Onewerd & Pete Feliciano are a California based duo, whose sound, between the two of them, covers not just hip hop, but folk, acoustic, electronic, rock and instrumental stuff too. In 2015, Study Music Group released Onewerd’s first instrumental project, the electronic-influenced ‘Axiomatic EP’. This spring Study Music Group will partner with the duo for their collaborative full length debut, produced entirely by Onewerd.
Poe drops off a previously-unreleased Durazzo produced single, ‘Whatever You Do’, a collaboration with long time friend and vocalist Derius White, who passed away earlier this year.
‘Whatever You Do’
‘Derius is Home’
The Doors EP – available first on iTunes & Apple Music.
The Doors EP precedes the full length project ‘The Good News’.
Poe & CTZN – Del The Funky Homosapien
Juan Alderete – Taka Tozawa – Pete Cosmos
Jam Baxter (High Focus Records, UK)
Gee (Understudies Crew, CA)
SubjectJazz (SubjectJazz Records, Paris)
DJ Halo (Fake Four Inc, CA)
iTunes / Apple Music : https://itunes.apple.com/us/album/the-doors-ep/id1064890172
Bonafide Magazine has premiered the new single ‘The Doors’ from Poe & CTZN‘s ‘The Good News‘ project. They had some interesting things to say about the lineup of the track and the project itself, which finds the California hip hop duo collaborating on their new quasi-conceptual album with friends big and small, from all different genres, backgrounds and locales including Albuquerque, Los Angeles, London, Oakland, San Francisco, Tempe, El Paso and beyond…
“When the term ‘supergroup’ gets bandied around its usually tied with bands ranging from the likes of Atoms For Peace and Madvillain to McBusted and The Firm…The Good News is a genuine supergroup though, a project spearheaded by California duo Poe & CTZN, featuring cult rapper Del The Funky Homosapien, Juan Alderete (The Mars Volta, Dr. Octagon, Jonwayne) and Taka Tozawa from Deltron 3030….Produced by CTZN with Juan Alderete and Taka Tozawa, we are premiering a new track from the troupe entitled The Doors. An extended posse cut of sorts, each MC takes their turn to spit over the hypnotic string-led beat…Dope artwork by Pete Cosmos.”
Read the article and listen to the song:
The Good News track listing, album art, pre-order and street dates will be announced in the coming week, along with the release of ‘The Doors EP’, which includes remixes with SubjectJazz from Paris & DJ Halo from the Fake Four Inc crew, as well as instrumental mixes.
Poe & CTZN on iTunes: https://itunes.apple.com/us/artist/poe-ctzn/id881875860
Poe & CTZN on GooglePlay: http://bit.ly/1lJ7OWa
For part 2 of our sit down with producer Off-Balance, ELIT, CTZN and the Digital Martyrs beatsmith talk about all sorts of stuff including the good ol’ internet, making beats and producing for Odessa Kane, Kahlee, Uptown Swuite and more. Plus news of a crazy Off-Balance ‘producer album’ and the whooole Task1ne thing.
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California producer/mc Onewerd has announced the lineup for the November edition of his Builders SF monthly. The bill is set to feature performances from:
and special guests!
Builders SF goes down second Thursdays of every month at The Showdown in San Francisco, CA and is curated by producer/emcee Onewerd.
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Off-Balance of the Digital Martyrs crew slides through for the latest episode of the SM podcast. In part one we cover a lot of ground; from concert stories and abnormally large crowds, to the rise and fall of Sacramento ‘super-crew’ SkyNet, as well as production techniques, working with Beatrock Music, Planet Asia, Odessa Kane, Understudies Crew and more…
Note: this is the 1st part in a 2-part interview.
Recommended, as heard in the podcast:
Digital Martyrs – The Bullet Ballad (feat. Planet Asia, Archetype, Uptown Swuite, Mikial & Off-Balance) iTunes: https://itunes.apple.com/us/album/bullet-ballad-feat.-planet/id905734848
In an interview given 10+ years ago, Kimani Rogers’ commentary on the state of the music industry still rings true…
“Stop being a sheep and think for yourself. On every level people are force feeding you what is supposedly “cool” and what isn’t. [Even] “Independent” it’s the same way… If we, as a world, keep subscribing to [this] “MTV” branding philosophy”, we will lose all ability for independent thinking. We will become a society of clones. All programmed to do the same shit. And think the same way…
In this rap shit people have these preconceived notions of what things are supposed to sound like, and what makes things more “real” and authentic, instead of just listening to the music and passing their own judgment. It’s turning into a high school popularity contest or something…[where] marketability is more important than actual talent…
That’s why I respect the Def Jux’s, the Rhymesayers, the Hieroglyphics of this world for doing what they want to do, regardless of what people think, and pushing the music forward.
– Kimani Rogers, The Masterminds
All tracks produced by Onewerd.
Cover Art by JB Nimble.
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