Already pushing over one million views on YouTube alone, Black Oxygen’s “Everything” is on track to become an unstoppable force
Written by Angela Mockbee on June 13, 2019
Black Oxygen was formed in Kansas City by David Lyle, however now based in Los Angeles. Black Oxygen’s constant success and growth comes from a combination of hard work, musical talent, and drive. Ultimately achieved by front man David Lyle (Singer/Songwriter/Lead Guitarist), along with his brother, Nick Lyle (Drums/Songwriter/Keyboards/Programming/Additional Vocals).
2010 – Black Oxygen caught the attention of music industry specialists in Atlanta after winning 1st place in Battle of the Bands/Club Wars in the Midwest and also David Lyle winning Banzai’s Outstanding Guitarist. Shortly afterwards, David was invited by record industry professionals to Los Angeles to experience the process of actor/musician Jamie Foxx’s album being produced and recorded, where he was introduced to many more industry professionals and music producers.
Fall 2011-Black Oxygen was invited to perform the National Anthem at Arrowhead Stadium in Kansas City, opening the game to a huge crowd for NFL Football rival teams Kansas City Chiefs & Oakland Raiders. During that same year Black Oxygen was also spotted by former Strange Music artist Kutt Calhoun, and together they released a collaborative track, “Pressure.”
Early 2012- Black Oxygen released their debut album “The American Dream.” The first two singles, “Take It to the Limit,” and “The American Dream” reached #59 and #48, respectively, on active rock radio charts. “Take It to the Limit” was also used by ESPN during broadcast and “The American Dream” made it to #12 on the Billboard Hot Single Sales chart. All the music videos for “The American Dream” album helped launch Black Oxygen.
In 2013 Black Oxygen was constantly on the road touring across the country and during 2014 they released their sophomore album, “Beating Time” on their own independent label, Dreamstreet Records. The lead single, “Livin’ the Life” went on to reach #14 on active rock radio charts. The corresponding video on YouTube has earned over one million views. The track was also used by the MLS for Sporting Kansas City, as well later used by the NFL Network in 2017 during the Kansas City Chiefs vs. Pittsburgh Steelers Divisional Playoff game. That same year they joined with rapper, Irv Da Phenom, and released a single titled “Madman,” which premiered along with its music video on HipHopDX.
2015 – Black Oxygen completed their music videos for their album “Beating Time”. They have toured over 200 shows in the US, one of the highlights being Rockfest in Kansas City, a one day music festival of over 55,000 people. Black Oxygen’s music videos have been played on MTV and several other top media outlets.
2016 – Black Oxygen released a single and music video for “Whole Thang” featuring rappers, Kstylis and Kutt Calhoun, that was well received by the public.
2017 – David and Nick Lyle attended the Grammy Awards Ceremony in Los Angeles, becoming a recognized name in the music industry. They released three studios singles, two of the singles with music videos “A Step Away”, “Speeding Bullet” were dedicated to Paul Walker and “On That Vibe” featuring Navé Monjo on 300 Entertainment. They followed up the year strong doing over one month of shows on the “Make America Rock Again 2017 USA Tour” and they played their first arena performance.
2018 – Black Oxygen released their New “City Of Angels” EP and a music video for track “Rockstar” with Post Malone featuring a 21 Savage cover that has earned over 1 million views. This marks their highest viewed release of all time! They also released “Rockstar” due to its success as a single. Black Oxygen signed with Curtain Call Records/The Orchard/Sony Music Entertainment and also signed with the international booking agency, Artery Global. David and Nick Lyle also made cameo appearances in artists Kevin Federline, Famous Dex and Kevin Gates’ music videos.
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