Karen Reece, President
Karen was born and raised in Madison. She does science by day and follows the music by night. As a classically-trained cellist and occasional singer, Karen has a great ear for music and a particular love for local rock and Hip-Hop. She loves to support local musicians who are grinding for the art. Attempts at moving away have been futile, but with raw talent like this all around, who cares? In Karen’s words, “Don’t sleep on the 608.”
Facebook: Karen Reece Instagram: @inKREECE Twitter: @inKREECE
Mark ‘ShaH’ Evans, Vice-President
ShaH eats, sleeps and breathes Hip-Hop, and has been booking local and national acts for years. He is the owner of music blog, Get Your Buzz Up.com and ME Management and Consulting. ShaH also speaks about positive life choices with youth and young adults in Madison and surrounding areas.
Facebook: ShaH Evans Instagram: @MrGetYourBuzzUp Twitter: @608ShaH
Pacal ‘DJ Pain 1’ Bayley, Treasurer
Known for his production on Young Jeezy’s platinum-selling album The Recession, producer Pacal “DJ Pain 1” Bayley stays busy. His journey started in the late 90’s while cultivating hip-hop sensibilities through visual art, DJing, and beat-making. He balanced a career in youth service/teaching with creating music, oftentimes marrying the two – he co-founded the first hip-hop performing arts program housed in an institute of higher education in Madison. Once he decided to focus on his production career, his resume quickly grew to include both legendary hip-hop acts (Public Enemy, MC Lyte) as well as contemporary hit-makers (Rae Sremmurd, 2 Chainz, 50 Cent). He has also garnered attention for his online video series on production and music business know-how.
Facebook: DJ Pain 1 Instagram: @DJPain1 Twitter: @DJPain1