Editor’s note: I already told you about Blue Sky Black Death and their new record NOIR. So you’re no stranger to them. Well, this is probably a coincidence. But literally minutes after I tweeted Blue Sky Black Death about them touring, not only did they tweet me back but someone emailed me. Well, the tweet was about how they aren’t touring right now; and when they are touring, they won’t be anywhere near Nashville. I need to start a campaign to get Blue Sky Black Death & Quiet Entertainer on a show together. It worked for Betty White. However, the email was about a show they are doing in Seattle. I never have been to Seattle and I don’t know how many readers I have there. But if you’re a BSBD fan and you’re able, you should go see them. Looks like a free show, too. Maybe next time, they’ll fly me out to see them! (hint.)
Blue Sky Black Death, an accomplished West Coast production duo has mastered the art of collaboration. Their sound transforms the raw into the refined through technically building layers that exceed the boundaries of any one particular musical genre. Young God and Kingston make up the duo, and acquire additional people to help construct the synthesis of instrumental variety. Often a single track will involve a violin, cello, keyboard, and guitar mixed with live vocals and abstract samplings, so each song compiles and manipulates to make the music engage on several levels. Most of their reputation comes from their accomplishments with various hip hop collaborators (Jean Grae, Crooked-I, Hell Razah, the late Guru, Ill Bill, to name but a few). Each album surpasses the next in expectation thus creating surprise. BSBD has been recieved praise from such publications as Spin, URB, Rock Sound, XLR8R , Itunes, Imeem, ReUp magazine, Filter Magazine, Vapors Magazine, Remix Magazine, Pop Matters, amongst others, and their music has led them to receive world wide recognition. BSBD has redefined hip hop through their kaleidoscopic perception of music as a landscape; music as a dimension to construct and build upwards and out. Their name borrowed from the skydiving term, beauty before death, mirrors their longevity and ability to bring back to life, dead and forgotten dimensions.