“The Adelaide collective has sucked us in hook, line, and sinker.”– Life Without Andy
“Sunset Cities is a promising sign the four will continue to turn heads in Australia’s hip hop scene.” –Beat
Sunset Cities, the collaborative new album fromSO.Crates, Nelson Dialect & Alnitak Kid, today release their self-titled album Sunset Cities, via Bedroom Suck Records / Remote Control Records. To celebrate the release, you can catch them performing at Melbourne Hip Hop Festival tonight and as they showcase the album at Melbourne’s Northside Records tomorrow.
Sunset Cities is a new musical project created to explore questions concerning one’s own presence, spiritual essence, belief, love, and mindfulness while in rotation around the life light. The group is comprised of two emcees and two producers; four human perspectives judging the light and the dark of life, maneuvering between the two while the fundamentals of hip-hop culture and psychedelic soul simmer on the coasts of South Australia.
Last year in Adelaide over a plate of Ethiopian food, MC’s Nelson Dialect and Cazeaux O.S.L.O. crafted the basic principles for waxing poetic over two distinct sonic dimensions – a record made up of two sides, the first produced by Melbourne beatmaker Skomes (known for his work with Caseaux O.S.L.O under the moniker SO.Crates) and the second by Adelaide resident Alnitak Kid. The record follows the cycle of the sun, no beginnings and no endings, just answers to this and many other questions using the voice, the drum and the body electric.
Friday 22 February – Melbourne Hip Hop Festival – The Evelyn, Melbourne – Tickets
Saturday 23 February – Northside Records, Melbourne – FREE, more info
Saturday 2 March – Rocket Bar, Adelaide – Tickets
So.Crates, Nelson Dialect & Alnitak Kid –Sunset Cities
1. Stay a While
2. Oh Baby feat. Jace XL
3. Bounce If You Open feat. Mike Thesis
4. Know Doubt
5. Burning Slow (Sunsets)
6. Bright On
7. Jay Elec
8. Black Tapes
10. Somebody Believe In You
SO.Crates, Nelson Dialect & Alnitak Kid – Sunset Cities is out now via Bedroom Suck / Remote Control