The Dead Science (6PM) is heavily influenced by their training as jazz musicians and involvement in the avant-garde music of a number of artists. Vocalist Sam Mickens has cited Prince as an influence on his vocal style, often noted in reviews of the bands’ work for its use of falsetto. 2008 brought the release of their most successful album to date, Villianaire.
Thee Satisfaction (8PM) are the sharp, sci-fi obsessed, neo-bohemian female duo (and couple) of Thee Stasia and Cat Satisfaction. Dave Chappelle, Isis, and A Tribe Called Quest are all cited as influences of their nebula-jazz, intergalactic-soul, and astronomical-a capella that will funk you up.