Not Yet Chaos
- Artist: The Last Broadcast
- Format: CD
- Release Date:2/24/2009
The Last Broadcast originates 'indie-funk hip-hop' by blending rock, funk, jazz, R&B with a modern hip-hop style and conscious lyrics. Their sound can best be described as Eminem meets Gym Class Heroes and the Red Hot Chili Peppers with the musical chops of Medeski, Martin & Wood. Based in NYC, The Last Broadcast continues to fuse genres and redefine hip-hop. At the age of 18, Loki Velez (Lead Vocalist) began his career opening for Raekwon and Ghostface of Wu-Tang Clan, Lil Kim, Busta Rhymes, Goodie Mob, and Public Announcement which led to his writing lyrics for Cheryl James of Salt 'N' Pepa on unreleased tracks by Wycleff Jean and Kip Collins. In the late '90s, Velez toured the east coast with underground hip-hop group, The Arsonists (Matador Records). His rhymes and vocals were also featured on UPN's television show, 'Half & Half,' recorded and produced by Kip Collins. Scott Ferreira (Guitarist) received a BFA in Jazz Performance from City College of New York in 2003, and has studied with Wayne Krantz, David Gilmore, and John Patitucci. He has been playing the guitar for 17 years and has been teaching for 11. Ferreira has performed with Grammy winning Latin Jazz bassist, John Benitez, and has been compared to Mike Einziger (Incubus), Trey Anastasio (Phish), and Jonny Greenwood (Radiohead). Ry Pilla (Drummer/Percussionist) began his professional career in Philadelphia with Princes of Babylon (Philadelphonic Records) touring nationally on stages including: The Electric Factory (Philadelphia), The Roxy (NYC and Boston), 9:30 Club (Washington DC), House of Blues (Boston and Atlantic City), and Lupo's (Providence, RI). Pilla has shared the stage with other notable artists including Jack Johnson, Macy Gray, Burning Spear, Busta Rhymes, Galactic, Long Beach Dub All-Stars, The Wailers, Wyclef Jean, The Dirty Dozen Brass Band, Steel Pulse, Cypress Hill, Yellowman, Gavin DeGraw, Karl Denson, Bernie Worrell and Fred Wesley. Pilla is known for his distinct soul-hop-reggae-blues style and versatility to groove on punk, rock, and funk. He also adds flavor with his signature beat-box and vocals which were featured in the SOBE national radio ad campaign of 1999-2000. He is currently endorsed by Phattie Drums and has recorded and performed with G. Love and Special Sauce, Brown Couch, Foundation Stone, gONNA gET gOT, Emily Brass, and theDoctor (with bassist Chuck Fay of State Radio). The Last Broadcast have performed live at various venues in the NYC area. They raised money performing at NYU's Concert for Bangladesh (2008) and were featured on Fox 5's TV program, 'Fearless Music' (2007). The Last Broadcast self-produced their newly released debut album, Not Yet Chaos. The 14 tracks showcase a range of eclectic styles from the hard hitting hits of 'NYC' and 'El Prez,' to the jazz infused 'Oil Slick,' to the reggae soul of 'Mary Jane,' around the world with 'Too Much,' and back to it's own roots with 'Blah Blah.' Tune in and take a listen.
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