AstroLogical - “Stereotypes” EP (2012) (NEW) available NOW (via Jellyfish Records)
“On the heels of his recent solo and collaborative projects, AstroLogical gives us the “StereoTypes” EP a solo project with features from not only vocal collaborators such as A-Ro of Elekwent Folk and Claire Mortifee, but fellow producers Mosaic and Dave P, adding flavour and diversifying the overall feel of the album.
…very pleased to announce the release of homie and fellow band-mate AstroLogicals brand NEW EP entitled, “Stereotypes”… don’t SLEEP!
Delicious Vinyl prs Bizarre Ride II THE PHARCYDE Live (L.A.)[Delicious Vinyl]
Bizarre Ride II - THE PHARCYDE - LIVE featuring Fatlip, Slimkid3 (Formerly of the Pharcyde), J. Sw!ft, L.A. Jay w/ Special guests Emotionz, Kai, & A-Ro
The band will be playing The Bizarre Ride ll Cd live from start to finish including the skits for their 20th Anniversary.
SUNDAY/NOVEMBER 18th 2012
VENUE Nightclub, Vancouver, B.C.
881 Granville St.
DOORS at 9PM - SHOW at 10:30PM
Tickets available online at Blueprintevents.ca NOW: http://www.blueprintevents.ca/events/71839/615/THE-PHARCYDE-%28Live%29—-performing-Bizarre-Ride-II-——VENUE-Venue-Nightclub.html…TOMORROW NIGHT Y’ALL!!!!
…more of that classy, jazzy atmospheric boom-bap y’all… I know you’re going to enjoy this.
here’s a taste:
Potatohead People & Claire Mortifee - “Blossoms”
…from the new EP ‘Kosmichemusik’ coming out on the Jellyfish Records label this TUESDAY… get that shit and support this emerging Vancouver scene!
Watch HERE to catch a LIVE USTREAM of these guys and other affiliates tonight (Nov.3rd) from the Waldorf Hotel in Vancouver BC…
…WOW! Please spread this! Support this northwest explosion of sound!
Alright, so I’m publishing Thursday Play on…Friday. I’m putting the blame on midterms, whatevah whatevah.
Anyways. On to the good stuff. This week’s review is a less recent drop; Vancouver’s Elekwent Folk released their new album in August. What I enjoyed most about listening to this album was…
…a great review of our new album by Hip Hop Canada… check it out!
Vancouver, B.C. – Northern Lights is the latest LP from Vancouver-based hip-hop group Elekwent Folk. Friends since high school, the group consists of producer AstroLogical and MCs A-Ro and Slippery Elm. With the infusion of jazz, progressive rock samples and raw drum breaks, the trio has crafted a sound that echoes their classic hip-hop influences but still has a modern touch.
From the get go, it’s pretty clear from the hushed lyrics and groovy beats that this definitely isn’t your mainstream hip-hop; it actually compares more easily to a modern-day hippie vibe. Just a listen to the first couple of tracks, “Borealis” and “Seasons Go” sets a tone of spirituality, culture, and passion for the album. The lyric and beat combination makes their sound reminiscent of A Tribe Called Quest, with its chill yet influential vibe. The chemistry between members of the group is really captured on “Beat Pilgrims”, where they feed off of each others’ energy – without overpowering the other – while spitting a story. By the end of the LP, most listeners will inspired to do something empowering themselves!
With appearances from Moka Only and Panther, the album screams West Coast. The most beautiful place on Earth is celebrated on every track. The trio strictly sticks to a theme, and that consistency is the difference that made Northern Lights a real piece of musical art.
Written by Shaheena Azmatullah for HipHopCanada