuries of ignorance & hate that precede them. Their music, their energy as a team and their brand identity illustrate a future of unlimited possibilities and a message of hope. 

MADAME GANDHI
LOS ANGELES

3D femininity broke out of the mold when Madame Gandhi took illumination into their own hands. Lead by the light of Kiran Gandhi & the earth of Alexia Riner, this team is redefining the role of women in music and its relative reflection in the grizzly masculine landscape. Founded on deep rhythmic hooks & Kiran’s heart-charging vocals, the music imparts a message and a bang of your head/swag of your body, whether you like it or not. What are we saying? The future is female and Madame Gandhi are your guides.

3D femininity broke out of the mold when Madame Gandhi took illumination into their own hands. Lead by the light of Kiran Gandhi & the earth of Alexia Riner, this team is redefining the role of women in music and its relative reflection in the grizzly masculine landscape. Founded on deep rhythmic hooks & Kiran’s heart-charging vocals, the music imparts a message and a bang of your head/swag of your body, whether you like it or not. What are we saying? The future is female and Madame Gandhi are your guides.

ROCK 2 THE CORE
OAKLAND / COLORADO

Its arguable that the future of education & knowledge transfer have firm foundations in fun. Rock 2 the Core is online educational platform that reinforces K-5 core subjects through music, animation and beautiful hybrid of instruction & song. Founded by siblings Theo & Max Schwartz, Rock 2 the Core is redefining how we not only inform our kids & their expansion, but ours as well.

Its arguable that the future of education & knowledge transfer have firm foundations in fun. Rock 2 the Core is online educational platform that reinforces K-5 core subjects through music, animation and beautiful hybrid of instruction & song. Founded by siblings Theo & Max Schwartz, Rock 2 the Core is redefining how we not only inform our kids & their expansion, but ours as well.

ALPHABET ROCKERS
OAKLAND

Representing a true shift in the way we help kids grow & thrive, Alphabet Rockers is more than just music but an experience. They provide an environment at home and in the classroom where children can learn big things, ask big questions and feel like big people. It is interactive hip hop made by dreamers for dreamers.

Representing a true shift in the way we help kids grow & thrive, Alphabet Rockers is more than just music but an experience. They provide an environment at home and in the classroom where children can learn big things, ask big questions and feel like big people. It is interactive hip hop made by dreamers for dreamers.

HALL PASS TOUR
NYC / OAKLAND

Few things are as transformational in a young adult’s life as live music experiences, especially when they are the ones creating them. Hall Pass Tour is a traveling catalyzer, crossing the United States from one end to the other activating under-resourced high school students by piloting a show that the students host. From booking, to promotion, to hospitality and performance, Hall Pass Tour ignites music & creativity as a viable path in the lives of thousands of young adult lives nationwide.

Few things are as transformational in a young adult’s life as live music experiences, especially when they are the ones creating them. Hall Pass Tour is a traveling catalyzer, crossing the United States from one end to the other activating under-resourced high school students by piloting a show that the students host. From booking, to promotion, to hospitality and performance, Hall Pass Tour ignites music & creativity as a viable path in the lives of thousands of young adult lives nationwide.

ELECTROSPIT
OAKLAND / NYC

Initially formed as a supergroup of music makers & strategists from Oakland & New York, ElectroSpit has emerged as one of the strongest examples of what can be developed during a ZLMR. Their alchemy of hardware, music production & diverse collaboration has yielded both new original works & inventions aimed at engaging people around creativity.

Initially formed as a supergroup of music makers & strategists from Oakland & New York, ElectroSpit has emerged as one of the strongest examples of what can be developed during a ZLMR. Their alchemy of hardware, music production & diverse collaboration has yielded both new original works & inventions aimed at engaging people around creativity.

XUXA SANTAMARIA
OAKLAND

Built upon a foundation of hardware drum machines, blown out synthesizers & surf guitars, Xuxa’s music soothes your heart and urges you to throw up your middle finger rather seamlessly. Their roots in performance art challenge the status quo and reignite the quest to connect to each other sonically, visually & emotionally. Billionair Rainbow, 6 songs produced at Zoo Labs, is out now.  

Built upon a foundation of hardware drum machines, blown out synthesizers & surf guitars, Xuxa’s music soothes your heart and urges you to throw up your middle finger rather seamlessly. Their roots in performance art challenge the status quo and reignite the quest to connect to each other sonically, visually & emotionally. Billionair Rainbow, 6 songs produced at Zoo Labs, is out now.  

PISTACHIO
OAKLAND

Pilgrims of groove, deep earth descendents living among us, new foundations of soul. They are on a true voyage of nautical navigation, free of nonsense in order to make no sense at all. Currently traveling the world and taking their music to every corner of it, no matter how it is lit. This is Pistachio in a nutshell.

Pilgrims of groove, deep earth descendents living among us, new foundations of soul. They are on a true voyage of nautical navigation, free of nonsense in order to make no sense at all. Currently traveling the world and taking their music to every corner of it, no matter how it is lit. This is Pistachio in a nutshell.

SPLENDOR ALL AROUND
OAKLAND

Splendor All Around is what building a music community looks like in the 21st century by managing to wrangle a single concept - taking music & people directly to music & people. Born under a blue star in a 1986 International diesel passenger bus, this collective supports a growing roster of artists & entertainers, including ZL alumni Pancho Morris, Rebecca Marcyes & James Wallace, by putting on immersive experiences in & around their faded beryl bus. This magical gang now approaching your vector.

Splendor All Around is what building a music community looks like in the 21st century by managing to wrangle a single concept - taking music & people directly to music & people. Born under a blue star in a 1986 International diesel passenger bus, this collective supports a growing roster of artists & entertainers, including ZL alumni Pancho Morris, Rebecca Marcyes & James Wallace, by putting on immersive experiences in & around their faded beryl bus. This magical gang now approaching your vector.

Mad Satta
NYC

If any team were to forge what future of soul music sounds like, it would have to be NYC’s Mad Satta. Leading with incredible performances and songwriting Mad Satta are musical transporters incredibly adept at blending, bouncing and beckoning all that listen to get lost in the groove & find yourself all over again.    

If any team were to forge what future of soul music sounds like, it would have to be NYC’s Mad Satta. Leading with incredible performances and songwriting Mad Satta are musical transporters incredibly adept at blending, bouncing and beckoning all that listen to get lost in the groove & find yourself all over again.    

Mary Bragg
NASHVILLE

Mary is our Song Doctor, the healer of all wounds through the virtues of music. The way this woman twists heartfelt words into soul strumming melodies is timeless. We were lucky to have Mary come to us through a partnership with BandPage, and it has since made her the beacon for Zoo Labs in the south. Always on the move, be sure to catch this travelling songstress whenever possible!

Mary is our Song Doctor, the healer of all wounds through the virtues of music. The way this woman twists heartfelt words into soul strumming melodies is timeless. We were lucky to have Mary come to us through a partnership with BandPage, and it has since made her the beacon for Zoo Labs in the south. Always on the move, be sure to catch this travelling songstress whenever possible!

Startup the musical!
SAN FRANCISCO

A concept originally built for the stage & since turned to an epic podcast, Startup the Musical is an ongoing conversation of the ecosystem referred to as “tech", specifically right here in the Silicon jungle. Startup does this in the form of a podcast, lead by original songs, interviews and live discussions casting a light on everything from workplace misogyny, think pieces on pitching, the science of espresso and more. Expect many installments of something deeply funny & neuron engaging.

A concept originally built for the stage & since turned to an epic podcast, Startup the Musical is an ongoing conversation of the ecosystem referred to as “tech", specifically right here in the Silicon jungle. Startup does this in the form of a podcast, lead by original songs, interviews and live discussions casting a light on everything from workplace misogyny, think pieces on pitching, the science of espresso and more. Expect many installments of something deeply funny & neuron engaging.

The Sagas
ATLANTA

The Sagas have defined the term pivot for Zoo Labs residents, past & future. Within their time with us, The Sagas have rebranded their identity & harnessed their energy into a simple plan: bring their music directly to the people. The Sagas unique blend of rock, soul & public performance highlight this magnetic duo.

The Sagas have defined the term pivot for Zoo Labs residents, past & future. Within their time with us, The Sagas have rebranded their identity & harnessed their energy into a simple plan: bring their music directly to the people. The Sagas unique blend of rock, soul & public performance highlight this magnetic duo.

ENSEMBLE MIK NAWOOJ
OAKLAND

EMN rises from the Bay Area as a true melting pot of culture. Drawn from the mind of acclaimed composer & pianist Joowan Kim, the music of this team reflects the paradigm of genres melting away and only the art being left. What you will find is an inspiring platform for the hybrid of classical & hip hop music

EMN rises from the Bay Area as a true melting pot of culture. Drawn from the mind of acclaimed composer & pianist Joowan Kim, the music of this team reflects the paradigm of genres melting away and only the art being left. What you will find is an inspiring platform for the hybrid of classical & hip hop music

DANCEATION
SF / UK

Sometimes what a new lifestyle movement needs is exactly that; movement! Danceation is the culmination of pop star & choreographer Heath Hunter’s vision, expertise & passion for changing quality of life through music & dance. His program combines fresh emerging dance tracks from producers all over the world with a fun but high intensity workout, accessible in a gym or on your phone. This is the next era of fun-fitness. We hope you jump in!  

Sometimes what a new lifestyle movement needs is exactly that; movement! Danceation is the culmination of pop star & choreographer Heath Hunter’s vision, expertise & passion for changing quality of life through music & dance. His program combines fresh emerging dance tracks from producers all over the world with a fun but high intensity workout, accessible in a gym or on your phone. This is the next era of fun-fitness. We hope you jump in!
 

SWIFT ROSE
OAKLAND / NYC

Two of the most gifted rising artists of the violin, Mazz Swift & Alisa Rose, have joined forces to spread a message of unity with their instruments and to shed light on the future of classical & stringed music. What has emerged from their efforts is something universal & touching, opening conversations & possibilities between people. This is the score for this moment in history, the symphony & theme by which to reflect on this time.  

Two of the most gifted rising artists of the violin, Mazz Swift & Alisa Rose, have joined forces to spread a message of unity with their instruments and to shed light on the future of classical & stringed music. What has emerged from their efforts is something universal & touching, opening conversations & possibilities between people. This is the score for this moment in history, the symphony & theme by which to reflect on this time.
 

LOS RAKAS
Panama / Oakland

Los Rakas is the sound of palm trees & pavement rising up like summer heat. One part Oakland & one part Panama City, Los Rakas bring hip-hop that drives Latin rhythms and pop sensibilities into a vision that represents culture & fashion as much as it does music. From the Coachella Valley to the beaches of Panama, we’re excited to help this Raka Party take over the world

Los Rakas is the sound of palm trees & pavement rising up like summer heat. One part Oakland & one part Panama City, Los Rakas bring hip-hop that drives Latin rhythms and pop sensibilities into a vision that represents culture & fashion as much as it does music. From the Coachella Valley to the beaches of Panama, we’re excited to help this Raka Party take over the world

OK SWEETHEART
SEATTLE

Sugar & smoke, sun & fog, tangled together forever as one. This is how the sounds of Ok Sweetheart loft through the valleys of your ears. With songs truly meant to get into the roots of your heart, this team of infectious songwriters are visionaries of their own time, building a relationship with their fans & community that goes beyond the speakers & stage. You can’t help but feel welcome in the presence of Ok Sweetheart, no matter how you got invited in.

Sugar & smoke, sun & fog, tangled together forever as one. This is how the sounds of Ok Sweetheart loft through the valleys of your ears. With songs truly meant to get into the roots of your heart, this team of infectious songwriters are visionaries of their own time, building a relationship with their fans & community that goes beyond the speakers & stage. You can’t help but feel welcome in the presence of Ok Sweetheart, no matter how you got invited in.

BEAUTIFUL MACHINES
SAN FRANCISCO

CRASHING HOTELS
SF / INTERDIMENSIONAL

An orchestra of light, comet trails, electrified synthesis of soul: These are some of the ways to describe the musical apparatus that is Beautiful Machines. With echoes of retro futurism and flashes of AI-integrated art, this team is painting a picture of an era that does not yet exist. Fully realized through a visceral live experience, Beautiful Machines is using immersion as a way to unearth & explore the parts of one’s imagination that only music can ignite.

An orchestra of light, comet trails, electrified synthesis of soul: These are some of the ways to describe the musical apparatus that is Beautiful Machines. With echoes of retro futurism and flashes of AI-integrated art, this team is painting a picture of an era that does not yet exist. Fully realized through a visceral live experience, Beautiful Machines is using immersion as a way to unearth & explore the parts of one’s imagination that only music can ignite.

THE OUTER VIBE
GRAND RAPIDS

An endless summer vacation in California. Clint Eastwood with a pina colada. Surf Disco. These are the essential ingredients of Grand Rapid’s The Outer Vibe. This team feels less like a band and more like a tribe of joy loving aliens, hellbent on proving to you that life is about having fun. They’re currently on tour in support of their LP Full Circle, providing experiences in alternate reality nightly.

An endless summer vacation in California. Clint Eastwood with a pina colada. Surf Disco. These are the essential ingredients of Grand Rapid’s The Outer Vibe. This team feels less like a band and more like a tribe of joy loving aliens, hellbent on proving to you that life is about having fun. They’re currently on tour in support of their LP Full Circle, providing experiences in alternate reality nightly.

SISTERS
SEATTLE

Sisters is an orchestra of two from Seattle. With just two humans, they rely on their skills as collaborators & multi-instrumentalists to create their infectious wall of sound. Sisters is about making music with your best friend; the propagation of togetherness.  

Sisters is an orchestra of two from Seattle. With just two humans, they rely on their skills as collaborators & multi-instrumentalists to create their infectious wall of sound. Sisters is about making music with your best friend; the propagation of togetherness.  

NVO
SAN FRANCISCO

Quite possibly here due to a ripple in space time, San Francisco’s NVO melds EDM with organic live performances. They are explorers of the human connection, investigators of the pulse that keeps us all in sync. NVO are constantly at work taking all that are willing on this journey of discovery.

Quite possibly here due to a ripple in space time, San Francisco’s NVO melds EDM with organic live performances. They are explorers of the human connection, investigators of the pulse that keeps us all in sync. NVO are constantly at work taking all that are willing on this journey of discovery.

LYZ LUKE & UNDERCOVER PRESENTS
OAKLAND

Our first non-music making team, Lyz Luke & Undercover Presents are shaping what it means to build a community around music. Her unique & massive events around honoring an influential record have turned her from fan into artist enabler. Lyz is a beacon through the fog of change in the music industry.

Our first non-music making team, Lyz Luke & Undercover Presents are shaping what it means to build a community around music. Her unique & massive events around honoring an influential record have turned her from fan into artist enabler. Lyz is a beacon through the fog of change in the music industry.

Bells Atlas
OAKLAND

Self-described as Kaleidoscopic Soul Punch, the fact that what Bells Atlas makes emerges as music is secondary to the overall artistic vision being formed. One of deep grooves and an even deeper desire to create a transformative experience. Bells is currently playing in support of Hyperlust, an EP of songs recorded during their residency .

Self-described as Kaleidoscopic Soul Punch, the fact that what Bells Atlas makes emerges as music is secondary to the overall artistic vision being formed. One of deep grooves and an even deeper desire to create a transformative experience. Bells is currently playing in support of Hyperlust, an EP of songs recorded during their residency .

WAGES
LOS ANGELES

Wages is a Los Angeles group that marries visual art & in-person experiences to amplify the message of the music they create. Often combining their shows with radical displays of guitars played by means of hourglass-dripping-sand, Wages are masters of atmosphere. They’re currently touring around their latest EP L’oeil, all of which was recorded during their residency at Zoo Labs.

Wages is a Los Angeles group that marries visual art & in-person experiences to amplify the message of the music they create. Often combining their shows with radical displays of guitars played by means of hourglass-dripping-sand, Wages are masters of atmosphere. They’re currently touring around their latest EP L’oeil, all of which was recorded during their residency at Zoo Labs.

ELEPHANTINE
OAKLAND

Elephantine is an earthly manifestation of the vibrations from earth and space, built of deep grooves with ancient origins & futuristic textures woven through many souls singing as one. Born under the sun in Oakland, this team of artists, entrepreneurs and thought leaders are loud voices for communication & community through art, constantly pushing the edges of palpable and unforgettable.

Elephantine is an earthly manifestation of the vibrations from earth and space, built of deep grooves with ancient origins & futuristic textures woven through many souls singing as one. Born under the sun in Oakland, this team of artists, entrepreneurs and thought leaders are loud voices for communication & community through art, constantly pushing the edges of palpable and unforgettable.

BROWN SHOE
LOS ANGELES

The brothers Baggaley of the Los Angeles group Brown Shoe have one simple goal: to make you feel like you belong. Through their narrative music, their charming banter and their touching energy, Brown Shoe embodies all of the qualities of personability that many great artists seek out yet rarely find. 

The brothers Baggaley of the Los Angeles group Brown Shoe have one simple goal: to make you feel like you belong. Through their narrative music, their charming banter and their touching energy, Brown Shoe embodies all of the qualities of personability that many great artists seek out yet rarely find. 

THE BOSTON BOYS
NYC

The Boston Boys are our very first residents! Hailing from NYC & Oakland, their combo of virtuosic musicianship & highly danceable melodies fuse themselves into an emotionally moving alchemy of soul, r&b & rock n roll. After traveling the world as US ambassadors of music, the boys have settled down in New Orleans where they’ve rebranded themselves as The Rigs.

The Boston Boys are our very first residents! Hailing from NYC & Oakland, their combo of virtuosic musicianship & highly danceable melodies fuse themselves into an emotionally moving alchemy of soul, r&b & rock n roll. After traveling the world as US ambassadors of music, the boys have settled down in New Orleans where they’ve rebranded themselves as The Rigs.

HALCYONAIRE
OAKLAND

Oakland’s Halcyoniare sweep your ears like a cool rush of air, a taste of honey at the end of summer, a wade through an old lost creek. The colors of Halcyonaire’s music teach us how to harness the present moment & it’s inherent worth. Their mastery of communicating in this language is one of their greatest value propositions.

Oakland’s Halcyoniare sweep your ears like a cool rush of air, a taste of honey at the end of summer, a wade through an old lost creek. The colors of Halcyonaire’s music teach us how to harness the present moment & it’s inherent worth. Their mastery of communicating in this language is one of their greatest value propositions.