Jason Blasco 

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The group Open Chamber was spawned when two talented solo artists, Colb Jakob and Vinny C., started collaborating together in 2008.

Jakob, an already well-established artist in his region, and Vinny C., a young up-and-coming talent himself, sparked a synergistic relationship instantly in the studio.

“Pretty much we are both individual artists, and at one point, we are both just doing our thing (as solo recording artists),” Jakobs said. “We linked up in 2008 and went on the track with a bunch of different people featured. He and I just liked what each other did. We both shared some ideas outside of our songs and pretty much went from there.”
The two combined their song writing talents and knack for writing melodic hooks into the group called Open Chamber.

Vinny C. credits Jakob for shaping the group’s sound.

“I think, for at least me, when I was coming up in the music industry Colb kind of took me under his wing being more experienced in the business than me,” Vinny C said. “He had a great reputation in our home town and he taught me some things. I guess we meshed well together to write music together.”

The symbiotic relationship the two developed and the maturity of their song writing can be heard on their latest single “Higher.” On “Higher,” they successfully fused a melting pot of musical influences creating this highly-catchy formulaic pop hit.

“You can really pick out the similarity in what we do, and I learned a lot from (Jakob) over the years,” Vinny said. “In my earlier songs, I didn’t have big hooks and melodies. Now I try to incorporate them all of the time.”

The songwriting process for the two doesn’t take long as together they have amassed a repository of an estimated 400 songs.

“It literally takes us like 15 minutes (to write a song),” Vinny C. said. “Then, we usually have a good feel for what we are going to do for the rest of the song.”

Both performers were gifted not only with writing hooks but also blessed with an entrepreneurial psyche to navigate the ever-changing landscape of the music business.

The business aspect of the industry was kept in mind even when they decided on their name.

“There are a lot of different reasons behind the name,” Vinny explains. “With the song, it has multiple interpretations. It could mean an Open Heart Chamber to a gun. There is a wide range of what it could mean to an individual. What it means to one person could mean something totally different to you.”

The two have a multitude of musical influences because neither one ever locked themselves into listening to one particular style of music.

“Jay-Z was a huge influence for me,” Jakob explains. “I would also have to say Andre three stacks (3000) when he came out with “Hey Ya.” It was so innovative at the time, he’s dope, and it let me know that you could make good music regardless of who you are or where you come from.”

For Vinny C., he had similar tastes to Jakob but his first introduction to the game were lyrics.

“For me growing up, I was never short on hearing what was hot at the time,” Vinny said. “I was a huge NWA and Ice Cube fan. I transitioned my music listening to Jadakiss, Bone ThugzJay-Z, NasR. KellyOutkast and groups like that. It was a huge transition when Outkast started blowing up and they really influenced me. I was a huge fan of their big hooks and big songs.”

Jakob has reason to be confident after their latest single generated close to 50,000 You Tube streams.

“Right now, we are laying the foundations by working and talking with major players in the game,“ Jakob said. “Now, we are keeping everything on a business level. We are taking care of the music and getting it out there ASAP.”

With the hype surrounding their single “Higher,” the two are looking forward to pushing themselves to the forefront of the music scene in 2016.

“We have a lot of music locked up in the safe man, no question about that,” Jakob subtly and vehemently declared. “Even songs we haven’t recorded that are already written. Next time we see each other, it’s straight to business.”

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