Producer/songwriter Christian Berishaj was born in the greater Detroit area and quickly developed a fascination with music and performance. He started recording his own music at age 12 and by the time he was 18 he’d gone through various different bands and projects, including recording an album as Love Arcade on which he wrote and performed every sound. Love Arcade was eventually signed to Atlantic records, with a self-titled album on which Berishaj was the sole performer coming out in 2006. A touring band was assembled around the project but none of the members ever played on any recordings and the group broke up after three years. Following Love Arcade, Berishaj relocated to Los Angeles and worked briefly under the moniker Christian TV, licensing songs in various films and television and signing a deal with Universal Motown Records. The label folded and Berishaj again reconfigured, taking on the name JMSN and producing more R&B inspired music, taking a decided step away from the pop leanings of previous projects. He self-released his debut Priscilla in early 2012, earning high praise from press and his artistic contemporaries as well. He followed with the next year with the Pllaje EP and a lengthy tour. JMSN spent much of 2014 prepping his next full-length, The Blue Album. The Blue Album’s release date was delayed but eventually saw release in late 2014.
ALCORDO IS A 21 YEAR-OLD SOUL/R&B SINGER AND SONGWRITER BORN AND RAISED IN TORONTO, ONTARIO. HEAVILY INFLUENCED MUSICALLY BY HER FAMILY MEMBERS, ESPECIALLY HER FATHER WHO SHARED HIS LOVE FOR MUSIC WITH HER, DEVELOPED AN EARLY INTEREST FOR SINGING. THEY HAD ALWAYS ENCOURAGED HER ARTISTIC DEVELOPMENT, INSPIRING HER TO LEARN THE PIANO AND THE GUITAR.
GROWING UP, SHE HAD NEVER TAKEN HER MUSIC CAREER SERIOUSLY; AND IT WASN’T UNTIL JOE KAY FROM SOULECTION HAD REPOSTED ONE OF HER COVERS ON SOUNDCLOUD, THAT SHE REALIZED SHE COULD FURTHER PURSUE MUSIC OUTSIDE OF A HOBBY. THIS HAD ATTRACTED A LOT OF ATTENTION AND GAVE RISE TO OPPORTUNITY FOR HER TO MEET AND COLLABORATE WITH OTHER ARTISTS.
SOON AFTER SHE MET JMSN, WHO FEATURED HER AS THE VOCALIST ON HIS SIDE PROJECT PEARL, PROVIDING VOCALS ON THE SINGLE, I KNOW. SINCE THEN SHE HAS SIGNED TO JMSN’S LABEL, WHITEROOM RECORDS. THE DUO RECORDED A FULL LENGTH ALBUM, DESERT ROSE, TO BE RELEASED SPRING OF 2017.