Monday, 5 December 2016
Werd (SOS) - God Save The Public [LP]
God Save The Public: In these current times feeling trapped, stuck, without purpose and a little depressed in life is common. While Facebook and social media is pulling us apart, making us insecure or reinforcing people’s extreme beliefs, the media is dividing us with unwarranted fear and propaganda. If you notice and dislike this, you are certainly not alone...
‘God Save The Public’ is a mix of personal outlooks and political arguments over various styles of production. One man’s words, another man’s beats. This collection of 12 tracks shows both the offensive / aggressive side of hip-hop, countered with the calm and emotional song-writing; discussing inner battles and fear of current UK system and ruling class. If suicide doesn’t get you, the political elite might. This LP lashes out against both.
Werd (SOS) is an award winning Edinburgh based hip-hop artist & promoter well known throughout the Scottish scene. He has worked with, and continues to work with new and old artists in Scotland and abroad, creating music with some of Scotland’s top producers and artists in the genre. Making music for over 14 years in the capital, he now finds himself running more charity & non-profit community gigs, while pushing towards more emotional and political rap.
Darko Strauss makes whatever style of music he feels like making at the time. Having been influenced by metal, hip-hop and trip-hop when he was young, his music is an amalgamation of all three with a sprinkling of his personality thrown in. Sometimes melodic and emotional, however at times loud and harsh, he remains with a signature sound.
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Cover art by Suky Goodfellow.
Written and Recorded by Drew Devine aka Werd.
Beat production from Darko Strauss.
Released 30th November 2016 on all good digital outlets. Itunes etc.
Email contact: SOS.Edinburgh@gmail.com
Twitter: @WerdSOS / @darko_strauss
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