Mark Johns & BLAISE – Joy

mark johns joy

The Christmas vibe might be coming a bit late on my end, but I just found this one and loved it! It’s still cold where I am, so I’m going to pretend it’s still Christmas. Mark Johns and BLAISE team up to release Joy, off the Moving Castle label founded by AOBeats, Manila Killa, and Robokid. The song below was actually produced by AOBeats along with producer, ROGET.

If I were to describe this song, I’d say it’s a combination of modern day hip-hop with Christmas. The song uses Mark Johns’ pop-style vocals harmonized with BLAISE’s hip-hop vocals. Mark Johns is a female btw, so it’s a nice contrast between a higher octave and lower octave vocals.

Mark John’s is currently signed to Skrillex’s OWSLA label. Back in 2015, she wrote a song with The Glitch Mob that was featured in the NBA Finals. She is from Singapore, and born in Canada to Moroccan parents. She spent most of her time growing up in Asia. A citizen of the globe!

Since I’m showcasing the artists at play, I also wanted to give props to BLAISE’s most recent solo single, No More, produced by DC artist, Imad Royal.  The two also produced a country/hip-hop collab entitled, Seeing Double. I also enjoyed his single, Dua, giving praise to one of the hottest pop icons in the game right now, Dua Lipa.

My point is BLAISE is CRANKING good quality songs out…something to be noted…


Chris Stack

After graduating from Kenyon College, Chris Stack joined a branding and marketing startup, BrandYourself (as seen on SharkTank), in New York City. After leading the company to grow past profitability as a leading account manager, Chris set his sights on his passion: music. He currently runs his own LLC in New York City, helping musicians in the city with their online presence and marketability. A native of the Washington DC area, Chris Stack's passions and hobbies include music production (8 years on Ableton), marketing, baseball (Mets), football (Ravens), Netflix n chillin, and the experience economy.

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