Electronic group Seekae create their music in the same way they’d put together a puzzle. The trio — made up of John Hassell, Alex Cameron and George Nicholas — take scores of sounds and piece them into a tapestry of music that’s hip-hop, indie-pop and ambient post-rock all at once. Each of their songs are like little soundtracks, moving through various moods as they sputter, crack, pulse, shine, and wind. Some sounds are actual live instruments, others digitally generated, and still others just everyday noises (they recorded random ruckus while in Tokyo, Berlin, Chicago and London).
Canadian-Sikh rapper Humble the Poet (Kanwer Singh), together with his producer and primary beat-maker Sikh Knowledge (Kanwar Anit Singh Saini), spit out smooth, yet fiery, socially conscious rhymes about the broken prison system, women’s rights, and immigrant life in America. Motivated by their mission to spread awareness of these issues, the two make for an electrifying and captivating hip-hop duo, their energy and flow seemingly inexhaustible.
BTR's Audrey Nyarko reflects on growing up as the youngest in a family of five that grew up in West Africa, and how that affected her taste in music.
Midweek on BTR with DJRePete is all new with a touch of the classic. Tune in for brand new alternative from Tom Vek of Digitalism fame, folk from Jonathan Wilson, and hip/hop from Metermaids. Plus, check in with throwbacks from Bon Iver, Bedouin Soundclash, and Alexandra(H), ahead of an all-out classics show later this month in honor of DJRePete’s 6 years Breakin’ Thru! Get Wednesday dose of BTR and DJRePete!