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Memory Lane :: (RAS) Riders Against The Storm Revisit ‘In The Light’ With New Remix And Video

One thing I like about (RAS) Riders Against the Storm is that they have a strong sense of where they come from, both culturally and creatively.  After a long run of success in the wake of their relocation to Austin, it seems that the group has been taking a bit of time to reassess their journey and reflect on the past, and in a couple of instances, that has resulted in new material born from the old.  In the case of In The Light, a single that the crew already had released with a video, the decision was made to have producer Ayuma take a stab at the remix, while footage of Uhura (Michelle Nichols) from the original Star Trek series is used to bolster the sense of having a groundbreaking spirit.  I will always support new material from (RAS), but if their reflections of the past continue to result in strong output like this, I don’t mind them looking back as well.

-chief

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Don’t Panic :: …&more… Release ‘Existence Is Futile’

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Sometimes, pure skill and talent simply cannot be denied.  Enter Scuare and no1mportant, two MC/producers who individually are capable of doing great things.  When combined, however, these two work on a wonderfully harmonic resonance.  Both cats have unique, rapid-fire and melodic styles that are similar enough for the duo to make total sense, but different enough from one another to compliment one another effortlessly.

A statement from …&more… concerning their amazing sophomore release, Existence Is Futile :

“In many ways it’s a celebration of a loss of ultimate purpose and growth through acceptance. The Star Trek metaphor helps to illustrate that notion through what we think is a pretty comical lens.

Outer Space is often juxtaposed with samples and lyrics that relate to how people view sex and relationships.  These themes represent opposing points on the spectrum, and serve as anchors from which to expand.”

Take the time to dive into this wonderful piece of art.  There is no sign of a sophomore jinx here.

-chief