Rapdragons is an incredibly cool rap group here in Baltimore. They pick stellar samples, their rhymes are infectious, they don’t take themselves too seriously, and they simply know how to have a good time.
Their forthcoming record “Featuring Baltimore” samples a ton of Baltimore bands, including: Weekends, The Agrarians, The Art Department, Mr. Moccasin, Lo Moda to name a few. It’s an interesting concept and this is a record to look out for. You gotta dig the Baltimore love.
For their microshow, Greg and Nick had the idea to, instead of using a sampler, bring in the people who performed the samples originally to play live on top of the beats. Jeff and Cory from Secret Mountains, Dustin Wong from Ponytail, Aran K from AK Slaughter and Sam from Future Islands are a few of the guests.
This set was perfect for our first spring-ish microshow. We know you’ll enjoy this set as much as we all did last night.
Technical info: All MC mics: Sennheiser 421, Room mics: AT boundary, Dustin/Cory guitar amp: Sennheiser 509, Jeff guitar amp: Shure SM57.
Recorded on March 11, 2010 at Mobtown Studios
Vocals by NICK OFTEN
Vocals by GREG WARD
Vocals by Sam Herring
Guitar by Dustin Wong
Produced by Mat Leffler-Schulman
Artwork by David Manchester