SHEMSPEED & ARTISTS HAVE BEEN FEATURED IN AND ON:
ROLLING STONE | NAHRIGHT | SPIN | CONAN O’BRIEN | XXL | NPR | NY POST | WALL STREET JOURNAL | NY TIMES | BBC WORLD | WFMU | TIME OUT | VILLAGE VOICE | BROOKLYN VEGAN | 2DOPEBOYZ | MTV | DAILY NEWS | & MORE
Shemspeed is the exclusive PR agency for the Sephardic Music Festival, Y-Love (hip hop revolutionary), Electro Morrocco (guitar slinging dance band), Diwon (yemenite psych-hopper), DeScribe (soul-awakening hip-hop), Eprhyme (kaballisitic party-rocking lyricist), and many other up-and-coming artists.
Shemspeed and its sister company, Modular Moods, have been in the game nearly 8 years. Shemspeed artists have performed with artists as diverse as Snoop Dogg, Lou Reed, Idan Raichel and Eminem; they’ve been profiled in Rolling Stone, SPIN, The New York Times and XXL; and they’ve been seen and heard around the world on various TV apperances (Conan O’Brien, CBS and BBC World) and global radio.
Our staff is devoted to the music and artists we represent; we’re fans ourselves! Shemspeed prides itself on building long-term relationships with clients and carefully selects artists that show talent and innovation. We seek to develop and maintain lasting and rewarding careers for everybody we represent.
To learn more about Shemspeed’s artists, please be in touch with us.
• About Erez Safar, Shemspeed’s Founder & Director:
"His company has graced Billboard magazine and he has been featured from NPR to USA Today to name a few media outlets; A combination of sounds, Erez Safar known as Diwon has become the change that rappers, electro-beat and world music lovers have been craving." – Music International News
"Jewish music’s multimedia mogul;" – The Jerusalem Post
"Top 50 most influential Jews" – Forward, 2007
• About Shemspeed:
"Shemspeed is a one stop shop for an amazing Jewish experience. They are professional and understand the needs of a college campus. Shemspeed gave our students an evening of authentic (and fun!) connection to their Jewish roots that they were talking about for weeks." – Gordan Dale, Program Associate, Tufts U ( see below for more quotes from Hillel students and staff!
"You guys have the best artwork!" – Idan Raichel
They were Kabbalistic, boombastic and rhyth-mystic- in line with the youths moves and grooves – a winning preformance!" – Rabbi Snir Bitton, The Chai Center, Montreal ( see below for more quotes from Hillel students and staff)
• About Shemspeed’s Harmony Music Video with DeScribe:
“The formidable task DeScribe and Shemspeed have undertaken is the repair of the rift that has divided us; I urge everyone to abandon mistrust and cynicism, to embrace the desire for progress, to join a cause of paramount significance." – NYS Senator Eric Adams
“I have always believed that music, like sports and food, brings communities together,” said Brooklyn Borough President Marty Markowitz. “I applaud DeScribe and Shemspeed for creating the ‘Harmony’ song and music video, for celebrating Brooklyn’s diversity and for reminding us all that, overwhelmingly, Brooklynites live side by side in peace. Mazel tov!”
• About The Sephardic Music Festival:
"This Hanukkah fest wants to school us in Jewish music—and not just your grandpa’s klez."
– Time Out NY
"Our Hannukkah-side suggestion is the annual Sephardic Music Festival…look at this festival as the un-Ashkenazi festival." – National Public Radio, WNYC
"Sephardic Music Festival. With this party/festival, Happy Valley might be taking over Adam Sandler’s role as champion of those who light the menorah…" – Paper Mag
Sephardic Music Festival
music – www.shemspeed.com/ylovepresskit
speaker – www.shemspeed.com/speakers/ylove
music – www.shemspeed.com/describepresskit
speaker – www.shemspeed.com/speakers/describe
music – www.shemspeed.com/eprhymepresskit
speaker – www.shemspeed.com/speakers/eprhyme