MIP Music Group has ventured into the hard rock market by being a co-executive producer on 8STOPS7′s newest release, “Fables.” MIP founder Blanca Austin has kept an eye on the band for some time and believes in their vision.
MIP’s next target for 8STOPS7 is helping (alongside PledgeMusic) launch the VenAustin tour and enable 8STOPS7 (along with 3 other acts) head to Austin, Texas during the South By Southwest Music Week (March 13-18, 2012).
Brief Band Bio:
8STOPS7 hails from Ventura, California and has made a presence in the southern California club scene and has toured nationally with other major acts (311, Sevendust, Stone Temple Pilots) while they were supporting their major label release “In Moderation.” In recent years the band has been independent and is re-energized with their new release and gearing to get back on the road in support of “Fables.”
Where shall we begin? Things have been busy!
When we last left off MIP artist Jose Luis “Chocs” Campos was on his way to Torreon, Coahuila, Mexico to play the Laguna Drumfest in October 2010. He was amongst many other talented drummers, including Derek Roddy (Hate Eternal) and Javier Barrera (La Quinta Estacion), that played on both day 1 and 2 of the event.
On both days Jose Luis played a mix-medly that he put together infusing hip/hop, pop, rock and latin laced music that showcased his talents. on Day 2, he was invited to play alongside Derek Roddy and Javier Barrera and do an improvised jam. All three “killed it!” There was no other way to put it.
Jose Luis left a strong impression on the fans who came out. It was evident by the swarm of fans that flocked for pictures around his merch booth. Overall, the experience was a great experience for Jose Luis Campos and MIP Music Group to showcase “Not Just Druming.”
Jose Luis Campos, Blanca Austin (MIP Founder), Derek Roddy (Hate Eternal)