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Big things come in small packages for IAMDYNAMITE (Formerly Mahoney) as they come armed with a simple guitar and drum kit, but pack clever harmonies, dancy guitar riffs, fist-pounding drums and undeniable dance hooks to leave an explosive fallout. The Raleigh, NC based duo featuring Chris Martin and Chris Phillips have been cutting their teeth in the indie rock scene of their native Detroit for years but wanted to separate themselves with their own unique brand of music that presents itself as the armed robbery of dance rock.
The band caught the eye of their current producer and bass player of platinum rock act Blue October, Matt Noveskey, who produced the band's first EP in 2008 alongside Chuck Alkazian at the world famous Pearl Studios in Detroit. Noveskey fueled the duo with the power and confidence to beat down a few doors and are currently positioning themselves for their ambitious full length debut, to be recorded this fall at the legendary Pedernales studios in Austin, Texas.
IAMDYNAMITE's brand of distinct sound is filled with sharp, calculated guitar lines coupled with explosive, driving drum rhythms. If IAMDYNAMITE'S sound held a ruckus of a dinner party, Weezer, The White Stripes and Matt and Kim would all be seated at the table. Even though the band is approaching the industry at blazing speed, the duo is known for their party-like live shows with a huge sound that beckons for fist-pounding, ass-shaking and sweaty high fives.
Both Chris's have already filmed a couple of entertaining music videos (“Turn Off The Lights” and “Ms. Jones”) that were Directed by Marty "LAZER" Stano. The videos have won several awards including Make a Star's Best Music Video two times in a row, and second place in the Super Shorts UK Film Festival among others. With a full length release slated for early 2011 full of explosive songs and heavy touring to support it, the future looks very bright for the duo who claim, quite simply...IAMDYNAMITE.