ABOUT STONO ECHO
Paten Locke and Jay Myztroh are Stono Echo, a Soul /Hip-Hop Duo based out of Jacksonville, Florida.
Paten Locke (dearly departed since 2019) is responsible for the masterfully crafted musical landscapes. His experience and resume authenticate and qualify the caliber of Hip-Hop represented in the project. The band is not defunct due to his prolific output and his eleventh hour request that Myztroh continue the band as long as he desired.
Myztroh’s musical lens infuses his skills as multi-instrumentalist and composer to wield vocal melodies with a rich understanding of harmony and counterpoint.
Despite Myztroh being the lead vocalist, a unified voice and philosophy is expressed through the music of Stono Echo. Their name alludes to the 1739 Stono Rebellion. The music serves as a vehicle of emancipation for both the musicians and the listeners. The themes of their songs echo the human experience as a Black Man in America. The artists seek to unite people under their rhythms and move them with frequencies of harmony, love and justice.
As music lovers first, their sound invokes the spirits of the eminent artists like James Brown and Jay Dilla while exuding an energy of freshness.
With current trends as they are, Paten Locke and Jay Myztroh’s individual musical tastes and experiences combine to form a group that is uniquely rebellious.
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