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Giving local artist a chance
By introducing the DMV to the world
Brian graduated with his B.S in Marketing from George Mason University. Upon graduation he founded Urban Solutions LLC which focuses on providing goods and services to the minority community. In the Fall of 2002 Urban Solutions LLC engaged in its first venture, “The Backdoor” retail store located in Herndon Virginia. Since then Brian has been working in IT as an Account Manager and currently owns and operates the Virginia Steelers Minor League Football Team. As an entrepreneur Brian has stayed true to Urban Solution’s vision and has recognized an opportunity to provide services to the community through the music industry thus launching Equinox Music Group with co-founder Earl Bacon.
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CEO/ Executive Manager
Justice “Big Jus” Johnson started his career working in his own studio back in High School and built his skills working on a computer based recording studio. After working in many studios around the DMV Justice landed in New Horizon Studios in Capitol Heights MD where he started as an intern and worked his way up to head engineer. During his time at New Horizon Justice worked with many artist and producers such as Pink, Snoop Dog, P-Diddy , DMX, Dr Dre, Chucky Thompson and Timberland, to name a few. Other notable studios Justice worked at include, The Hit Factory, Chun King Studio and Electric Lady Studios in NYC.
Justice is currently a vital member of the Equinox Music Group Team and is helping them build a successful label. Justice is an at-large member of the board and the Musical Director for Equinox Music Group, his overall duties include, overseeing all aspects of production, recording, mixing, and mastering.
Big Jus has worked with many recording consoles and DAW, including Pro Tools, Nuendo, Cubase Logic and has also worked with many out board production systems. With years of in-studio production and hundreds of studio hours Justice produces, mixes and masters on a world class production level. Justice believes, “This is a new age in music, Equinox Music Group is the leading force on the NOVA music scene for up and coming artist to develop their talents. Our goal is to produce HIT records.”
Justice "Big Jus" Johnson
Head Producer/Engineer/ Manager
Equinox Music was established in the spring of 2013 in the Washington D.C. Metropolitan area. The vision of Equinox is to give artist in the area an outlet to record, promote, release, distribute and perform their music through an independent label. The founders of Equinox Music are natives of the Washington DC area so they have insight on the obstacles that Washington DC artist are faced with. Washington DC is unique when it comes to music since the area is known for its “own sound," similar to how New Orleans is known for its “own sound.” Washington DC is the home of “Go-Go” music. Go-Go is only produced, played and performed live at popular night clubs around town like the Metro Club, Eastside and the Black Hole. The music was pioneered by legendary artists and musicians like Chuck Brown and EU's Sugar Bear to name a few. Despite Go-Go’s inability to be recognized and known on a national scale it’s still the premiere music of D.C. Go-Go music overshadows its mainstream counter part Hip-Hop and R&B even though they go hand-and- hand. The Hip-Hop and R&B artist in D.C struggle to shine through the shadow of Go-Go music and fail to be recognized nationally as people in the industry overlook the talent in the area and view D.C as a Go-Go only town. It hasn’t been until recently artist from the area like Wale have begun to be known for their MC ability. Equinox Music has discovered talented artists all around the area that just need an opportunity to be heard. Some of these artists stay true to their DC Go-Go roots and fused it with Hip-Hop and R&B to keep that unique sound from the city that the rest of the world has been deprived of. Equinox Music has blown the whistle on the talented artist from the area for the entire world to see.