Fresh Espresso

Thursday, April 9

Say what you want about Mad Rad, but good Lordy, what doesn’t kill them only seems to make them stronger. Like badass atomic cockroaches with a major ear for beats and an uncanny knack for generating buzz, these kids take whatever seems to explode around them and turn it into even more musical “White Gold.” Now, falsetto king and producer extraordinaire PSmoov (and co-conspirator Rik Rude) expand the MR empire with his killer side project Fresh Espresso. A slightly more straight ahead hip hop project, Fresh Espresso’s approach is tight, fresh and referential all at once. Track “Diamond Pistol” plays like a loving Jay-Z tribute, while party jam of the year, “Vader of the Rap Game” comes complete with Mr. Roboto (yeah, that’s right, Styx, wanna make something of it?) samples. Perfecting a formula that’s equal parts brilliant and crazy , the Mad Rad crew seem set on providing just the scene shake Seattle needs. Photo courtesy Rabid Child Images.

Thu., April 9, 8 p.m., 2009

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