Trent Slingshot and The Hi-Fi Present
Atmosphere (USA) Tickets
7:30pm, Thu 10th May, 2012
The Hi-Fi - Melbourne, VIC
Supported by Evidence. Hailing from Minneapolis, Minnesota, Atmosphere has been a driving force in independent Hip Hop for twenty years.Rapper Slug (Sean Daley) and DJ/Producer Ant (Anthony Davis) were the first to put Twin Cities Hip Hop on the map and became the co-founders of independent Hip Hop label Rhymesayers Entertainment.
Often touted as emo rap, Slug's brutally honest, poetic musings are often extremely personal and socially mindful. His earlier lyrics contained a lot of allegorical themes about women, however by their 2008 release When Life Gives You Lemons, You Paint That Shit Gold he became more of a story teller, speaking on the pitfalls of society. Alongside Ants production of a melodic blend of blues, soul and gospel samples with vintage analogue synths, this combination confirms that Atmosphere are not your typical Hip Hop act with machismo overtones, yet Hip Hop that is more honest and more textured.
During their career Atmosphere have released eight albums, 13 Sad Clown EPs and various side-projects, amounting in well over a million units sold. As solo artists, their collaborations include the likes of Brother Ali, Murs, Evidence, Aesop Rock, KRS-One, Buckshot of Blackmoon, Jean Grae, DJ Vadim, El-P & DOOM.
This will be Atmospheres first visit back to Australian since 2009!