Founding Members of the Black Eyed Peas Officially Announce Formation of TRANSCENDERS, New Film / TV / Commercial Composing House


Three former founding members of the Black Eyed Peas (Current Billboard #1 Top 40 hit "Where is the Love?") have joined forces to formally launch TRANSCENDERS, a boutique music house specializing in film, television and commercial scoring located in Hollywood, California.

TRANSCENDERS deliver the combined sounds and talents of its three principals Mike Fratantuno (co-writer of "Where is the Love?"), Brian Lapin and Terence Yoshiaki. After nearly a decade of performing live with the Black Eyed Peas and working with such artists as Justin Timberlake, No Doubt, Macy Gray, Nelly Furtado, Esthero and Mos Def, the trio is now focusing their talents on writing music for film, television and commercials.

TRANSCENDERS have made a strong entry into commercial production with unique scores for renowned blue chip corporate brands including: Nike ("Nutmeg" and "Lift"), Coors ("Guy's Night Out"), Clairol ("Hydrience," "Natural Instincts," and "Ultress") and Woodbridge Wines ("Welcome, Do Not Disturb").

Prior to the official launch of the company, TRANSCENDERS wrote and performed the music for Latham Entertainment's (King's of Comedy) upcoming comedy feature film "Latham Entertainment Presents" for Showtime and is due to air in the fall. The team also scored the pilot for the Fox series "Life on Parole," which was produced by Judd Apatow ("The Larry Sanders Show," "Freaks and Geeks"), and directed by Jon Favreau.

In addition, the team composed and performed the score for "Bathgate Avenue", a feature film by writer / director Larry Golin. "Bathgate Avenue" will make its debut at the Sundance Film Festival in January 2004. TRANSCENDERS also co-wrote the score for Levi's "Lost Change", a short film for the well-known jean company.

The three composers have worked in nearly every musical genre -- Soul to Rock to Electronic, from Ambient to Dance Hall to Organic Hip-Hop. "Our individual backgrounds as song writers, producers, drum programmers, touring musicians, and lyricists give us limitless creative possibilities in the studio," says Yoshiaki.

TRANSCENDERS can be reached via phone at 323-993-8604 or visit them on the web at


CONTACT: Emma Rappaport, +1-310-924-9242, for TRANSCENDERS

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