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Cleveland Heights' Alternative Punk-Hop act Kounterclockwise formed over a decade ago in the heart of the South Bronx. From New York City, Kaya Rogue (Co-Producer, Co-Writer, Engineer, Singer, & Musician) and Cleveland native Deacon Burns (MC, Producer, Songwriter, Musician and Engineer) quickly developed their skills while doing production work for several artists including DJ Swamp, Source, Yela Wolf plus over 50 other artists. They also scored the music for a full-length feature film; Love Rome by Carter B. Smith and they scored the music for there own full length animated film; "Kounterclockwise In Forever-Land" plus their beats were featured on the television show “Skate Maps.”
In 2007, as the group was courted by several indie & major labels; fate took a wrong turn when Deacon had a tragic accident – breaking 5 vertebrae, several ribs, collapsed both lungs and had a hairline neck fracture. He suffered a severe spinal cord injury that resulted in paralysis of both legs. As a true entertainer, Deacon decided that the show must go on no matter what. He spent his entire recovery time writing songs, accumulating an impressive catalogue of over 150.
Deacon is a music aficionado whose influences vary from Nine Inch Nails to Ol Dirty Bastard. He plays multiple instruments (guitar, bass, ASR10 and an MPC 2000XL), is a gifted producer & songwriter, and even directs & edits videos . Kaya also plays multiple instruments (guitar, bass, and keyboards), is a singer & sound-engineer, and assists Deacon in both music and video production.
It’s been a long time coming for Kounterclockwise since 2011 they've released a debut album "Daylight Savings Time" put out over ten music videos wrote and starred in a full length animated film "Kounterclockwise In Forever-Land" and produced the music for the soundtrack. They've just recently released a new mixtape "PILLS" and also have done voice over work and produced music for two of Jim Lujan's animated projects "Sanjourno Must Die" and "The Legend Of Bobby Churro" both out now on dvd and youtube!