MUSIC SUBWAY

Animator and creator TOMEK DUCKI lives in eastern Europe and works globally remotely. Here he is quizzed about his unique visual style: Q: Please briefly describe your childhood. Hm, let me see… I was born in a Polish-Hungarian family and I was raised in Budapest. For those who are not familiar with that: Polish and Hungarian language have as much in common as Finnish and Czech, or Estonian and Croatian = Nothing. Probably the most useful information, however, is that my father is a graphic designer and specializes in posters, and for the twist, he was raised in Warsaw.Read more: http://bit.ly/1yKYPaT

Ben Kahn: Jan '14 Musical Artist in the Streetlight

Ben Kahn represents what IndieStreet loves to salute and expose in Indie music and Indie film. He has stayed away from the spot light (so far) while simply creating amazing music. London based producer/song writer/mystery man has blown us away with his hypnotically crafted sounds and the provocative entrancing mash-up of images of his music videos. Check out all 3 cuts to date on his youtube channel, and look for more from this brilliant off the radar musical beast.

Musical Artist in the Street Light March '14: Ocean Calling

"Endlessly Roaming We'll Glow" one of many solid lyrics from a song that we are happy we were turned onto in its youth. With only 234 hits on youtube when I saw it early this morning (2amEST), I'm happy to predict 100k plus for this new artist. (And the talented Sophie Locke will owe it all to IndieStreet's featured post!) Okay fine, it's just an awesome song and a fun music video. Street Creds to Ocean Calling for wielding some soul and adventure into an electronic-pop style. Follow Ocean Calling on twitter and Facebook, we know we will be waiting for more!

Manicanparty - Dec'13 Artist in the Streetlight

Sure stemming from Brooklyn seed gives us a bit of prejudice, but we would get behind this talented indie tribal pop duo even if they came from Mars. And their amazing EP is free on SoundCloud. Just trust us, you will be entranced.

Q: How can u make $1000 in a day as a street Musician?

A: With disgusting talent. Bryson Andres has blown up over the last year, but his heart still lies with the street.  He says his favorite venue  is to "perform on the streets where everyone can experience my music and just relax."  Thanks Bryson for stayin' Indie and keeping it on the Street.

April '14 Musical Artist in the Street Light: DESPOT

Despot is a rapper from Queens, NY who has been kind of harassed about how long it is taking him to put out his debut solo album. Indie Street is here to defend this beast of a lyricist.  It has been a decade since he was signed by Definitive Jux, and Despot continues to grow his fan base with appearances and killer hip hop singles like Look Alive and House Full of Bricks.  year in and year out.  Indie Street salutes the perfectionist approach, and will be ready to rep the album whether it drops in 2014 or 2041.  No one hates on that dude who directed Titanic when it takes him 10 years to drop his next blockbuster.  Stay the course Despot, James Cameron type bankroll is in your future.  You can follow him on Facebook here.