The California Colors EP is a pilgrimage to a sacred place. The trio Ernie Fresh, Mophono, and legendary electro producer Egyptian Lover bow at the altar of the artform, offering only the realest expression of the elements. ItŠ—Ès is the four elements, graffiti, breaking, emceeing and deejaying, in harmonious, head-nod bliss.
From Ernie FreshŠ—Ès dedicated toast, Š—“this one is going out to all the straight up, motherfucking b-boys,Š—? the California Colors EP calibrates to a symposium dedicated to the breakers on linoleum, and the renegade artists that paint in rustoleum. The title track is a head trip down the krylon aisle as Fresh dreams of Oxnard Oranges and Gardenia Greens heŠ—Èll ignite to the shell of a clean train. Fresh is most notable as the ring leader with the Rakim cadence on DJ ShadowŠ—Ès Š—“The SideshowŠ—? from 2016Š—Ès The Mountain Will Fall, but heŠ—Ès cut his teeth in Northern California as a member of the group Who Cares. Behind the boards is San Francisco producer Mophono and the legendary Egyptian Lover. The two producers encapsulate a sound that feels like the result of getting lost in video clips of DetroitŠ—Ès legendary The New Dance Show footage. The California Colors EP is a living time capsule of electro futurist production, particularly Egyptian LoverŠ—Ès mastery of the 808. ItŠ—Ès the result of Mophono obsessing over KraftwerkŠ—Ès Š—“ItŠ—Ès More Fun To ComputeŠ—? and Just IceŠ—Ès Š—“Little Bad Johnny,Š—? only to arrive at legendary Rusk Studio in the presence of creator of Š—“Egypt Egypt.Š—?
The California Colors EP is dedicated to the ones that grew up on Rapmasters tapes in their Walkmans, clipped to their shorts as they pedaled through the neighborhood on BMX bikes. ItŠ—Ès for the ones that snuck out through the bedroom window at midnight with a Jansport full of krylon cans. If you had a black book with no blank pages or a mountain of D batteries in the waste bin, this EP will have you seeing colors as bright as the fresh paint on a burner.
1) California Colors
2) Racks (MophonoŠ—Ès 91 Remix)
3) Candy Stryper
5) Flynamic 44
6) California Colors Instrumental
7) Flynamic 44 Instrumental
8) California Colors Acapella
9) Racks Acapella
10) Flynamic 44 Acapella
11) Flynamic Parts & Skip On Beat Tools