TIDES is Innocent and Dan. Hailing from Zimbabwe and South Korea respectively, the two met at the highly selective Grammy camp in 2009. The pair discovered immediately bonded over a shared multi-instrumental approach to production. After parting ways, they continued down separate paths, settling in NYC and LA respectively. The cross-country barrier didn’t stop them from working together over the years while they pursued their own musical endeavors.

Innocent would both produce and sing hooks for a plethora of east-coast up and coming Hip-hop/R&B acts, while developing his own unique blend of urban/soul/electronic sounds.

Dan would earn his degree in audio production and jump into behind the scenes session work in the bubbling LA music scene.

During the first week of 2016, Innocent shared a new track with Dan, as they had done dozens of times before. An online production session quickly turned into a landmark decision to finally form the duo they had imagined for the past seven years. Two weeks later, Dan took his first trip to NYC and the two bunkered down in a Brooklyn studio. From there, TIDES, the duo’s initials rearranged, was born.

Innocent and Dan quickly dove into their classic R&B roots, developing a throwback tone with a modern Indie Pop twist. Innocent’s native Shona tongue also makes subtle appearances throughout their tracks. With past and present influences ranging from D’Angelo and Anderson Paak, to smooth operators Pharrell and John Mayer, TIDES genre-blending abilities are bound to attract listeners from across the spectrum.

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