Dienstag, 9. Februar 2016

Loyalty Digital: ft. Fokis (Krysis)

Fokis, born William Heredia to Dominican parents, was raised on New York City’s Lower East Side of Manhattan. He began rhyming at an early age and later began to produce his own music. His first official release was in 1999 via the now defunct rap group KRYSIS with a 12” single called “Flame Throwa”. Formerly known as, Aqua Bandit and one half of the group KRYSIS, Fokis produced 2 of the 3 songs on the 12” and literally snuck his way up to Hot97 to get DJ Enuff to play the record on the radio. A year later the group parted ways but the knowledge and experience he gained was invaluable.

Seeking to enhance his career, Fokis pursued formal training as a recording engineer, later opening his own recording studio Krystal Clear Recordings. There, Fokis recorded and mixed for many artists including Slaughterhouse, Fat Joe, Skyzoo, Torae, Dres, N.O.R.E, Kool G Rap, Brand Nubian, Chi-Ali, Mic Geranimo, Bubba Sparxx and Rahsaan Patterson. Not deterred, Fokis went on to release several albums collaborating with various artists such as Joe Budden, Olu Dara (Nas’ father), Deemi, Joell Ortiz and various producers such as Ty Fyffe, Focus…(Aftermath Ent.) Fantom Of The Beat and Jake One. Fokis released various projects including the “20/20” EP exclusively produced by Focus of Aftermath “The Appetizer” LP with Punchline (formerly of eMC) “A Vintage State Of Mind” & many more, that were all well received by his fans.

As his experience with the business side of the industry grew, Fokis established his own independent record label, Loyalty Digital Corp. Through his label, Fokis has worked with and executive produced projects like “An Ode To Reasonable Doubt” by Skyzoo & Antman Wonder, “Barrel Brothers” Skyzoo & Torae, “Never Left” Sadat X and various others. Most recently, Fokis has created a Union for artists and Producers called Local-Mu12, The members span from all over the world. They are currently preparing their Sophomore LP for a 2016 release. In his own words Fokis states “I am a dreamer, a visionary and a grinder with a capital G.”

Vinyl Discography:
1999: Krysis - "Flame Throwa"
2002: Fokis - "No Chaser"
2002: Fokis - "What's My Name"
2004: Fokis - "Dress Shoes"

If you are interested in vinyl or cassette tapes please contact Fokis via one of his official websites. 


  


My special thanks goes to Fokis. All copyrights reserved, posted for promotion use only.

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