Friday, January 26, 2007

Band of the Week


Busdriver

Regan Farquhar a.k.a Busdriver was born in Los Angeles and has been rapping since the age of 9. His father, Ralph Farquhar, was the screenwriter of the 1985 film Krush Groove, which was of the first movies about hip hop culture. Busdriver has released four albums to date, and has appeared on tracks with Daedelus, Z-Trip, The Islands, and others. He is known in the media as an "abstract" rapper or experimental/alternative, meaning it is hard to define his flow. In a May 2004 interview, he explains that a lot of the influence on his flow comes from Jazz, and more specifically Jon Hendricks. Hendricks being one the best scat signers of all-time, you can begin to understand his rapid-fire rhythmic flow.

Busdriver's fifth release, his first release on Epitaph Records, is filled with both heavy beats and light acoustic numbers. The beats are incredible and range from hyper electro (almost techno-like) to old school. However, his flow and lyrics are the true draw, and the reason to buy is album when it comes out on the 30th of the month.
I just wanted to let you know, that we did not end up going under contract with the house we were talking about, but when we find one, I will definitely get in contact with you.

Kill Your Employer (live 11/14/06)


Casting Agent and Cowgirls (mp3)
Kill Your Employer (mp3)
The Troglodyte Wins (mp3)
Bonus:
Z-Trip - Take Two Copies ft. Busdriver (mp3)