MTRSS Features ‘Powerhouse Voice’ Makenzie Thomas In Single: Cali High
Audio-visual artistic collaboration, MTRSS, announces the fourth incarnation of their single “Cali High”.
This version is the fourth incarnation of this track featuring acclaimed Soul/Gospel singer MaKenzie Thomas. Most notably, in 2013, at the age of 15, she achieved the Grand Prize for the Coca-Cola Talent Classic competition in Louisville, Kentucky.
Recently, MaKenzie’s powerhouse voice earned her a top spot on NBC’s hit musical show The Voice. Through the support of nearly 10 million viewers, MaKenzie finished as a Top 8 Semi-Finalist. The experience and training have helped her to develop one of the most beautifully well-controlled voices and afforded her the opportunity to work with some of L.A.’s best musicians, and even to perform with Grammy award-winning artist Jennifer Hudson.
A multimedia project consisting of different storytelling formats: From a live ballet performed by the Bolshoi Theater in collaboration with European choreographers to an interactive series involving AR / MR / XR, the inspiration for MTRSS happened one evening in a suburban Tokyo vinyl bar when a small group of visiting musicians sat down for a long chat with the bar’s owner.
Rummaging through a spectacular collection of mainstream and incredibly obscure music from all over the world, the conversation turned to the idea of writing and recording analog music, relying on the nuance of humanity and expression, pulling in artists from mixed media to extend this exploration across motion and sound. If that sounds complicated, it’s not rocket science. It’s all about human chemistry. The bar’s owner was called Mr. Totori-san, and he inspired the name ‘MTRSS’.