Latest Releases

Arthur Thomas and the Funkitorium

How You Like Me Now is the first taste on Spring Garden Records of one of Philly’s hottest new acts of 2019, Arthur Thomas and the Funkitorium.  Lead vocalist, Arthur Thomas, leads this new breed of funk band with all kinds of references to blaxploitation, while blending funk of the 70s and hip-hop.  Arthur’s joined by vocalist Re-Mus, guitarist Zavetis, bassist The Jusman, drummer Chops and DJ Ndot.


How You Like Me Now was produced by Ndot and was the first track the band ever laid down.  It’s soul swagger, summer drum break, vinyl static and smooth bassline have us ready for Spring to

HyDeph

HyDeph follows up his Spring Garden Records debut single "Prophetic token" with an all instrumental affair, Department of the Treasury. "The IRS" and "Tax Fraud" showcase the producer's unique hiphop production style and are a perfect end to our 2019 release season. Look for more HyDeph in 2020!

The Mini Q's
The Mini Q's debut on Spring Garden Records comes in the form of the organ trio's long awaited sophomore release, Ride Again.  Guitarist Ben O'Neill, organist Luke Carlos O'Reilly and drummer Anwar Marshall, all extremely active and touring musicians, came together for one day at Kawari Sound in Wyncote PA.  Engineered by Zach Goldstein, the tracks on Ride Again were all recorded live with all three musicians in the same room, then mixed at RBOS Audio by fellow Philadelphia-based producers Starkey & RVLVR (NOREMIXES / Seclusiasis).  These five tracks perfectly showcase The Mini Q's talent and breadth of musical knowledge.

HyDeph
HyDeph's "Prophetic token" is the producer's first single release on Spring Garden Records.  The track features vocals from fellow Philadelphians Knowbahdi & Pain 267.  Get to know HyDeph.

ManhattanSideProject
ManhattanSideProject is the solo work of David Klyman, a Philadelphia-based musician, staff engineer at Retro City Studios, and member of the band Restorations (Tiny Engines, SideOneDummy). Klyman has toured extensively for over 20 years and his first forays into production go way back to making “radio shows” on lo-fi mono cassette decks. ManhattanSideProject is Klyman’s ever adapting vehicle for experimentation, combining analog and emerging digital technologies.

June Rodriguez
June Rodriguez started his music career as a rapper in the 90's in the Bronx NY. He also learned a bit about production through friends who were DJs. It wasn't until years later that June discovered house music and his life was forever changed. He had a radio show on 91.3FM WXAC, Albright College's community radio station. Soon after, June began working in nightclubs and lounges from Washington DC to Philadelphia.   After some great advice from some world renowned producers whom June befriended, he followed their advice to go to school to learn more about music production. This led him to the Sound Recording and Music Technology program at The Community College of Philadelphia. 

Mad Mon!
Alone Time is the debut 5 track EP from Philly producer Mad Mon!  Alone Time showcases the producer's unique productions with tracks that sit equally alongside beatsmith electronic records and some of the finest hip hop productions out there.

Fairmount String Quartet
It’s hard to believe that Spoken with Strings is the debut release of Philadelphia-based Fairmount String Quartet.  The group has been active around the US since 1984, with extensive performances in the Philadelphia region. Spoken with Strings comprises nine carefully chosen and artfully arranged selections from the contemporary pop canon as interpreted by the singular brilliance of players Rachel Segal (vn), Leah Kim (vn), Beth Dzwil (va)and Mimi Morris-Kim (vc).  The album exemplifies the versatility of music pitting pop music in a traditional string quartet setting.  A prime example is the group’s rendition of Outkast’s Hey Ya, maintaining the energy of the original, while also expanding on the elegance and romance of the song.

Amari
Amari’s debut EP, That One, was the first release from Spring Garden Records in Fall of 2018.  The records showcased modern-thinking r&b productions alongside thoughtful lyrics, all from the creative mind of Shanice Manley (aka Amari).  Arguably one of the best tracks on the release was Nebula Reflection, a dark roller with dense vocal harmonies.  So Amari entrusted the stems of the record with four of Philadelphia’s finest producers.

ManhattanSideProject
ManhattanSideProject is the solo work of David Klyman, a Philadelphia-based musician, audio engineer, and member of the Tiny Engines’ band Restorations.  Klyman has toured extensively for over 20 years and his first forays into production go way back to making “radio shows” on lo-fi mono cassette decks.  ManhattanSideProject is Klyman’s ever adapting vehicle for experimentation, combining analog and emerging digital technologies.