This auditory quest started over twenty years ago when life long Durham, NC friends in Rock (Hammer No More The Fingers) and Hip Hop (LiLa, Gappa Mighty) bands needed an outlet when they started exploring outside their respective genres into a charcuterie board of bombastic dance, pop, and electronic tunes.
Over the years, the dug-up demos, remixes, instrumentals, re-visited, re-loved and original works continued to trickle in and get stowed away while the three bands would go on to tour the world(Both musically and not), playing sold-out shows and high profile festivals(SXSW, Shakori Hills). The original members continued to stay close though, sending tracks and stems electronically across the seas, fitting in studio time with different combinations of the musical cast when they were back in the hub of Durham, and even sharing an occasional show on stage together (Motorco, Pinhook).
The saga now leads us with the sharing of 21 carefully curated tracks over the last 21 years. With the help and musical collaboration of some of our closest friends, we’ve made along the way. A Durham family-style album for your ears to munch on. This is the end of the journey, yet, it feels like it’s just the beginning.
Imagine Cobain, Bowie, J-Dilla, and Lennon moving to a hut together in the far east of Heaven to make an electro/dance record… and Tupac and Biggie stop by from time to time.
“No matter where you stay best believe imma head that way it’s A L I P A gonna stay with you everyday”