Last Saturday, January 9, Olivia Pasquarelli and I stopped by to snap some pics and listen to NYC instrumental hip-hop group AllNat record a track at Aftersound Studios in Brooklyn. It’ll be a part of a new multi-group mixtape series, the first of which is entitled A Common Language and has a pretty crazy roster of artists to boot (Noah Bility, QNA, ShoutHouse, AllNat, Cross Culture, Zaven Embree and Likwuidity). Future tapes from this collective will include No Smoking favorites Amani Fela and OSHUN, not to mention Nuri Hazzard and Gran Luxx, Liberty Zoo, Sibling, and MMARS. The contributing mixtape members will also be participating in a series of live showcases, which will go down before each respective tape (A Common Language goes live in March). You can also catch AllNat live with Amani Fela and QNA this Friday at Muchmore’s!
AllNat is a hip-hop group made up of people from NYC, Buffalo, and Chicago. Several of the members graduated from SUNY Purchase. Just like the other bands in the roster, many of the musicians in AllNat are jazz musicians. They’ve had the opportunity to back Action Bronson before, which is a fun little fact. Their roster is as follows.
Edison “Eflat” Bond-vox
Rich “Kulture” Johnson-vox
Kevin “Kevmachine” Jacobi-synth/sax/guitar
Dominic “D-Bridges” Missana-bass
David “D-Smooth” Frazier Jr.-drums/SPD pad
Paul “Bae_Bro” Wilson-keys