A-Ha! Records artist E. Grizzly teams up with musician Scott Labenski to release his new concept album "Felipe Pupo." The production is a combination of multiple genres including hip hop, punk, afrobeat, hardcore, dance hall, calypso, reggaeton, metal and synth pop. The result is a Caribbean afrobeat, hip hop, rock sound that Grizzly dubs as Synth Calypso Punk. Scott Labenski and E. Grizzly produced the entire album including all instrumentation, vocals and lyrics. To view the mix, click the link below.
"," says Grizzly. "We wanted to start a band that was as much fun as possible. We decided to do a Synth Calypso Punk set so people can dance and rage. Everything revolved around having a good time. He then passed away before we could even start recording. That took the idea in a whole new direction and it became a homage to Pupo. That's when I started to write about ghosts. And not just cliche ghosts but a whole psychoanalysis about things that typically haunt the average person. Now it's just trying to have the time of our lives with the things that scare us the most." Felipe Pupo is available for free download and was mixed and recorded by Scott Labenski and E. Grizzly at Home Bassment Studios in Lancaster, PA. E. Grizzly will be doing shows in Seattle, Miami and Philadelphia to celebrate the release.
Grizzly has released 6 mix tapes and albums since 2010. His first release was a hip hop/rock album with the alternative band Alukard from Miami, FL. Some of Grizzly's other music ventures include an Alternative Hip hop experiment with the punk band 1994! in Philadelphia and mix tapes dedicated to the production of El-P, RJD2, and Trent Reznor. For more about E. Grizzly you can go to E-Grizzly.com.