Salute to all the independents out there! We are an independent label sharing in that Holy Spirited balance of faith and hustle. Life as an independent artist, producer, engineer entreprenuer, Mom-preneur, writer, musician, student, teacher or missionary can be a lonely venture, we get you all! It can be like jumping out of a plane into the middle of the desert heading to an oasis somewhere, meandering the dunes, enduring the elements and acknowledging that the biggest enemy is ourself. Doubting the gift, the fear of getting lost, the lack of faith in the Creator, we get you. Our hope is that with everything you watch, hear and read is a chronicle of the test of our faith, the soundtrack to yours. We hope it edifies. Messa Montana’s EP just got reviewed by Carlos Newton of Reformed Bars. Watch it here.Read More
Messa Montana, Chans Thomas and now Speez has just released EPs from ToneCrafters. Twenty three songs, an hour and a half of music, three incredibly thought provoking and inspiring artists.
So we created a playlist of our Neo Soul and Hip Hop that we believe is a sound track to music fans who appreciate diversity in style yet maintaining a vibe of edifying music you can enjoy…so you can probably guess what i’m gonna say next…Read More
We are a creative collective of artists, producers, musicians with a very simple aim, to honor God through our calling by any means necessary. As much as we love the feedback for our current works, we have a hunger and desire to give you our very best reflecting the undeserved grace that God has drenched us in. We encourage you to join us in this journey as we provide the soundtrack to our lives. So it may appear crazy that we about to release yet another EP, but allow me to explain why.Read More
Ladies and Gentlemen,
Be Kind, Rewind Vol.1 is out now! Messa and the team at ToneCrafters want to take the earliest opportunity to thank all the friends, family and fans who have been supporting us, by turning up to our gigs, buying our singles and showing love through your activity on social media, we don’t measure success through numbers, but by the small impact we make to you. Please let us know how this blesses you all.Read More
The search for affirmation can be a perilous journey, that many artist struggle to find. While exploring the foundations of his musical tastes Messa camped at a Tribe Called Quest, he found his oasis. In reflection a story came out, sometimes that how songs emerged. Sometimes, you just have to jump out that plane and wait for the parachute to deploy. Thank God he did.
Houston native, Messa Montana continues his thoughts through music as he searched for affirmation, and how he found it when writing and producing track 2 "Feel It".Read More
Yesterday without warning we announced that Speez’s EP is coming here on ToneCrafters, today, we get to launch the music video for “Locked In”. This track will be on his upcoming EP “Loyalty to Royalty Vol. 1” which will be released March 1st 2019.
I get to be Steve Jobs with “but wait, there is more”…there is a simple competition to win a Speez Gospel Geek T-shirt just like one in the video.Read More
Oh Yes, another ToneCrafters release to be announced this week, and why not? Regular subscribers to this blog know we love music, you love music and we got so much music to come out this year. So let’s get started. Ladies and gentlemen…Speez.
So here it is, third EP from the label and today’s spotlight is on Speez. Seasoned rapper from Virginia Beach who combines unwavering thought provoking biblical truths with inspiring life application that would appeal to all of student age through to those who have grown up with 90s hip hop and RnB. The only producer with a gold disk on the label who artfully weaves trap beats, boom-bap grooves and soulful attention grabbing sounds.Read More
From singing at a Stellar Gospel Award event at age 14 to finally releasing her debut EP on ToneCrafters, the long arduous journey for Chans Thomas proves her faith through years of patience, persistence and prayer and it all comes to an end this month. Her first project is called ”The Cultured Christ” featuring the incredible Live Out Loud Band, and is almost upon us, at last!
I think it’s well worth the wait, craft like this takes time, however, Chans WILL completely disagree with me here lol! Trust me, I get it, she has creative ideas in abundance and that is her burden...and what a cross to bear. Artists like her are called to create and are often burdened with glorious purpose. To referee between logic and emotion, discern between sanity and vanity all the while crediting God for the reason for the hope as the quality of their artistry permeates.Read More
Inderpaul’s “Fountain Pain” song is one of the most lyrically ethereal he has made, yet! - Calvin FOOD Venus
Don’t take our word on it, go check it out for yourself below. Those that have heard it already may find it a little difficult to grasp exactly what happened for InderPaul to consider stabbing his neck with a pen…and thats the point.Read More
This incredible cover art done by Houston native, muralist Jacob. It captures everything you come to expect from Messa Montana, nostalgic 90s beats, pocket grooves, hypnotic melodies and a modern back-packer rap flow. There are no rhymes for the sake of riddling here…genuine honesty, integrity and introspective thought processes.
All beats are produced by Messa himself, whilst the vocal production, mixing and mastering was done at the new SafeHouse Recordings studio by ToneCrafters CEO and studio owner Calvin FOOD Venus.Read More