Will U B Mine?
Quincy B. Scovill, spokesperson, songwriter, producer, and owner of Florida-based independent label Mad Monk, Ltd, has formed Beatnik Castle - a high-energy psychedelic musical anomaly that includes Scovill Avenue's Mz. Fortune, Anastasia V. Romanov, bassist and vocalist for Tampa doomster-metallers Peasants of Posture, and U.S. Virgin Islands-born/Tampa-based singing sensation Francillia. Beatnik Castle, according to Quincy B, draws on an affinity for R & B, funkadelic, House/Dance, Latin, old school rap, and Motown. Francillia's smooth, soulful, in-depth vocal style all but cements Beatnik Castle's staying power in the world of contemporary dance. A maxi-CD-single featuring Francillia on 'Will U B Mine' is scheduled for release in January 2009 and features remixes and re-recordings by such dance world notables as Miami's Cato K, the-always incredible Lenny B, and, of course, Quincy B. Written, arranged, and produced by Quincy B, "Will U B Mine?" was recognized by the National Academy of Recording Arts & Sciences Committee and placed on the Official Ballot for the 2008 Grammy Awards for Best Dance Recording. Speaking of Grammy nods, this is the second consecutive year that a Mad Monk, LTD artist was placed on the Official Ballot for the Grammy Awards. Four different songs from Mad Monk artist Peasants of Posture's debut CD CounterRevolution (produced by Quincy B) were recognized by the National Academy of Recording Arts & Sciences Committee and placed on the Official Ballot for the 2008 Grammy Awards in four different categories. Three different songs from Scovill Avenue's debut CD Big House have been placed on the Official Ballot for the 2009 Grammy Awards by the National Academy of Recording Arts & Sciences in seven categories, including the coveted first three categories Record of the Year, Album of the Year, and Song of the Year, respectively. All nominated songs for both Peasants and Scovill Avenue (the former a gothic heavy metal group, the latter a commercial dance/R& B group) were written by Quincy B. In 2007, Quincy B and Mad Monk gained local recognition for "Ain't No Bull," a gothic industrial rap anthem that was a tribute to The University of South Florida Athletic teams. In addition to writing and producing music for local and national artists, films, television, and other projects, Quincy B is devoting his efforts to Francillia's debut CD, tentatively titled Temptation, scheduled for release on Mad Monk, Ltd in 2009. Temptation will, according to Quincy B, have a hefty, hearty dose of R& B, hip-hop, funky groovy house dance, Latin industrial and even a little bit of heavy rock." "Francillia is a diverse artist, and she really digs tunes with heavy guitars so we've got some really cool things ahead, 'exclaims an excited Quincy B, adding that he's constantly amazed at Francillia's well-versed studio prowess and work ethic."She's a real gem to work with,' he adds.