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BEC RECORDINGS INKS PARTNERSHIP WITH NEW ZEALAND’S PARACHUTE MUSIC TO BRING RAPTURE RUCKUS TO THE STATES

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Seattle, WA...March 22, 2010...Always on the hunt to bring new talent to their fans, BEC Recordings is partnering with New Zealand based Parachute Music to introduce the music of Rapture Ruckus to the United States in June 8, 2010.  Rapture Ruckus will release their fourth project, which includes songs recorded in Nashville, TN with industry-maven Joe Baldrige (DC Talk, Family Force 5), as a part of the BEC Recordings’ partnership.

Fronted by MC Rapture (Brad Dring), Rapture Ruckus craft an arresting, original fuse of Rock laden Hip Hop, with heavy guitars and slick pop sensibilities. Honing a tight stage show over the past eight years, the band dazzles with big production and a live show that is most at home under the flashing lights of festivals and stadiums.
Rapture Ruckus debuted in 2002 at New Zealand’s Parachute Festival (one of the largest music festivals in the Southern Hemisphere) breaking the event’s record for highest-selling new act. Owning the stage like veterans, their slamming show propelled Parachute Music to instantly sign the act, and they have since become a key headliner of the 25,000-strong festival.

Rapture Ruckus has continued touring, supporting bands throughout North America, Europe, Africa and Asia.  Already releasing three albums since their 2002 debut, and winning the 2007 New Zealand Music Award for Best Gospel Album, Rapture Ruckus is thrilled to bring their music to the United States via BEC Recordings. MC Rapture spits out gritty, honest lyrics, covering his redemption story from a broken home and substance abuse problems to an uncompromising confidence in Christ. The songs are instantly infectious (their sophomore album garnering the band five No. 1 singles), and Rapture Ruckus rile the crowd until everyone is chanting along, or at least waving their arms with the Hip Hop salute.

For more information on the force that is Rapture Ruckus, visit http://www.myspace.com/raptureruckusmusic.  Check out the new artist page on BEC Recordings’ site for the song “Tonight,” album cover and track listing (http://www.becrecordings.com/releases/762/Rapture_Ruckus/track_list/).  Also sign up for the DJHero Giveaway and get a free download of a Rapture Ruckus song (http://www.becrecordings.com/djhero/).  More information on the new project and its release date will be announced soon.

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About BEC Recordings:
Originally launched as a more commercially minded side of Tooth & Nail Records in 1997, BEC Recordings has since expanded with its own identity into one of the music industry’s most celebrated imprints. BEC Recordings was placed on the map with artists such as Jeremy Camp, KJ-52, and Kutless when the label began to receive significant CHR or AC radio attention.  BEC artists soon became a staple at both formats.  Outside of breaking through in multiple radio formats (a trend that continued with Hawk Nelson, Adie, Seventh Day Slumber and many more) BEC also branched out to audiences from all walks of life, as evidenced by its increased presence in literally every facet of pop culture (including movie soundtracks, major retailer advertising campaigns and countless package tours). For more information on BEC Recordings, visit www.becrecordings.com.