D Mills & The Thrills are happy to announce the release their first-ever studio album, “On Your Mark.” The 6-year-old Fargo hip-hop band will celebrate the long-awaited album release with a tremendous performance on April 22 (Earth Day) featuring hip-hop heavyweight Carnage The Executioner and Kwaician Traylor. Former Thrills member Tom Johnson (now of Minneapolis) will reunite with the band for this performance.
Please, STAY TUNED for the release of the album artwork, track “teasers,” album info, and other thrills.
Tickets will go on sale starting next week. We are hoping for a sell out crowd, so RSVP on this event to keep up to date! Invite your friends!
Carnage The Executioner – Minnesota hip-hop legend
Kwaician Traylor – up-and-coming Fargo singer/songwriter
“On Your Mark” is a 9-song studio album recorded and mixed at Media Productions — and in our basements. Recording and production is led by Steve Wallevand with assistance by Josh Reinhardt and Seth Holden.
D Mills and the Thrills are ….
Diane Miller – Emcee
Andi Thoreson – Vocals/Keys
Jason Boynton – Bass
Tom Johnson – Guitar
Josh Reinhardt – Guitar/Synth
Steve Wallevand – Trombone/Keys
Seth Holden – Drums
D Mills and The Thrills are a hip-hop band from Fargo, ND. With six members in the band, The Thrills have a big presence and an even bigger sound. Jazzy, bold and rocking, The Thrills create powerful grooves and pleasant melodies to complement D Mills’ percussive lyrical delivery and energetic stage presence. Their original songs are written collaboratively and include elements of modern jazz, alternative rock, Americana, psychedelic rock and neo-soul. Perhaps the band’s most coherent element is their tightly wound rhythmic grooves — the hip-hop.
D Mills & The Thrills are the only established hip-hop band in the entire state of North Dakota, and D Mills is the only established female rapper in the state. Career highlights include being featured on MPR’s Morning Edition, NPR Music’s Tumblr and Prairie Public’s “Prairie Musicians.” The band has opened for artists like Dessa, Caroline Smith and Mayday. D Mills, as a solo artist, has opened for platinum recording artists Nelly and Sir Mix-A-Lot. In their hometown of Fargo, The Thrills have hosted numerous sell-out performances at venues such as Fargo Brewing Company and The Aquarium. Celebrated Minnesota musicians like Carnage The Executioner, Kanser, Ryan Young and Chastity Brown have performed with the band.