A-HA! Records was founded by E. Grizzly and Marko Level in 2008. A-HA stands for “artists helping artists” because it started off in Miami as a group of artists helping each other with DIY shows, recording, producing, mixing, promoting etc. We have grown through out the years, we book and promote all around the country but it’s still just a bunch of friends who help each other with their music endeavors. We don’t sign new artists. We’re not going to produce, mix, promote or book any artists we don’t know. If you want to get involved just come by one of the shows and show love.
E. Grizzly is an audio/visual artist based out of Philadelphia and is the lead vocalist in the band Felipe Pupo. He specializes in combining genres such as hip hop, punk, metal, noise, Caribbean rhythms etc. and incorporates his music into his street art as well.
Marko Level is a singer, songwriter, producer and engineer based out of Los Angeles. His music is a combination of stoner rock, punk, latin rock, hip hop and pop. He is the former lead singer of the Miami band Alukard and has performed in hundreds of shows all across America.
“Felipe Pupo explore the placement of culture in this current American society. Knowledge of one’s history paired with contemporary context splinters into schizophrenic urges. And as each generation is its own nascent definition. The fury of this exploration is done under the fetters of an Anglo-defined system. E. Grizzly and Labenski provide the soundtrack. And it fucking kills.” Newnoisemagazine.com https://newnoisemagazine.com/review-felipe-pupo-orishas/
“The approximately fifty five minute – thirteen track album, threads across stages of calypso, metal hammer and hip hop with each piece offering something different. Whilst, as a result, each piece can be played in isolation – allowing Felipe Pupo to run its course finds the listener having been taken on a wide reaching journey with the different ideas that appear during the course of the album and more fully appreciate the conceptualization of the release and thereby providing the complete context.” Emergingindiebands.com https://emergingindiebands.com/tag/felipe-pupo/
Marko Level and E. Grizzly have performed in hundreds of shows all across the country. They’ve opened up for the likes of Penny Wise, Sean Price, Canibus, Pepper, Onyx, Jeru The Damaja, The Ataris, Cannibal Ox, Ill Bill, Rass Kass, Roc Marciano, MayDay! and many more. Some of the notable clubs Marko and Grizzly have played for are as follows: