Saturday, March 3, 2012

Say Yes 2 ASM

2011 is the year ASM reach musical maturity in the shape of their sophomore album “Crown Yard”. The underlying flavour is the same optimistic true-school hip hop vibe that endeared them to listeners and live audiences all over Europe in their collaborative work with Wax Tailor and on their debut album “Platypus Funk”.

What sets this record apart is the sophistication of the arrangements and the depth in which they explore the genres they had previously only touched upon: most notably the funk in its raw original form, but also Motown soul, roots reggae, and afrobeat.

ASM’s live show moves effortlessly between Funk, Hip Hop and Reggae and has seen them compared in their sound to the likes of Jurassic 5, The Pharcyde and A Tribe Called Quest. Principally composed of multi-national lyricists Green-T and FP, as well as DJ, VJ and MPC-wizard Fade, their live ensemble extends to include the Rice Krispies horn section (Sax, Trombone and Trumpet) plus an array of other guest musicians when possible.

In addition, ASM have added a visual component to the performance in the form of a full video show which is created to compliment their music and interact dynamically with live audiences. With over 200 shows under their belt they are easily considered one of the top European Hip Hop acts touring today.
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Photos and Video are from their live performance @ k44.Athens / 02.02.2012

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