Soultanz, Something Old and New

We are stoked to be hosting Soultanz as our musical guests for Art Walk. The dynamic duo Singer/Producer Shayan Mashayekh and Producer Jared Rubens have a soulful feel while incorporating hip hop, electronic and RnB. Come by and hear for yourself. :) 
We caught up with Soultanz to learn more about how they got their start and what gives them inspiration. read on...
Introduce us to each member of Soultanz - Tell us a little about Soultanz? 
Soultanz always maintains a soulful feel while incorporating hip-hop, RnB, and electronic elements into the groove. The duo out of Seattle is comprised of singer/producer Shayhan Mashayekh and producer Jared Rubens, who often feature local talent.
 
Shayhan
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Shayan began as singer/songwriter who quickly evolved into a talented producer. As a singer, he has been featured on songs by Sol, BFA, Zetes, and more to come. He counts Bradley Nowell of Sublime, Kaytranada, and Michael McDonald as his influences. 
 
Jared
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As a producer, Jared is deeply involved in the composition of the music, spending long hours arranging samples, recording live instruments and writing lyrics. He describes as his primary influences as Madlib, Jay Dee, and Latin-American music. 
 
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How did you get started? 
Jared Rubens met Shayhan on Soundcloud in 2011 and they have been collaborating ever since. 
 
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Where does your inspiration come from?
Our inspiration has its ups and downs just like life. It comes from many angles. Pain, love, feeling trapped, world corruption, etc.

We let the music speak to us. I've (Shayhan) always said, " Ride the beat and don't force the beat to ride you.”
 
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What would you say is your greatest achievement so far? 
Creating an album you are proud of.
What would you say is your ultimate goal for the band?
To be timeless plain and simple.   
Any upcoming gigs that your looking forward to playing? 
October 12th at Standard goods of course! We have a show with The Bad Tenants on 10/28 at W Hotel and then we will be headed to Salem and Portland

Oregon for back to back shows on 11/3 and 11/4. Starting at Victory Club and ending at The Saturday Tavern. 
 
 

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