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Harvest release party
August 11, 2004 by Jeff

Harvest release party Chicago @ Fireside Bowl

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Qwel and Maker - The Harvest CD + LP
July 21, 2004 by Jeff

NEW RELEASE FROM GALAPAGOS4:
August 17 2004 - G40025 - Qwel & Maker "The Harvest"
CD & 2xLP (vinyl in September)

"But brothers would it kill us to change?"

Harvest season is upon us, and as we all know, you reap what you sow. Our culture has made a mockery of itself. True art has been replaced by glamour and glitz (where’s the gold?); money has taken precedent over blood, sweat and talent. You are being cheated. You are not being given the choice. You are only shown the plastic mold, the mass-produced robot that replaced the man. It’s time for change.

"Then we sell ’em fish a noun instead of teach ’em fish a verb"

This album marks a return to a more up front rap style for Qwel, using Maker’s soulful boom-bap productions as the guide. The point is delivered with precision, both sonically and lyrically. Qwel delves deep into wordplay while maintaining his narrative focus and breakneck delivery. Maker, a proficient producer, has upped the ante and created a lush and rich tapestry of beats, which range in style from in your face to subtle and serene. The plot has thickened; consider yourself warned.

"Now’s the season, ain’t no reason for doubt, shit, If you ain’t ’bout it ’bout it, you about to get drowned kid"

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Mestizo - Lifelikemovie CD
April 6, 2004 by Jeff

NEW RELEASE FROM GALAPAGOS4

May 18 2004 - G40024 - Mestizo "LifeLikeMovie" CD
Limited edition 4 track 10" "Baby Steps" out now!
Peep audio at www.galapagos4.com/music

With Mestizo's "LifeLikeMovie", Galapagos4 reveals a new talent and a formidable voice amongst a cast of proficient beat creators and guest MCs. Mestizo delivers his message as if the camera is off, as though it's just the listener seeing through his eyes. He sees the world with patience and urgency both, with the knowledge that progress takes time in love and in war, but also that you must know just when your time is right and act upon it. The music serves as the means to steady the volatile thought patterns & wicked rhyme schemes, as the mood rolls back and forth from cerebral introversion to breakneck pressure. The wide array of producers was chosen carefully for their ability to spin their own tales with beats. Jackson Jones, Meaty Ogre, DJ White Lightning, Maker, Om, Kip Killagain, Dreas & Mike Gao all put in time behind the scenes as Mestizo proclaims his views on past mistakes, present crises and the end of the world.

- Features guest vocals by Qwel, Offwhyte, Denizen Kane, Rift Napalm, Daoud & Golda Supanova.
- Production by Galapagos4's backbone of producers: Meaty Ogre, DJ White Lightning, Maker, Jackson Jones, Dreas & newcomers to G4 Om, Kip Killagain & Mike Gao.
- Mestizo has spent the past year touring the US with Typical Cats, Offwhyte, Qwel, Meaty Ogre & Robust and will head out to Europe with Galapagos4 to coincide with this album's release.
- 10" vinyl "Baby Steps" (G40023) with 4 tracks from the album available for a limited time (500 copies).

1. Previews... And Now Our...
2. Baby Steps - feat. Pops & Uncle on guitar
3. Eyes See Through You
4. Glass Box
5. Moral Alarm Clock
6. Empty Shelliton - feat. Rift
7. Salvatore
8. America Hoffman
9. The Price Of Life.
10. Out Of Place (Daoud's Home?)
11. When The Camera's Off (Reprint)
12. Downtown Blue
13. Chicago Under A Full Moon... - feat. Offwhyte
14. Knights Seppuku - feat. DJWL on guitar
15. Mixed Emotions For A Stoic Man
16. Circle Mountain - feat. Qwel
17. 2nd Story Looney Bin
18. Brainphone
19. Miss Carried Fortune - feat. Denizen Kane
20. Karma Call You Home - feat. Golda Supanova
21. Ending Credits

1, 2 & 4 produced by Jackson Jones
3, 8, 9, 19 & 20 produced by Meaty Ogre
5, 12, 15 & 17 produced by Om
6, 10 & 18 produced by Dwight Lightning
11, 14 & 16 produced by Maker
7 produced by Kip Killagain
13 produced by Mike Gao
21 produced by Dreas

All scratches by Meaty Ogre. All songs recorded by DJWL at Gentriphied Studio,Chicago, IL. except 7,19 & 20 recorded by Meaty Ogre at the Pratt Tat Tat Tat Compound, Rogers Park, Chicago, IL. All songs mixed by Griffin Rodriguez at Rax Trax, Chicago, IL except 2,8,11 & 18 mixed and mastered by Dwight Light at Gentriphied Studios. All mastered by Collin Olan. All graphics & art work by Jash Grotto. Photography by Jeanette Rocha.

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COMING IN 2005 ON GALAPAGOS4!
February 3, 2004 by

Robust & Prolyphic "Stick Figures" 12-inch Maker "Shooting The Breeze" CD & 2xLP Outerlimitz "Suicide Prevention" CD Denizen Kane "Tree City Legends Vol. 2" CD Qwel & Jackson Jones "Blood From The Stone" 7-inch Qwel & Jackson Jones "Dark Day" CD Mestizo & Mike Gao CD New Royce CD ... much more to be announced! Also look out for these upcoming tours... Offwhyte, Mestizo, Mike Gao & Kip Killagain on the West Coast / April 2005! The Harvest European Tour featuring Qwel, Robust, Prolyphic & Dallas Jackson / April & May 2005!



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Robust - Potholes in Our Molecules CD
January 3, 2004 by Jeff

NEW RELEASE FROM GALAPAGOS4
FEBRUARY 24 2004 - G40022 - ROBUST "POTHOLES IN OUR MOLECULES" CD
Limited edition 7" - G40021 - Robust - "Yesterday’s Fossil/Deflated Ego" - early February

A veteran of Chicago's recent burst in underground hip hop, Robust is known in the Chi town scene for his past collaborations with groups such as Scam Artists and The Molemen. His 2000 independent release "Freelance Gynecologist" got attention worldwide from fans and critics of dope punchlines and humorous rhymes. Soon Bigga would appear on projects like Sage Francis' "Still Sick... Urine Trouble" & Qwel's debut "If It Ain't Been In A Pawn Shop, Then It Can't Play The Blues", where he showed his growth into a more serious lyricist.

After success with 7" single "Flibbertigibbit" (also on Meaty Ogre's recent "Leo vs. Pisces"), hip hop was definitely ready for Robigga to step up the game. Enter "Potholes In Our Molecules", the brand new full length on Galapagos4.

Things get very serious on this deep album, as Robust bares it all from the inside out, with his intricate flows & creative rhyme schemes intact. Of course he comes off with some humor, wit & straight rap savvy as well. The supremely crafted beats, handled mostly by Meaty Ogre & east coast producer Prolyphic, create a solid moody backdrop to keep your head stuck on nod. Dreas, Maker, Sun Spark & Bless also contribute heat to this 17 track album. Here’s to life’s flawless imperfections, flawlessly perfected as hip hop potholes.

Coming soon:
Mestizo "Baby Steps" 10"
Mestizo "Lifelikemovie"
Qwel & Maker "The Harvest"
+ Typical Cats, Outerlimitz, Offwhyte, Maker, Qwel & Jackson Jones, Denizen Kane, DJ White Lightning, Vertebraker, Rift Napalm...

Be sure to catch Galapagos4 this Spring on The Submerged State 2004 Tour!

THE SUBMERGED STATE 2G4 TOUR
QWEL OFFWHYTE W/ DR JONES
ROBUST MESTIZO MEATY OGRE
Check www.galapagos4.com or local listings for info

Confirmed dates:
Tues Feb 24 - Chicago - Bottom Lounge
Weds Feb 25 - Champaign - Highdive
Fri Feb 27 - Austin
Sat Feb 28 - San Antonio - Sam's Burger Joint
Mon March 1 - Albuquerque - Smooch's
Tues March 2 - Flagstaff - Mad Italian
Fri March 5 - Los Angeles
Sat March 6 - San Diego
March 7-9 - Bay Area, CA
Weds March 10 - Portland. OR
Thurs March 11 - Olympia WA
Fri March 12 - Seattle - Vera Project
Sat March 13 - Victoria, BC
Mon March 15 - Vancouver, BC @ The Picadilly Pub On Pender

More dates to come.

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