ESH x Intrikit - Loop-Minded Individuals SIGNED Cassette
LIMITED EDITION OF 200 RED CASSETTES! Each tape will come signed by Esh, and included a digital download card of the full album!
The idea of taking the listener through a journey is one that gets tossed around frequently by artists. But with “Loop Minded Individuals: A Hitchhikers Guide to A Verse,” ESH the Monolith and Intrikit look to take that concept one step further.
ESH and Intrikit – producer/MCs representing Boston and Norwich, CT., respectively – spearhead the 10-track project, a throwback to gritty late-’90s rap compilations that aims to bring together some of the finest up-and-coming vocalists in independent music. Loosely inspired by the Douglas Adams’ novel its name pays homage to, the album invites an array of MCs and singers to hop on soundscapes, sharing their story with ESH and Intrikit and, in turn, the listener.
“We used this album as an opportunity to work with some of the talented people we’ve met around the country. We wanted to have a wide range of voices, each bringing their unique story and perspective,” says ESH, whose previous projects include 2009’s “The ADDventures of an E.ccentric S.uper H.ero,” 2011’s “Invisible” (with producer Dox Ellis) and, most recently, “Nightworks,” a collaboration with AR Classic producer The Arcitype.
Aside from ESH and Intrikit (whose own work includes the 2013 DIM release “Bright Ideas”), “Loop Minded Individuals” features vocals from Elucid, Moe Pope, Roc Doogie, Romen Rok, Has-Lo, Teddy Faley, F. Virtue, DeeBee, the Kreators, Seez Mics (Educated Consumers), Grey Sky Appeal and others. Renowned turntablists Emoh Betta and DJ Merf also make contributions.
“We tried to construct a cohesive picture with a bunch of loose puzzle pieces,” ESH says. “We hope the listener enjoys the ride.”
Check out the first single "WAR DRUM" featuring Moe Pope, Roc Doogie, & Elucid!:
1. A Hitchhiker's Guide To A Verse (feat. ESH the Monolith / Zac Galen / Intrikit)
2. War Drum (feat. Moe Pope / Roc Doogie / Elucid)
3. Bully Dozer (feat. Romen Rok)
4. Science of Sixteen (feat. Has-Lo)
5. Best In Show (feat. Deebee)
6. The Ghost of Robert Frost (feat. Teddy Faley / Selfsays)
7. Chuck Wepner (feat. XL / Big Juan of the Kreators)
8. Followher (feat. Seez Mics)
9. Loop Minded (feat. Andrew Milicia / Fran-P)
10. Home (feat. Grey Sky Appeal / F. Virtue)