TECLA

TECLA
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NYC sonic renegade TECLA released her second full-length studio album, We Are The Lucky Ones, via Mayimba Music. We Are The Lucky Ones is a kaleidoscopic album that evinces the spectrum of Tecla’s life and musical journey from a child piano prodigy to years singing, rapping, djing, and producing in New York’s underground. We Are The Lucky Ones’ was entirely written by Tecla. The album’s genre-defying sound infuses Tecla’s uncompromising songwriting and rap lyricism with tropical, Caribbean, pop and funk elements.

TECLA is a first-generation New York City (Hell’s kitchen) native-born of Italian and Haitian immigrants. She has gone from being a classically trained child pianist prodigy to versatile performer in hip-hop, reggae, punk-rock, electronic, & funk bands. She has toured throughout the U.S. Canada, Europe, and Asia with Chrisette Michele, Das Racist, Gordon Voidwell, Chairlift, and more.

Exploring her talents on a variety of synth keyboards she discovered and developed her own modern musical sound.
TECLA is understood and known for her genre-mixing melodic compositions, danceable afro/funk/caribbean/tropical/pop production style, and boundary-breaking songwriting and rap lyricism. TECLA has been described as “the new freak Lauryn Hill”, “SWV on acid”, “the Rocktronica Black Cinderella”, “Ritchie Valens meets Pagliacci”.

It is hard to think of anything that TECLA cannot do as a pianist, composer,producer, DJ, singer, and rapper. As the most un-apologetically complicated gender-boundary-breaking female in the pop music circle today, TECLA will only continue to rise to a place where no one has gone before. Stay tuned.




We Are The Lucky Ones

We Are The Lucky Ones

“We Are The Lucky Ones” explores the past, present, and future of music and culture. Reflecting on my past, I realize that I, in fact, am extremely lucky to have been born into a time where a biracial woman can explore her creativity and gain respect without having to sell herself short. Following in the footsteps of Josephine Baker – it is rare but it has happened in this album for me, a modern day Tragic Mulatto. I am attempting to abolish the notion of genre by exploring various sounds within this album. A woman should not be limited to simply one talent, I write, compose, produce, and sing on every song on the album.“ 

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discography

Strangers In MasksStrangers In Masks
  1. 1. Good Hair
    genre
    Electronica, Indie-Pop, Pop
    tags
    good hair, strangers in masks, tecla, electronica, indiepop, pop
    album
    Strangers In Masks
    released
    04/19/2010
    bpm
    127
    4:32
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  2. 2. Lets Play Dress Up (Mask #1)
    genre
    Electronica, Indie-Pop, Pop
    tags
    lets play dress up, strangers in masks, tecla, electronica, indiepop, pop
    album
    Strangers In Masks
    released
    04/19/2010
    bpm
    118
    3:11
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  3. 3. Life of Luxury
    genre
    Electronica, Indie-Pop, Pop
    tags
    life of luxury, strangers in masks, tecla, electrica, indiepop, pop
    album
    Strangers In Masks
    released
    04/19/2010
    bpm
    136
    4:02
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  4. 4. Mister Insomniac
    genre
    Electronica, Indie-Pop, Pop
    tags
    mister insomniac, strangers in masks, tecla, electrica, indiepop, pop
    album
    Strangers In Masks
    released
    04/19/2010
    bpm
    129
    5:38
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  5. 5. My Boyfriend, Your Girlfriend
    genre
    Electronica, Indie-Pop, Pop
    tags
    my boyfriend your girlfriend, strangers in masks, tecla, electrica, indiepop, pop
    album
    Strangers In Masks
    released
    04/19/2010
    bpm
    121
    3:31
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  6. 6. Rollercoasters In Woods
    genre
    Electronica, Indie-Pop, Pop
    tags
    roller coasters in the woods, strangers in masks, tecla, electrica, indiepop, pop
    album
    Strangers In Masks
    released
    04/19/2010
    bpm
    137
    3:48
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  7. 7. See The Rainbows
    genre
    Electronica, Indie-Pop, Pop
    tags
    see the rainbows, strangers in masks, tecla, electronica, indiepop, pop
    album
    Strangers In Masks
    released
    04/19/2010
    bpm
    117
    4:02
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  8. 8. Skinny Skinny
    genre
    Electronica, Indie-Pop, Pop
    tags
    skinny skinny, strangers in masks, tecla, electronica, indiepop, pop
    album
    Strangers In Masks
    released
    04/19/2010
    bpm
    132
    4:02
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  9. 9. So Have I
    genre
    Electronica, Indie-Pop, Pop
    tags
    so have i, strangers in masks, tecla, electrica, indiepop, pop
    album
    Strangers In Masks
    released
    04/19/2010
    bpm
    139
    3:04
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  10. 10. Speed of Night (mask #4)
    genre
    Electronica, Indie-Pop, Pop
    tags
    speed of night, strangers in masks, tecla, electrica, indiepop, pop
    album
    Strangers In Masks
    released
    04/19/2010
    bpm
    107
    1:15
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  11. 11. Technology
    genre
    Electronica, Indie-Pop, Pop
    tags
    technology, strangers in masks, tecla, electrica, indiepop, pop
    album
    Strangers In Masks
    released
    04/19/2010
    bpm
    118
    3:05
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  12. 12. Thank You (mask #5)
    genre
    Electronica, Indie-Pop, Pop
    tags
    thank you, strangers in masks, tecla, electrica, indiepop, pop
    album
    Strangers In Masks
    released
    04/19/2010
    bpm
    134
    1:29
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  13. 13. Vintage Circus
    genre
    Electronica, Indie-Pop, Pop
    tags
    vintage circus, strangers in masks, tecla, electronica, indiepop, pop
    album
    Strangers In Masks
    released
    04/19/2010
    bpm
    95
    2:20
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  14. 14. When I Was a Sinner
    genre
    Electronica, Indie-Pop, Pop
    tags
    when i was a sinner, strangers in masks, tecla, electrica, indiepop, pop
    album
    Strangers In Masks
    released
    04/19/2010
    bpm
    114
    4:00
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We Are The Lucky OnesWe Are The Lucky Ones
  1. 1. Fake Tears
    genre
    Indie-Pop, tropical pop
    tags
    tecla, we are the lucky ones, mayimba music, indie pop, tropical pop, fake tears
    album
    We Are The Lucky Ones
    released
    03/19/2013
    bpm
    129
    4:39
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  2. 2. Fiction Fairy Tales Of Love
    genre
    Indie-Pop, tropical pop
    tags
    tecla, we are the lucky ones, mayimba music, indie pop, tropical pop, fiction fairy tales of love
    album
    We Are The Lucky Ones
    released
    03/19/2013
    bpm
    158
    5:29
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  3. 3. Glory Hole
    genre
    Indie-Pop, tropical pop
    tags
    tecla, we are the lucky ones, mayimba music, indie pop, tropical pop, glory hole
    album
    We Are The Lucky Ones
    released
    03/19/2013
    bpm
    123
    4:10
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  4. 4. Lucky Ones
    genre
    Indie-Pop, tropical pop
    tags
    tecla, we are the lucky ones, mayimba music, indie pop, tropical pop, lucky ones
    album
    We Are The Lucky Ones
    released
    03/19/2013
    bpm
    127
    3:28
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  5. 5. Lucy Venus
    genre
    Indie-Pop, tropical pop
    tags
    tecla, we are the lucky ones, mayimba music, indie pop, tropical pop, lucy venus
    album
    We Are The Lucky Ones
    released
    03/19/2013
    bpm
    128
    3:40
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  6. 6. Moi
    genre
    Indie-Pop, tropical pop
    tags
    tecla, we are the lucky ones, mayimba music, indie pop, tropical pop, moi
    album
    We Are The Lucky Ones
    released
    03/19/2013
    bpm
    126
    4:35
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  7. 7. Money
    genre
    Indie-Pop, tropical pop
    tags
    tecla, we are the lucky ones, mayimba music, indie pop, tropical pop, money
    album
    We Are The Lucky Ones
    released
    03/19/2013
    bpm
    127
    6:24
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  8. 8. Tragic Mulato
    genre
    Indie-Pop, tropical pop
    tags
    tecla, we are the lucky ones, mayimba music, indie pop, tropical pop, tragic mulato
    album
    We Are The Lucky Ones
    released
    03/19/2013
    bpm
    125
    4:05
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  9. 9. Wake Up
    genre
    Indie-Pop, tropical pop
    tags
    tecla, we are the lucky ones, mayimba music, indie pop, tropical pop, wake up
    album
    We Are The Lucky Ones
    released
    03/19/2013
    bpm
    138
    4:51
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  10. 10. You Suck
    genre
    Indie-Pop, tropical pop
    tags
    tecla, we are the lucky ones, mayimba music, indie pop, tropical pop, you suck
    album
    We Are The Lucky Ones
    released
    03/19/2013
    bpm
    130
    4:27
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