Since birth, David Frankel always had musical and rhythmic inclinations. His parents, Don and Sheila, tell the story of him as a baby doing a dance they labeled “Doin’ The Dave” while listening to music or watching TV with music in it. Sure, lots of babies will move around when they hear music, but when David would bounce up and down (Doin’ The Dave), something was different; he had rhythm. It shouldn’t have come as a surprise to his parents, as his father, Don Frankel, is a musician. Don taught David music, and introduced him to incredible sounds from all over the world, and all throughout the history of time. As a kid, his parents would record songs that he and his sister, Kimberly, wrote on tape, including David’s classic, “My Blue Cap” (try finding THAT anywhere. Limited edition, y’all.) Having the training and genes he got from his dad for music, as well as performing, motivated David from early on to create and perform.
Always involved in music throughout school, David focused primarily on drums and percussion, while always observing, learning, and trying out any and every instrument he could get his hands on. When his dad purchased some music recording equipment, David was quick and eager to learn everything he could about it. His love for recording and producing his own music started early on. He was a member of a few different bands growing up, most notably as the drummer and musical saw player for the band Moses Campbell, who recorded the album, Who Are You Who Is Anyone.
When the band decided to part ways, David kept on writing music, but gave a lot of focus to his other passions, which included filmmaking and acting. He attended California State University, Northridge as a Film Production major, honing in on his directing and writing abilities, and would later take acting classes with Paul Barry, and graduated from the Second City Conservatory, where he would eventually meet Apartment 27 Records co-founder and artist, Pat Weston, and Apartment 27 artist, J.Lynn.
David never stopped pursuing music throughout this time, whether it was finding opportunities to score his and his friends’ films, or writing and recording music. Things became much more serious when David and Pat decided to start their own record label, as they saw the flaws in the current music industry, and sought to change the way music business was done.
Cut to lots of time and hard work later, and David has released his first EP, 'Filler Noise To Fill The Void', as well as the first wave of songs from his album, ‘Please Don’t Let It Go…’ - Not to mention his work in producing music for the Apartment 27 Records roster, Pat Weston, J.Lynn, and Shaun Allen, and others. He plans on making music and art forever.
Pat has always been in love with music. Always connecting with it beyond any other form of art. After picking up his first guitar at 14, Pat started to write songs. In high school he and a few classmates formed a few bands that didn't go anywhere and decided to write alone after realizing having a big headed ego doesn't belong in collaboration or in music in general. For him at least.
After paying out of pocket for a master class and all sorts of different guitar tutors he finally caught on in 2011 with his debut single, "That Kind of Day" (recorded at Basement Tapes productions.) He starting gaining traction at his schools Salem State University and shortly after Umass Lowell where he studied music and music business. Before dropping out.
Then in 2014 he dropped his first EP "Somewhere in Between" (recorded at Riverworx Productions.) A collection of his early songs that he started writing in 2009. After releasing a music video (filmed and edited by Astropiano Films) for his single "Insane," Pat looked west.
Feeling trapped in the North Shore of Massachusetts he didn't feel like the best version of himself. He didn't feel like he had all the resources he needed and, in some cases, needed a wake up call.
Always learning from past mistakes, Pat intends on always putting his most sincere and honest feelings into not only his music but everything he does.
J.Lynn was born in San Francisco California, where at the age of 4 moved to Los Angeles. His love for music, old school soul and R&B to be precise, began at an early age. His family would always play a different number of artists, from Al Green to Luther Vandross to Teddy Pendergrass.
Influenced by this old school sound, he began to develop a foundation based solely on this 90s and sooner sound. J.Lynn began singing at the age of twelve by simply listening and getting a feel for his own voice. It wasn't really until 2012-2014 where he then put out a covers mixtape entitled "Jukebox". From there his voice began to get better with everyday practice. He released a song called, "Drop It Loww," and after showing this and a few new ideas to Pat Weston and David Frankel they decided to start work on a fun, laid back EP, "Rooted Soul." Along with a career in acting and modeling, Christian "J.Lynn" McClure proves that hard work, positive thinking, and dedication can lead to success.
Marcus Deshaun Allen a.k.a Shaun Allen was born August 28, 1988 in Los Angeles, CA. In his early years Shaun lived a typical blue collar life. Shaun’s mother became the sole provider for both her children and worked very hard to keep them in good health and in a positive atmosphere.
In school Shaun was very outspoken and many considered him somewhat of a class clown. When Shaun entered, high school is when he began to explore different ways to express himself creatively. He first became very interested in drawing and graphic arts. Shaun was always looking to gain attention from his friends by entertaining them however he could. Throughout high school he participated in plays, performed at pep rallies, and played sports. Anything he could do to get in front of a crown he would do. Music did not come to Shaun until his last year of high school when he linked up with a childhood friend Joshua “Tipz” Richardson.
Joshua had been a part of a hip-hop group and had been recording and performing music all around LA. When Shaun saw this, he knew immediately this was something he would like to get into and him and Joshua started working on music. While working with Tipz, Shaun began to learn much about creating songs and what it took to become a successful rapper. Joshua later introduced Shaun to entrepreneur Craig “TomTom” York.
TomTom saw a great amount of talent in young Shaun and decided to sign him as his first hip-hop artist. Shaun began recording music, performing and putting together an album for the with, "TomTom."
Shaun later met Dwane Bussey. Dwane and Shaun met up and had an instant chemistry and quickly began working together.
After some time, Shaun was seriously thinking of giving up his musical aspirations until he linked up with his cousin Christian “J.Lynn” McClure who was aspiring R&B artist and entertainer. J.Lynn was working with two young men David Frankel and Pat Watson who were also working on starting the independent label “Apartment 27” and were seeking new talent. So today, Shaun Allen is beginning work with this new label in hopes of finally finding success and becoming one of the greatest MC’s out of the LA area since Kendrick Lamar!