I have been doing this hip hop thing for a long time. I have, for the most part, have always put an edm twist on it. Either rapping on beats with modulated bass lines, or just having a stronger connection with rave kids, I have stayed true to my approach for more than 10 years. I used to get a lot of ridicule for the types of music i was putting out. I knew it just wasnt time yet, and it would catch up. I had been doing that more wild style. The popularity of dubstep brought on an era that i was very proud of. I made some of my favorite music in that time. Then came EDM trap…. I was obviously a fan because it was mostly just rap beats, then it started to progress. I wanted to go that route. it was like my calling in EDM music. I wanted this certain type of beat… i tried for a couple years, explaining to producers what i wanted exactly, but everyone came up short. Then xxyyxx came out, that was it!!!!!! that was the sound I had been looking for. Down tempo sound with those higher sounding snares and fills with 808s… then lots of producers started making similar stuff. I started to hear producers like ODESZA and HIPPIE SABOTAGE and now i had something to go off of. SANGO being one of those artists that hit me in that realm, it was in the back of my mind to do one of his.   at this time  I knew i wanted to do a full length album, something I could put a bunch of energy into, a full body of work.CHRIS GNARLY came back into my life one night when I was opening up for cosby sweater at the vogue theatre in INDY. I was drunk and had was higher that a hippie in a helicopter that night, but i remember him yelling CHECK OUT MY NEW STUFF BLU BAMBU!!!!! it took a couple weeks for me to check it out…. i was pleasantly surprised because he was making exactly what i wanted. I am happy that happened because he produced 80% of my album. and I Love it. As much as would love to be posting a single from that, I had to get this Sango joint off real quick I HOPE YOU ENJOY IT!!!!!






#RIDETHEILLWAVE has been anticipated amongst the followers of the upcoming ghost town collective. KNAG$, 1/2 of TOMMY LAW and resident ghost town producer/ dj, originally set out to release his album in june. Perhaps it was a good move, giving him more time for final mixes. A late release also sealed the deal for a Freddie Bunz collaboration.

here is an infographic, where Freddie breaks his work down to let you know where he was heading.




Wednesday June 13, heavygun kicks off a series called THAT NUNU in the new upper room above Za Pizza. Heavygun has always been known for supplying something different to its followers. The first instalment will include heavygun resident dj TXTBOOK, YO! AYY.TEE., JESSIE & AMY, and TONY STYXX. Fountain Square Brewery will be tapping. $10 pitchers. $4 u call its. $10 large pepperoni pizzas. Come out and make this event something special.

When Yo! Ayy.TEE., who’s real name is Anthony West, says Party Forever, he means exactly that. When he’s telling you “I’m Dope Bitch”, he’s not saying it to be cocky, he’s just simply stating why he’s able to do everything he does and says. He considers his self to be a future pioneer to the music world and will stop at nothing until his goals are reached. Yo! Ayy.TEE. is the perfect blend of raw human emotion, sound, and energy. He’s been there, done that, and want’s to take you there through his music.



Jessie and Amy @ Tip Top Tavern, downtown Indy


.Jessie & Amy.

.Band members:
.Jessie Phelps~guitar.percussion.vocals.
.Amy Zehr~guitar.percussion.vocals.

.Style: .acoustic.singer/songwriter.

The music of Jessie and Amy is raw, acoustic, and soulful. It is full of energy and emotion. The creativity of their music is displayed by their variety of sounds, styles, percussion, and harmonies.

.Easy listenin.


Hailing from the outskirts of small town Terre Haute, Indiana comes a DJ with skill, and much much more. Known as TXTBOOK he grew up with an interest in music unsurpassed by anything else. Receiving his first set of turntables at 12 years old, while most of his peers were playing games he was already hard at work and lining up gigs. Since that time he has immersed himself in a plethora of different genres of music. Hip-Hop being first and foremost, but being well rounded with a background in Electronica, Dub, Indie Rock and Hardcore music which has given him a unique influence and presence on the stage. TXTBOOK works the crowd like no other and he LIVES to make them dance!


In My Zone

Tony Styxx, an Indianapolis native, is a Spoken Word Artist/MC/Human Beat box. An entertainer since age 18, Tony Styxx has taken his time to cultivate his talents in the Indiana soil opening doors for him to share his gifts all throughout the Midwest.

A triple threat talent, Tony has had the pleasure of bringing his unique sound to amazing collaborations and opportunities to open for many regional/national talents:
Dwele (R&B)
Bashiri Asad (Soul)
Kools Bazaar (Jazz/Funk)
alpha.live (Hip Hop)
Jeremiah Cosner (New Wave Rock)
Fighting Words Poetry Collective (Spoken Word)
Mike Epps (Comedian)
Black Violin (Classical/Hip Hop instrumental)
Kindred (Neo Soul/R&B)
Ghostface Killah of the Wu-Tang Clan (Hip Hop)
Tommy Bottoms (Def Poet)
Georgia Me (Def Poet)
Queen Sheba (BET Lyric Lounge)
Talaam Acey (National Touring Poet)

Back in the Summer of 2011, we got the crazy idea to startup a brewery, not because we wanted to be on the bandwagon, but because we wanted something different, something our talents and passion for beer could make happen. Out technical background in Microbiology, Chemistry, and Automation, made up the perfect storm needed to produce quality beer with a higher level of consistency and with improved shelf stability. Our passion for beer and diversity of tastes allowed us to craft carefully refined recipes that we know will delight you.

We chose Fountain Square because of the community. Since we will be the first to admit our creativity and talents exist on a side of the brain that has little capability to draw, we have this admiration and attraction to those whose talents reside in the arts. We have connected to this community over the past year and look forward to being a vehicle for expressing its artistic nature. Fountain Square is a community of hard working, creative, fun loving, and genuine people. They are probably the most helpful people we’ve ever met. We are truly honored to be a part of the community and will strive to be worthy ambassadors and stewards.


We’re home to the biggest slice in Broad Ripple. We wanted to shake things up a bit – but also capture the New York / Itallian style pizzeria and eatery – with the flavor and flare of quality and customer service in a unique great atmosphere.

The Upper Room is just that! A place where people can come, enjoy each other’s company and conversation, while enjoying great New York Italian cuisine and, of course, the BEST view of Broad Ripple!

The move to take over the upstairs is directly inline with the vision of ZA. Not just a lately night stop for a quick slice, although the downstairs is perfect for that, but a move into an actual dining experience. The culture the Upper Room should be an equal mixture of all types of people from all different backgrounds, bonded together by great food and a great atmosphere.

It will take time to spread the word and change the perception of ZA, but we are confident that visiting the Upper Room will create quite a buzz. Don’t take our word for it! Come in, take a seat, enjoy your meal, some beer or wine, and decide for yourself!

Like us on FaceBook and follow us on Twitter, because we’re pushing out great specials and events that will be too good to pass up! We stand by our tagline, “Enjoy a slice of goodness!”