The Dean’s List is an eclectic trio of musicians whose versatile sound appeals to fans of indie music to electronic to hip-hop. Comprised of MC/songwriter Sonny Shotz, producer and manager Alexander Mendoza, and producer/engineer Mik Beats, the group arrived on the scene in late 2010 with the release of their debut mixtape “Undeclared.” Following the critical acclaim of the first project, The Dean’s List found commercial exposure with their follow up release, “The Drive In,” which appeared in early 2011. In April of 2012, The Dean’s List released their next official project “Generation X” with aveNUE Music Partnerships. The album showcases the growth of the group beyond the college audience, demonstrating a genre bending appreciation for music that can’t be classified as anything but enjoyable. The group has spent the past year touring extensively in support of “The Drive In,” which is highlighted by the breakout singles “Dear Professor,” which samples The Band Perry’s smash hit “If I Die Young,” “La Vie” and “Burn It All”. With plans to debut a clothing line in the coming months, The Dean’s List is more of a movement than a band, focusing on quality artistic product in any endeavor they undertake. With noticeable influences from artists like Bob Dylan, The Beatles, Kanye West, Jay-Z, Skrillex, Florence & The Machine, and various classical composers such as Vivaldi, and Beethoven. “Generation X” represents the next step in the evolution of this promising musical trio.