Vokab Kompany are two MC/singers from San Diego, backed by their 4 piece band of awesome. Their live show combines multiple synths/keys with bass/drums and a violin to create a sound that doesn’t quite adhere to a specific genre, but seems to fit the bill with several. The band interprets Vk albums (which feature production from a multitude of universally acclaimed producers, such as; members of pop rock sensation Cage the Elephant, DubStep Phenom Stephan Jacobs, disco swing dope-ness Polish Ambassador, Hip Hop legends Hieroglyphics, downtempo king Random Rab, critically acclaimed international DJ Vadim and the list continues across the spectrum of Electronic/pop and hip hop genres.
Their new album, VKCE, a collaboration effort with up and coming production/musician duo Crush Effect (featuring members of Funk/Jamband legend Karl Denson’s TIny Universe) and sax master Jesse Malloy. On “VKCE” filling a void at the intersection of the hip-hop and EDM worlds:
‘VKCE’ is Hip-hop, it’s electronic, it’s indie – it’s a shout out to the past, and a taste of the future. Vokab Kompany’s Matt Burke describes the experience: “As musicians, it’s an ever evolving world; genres are a thing of the past, so we (VK) were really lucky to have teamed up with producers that pushed the boundaries of our boxes. We got outside our comfort zone, stamped a VK next to CE, and the result was something new entirely.”
The brazenly dynamic sound on VKCE has quickly garnered the attention of television and film. The record already has two national commercials, for a major carmaker (debuting 2013) and Southern Comfort. The album debuted at #47 on the iTunes hip-hop charts, behind only major-label releases from T.I. and Chief Keef among all hip-hop records released that week.
The team has been blessed with a slew of great press. In addition to a feature on electronic music in the August print edition of SPIN, and “climbing” George Washington Bridge with Al Roker, the band has won best hip-hop group at the San Diego Music Awards for three years in a row, and even impressed Prince Charles when he stopped by Solana Beach’s Belly Up to catch a VK show.
“A sound who’s genre goes something like hip-hop, soul, electro, funk. You have two Emcee’s who charge sped-up lyrical flows; made to sound effortless… seamless synergy with their voices and their lyrics are playfully vivacious and positive… layered with creative electro beats.” Sam Dorman NBC
“Vokab Kompany is another act that refuses to be pigeonholed. Two MCs might lead you to believe that it’s hip hop, but that doesn’t begin to tell the story. The seven-piece band from San Diego played for more than an hour, a set that was at times funky, jazzy, heavy, bouncy, even bluegrassy…And it all made sense. Through it all, the crowd was treated to microphonic gymnastics of the dueling MCs, Rob Hurt and Burkey. The group is legit; see them” Lindol French, Sacramento Press
Belly Up 2011
“Quit Sleep” (Release date 4/22/2011)
“The New Kong”
Winner of 2010 San Diego Music Award for Best Hip Hop Album
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