Elekwent Folk have gathered up the mist over the Salish Sea, the snow sparkling on the peaks of the North Shore mountains, the climactic sunsets at Wreck Beach, the sizzle of Vancity barbeques, the mushrooms swelling beneath old growth cedars, and condensed it all into a free-spirited explosion of North West Coast hip-hop. The group, consisting of producer AstroLogical, and emcees A-Ro and Slippery Elm, have been together since highschool, and on Northern Lights their chemistry has never been stronger. AstroLogical provides a colourful musical backdrop using jazz and progressive rock samples and raw drum breaks, while Slippery & A-Ro rock a diversity of lyrical styles; from chanted incantations to boom-bap party-rockin funk, they assert themselves both as powerful emcees and adept storytellers. This is hip-hop born of dynamite and passion, of record crates and groove-elixir hip hop that was born on a street corner in the nucleus of an endless cipher.
'Northern Lights' will be available for download @ www.elekwent-folk.bandcamp.com