Wednesday, November 21, 2012

Rhymes: masterminds - "fightmusic (Feat. Murs & Slug)" (Artist Spotlight)

Obviously seeing a track featuring Slug and Murs in my inbox is going to catch my eye, but the New York based duo masterminds are very dope. They got a very raw, DIY aesthetic, with hard hitting drums and dusty samples. "fightmusic" is one of several high energy tracks on their new album "Giant Antlers." Check out their extremely bizarre, animated video up above, and you can check out their whole album here: I've only played it once, and so far it's pretty excellent top to bottom. My initial favorites are "fightmusic," "east harlem rose," and "new york i love you. i'm drunk. you're insane."

fightmusic from the masterminds on Vimeo.

the masterminds are tarik and kimani. born in new york. formed at wesleyan university. son's of 60's jazz, 70's soul, 80's pop, 90's hip-hop, and 00's indie rock. we've been friends since 1994. put out our first 12" in 1996, and our last record in 2002. took some time off to be alive, and now we're back.


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    1. I checked him out . He's pretty dope ! You should check out G Town Entertainment/Music hot new artist. He's number 3 for the state of Oklahoma on reverbnation. Take a listen Hmu up on twitter @cynosure_inme and let me know what you think .

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