In 2000, MC’s Zach Miller and Brody Wehman from Ashland, Virginia formed the hip-hop group Synthesis. Working alongside guitarists Jake Williamson and Matt Blanton, as well as drummer Jesse Isenberg, Synthesis released the 6-track EP Zuzu’s Petals in 2001. Comprised completely of live instrumentation and vocals from both emcees, Hip Hop Infinity reviewed and rated Zuzu’s Petals highly. Synthesis followed their EP release with several packed performances including Sweetwater in Richmond, VA and a sold-out show at Ashland Coffee & Tea.
Synthesis released their Lead Me Back EP on March 29, 2010 and an as-of-yet untitled full length album has an anticipated debut in May 2010.