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Gainesville's
Student-run
record label 

 

 

The only thing hotter than the Florida heat is the Gainesville beat

Gainesville’s music landscape is vibrant and we work to expose its budding talent to the community from which it came. We are committed to the people and sounds that give this town character, and to bridging the gap between its music scene and the University of Florida. Made up of passionate students from across disciplines, our organization helps local artists market their distinct sounds, craft and maintain their public image, and book gigs to launch their careers beyond this city’s limits. Our events and partnerships create a hub for music networking and collaboration, giving our members hands-on industry experience in the process.

Flagship Artists

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Artist Alumni

 The Delta Troubadours evoke the tough, loud grit of a backwoods Louisiana garage band and their music crackles with fervent electric guitar solos and booming vocals. Lead singer Gytis Garsys’ singular voice inflects their sound with something modern, though, reviving and revamping their pure rock core for a new generation.  Garsys and band members Jonathon Franklin (Bass), Max Rowe (Drums), and Ian Heausler (lead guitar) met in high school and kindled a relationship bouncing around Gainesville’s music scene after attending the University of Florida. They organized under “Gritt” in 2014 and quickly launched themselves into relevance, and became the second Swamp Records artist to win the first round of Destination Okeechobee, performing on the main stage at the festival in 2017. The band moved to Nashville to pursue bigger opportunities in May 2017.

The Delta Troubadours evoke the tough, loud grit of a backwoods Louisiana garage band and their music crackles with fervent electric guitar solos and booming vocals. Lead singer Gytis Garsys’ singular voice inflects their sound with something modern, though, reviving and revamping their pure rock core for a new generation.

Garsys and band members Jonathon Franklin (Bass), Max Rowe (Drums), and Ian Heausler (lead guitar) met in high school and kindled a relationship bouncing around Gainesville’s music scene after attending the University of Florida. They organized under “Gritt” in 2014 and quickly launched themselves into relevance, and became the second Swamp Records artist to win the first round of Destination Okeechobee, performing on the main stage at the festival in 2017. The band moved to Nashville to pursue bigger opportunities in May 2017.

 Bells and Robes will lead you on a refreshing electronic journey through time and space, combining elements of live jam improvisation with the synth-heavy sounds of the future. Fusing ambient chillwave and high-tempo bass music, the duo creates a powerfully dynamic energy while simultaneously lulling listeners into fantasy-like dream state. Performing over self-produced dreamscapes, Luke Sipka plays live keyboard behind the boards while Dean Spaniol plays drums and triggers samples.  Forming in 2012, Bells and Robes has since shared the stage with ODESZA, Lotus, Emancipator, HYWYRE, Manic Focus, Papadosio, Break Science, Mr. Carmack, Soulection, Autograf, Kodak To Graph, The Heavy Pets, Dynohunter and many many more! As seen on: Okeechobee Music and Arts Festival, Suwannee Hulaween, Luna Light Festival, Sweetwater 420 Festival, Aura Music and Arts Festival,Imagine Festival, Purple Hatter’s Ball, Disc Jam Music Festival, Earthdance Florida, Reunion Music Festival and more. Bells and Robes moved to Atlanta, GA to pursue bigger musical opportunities in 2016.

Bells and Robes will lead you on a refreshing electronic journey through time and space, combining elements of live jam improvisation with the synth-heavy sounds of the future. Fusing ambient chillwave and high-tempo bass music, the duo creates a powerfully dynamic energy while simultaneously lulling listeners into fantasy-like dream state. Performing over self-produced dreamscapes, Luke Sipka plays live keyboard behind the boards while Dean Spaniol plays drums and triggers samples.

Forming in 2012, Bells and Robes has since shared the stage with ODESZA, Lotus, Emancipator, HYWYRE, Manic Focus, Papadosio, Break Science, Mr. Carmack, Soulection, Autograf, Kodak To Graph, The Heavy Pets, Dynohunter and many many more! As seen on: Okeechobee Music and Arts Festival, Suwannee Hulaween, Luna Light Festival, Sweetwater 420 Festival, Aura Music and Arts Festival,Imagine Festival, Purple Hatter’s Ball, Disc Jam Music Festival, Earthdance Florida, Reunion Music Festival and more. Bells and Robes moved to Atlanta, GA to pursue bigger musical opportunities in 2016.

 Seasoned, polished, strange, Flat Land blends psychedelia and folk to create a sound that evades comparison. Violins and electric guitars mingle beneath a voice at once both fragile and strong, amounting to music that sneaks up behind you and mesmerizes. Listening will coax you into dance, thought, and wonder, and you’ll walk away having experienced something positively new — a rare opportunity in the musical world.   The band met while enrolled in the University of Florida’s School of Music and began playing together shortly after graduation in 2012. It’s a credit to the novelty of their sound that in just four years they’ve performed at festivals like Suwannee Hulaween and became the first Swamp Records artist to win the first round of Destination Okeechobee, performing on the main stage at the festival in 2016. What’s more, the group founded a non-profit, Future Music Makers Inc, a program designed to foster and encourage youth engagement with music as an avenue for necessary personal expression. The group split up in May 2017 to follow other professional pursuits.

Seasoned, polished, strange, Flat Land blends psychedelia and folk to create a sound that evades comparison. Violins and electric guitars mingle beneath a voice at once both fragile and strong, amounting to music that sneaks up behind you and mesmerizes. Listening will coax you into dance, thought, and wonder, and you’ll walk away having experienced something positively new — a rare opportunity in the musical world.


The band met while enrolled in the University of Florida’s School of Music and began playing together shortly after graduation in 2012. It’s a credit to the novelty of their sound that in just four years they’ve performed at festivals like Suwannee Hulaween and became the first Swamp Records artist to win the first round of Destination Okeechobee, performing on the main stage at the festival in 2016. What’s more, the group founded a non-profit, Future Music Makers Inc, a program designed to foster and encourage youth engagement with music as an avenue for necessary personal expression. The group split up in May 2017 to follow other professional pursuits.