A long way away from his 2011 debut, Cleveland based producer Tommy Sheridan aka Broken Keys continues to evolve.
Sheridan is an avid CD collector and his influences are vast. When you step into his apartment it becomes clear that he is basically responsible for keeping his local CD shop afloat. Given his wide-ranging musical taste, it only makes sense for Sheridan to go through several evolutions as he finds the perfect balance. Today he returns with a new EP forging new ground: Solitude
Following a foot injury that caused him to be stuck in the house for several weeks, Sheridan knocked out dozens of new tracks, ultimately narrowed to the three tracks included on this EP.
As he continues to expand musically, Broken Keys manages to harness a consistent aesthetic of introspective yet club ready tunes.
1/24/15 Alloy-X celebrated 2 years since our inception with a show at the Grog Shop in Cleveland with performances by Matayo, A/V, Hokes, Smoke Noises, and Urbindex.
Video by HodosArt
Song: “Jump In The Air” – Broken Keys
Alloy-X Vol. 2 out Jan. 27th!
So if 2013 ended up being The Year Of The Collab, 2014 continued in that direction and wound up as The Year Of The Trifecta. Smoke Screen, Broken Keys and Smoke Noises all became brands in their own right this past year and we were able to cover a lot of ground through all three projects. We released material from all three acts domestically and internationally though Alloy-X and Collective Resonance respectively and did shows in New York City, Boston, Houston, Austin and Cleveland.
Though we didn’t release a Smoke Screen album in 2014, we put out a single/video produced by The Kickdrums, an EP with Smoke Noises and I released a pair of EPs as Broken Keys. We also released music videos for all three projects. I’ve compiled a list of all of the highlights throughout the year and categorized them into separate sections below. Checkout the list of shows, releases, music videos, interviews and more from Smoke Screen, Smoke Noises and Broken Keys in 2014! Also included is our annual year end highlight recap video.
We can’t thank everyone enough for all the support over the years and we can’t wait for what 2015 has in store for all three of these projects!
-1/10 Smoke Noises Grog Shop show
-2/2 Alloy-X House Party
-3/28 Alloy-X House Party: Boston
-4/28 Smoke Noises show at Cafe 939 in Boston
-5/22 Urbindex WALSH Release at Heart and Sole with Broken Keys
-5/23 Smoke Noises w/ Freeze-Tag + DJ Corey Grand Grog Show
-5/25 Bounce & Get Low: Smoke Noises
-6/1 Bounce & GET LOW: Jae Andres, Broken Keys & DJ Corey Grand
-6/22 Smoke Noises @ Grog Shop
-6/26 Broken Keys @ Beat/Life1
-6/28 Smoke Noises @ Cleveland Block Party
-7/17 Bounce Get Low Bside: Broken Keys + Urbindex
-8/15 Smoke Noises + Urbindex @ Weapons Mass Creation Fest
-8/16 Broken Keys @ B-Side BBQ
-8/17 Bounce & Get Low: Urbindex + Broken Keys + Ghost Noises
-8/31 Smoke Screen + Broccoli Samurai Summerdance
-9/4 Broken Keys Bounce & Get Low B-Side
-9/5 Broken Keys + Aqueous + Vibe & Direct @ Grog Shop
-9/9 Smoke Screen + Sole @ Beachland Tavern
-9/11 Alloy-X/RVAH NY Fall Fashion Week
-9/20 Smoke Screen With Rjd2 @ Grog Shop
-11/8 Broken Keys @ Mahall’s
-12/5 Broken Keys + Urbindex @ Notsuoh Houston, TX
-12/6 Broken Keys + Urbindex Instore @ Exploded Records Austin, TX
-12/6 Broken Keys + Urbindex @ Chicon Collective $3 Shows Mixer Austin, TX
-12/31 Broken Keys + Tropidelic New Years Eve
-1/10 Smoke Noises x Another Enemy Capsule Collection
-3/25 Broken Keys – Cantina EP
-5/9 Broken Keys + Corey Grand – Alloy-X/Long Division Mix
-7/4 DJ Corey Grand OG Mattress Guest Room Mix: Broken Keys
-9/5 Smoke Screen + The Kickdrums – Barry Blanco Single
-11/18 Smoke Noises – Make It To A Dollar EP
-12/4 Broken Keys – Ethos EP
-2/17 Smoke Screen – Morado Music Video
-10/31 Smoke Noises – Make It To A Dollar Music Video
-11/20 Broken Keys – Dolphin Dance Music Video
-12/20 Smoke Screen – Barry Blanco Music Video
-1/8 Full Page Smoke Noises Interview in Scene Magazine
-4/16 Broken Keys Mention in Young Wired And Restless Scene Cover Story
-11/13 Smoke Noises Baldwin Wallace Radio Show Appearance
-12/4 Collective Resonance Show #73 (Broken Keys Interview + Guest Mix)
-1/1 Smoke Noises likeness in Melt Ad
-3/24 Smoke Noises Boston Recording Trip 1
-4/23 SmokeScreen216 Tumblr voted Best in Cleveland!
-6/10 Smoke Noises ‘2000 Pounds’ Featured in SCUM Movie Soundtrack
-9/13 Smoke Noises Boston Recording Trip 2