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Friday, March 27, 2009

Trackademics and Triple P at Mighty Tonight

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The Platinum Pied Pipers, or Triple P, as they are also known, are a post-hip-hop electronic music outfit from Detroit. By post-hip-hop, I mean that while their sound incorporates elements of the genre--beats, rhymes, handclaps, and loads of bass--they eschew the aspects which have made hip-hop so tired and predictable. They do maintain plenty of swagger, but they also incorporate the Afro-futurism inherent in Motor City techno, cross-referenced with an updated version of Motown R&B. Their new record, Abundance, diverges from their debut, Triple P, considerably. Evidently, they couldn't stay locked into one groove, even though that groove might have been funkier than a mosquito's tweeter--because to them, that time has come and gone. In other words, Triple P are on some next-level ish, evolving quite literally at the speed of sound.

Triple P play tonight at Mighty, and opening will be another next-level act, producer/emcee Trackademicks, who's remixed everyone from J'Davey to E-40 to Goapele to Honeycut. Track is quietly becoming one of the most prolific contributors to the constantly-developing Bay Area sound, and being equally versed in hip-hop and electronica, he also knows a thing or two about avoiding the clichés of urban music. All in all, this is a show definitely worth catching - unless you prefer tired, predictable clichés. Ticket info is here.


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