WE TAKE SHOP WITH IRELANDS NEWEST HIPHOP CREW
WE TALK ABOUT THERE NEW ALBUM ,
HIPHOP , THE IRISH MEDIA ,
GIRLS & OF COURSE PEANUT BUTTER
Yo Animators, Introduce Ur self’s
Johnny whats happening man! We’re are a hip hop collective from Dublin, Ireland. Not a group, but movement!
As Irish Rappers go Ur Sound is very Different , U Got More of Funky, Sunny, Bay Area with a touch Breakbeat Kinda Vibe , So What influenced the making of the Album.
Positivity and a love of hip hop culture. This album represents more than just a collection of tracks. Its almost an ode to hip hop culture in the sounds and samples we use, our lyrical content and how we present the music. Each one of the 6 members in the group are true hip hop fans first and foremost, and I really think that shines through in the music. One of the lines in our opening track is that ‘’we’re taking it back to what it used to be’’. I think that sums it up really. Golden era Hip Hop and a love for the culture was definitely the main influence on Drawn Together.
I suppose ya Better Hype The Album , and lets us Know About Any guests u have on it
Drawn Together is nothing like anything you’ve ever heard coming out of this country. But we’re not gonna bullshit you with a blurb and tell you how to feel about it. Go check it out and tell us what you think! We have to shout out our good friends the Hypnotic Brass Ensemble (who feature on ‘Those Were the Days’) and our brother from another Dj Flip (who kills the cuts on our opening track ‘Victorious’). They’re our only guests on Drawn Together.
Do ya think it’s hard to get press coverage and General support In Ireland?
It can be tough, and that’s understandable with such a small scene in this country. But things are most definitely getting better in terms of coverage and support. I think the truth of the matter really is that media coverage and support will come once the product is worth co-signing. We set the bar very high for ourselves with everything that we do and we’ve been lucky enough to get support from some key people and publications in this country which really makes a difference.
Nowadays , People Rap In there Owen Accents , Do ya think people are used to the Irish accent in this format , Or Have suffered from The Old “ U would Sell More If ya Rapped in a American or London Accent “
It all comes down to exposure. People in Ireland are not used to hearing Irish MC’s rapping in their own accents, because not an awful lot of homegrown hip hop breaks through in this country. The average music fan has also been conditioned by years of hearing American or UK MC’s performing in their own accents. This is what they’ve grown comfortable with and what they expect to hear. The more exposure hip hop in this country gets and the more chances people get to hear MC’s rap in their own accents the more comfortable they’ll feel when they hear it. I genuinely think the argument of Irish MC’s rapping in their own accents will be redundant in a year or two.
Any dates lined up in Support of the Album
Absolutely. We’ve the album launch in the Bernard Shaw on the 28th of November. Everybody is welcome. Its free. We’ve free beer from Peroni. We’ve dj sets from Goldy and Mark Murphy (Choice Cuts). We’ve an art exhibition from 15 of Irelands leading creatives, artists, graff artists etc who have all interpreted a song each from the album. We’ve the world premiere of our new video for ‘Those Were the Days featuring The Hypnotic Brass Ensemble’ and its all sponsored by Le Cool! We’re also supporting our good friends the Hypnotic Brass in Dublins Sugar Club on December 14th. We’ve a few big things lined up for the new year too, so check out the Animators Facebook to keep up to date.
And Now for a Standard Rock n Roll Question......
How u been ever caught in a hotel with a girl that had peanut butter smeared over her and a pet By Her side?
Never been caught Johnny. Never been caught... ; )
THE ALBUM LAUNCH IS ON THURSDAY 28/11/2013 @ THE BERNARD SHAW
CHECK THIS MIX FROM MATHMAN TO GET A FEELING OF THE ALBUM
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