Big release news
October 8, 2002 by Jeff
Damn! Back again. The time is nearing for two of the biggest releases ever for Galapagos4.
The date is set for Offwhytes new LP, "The Fifth Sun", dropping November 19th 2002. You wont believe your ears... Ill leave it at that. Beats are handled by Meaty Ogre, Open i, Alias of Anticon, Metrognome & Officer Wheezy himself. Guest verses are dropped by Qwel, Qwazaar & Psiv Abs.
"The Fifth Sun" will be released in the U.S. by Galapagos4 & jointly in Europe & Japan by Agenda, a sub-label of British electronica imprint Peacefrog Records. Agenda has already released the album's lead-off single, "Complex Destiny", on 12-inch vinyl. The Offwhyte "High Fidelity" 12-inch is also available worldwide from Galapagos4.
A Chicago release party for "The Fifth Sun" has been scheduled in Chi-town @ The Chase Cafe on Friday Nov. 22nd. Performers include Offwhyte, Robust, and Rift Napalm. Mark it.
Also check for the Offwhyte banger "Rappers & Chemicals" on Gravel Records' upcoming comp "The Chicago Project". This song will also be featured on a 12-inch release on Tri-Eight Records Japan.
Also coming up is the new LP from Qwel entitled "The Rubber Duckie Experiment". Those who have heard some of these new tracks live know what to expect: heavy shit from Qwelly Belly. This incredible body of work features production by Dwight Lightnin, Meaty Ogre, Jackson Jones, Maker of TBA & Qwel himself. Thats right, Qwelly on the beat, ya heard? Q-double will also be featured on "The Chicago Project", as well as Maker's "Honestly" LP.
Galapagos4 will also soon be releasing a 7" as a preview to 2 upcoming albums. This split 7" will feature Robust on 1 side, & Rift Napalm on the other, with Meaty on the beats for both. Robigga & Rift are currently recording at the Resort for their respective solo albums, due out spring 2003 on Galapagos4.
Qwel will be on tour with Josh Martinez & Sleep from Olddominion for most of November. Be cool when they come through your town. They appreciate that shit.
Typical Cats are performing at the 2nd anniversary for our man Rocks store out in sunny Sherman Oaks, CA. Lineup includes Grouch, J-Live, Eyedea & Abilites, Abstract Rude & Busdriver. Hot nickels!
Galapagos4 will be present at the Hip Hop Art Collective in Seattle on November 30th held at The Fremont Unconventional Center. Performers are Qwel & Meaty, Offwhyte & Dr. Jones, Mcenroe of Peanuts & Corn & Sweatshop Union. Its gonna be live!
Let's see... that about covers it for now... oh yeah. 2003: New Typical Cats.
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Denizen Kane - Tree City Legends + more news
July 23, 2002 by Jeff
Whats up, now?! Its been a minute, but weve been hard at work on some new Chicago summer heat.
Finally, we have remastered and repressed the Typical Cats vinyl LP. Sound quality is improved, and full color cover art is still intact. Available here at the product page and everywhere else that knows hip hop.
DENIZEN KANE PRESENTS TREE CITY LEGENDS - Street Date July 9th, 2002
As a member of both the spoken word group I Was Born With Two Tongues and the underground hip-hop group Typical Cats, Dennis Kim (aka Denizen Kane) has proven his versatility as a poet, a lyricist & an MC. On "Tree City Legends", his first solo album, he shows his talents as a musician & songwriter, spanning everything from straight up hip-hop to experimental instrumentation & vocals. Beats are provided by DJ Natural (Typical Cats), KP the Illustrado (The Pacifics) & Anacron (The Netherworlds). Additional production was handled by Denizen Kane & DJ White Lightning. One of the jewels of the record is the inclusion of the first new Typical Cats group track to be released in over a year and a half. "Calling Card" is a raw, fierce track that showcases the 3 MCs, Qwel, Qwazaar & Denizen ripping the mic to shreds over banging DJ Natural production. Also featured are the singing talents of Tina on the heavyhearted "Drown (Bless The Dead)". "Tree City Legends" is an introspective expression of Denizens life experiences in Chicago, New York & Oakland. This 8 track EP is just a taste of his artistic vision. Look for more from Denizen Kane on upcoming Typical Cats projects as well as his appearance on Russell Simmons Def Poetry Jam on HBO.
OFFWHYTE "THE FIFTH SUN" - September 2002
The new Offwhyte LP will be released in the U.S. by Galapagos4 & jointly in Europe & Japan by Galapagos4 and British electronica imprint Peacefrog Records. The album features beats by Meaty Ogre, Openi, Alias, the late Metrognome & Offwhyte. Guests MCs on the album are Qwazaar ("Get a Hold"), Qwel ("Masonry"), & Psiv Abs ("Text"). Just wait...
QWEL "THE RUBBER DUCKIE EXPERIMENT" - September 2002
Oh hail yeah... All new full length follow up to the "Pawn Shop". Production by Dwight Lightnin, Meaty Ogre, Maker of TBA, Jackson Jones...
Beyond that... youll see...
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The Offwhyte High Fidelity Maxi-single
March 22, 2002 by Jeff
We are pleased to open this long overdue update with the announcement of a new record. "The Offwhyte Hi-Fidelity Maxi-Single" drops this coming week.
This brand new 12-inch features 3 tracks from the upcoming full length by Offwhyte, "The Fifth Sun" due out this fall on Galapagos4. "High Fidelity" & "Compliments & Novelties" are produced by Meaty Ogre and "Text" features the MCing talents of Psiv from Lyruc District and is produced by the late Todd Sowka a/k/a Metrognome. The 12" also includes instrumentals for "High Fidelity" & "Text." Request it on your local radio!
Click to the product section and check out the page for the new Offwhyte "High Fidelity" 12-inch! It features a link to download the "High Fidelity"mp3. The 12-inch is also now available for purchase on the product page... its smokin... see for yourself.
Qwel & Meaty Ogre will be in Minneapolis on Friday March 29th @ the Circle of Discipline with the Unknown Prophets. The very next day they will be rocking in Phoenix, AZ @ The Lucky Dragon with Fluid, Thaahum @ Altered Egos.
On April 13th in Chicago @ The Metro Time Travel is having their 7th anniversary show which coincides with Dee Jay Birds birthday celebration. The lineup includes Atmosphere, Aesop Rock, Qwel w/ Meaty Ogre & Dwight Lightnin, Soul Position & Brother Ali. The show is all ages and will start early!
UPCOMING GALAPAGOS4 RELEASES: 2002...
Full length from Denizen of Typical Cat, entitled "Denizen Kane presents Tree City Legends" and featuring production by DJ Natural, KP of the Pacifics, Anacron, & Neo. Also feautres 1 track with Qwel & Qwazaar + 1 track with KP & Neo.
Offwhyte "The Fifth Sun" full length
Qwel "The Rubber Duckie Experiment
...more... Typical Cats... White Lightning... Meaty Ogre...
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February 4, 2002 by Jeff
Whats up family! Its been a minute... hard at work. Look for Galapagos4 all up in your area soon... check the show list.
Here is our tentative release schedule for the first half of 2002:
"The Offwhyte High-Fidelity Maxi-Single" 12" Vinyl only 3 brand new tracks from Offwhytes upcoming full length. "High-Fidelity" produced by Meaty Ogre, "Text" F/ Psiv produced by Metrognome & "Compliments & Novelties" produced by Meaty Ogre.
"Denizen Kane Presents Tree City Legends" Full length CD & 2xLP. Production by KP of The Pacifics, Neo, DJ Natural, Anacron & Denizen Kane. F/ guests Qwel, Qwazaar, Neo, KP & DJ Norm.
New full length CD & 2xLP from Offwhyte.
Qwel "The Rubber Duckie Experiment"
Stay with us....
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Qwel - Face Value 12-inch
January 7, 2002 by Jeff
Qwel ""Face Value"" 12""
Cop it on the product page now... only $6.00, comes complete w/ FREE Galapagos4 mixtape by Dallas Jackson & Dr. Jones (info/track list below), plus free stickers, posters, ...etc. Buck em.
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