Comprised of close friends that share an unhealthy lust for music, Magnetic North is a hip hop duo that strives to find the balance between insightful lyrics and engaging instrumentals. After nearly a decade of emceeing solo, Direct and Theresa Vu officially grouped in 2003 and quickly made a name for themselves performing at venues coast to coast. Direct, the mastermind behind their instrumentals, is known for pairing head-noddin' percussion with melodies heavy in acoustic guitar, piano riffs, and even ethnic instruments. He tops off his production with honest rhymes and a refreshingly crisp delivery. Then there is Tvu, a wordsmith of rare caliber, who brings to Magnetic North that distinguishing edge - a female emcee as comfortable on the mic as any of her male contemporaries.