2018 Artist Spotlight: Smoke Screen
“2017 was the come up year for Smoke Screen, a hip-hop duo based out of Cleveland. Tommy Sheridan (a.k.a. Chemist or Broken Keys) and Rodney Mynatt (Mooke) have packed more into twelve months than most groups are able to fit into their lifespans. A brand new album, two music videos and several shows later, 2018 is poised to be another year of success for the pair who are on the brink of national notoriety.
While so many acts use the selling power of nostalgia, the momentum of anniversary tours and benchmark album re-releases to keep fans hooked, Smoke Screen is relying on what they’ve learned since their initial release to earn themselves new listeners. They could throw a party to commemorate Self Educated Learning Process, released December 12, 2007, but Sheridan and Mynatt would rather move towards the future instead of dwell in the past.” -Rachel Hunt
Read the full interview HERE
(Photos: Cloud Nothings/Jesse Lirola, The Whiskey Hollow/J. Bartholomew, Smoke Screen/Dan Laguardia)
15 Best Cleveland Album and EP Releases In 2017 (cleveland.com)
“Hip hop duo Smoke Screen released its first album 10 years ago in 2007 and continued to build up to 2017’s full-length “Return To The Sun.” The album weaves together The Chemist’s electronic beats and production with rapper Mooke Da God’s Cleveland-centric rhymes.” -Anne Nickoloff, cleveland.com
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“CLEVELAND, Ohio – Broken Keys might be a side gig for Cleveland musician Tommy Sheridan, but his deep house music project has made moves forward with a new remix EP.
Sheridan’s skills in creating house music have translated into Cleveland’s hip-hop scene for years; he’s known as The Chemist, one half of the duo that composes hip-hop band Smoke Screen. And although the two groups (Broken Keys and Smoke Screen) create distinctly different songs, they often go hand-in-hand for Sheridan.” -Anne Nickoloff (cleveland.com)
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Smoke Screen, Red Rose Panic, Sankuro & Feed The People Live at The Grog Shop!
Doors @ 8 // Show @ 9
Tix: $8 Advance // $10 Day of Show
RSVP HERE!: http://bit.ly/2kRBTaP
Video shot & edited by James Dalton
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DOWNTOWN : CLE Clothing E. 4th St.
EAST SIDE : CLE Clothing Uptown/University Circle
WEST SIDE : CLE Clothing Crocker Park
Music Credit : Smoke Screen
Much love to CLE Clothing Co. for using Ice Cold Water in their latest commercial and to Downie Photo for shooting the video!
Smoke Screen Live at The Grog Shop featuring Archie Green, Mourning [A] BLKstar and DJ ESO 7/15/17. Shot by Jamal Shakir and Jerrod Shakir. ‘Breakbeats and Bass’ Instrumental by Broken Keys.
‘Return To The Sun’ is officially out now on iTunes, Spotify, Apple Music, Amazon and all major digital retailers! Limited Edition CD also available! Includes the single “Breakbeats and Bass” and production from Uno Wa, Connor Musarra, Broken Keys and Z. Quiz!
Apple Music: http://apple.co/2uXWtqy