Thursday, February 24, 2011

DV8 Releases "Push" on Reverbnation

With putting the finishing touches on their up coming 8 song "demo" EP dropping very soon, FTI Records' own DV8 have decided to finally release a track on the internet. Since the beginning DV8 has decided to do exactly the opposite of what you're supposed to do these days as a musician regarding the internet, by avoiding it as much as possible. They believed in making a name for themselves the way bands used to do, by physically going out and passing out music, performing shows all over, and face to face promotion. Well after over 2 years of this and hundreds of requests, they've decided it's time to give the people what they want. So now, for the first time ever, you can finally listen to a DV8 song on the internet instead of waiting till the next concert to hear it, or hoping BigBar Radio plays it on their next show, or trying to get that burnt CD to work that's all scratched to shit from overplay. Without further adieu we give to you, the first official "internet" released track by DV8:


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Wednesday, February 23, 2011

Saturday Night Grind stream from Dewey's Pub

If you missed the Saturday Night Grind: Season One show that FTI Records put on this past weekend at Dewey's Pub, we got you! Luckily our friends at BigBar Radio streamed the whole thing live, and the footage is available right here for your viewing pleasure!! Make sure to check out BigBar Radio for all of your CT based music, ALL THE TIME!! 



Wednesday, February 2, 2011


With 6 artists currently signed to FTI Records, it's hard to keep up with the amount of shows we have going on all the time. Seems like for each one we play we book at least 2 more. But hey, we've been doing it that way for the past 5 years, did you think we were gonna slow down? Hell no! Lucky for you though, you can keep up with everything with just one click of a mouse, no need to browse through a dozen different pages. Just hit up, it's automatically updated daily with our blog, facebook posts, upcoming shows, you tube videos, and anything else FTI releated. You can even grab our Reverbnation show widgets, tune widgets & video widgets right off the page and post them wherever you want. They update themselves whenever we add anything to them, even after you paste them, so you don't even have to do a thing after that to keep up to date. And of course if you're extra lazy, you don't have to check our damn page at all!! Just head there once to enter your e-mail for our newsletter or subscribe to this blog, and all our upcoming shows & news will be sent right to you. See how easy we make life for ya? Speaking of shows, here's a run down of what we got in the works for the next couple months: 

Sat. Feb. 12, 2011: 

5:AM will be making a guest appearance at Sully's Pub in Hartford, CT courtesy of our fam & fellow Grindhouse resident Asylum Lifetime for a devastating night of hip hop featuring Reef the Lost Cauze of AOTP, Asylife with Sherm LaRock, and Political Animals!! 

Be sure to pick up Asylum Lifetime's new album "Political Asylum" 
available now at

Sat. Feb. 19th, 2011

Live from Dewey's Pub. . . IT'S SATURDAY NIGHT!! That's right, Feb. 19th marks the first of a series of dirt-cheap Saturday night shows put on by FTI Records at various bars, clubs & small venues around the state of CT. Each show will be a new "season" starring a new cast of performers at a different location than the previous one. "Season One" takes place at Dewey's Pub in Seymour and features a mix of hip hop & metal acts including 5:AM, Kali Ma, BC Connect, Sketch tha Cataclysm, DV8, & Raiza Rapz, all for only 5 bucks. That's one helluva cheap Saturday night!! (21+ ID a must.)

 Sun. Feb. 27th, 2011:

Our homies and last summer's tour mates Hy-Town Records have a crazy line up put together as only they can, and it's going down at one of our favorite venues to play, Tammany Hall in Worcester, MA. 5:AM will be performing along with CT metal Gods Dead By Wednesday & RI's wicked shit king Q-Strange, as well as Hy-Town's own iNFiNiTTi & Reject just to name a few. Peep the event page for the whole shebang. Oh, and this one's an all ages show so feel free to bring that little young female you've been trying to tap, just keep her far away from the bar!

Sat. March 12, 2011: 

Kryptik will be a guest judge for the craziness that is "Bogus Idol" put on by Bogus Trizzy and our friends at Panic Productions, and will also be performing later in the night. This is not a regular show, it's going to be complete insanity as you can guess by the name of it. All we can tell you right now is that it's going down at 6:00pm at Golf Dome- 1 Keys Way in West Warwick, RI, and that the infamous Mulch will be engaging in a song for song American Idol style judged contest against Rob-U-Blind. Stay tuned for more details. 

Sun. March 13th, 2011: 

Long time friend and FTI Records supporter known simply as Phatty. . . wait, fuck that this man needs no introduction. Phatty has been down with FTI Records before we ever even played a show in CT, before Kryptik ever pressed a CD, before we even had a damn myspace page or website. Phatty is the friggin man, that's you need to know. Well that and the fact that he's putting on his 3rd show at Tammany Hall, appropriately titled "Phatty 3." on March 13th. It features FTI Records artists Kryptik & James Joyce, as well as an all star line-up including Political Animals, Fury, Masstapeace, Bogus Trizzy, & more TBA. Full details have not yet been released, we'll keep you posted. Oh, but we can tell you that Kryptik has granted Phatty the power to choose all the songs he will be performing for his entire set at this show, because Phatty is the friggin man. 

Sat. March 26th, 2011:

Live from Simbus Cafe. . . IT'S SATURDAY NIGHT!! Season 2 of the FTI Records "Saturday Night Grind" series of shows is going down in Ansonia, CT on March 26th and features performances by 5:AM, ILL, Ladi R.O.C.K, Raiza Rapz, Product of Nature, & Meta Musick. Once again it's only 5 bucks to get in!! 21+ with ID, more details & show flier coming soon. 

Sun. April 17th, 2011

Kryptik will be performing at Hy-Town Record's 4th Annual "Blazed & Confused." The biggest underground show in MA, and every year it gets bigger. Details coming soon. 

Fri. April 22nd, 2011

Kryptik will be opening for Hopsin on his "I AM Raw" tour at Blazes in West Warwick on April 22nd. More details and event page coming soon.