Doors open 8pm, Atmosphere on stage at 10pm.
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.
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.
This Minneapolis indie rap hero has potential to spare, delivering taut, complexrhyme narratives with everyman earnestness.
Rolling Stone on Slug.
His dusty grooves are hooky and R&B-informed, and even when they back up Slugs most maniacally depressed rhymes, they never feel heavy-handed.
Village Voice on Ant.
Very limited $30 Earlybirds and $45 tickets on sale from Friday 16th March at 9am.