The Physics "Digital Wildlife" Album Release

The Crocodile, ReignCity, & KEXP Present

The Physics "Digital Wildlife" Album Release

Dave B, Tangerine, Shelton Harris & Tyler Dopps, DJ Nick Beeba

Sat, December 21, 2013

8:00 pm

The Crocodile

Seattle, WA

$10 Adv.

This event is all ages

The Physics
The Physics
Representing Seattle’s south end, The Physics are one of the region’s most critically-celebrated hip hop crews. Real-deal brothers Thig Nat and Monk Wordsmith, and Justo have been making music for well over a decade since their days at O’Dea High School. The group’s evolution from a refreshing, promising rap trio to a sophisticated collective of lyricists, vocalists and musicians is a narrative of hometown pride. Beyond their considerable accomplishments and featured performances as a premier local act, it is the sound and vibe that The Physics lend to the city’s sonic landscape that many say express Seattle at its finest.

The Physics first gained recognition with Future Talk (2007), a 15-track LP packed with hooks and candid raps that were both lively and laid-back. High Society EP (2009) marked the arrival of what has become The Physics’ signature musical sensibility: classy, irreverent and catchy as all hell, followed by Three Piece (2010), which ventured into non-rap altogether.

In August 2011, the group released Love is a Business, which ranked no. 1 on both KEXP’s hip hop and variety charts for eight weeks, and has been recognized by media outlets like NPR, The Seattle Times, and BBC. The Stranger’s Larry Mizell, Jr. wrote: LIAB “might well be one of the greatest ensemble works Seattle hip hop has produced, and it’s undeniably one of the best things to come out of this town in years.”

Tomorrow People, the third full-length album from the trio recently dropped August 2012. Getting back to straight raps, beats, and hooks, the LP features some of Seattle’s best like Jake One, Sol, Grynch, Vitamin D., J. Pinder, and more. ‘Tomorrow People’ recently spent four weeks straight at no. 1 on KEXP’s hip hop charts, and following a successful Kickstarter campaign, was featured on the front page of NPR.org.

The Physics have performed at Sasquatch! (2012), South by Southwest (2011), Bumbershoot (2010, 2008), Capitol Hill Block Party (2010, 2008), and every major nightclub in Seattle. In fall of 2011, they toured with Blue Scholars, garnering fans across the nation, concluding with a sold-out show at New York City’s Bowery Ballroom. In December, they joined the Blue Scholars for their 2nd national tour, performing down the west coast, debuting in Chicago, and ending in NYC.
Dave B
Dave B
Dave B is a rising emcee from Seattle, WA. In June 2012 he released his debut project 'MCMXCII' featuring production from known Seattle producers such as KD cutz, Kuddie Fresh, Tryfe, and even featured his own production on a few of the records. Shortly after the well received release of 'MCMXCII' Dave went on to perform at venues throughout Seattle including Neumos, The Crocodile, Chop Suey, and Nectar Lounge. In October 2012 Dave opened for Rockie Fresh (of MMG) at the Roseland Theater in Portland and at Barboza in Seattle. After winning 1st place in the 2013 EMP SoundOff! competition in February alongside his band, Dave released "The Coffee EP" in March. The tapes collaborators included Gift uh Gab, Justo of The Physics and more. Amidst having to prepare for summer shows and festivals Dave is gearing up "The Doughnuts EP", which is slated for a fall of 2013 release.
Tangerine
Tangerine
"Since first appearing on the Seattle music scene in January of 2013, Tangerine has been featured by numerous print and online outlets, including the Guardian, NME, BUST Magazine, KUOW/NPR, Tom Tom Magazine, Everett True’s Collapse Board, KEXP, The Stranger, The Philadelphia Daily News, and The Seattle Weekly. Drawing on a diverse range of inspirations, from the Breeders and Fleetwood Mac, to the Velvet Underground and 90s R&B, Tangerine is never predictable, but always melodic. In a short period of time, they have established their own breezy and unique brand—raw, catchy, tender, and always impressive”
Shelton Harris & Tyler Dopps
Shelton Harris & Tyler Dopps
So I could hire someone to write a biography that would captivate readers and convince them I'm some cool rapper that's different than everyone else. But in reality, I'm not. I'm a regular kid that goes through the same things as everyone else. The only thing that makes me different than the person reading this right now is that I use music to express how I feel. I don't make music for the individual, I make music for the masses. Sure I want the songs that I write to be fun and catchy, but above all I want the audience to listen past the kicks and snares and really hear what I'm trying to say. I originally started making music for fun. So to be able to say that after less than 2 years of doing it that I've already opened for a number of national touring artists, headlined my own shows, and have even been featured in a XXL Magazine article about Seattle Hip-Hop is insane to me. However I can't take all of the credit. Tyler Dopps, who I'm now working exclusively with is the mastermind behind the majority of my biggest releases. Without his influence and talents as a producer I could easily say I wouldn't be where I am right now.

We're young, we're ambitious, and nothing is going to get in the way of what we have planned for the future.
DJ Nick Beeba
DJ Nick Beeba
Venue Information:
The Crocodile
2200 2nd Ave
Seattle, WA, 98121
http://thecrocodile.com/index.html