Cleveland Heights' Alternative Punk-Hop act Kounterclockwise formed over a decade ago in the heart of the South Bronx. From New York City, Kaya Rogue (Co-Producer, Co-Writer, Engineer, Singer & Musician) and Cleveland native Deacon Burns (MC, Producer, Songwriter, Musician & Engineer) quickly developed their skills while doing production work for several artists including DJ Swamp, Source, Yela Wolf plus over 50 other artists. They also scored the music for a full-length feature film; Love Rome by Carter B. Smith and their beats were featured on the television show “Skate Maps.”
In 2007, as the group was courted by several indie & major labels; fate took a wrong turn when Deacon had a tragic accident – breaking 5 vertebrae, several ribs, collapsed both lungs and had a hairline neck fracture. He suffered a severe spinal cord injury that resulted in paralysis of both legs. As a true entertainer, Deacon decided that the show must go on no matter what. He spent his entire recovery time writing songs, accumulating an impressive catalogue of over 150.
Deacon is a music aficionado whose influences vary from Nine Inch Nails to Ol' Dirty Bastard. He plays multiple instruments (guitar, bass, ASR10 and a MPC 2000XL), is a gifted producer & songwriter, and even directs & edits videos. Kaya also plays multiple instruments (guitar, bass, and keyboards), is a singer and assists Deacon in both music and video production.
It’s been a long time coming for Kounterclockwise to release their debut album, "Daylight Savings Time." The album is described as having a Native Tongue meets Marilyn Manson vibe.
Nine Inch Nails, The Doors, Nirvana, Bjork, KRS One, The Beatles, Cloud Nothings, The Strokes, The Cure, A Tribe Called Quest, Beck, Wu Tang Clan, Aphex Twin, Thelonius Monk, Sun Ra, Sex Pistols, De La Soul, Peter Tosh, Tool, MF Doom, Radiohead, Freestyle Fellowship, Prince, Duran Duran, Slick Rick, Sapient, Eminem, Cage, Squarepusher, Stevie Wonder, Kid Kudi, The Dresden Dolls, Die Antwoord, Led Zeppelin, Nas, Marilyn Manson; writers William Burroughs and Hunter S. Tompson; and artists Jean-Michel Basquiat, Andy Warhol, and Mr. Brainwash. I love all styles of music so this list by no means is even close to complete.
The Wizard of Oz
The Blues Brothers
Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas
On the Road
One Who Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest
Come as You Are: The Story of Nirvana
The Source, XXL, Punk, Vogue and Play Boy
Favorite TV shows:
Game of Thrones
The Venture Brothers
Behind The Music
The Outer LimitsAdult Swim
Adult Swim UK
Bevis & Butthead
Masters of Horror
The Life and Times of Tim
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