MP3: The Freeze Tag (Cassettes Won't Listen & Bisco Smith) - "The Visions (EchoesAlike Remix)"
Hamster Kid EP Release Celebrated With Brand New Remix
Back in the summer of 2010, Los Angeles producer Cassettes Won't Listen and Brooklyn emcee Bisco Smith hit the studio together in what developed into a week-long collaboration, quickly developing into a new group, The Freeze Tag, and eventually birthing the duo's concept EP, a project that deals with battling through restrictions and limitations, in art and life. Now, nearly a year later, that EP Hamster Kid is being released, aided by the artistic efforts of world renowned street artist Bishop 203 and director Mike Vidoli, along with a handful of remixes from the EP.
And to celebrate today's EP release, The Freeze Tag are giving fans one of those remixes, this one from EchoesAlike, a frequent and long-time collaborator with Bisco, who builds his electro-inspired remix around an infectious, repeating staccato synth line. "Echoes helped produce one of my first songs I ever put out, "The Basics;" I've know him for a while, 5 or 6 years," Bisc explains on the connection. "CWL and I passed out acapellas and stems to the people we have around us – our friends – and let them go where they wanted with it. I love Echoes' remix; it's upbeat and feels like it has epic movement to it, which is what "The Visions", and Hamster Kid, is about – movement."
I just got back from the European tour a few days ago and I just wanted to send out an update to everybody before I leave for a two month tour of The United States. Beginning this Friday, I am co-headlining The Never-Ending Gun Show Tour with Kristoff Krane (Along with my friends Bodi and Ordeal as well). A lot of these cities are ones that I have never played before, so I'm looking forward to meeting some of you on the road!
THE DATES ARE AS FOLLOWS:
6-May Fairfax, VA - Icon's 7-May Baltimore, MD - The Hexagon 8-May Philadelphia, PA - Grape Room 9-May Blackwood, NJ - Savage Rock School 11-May New York, NY - TBA 12-May New Haven, CT - Anna Liffey's 13-May Dover, NH - Fury's Publick House 14-May New Bedford, MA - Kirby's 15-May Providence, RI - Club Hell 17-May Vermont - TBA 18-May Portland, ME - The Big Easy 19-May Pittsburgh, PA - Garfield Artworks 20-May Youngstown, OH - Lemon Grove 21-May Melvindale, MI - Venue TBA 22-May Louisville, KY - Hideaway Saloon 23-May Evansville, IN - Boney June's 24-May Columbia, MO - Sideshow 25-May Chicago, IL - Reggie's 26-May Iowa City, IA - Gabe's 27-May St. Paul, MN - Nicademus Art & Framing 28-May Minneapolis, MN - Honey 29-May Shakopee, MN - Soundset ** I am not playing this festival, but will be selling merchandise and might make a special appearance during someone's set...** 2-Jun Kansas City, MO - The Record Bar 4-Jun New Orleans, LA - Dragon's Den 7-Jun Tulsa, OK - The Reverb 9-Jun Salt Lake City, UT - TBA 11-Jun Denver, CO - Moe's
Mixtape: Trackstar's "Boogie Bang 26" (Hosted by Kid Vishis)
Hot on the heels of our April collaboration, the Bar 4 Bar mixtape, I linked back up with Royce's lil bro as Vishis hosts the newest compilation of my favorite recent rap songs. Heat from Camp Lo, Stalley, Slaughterhouse, Bambu, Pusha T, Big K.R.I.T., Mobb Deep, Elzhi, Pharoahe Monch and more, plus STL illness from Rockwell Knuckles, Vandalyzm, Tef Poe, Gotta Be Karim and T. Prince...
**This weekend, I make my first return to St Louis in almost 18 months. I'll be DJing at the release party for a 7" vinyl release from Tef Poe and Rockwell Knuckles, through f5 Records. The show is Saturday night (May 7) at the Gramaphone, and you get a free copy of the record at the door.
I want to see ALL of my STL folks in there...or at least as many as the fire marshall will allow. You can get presale tickets here.
**I'll be rockin with my dude Vandalyzm at the Roxy next Sunday (5/15), opening for Machine Gun Kelly.
**I did a cool little radio interview alongside Camp Lo with The Focal Spot last week, check it out here. Also tonight you can tune in as I'm a guest on The Carey Sisters show at 8:30 PST.