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Beatnik Castle

October 16, 2009

Bay Area psychedelic pop duo Francillia and Quincy B – collectively known as Beatnik Castle, released their stunning debut cd maxi-single “Will U B Mine?” in spring 2009. CD Maxi-single features mixes from internationally known remixers Cato K, Lenny B and, of course, Quincy B. The single is currently getting airplay on over 100 dance/mix radio stations across the country, including XM/Sirius BPM and 16 radio stations in Europe, including the UK and Germany, as well as Australia and South America. The Bay Area’s hottest musical duo was recently added to Clear Channel’s New Discover/Uncover nationwide artist roster, including local station 95.7 The Beat and the single has over 15,000 spins! Also set for release later this year is both an audio and video unplugged acoustic performance (featuring “Will U B Mine?” and five songs from Francillia’s 2010 solo CD “Temptation”) and the much-anticipated music video for “Will U B Mine?”

Since signing with promoter DJ Harry F. Towers of DEET Promotions in March 2009, Francillia and Quincy have been extremely busy – performing at the Winter Music Conference in Miami, Urban Music Awards in New York, the grand opening of Club Q-S.I.N.Y. in Staten Island, as well as personal appearances at local dance clubs, art exhibits, fashion shows, charity events, as well as performing their unique dance/club songs “unplugged” at coffee shops and private parties as well.

Written and produced by Quincy, “Will U B Mine?” was originally released in 2008 by Scovill Avenue, yet another unrecognized Bay Area gem whose 2008 Mad Monk, LTD CD “Big House” amazingly garnered seven Grammy nods from the National Academy of Recording Arts & Sciences Committee last year, including the coveted categories “Record of the Year,” “Album of the Year,” and “Song of the Year”. Incidentally, “Will U B Mine?” in its original version, was in the Grammy category “Dance Single of the Year” as well. In 2007, Beatnik Castle’s Mad Monk label mates Peasants of Posture had four different songs nominated in four different categories for the 2008 Grammy Awards. All nominated songs were written, arranged, and produced (and, in some cases, performed) by Mr. Quincy B. himself! US Virgin Islands born singer Francillia not only is a US Army veteran but a current member of the active reserves.

In addition to his duties with Beatnik Castle, Mr. Scovill is continuously busy. Though his priority is collaborating and co writing his unique brand of hard-edge psychedelic hippie trippy metallic hop-pop for Francillia’s solo CD “Temptation” (which features a cover of a 1971 Alice Cooper classic!), he’s working on a doom/death hip hop/rap project and Blind Granny’s Euro-techno debut CD-release.