Hidden Gem: Champagne Champagne *seattle hip-hop duo
I first saw Champagne Champagne three years ago at a house show in our hometown Seattle. They spent the better part of the show hanging from the crossbeams, jumping into the audience, and spraying champagne all over everyone and it blew my mind. I had never heard anything quite like it before and I’ve been a fan ever since. I saw them two months ago at Seattle’s Bumbershoot Festival and it was as though they took that basement party energy, and found a way to amplify it to work on a stage in front of a thousand people. While the two MC’s, Pearl Dragon and Sir Thomas Grey, tore up the stage and got the crowd going crazy, producer, multi-instrumentalist, and former Blood Brothers drummer Mark Gajadhar, played the keyboard, guitar, drums, and trigged samples, many times switch around between all four mid song. Their production ranges anywhere from classic RZA-esc Wu-Tang with "Champagne Loves Your Brain", to an atmospheric dream on "Molly Ringwald", to disco revival with "What’s Your Fantasy". They’re about to embark on a month long, nationwide tour with another Seattle MC Macklemore. [soundcloud url="http://api.soundcloud.com/tracks/12911807"] Molly Ringwald by Champagne Champagne [soundcloud url="http://api.soundcloud.com/tracks/12911807"] Soda & Pop Rocks by Champagne Champagne - David, Brite Futures ------------------ Brite Futures new album Dark Past is available now. Make sure to also check them out on Facebook and Twitter.