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In Autumn 2007 (Sept. 28th to Oct. 14th) Berlin's music label Equinox Records will tour across Germany, France, Austria, Switzerland and Great Britain. On stage we've got: Ceschi Ramos, Noah23, 2econd Class Citizen and label founder DJ Scientist.
Some may know Ceschi for his experimental
post-psych-rock-hop-jazz-fusion outfit Anonymous Inc.,
others as a member of Toca, a Los Angeles based group
that just recently has released a new album on Two Tone Elephants Records,
and that is known for their collaborations with some of LA's finest rappers
including Aceyalone and Mikah 9 (Freestyle
Fellowship), Abstract Rude, 2Mex
(Of Mexican Descent/Visionaries), among others. Fans of hardcore, punk
and metal may also recognize Ceschi's distinct vocal
abilities from his role as a lead vocalist in Dead By Wednesday.
But on top of all of this, Ceschi has a promising solo
career jump started by the 2004 Beyond Space Entertainment release of
“Fake Flowers”, and on his 2006 Net31 Records
release, “They Hate Francisco False”. Now,
the “One Year And A Day”- Tour brings him to Europe for the
With Noah23 leaving the audience breathless, 2econd Class Citizen from England takes over. His music is a hybrid of electronically produced folk rock combined with instrumental Hip-Hop beats. Both his EP Releases “Divided Reality“ and “Wyred Folk” have created a buzz of anticipation from a diverse collection of musical circles. 2econd Class Citizen recently performed at Glastonbury, one of the biggest festivals in the world and is constantly doing performances in clubs all over the UK. In his live sets he is aiming to recreate the complexity and depth of orchestration he has become known for, using live sound editing software to keep a strong improvisational aspect.
Last but not least, Equinox Record's label founder and
beat producer DJ Scientist enters the stage. Combining
melancholic melodies, smashing guitars and hard hitting drums, Scientist
proves that sample based production can still sound fresh today. He has
performed with artists such as Sage Francis, The
Pharcyde, M.I.A., DJ Faust & DJ
Shortee, DiViNCi, Subtitle,
Boca45, The Tape, DJ Static
Although Ceschi Ramos has been recording
and releasing music for nearly a decade, his unique compositions have
remained largely unheard. Some may know Ceschi for his
experimental post-psych-rock-hop-jazz-fusion outfit Anonymous
Inc, a group formed by Ceschi and his brother David in 1994 that
came into recognition in 2001 because of genre bending collaborations
with underground hip hop rule breakers such as Circus
of The Shape Shifters, Dose and Sole
2econd Class Citizen’s emergence
on the scene has created a buzz of anticipation from a diverse collection
of music circles. The young man from Huddersfield, England makes music
that he simply calls "Wyred Folk": a hybrid
of electronically produced folk combined with instrumental Hip Hop. Swinging
between melancholy and pure anger, strong guitar riffs mined from old
psych rock records and the weeping voices lifted from old folk music,
he seems to find his real home in a crate of old and dusty vinyl.
Press for Wyred Folk EP:
“One of the most interesting and captivating blends
of styles and sounds you'll have heard in a while.”
“This is great, really original and beautifully
“Wyred Folk is a densely layered, melancholy tinged
mini masterpiece” (5/5)
“Really really nice stuff. The sort of thing that
makes you glad to still use vinyl.”
"2CC’s formula essentially equates to mournful
strumming, trip hop drums, monastery vibes and Radiohead’s ‘Street
Spirit’, covering the overlap of paranoia and stoned bliss."
„The perfect soundtrack“
“Definitely one to keep an eye on.”
„An amazing EP“
„Folk music that you can nod your head to”
Noah23 is an international hip-hop
phenomenon and underground legend who has been rapping for 13 years. He
was born in Natchez Mississippi and grew up amongst the indie hotbed of
Guelph Ontario Canada. He has performed and sold records independently
across the world and recorded over 10 albums. In the late 90's Noah started
the highly regarded Plague Language label which released
albums from a diverse roster of artists.
"Noah23 is definitely not of this earth.
Only someone capable of circular breathing through their skin could rap
and sing like this. Nonetheless, a few of his mates do try to keep up.
Whereas other emcees have styles or signatures or gimmicks, Noah23 is
the first emcee to my knowledge who has had his corpus callosom removed
and replaced with an interface connecting his frontal lobe directly into
a multi-track and thus his unconscious to the listening world."
"Noah23 pulls words and phrases out of the
stratosphere and makes them move and sing in laughing, playful rhymes."
Over the past years, DJ Scientist has become an important
figure in the German HipHop and Electronic scene. Running two labels (Equinox
and Audiac) and publishing a magazine (DEAD Magazine),
he still takes his time to dj at clubs, release mixes, expand his record
collection and, last but not least, produce music.