ACTIVE MEMBER are rap pioneers of Europe from Greece. For over 20 years they have been committed to conscious story-telling over haunting and unique low-fi beats. Their style of music they entitle 'Lowbap', has become a genre of its own, sparking a movement of artists and fans under the same name over the past two decades.
After being linked online by an admirer of both of their work, Active Member was introduced to Greek-Australian spoken word artist and rapper, Luka Lesson, and his already conscious and poetic style. Soon the two parties had formed an alliance and came together twice in the space of six months in Greece to create an EP which is the first of its kind among the Greek diaspora.
ΠΕΡΑΣΜΑ / PASSAGE is a new EP that bridges the gap between generations of conscious hip-hop fans worldwide and Lowbap lovers in Greece, and connects histories of political upheaval, poetry, music, migration and return.
ΠΕΡΑΣΜΑ / PASSAGE also provides a grass-roots look at the current climate of a country lost in a battle of its own right to be free from the shackles of economic and political instability.
Musically, this EP is almost totally a collection of instrumentals from Active Member's back-catalogue, hand picked and re-written by Luka Lesson, mostly in fitting with the Greek lyrics of the originals. Tracks like 'PRISONER' and 'DIASPORA' however, were written from Lesson's own imagination and 'WAKING / ΞΥΠΝHΜΑ' totally from scratch and is the only song not produced by the relentless B.D.Foxmoor - put together by Brak who appears on verse 3 of the same track.
released December 3, 2013
All songs produced by B.D.Foxmoor except CRISIS / ΞΥΠΝHΜΑ produced by Brak. All vocals recorded by B.D.Foxmoor at ΠΕΡΑΣΜΑ studio in Perama, Greece.
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