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To our faithful listeners,

We've decided to formally shutdown thesixtyone.com -- our servers will go offline at midnight, May 1st 2017.

Artist tipping and music purchases will be functional until then, so please spend any remaining credits by month's end. 
A final payment will be made to artists following the shutdown.

thesixtyone was our baby for most of our twenties. We're incredibly sorry we weren't able to keep things going in the 
right direction.

2007-2017

Thank you for being a part of it.

Farewell,

James Miao & Samuel Hsiung

The Milky Way

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biography
By definition, The Milky Way is a nine-piece band of beatsmiths, DJs, musicians and performers. In reality, they’re more like a ragtag gypsy clan that makes music together. Some in the band are cousins, others are fraternity brothers. There are college friends, play cousins, not-so-distant relatives and a married couple in the band. Some of them are photographers and screenwriters, others are parents or music industry professionals. Somewhere in all that shared history and creative chemistry is The Milky Way’s formula for cosmic funk that has been compared to Parliament, Outkast and Radiohead all in the same breath.
The Los Angeles based outfit was formed by MC/songsmith Sum in 2008 in response to his utter boredom with hip-hop artists and stage shows. He wanted to capture the live band spirit without the corny hip-hop band aftertaste that he had grown to despise. Pulling together a band from the cast of talented producers he called his family was the only answer. Enter X-Man (MPC), DJ Pudgemcee (bass keys), Computer Jay (keys) and Xro (synth), all formidable DJs and beatsmiths with their own followings. Later, Taurus Hamilton (guitar) and DJ Cee Brown (turntables) were added to... (+) expand
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