Press Release: Frshrz Summer Invasion 2 / Release date: 27.6.16 on www.frshrz.bandcamp.com
“FRSHRZ is a movement. A title with no vowels and a reflection of London life”
SKANDOUZ, Dray Styles and Artcha make up the collective of rappers, producers, hosts and entrepreneurs who are set to shape the way London is represented to the rest of the world. FRSHRZ have been seen in and around London performing and hosting a number of shows including the summer events of Deal Real Records, Tru Skool, the Boombap festival; hosting the Mobb Deep concert in Shepherds Bush, hosting the Redman/Methodman concert in Kentish Town as well as hanging with DJ Jazzy Jeff and Slum Village for exclusive interviews at Jazz Café and finding time to wrap up their latest offering #FRSHRZSUMMERINVASION2 (FSI2).
This is the eagerly awaited follow up to FRSHRZ Summer Invasion (FSI) from 2015. In comparison FSI2 is composed of original music from homegrown producers DJ Devistate (London Posse), Nutty P, Juke Boxx, Mas Law, Tom-foolery-beats and Artcha. FRSHRZ prove they are just as creative and intricate over original production as they are with carefully selected covers and remakes. FSI2 is their statement of intent. The group tackle new topics on FSI2 such as mental health issues in the community, experiences of managing student finances and the repercussions of alcohol abuse. There is a careful balance between the intense and the humorous, with an almost De La Soul-esq feel to the record. The foundation of the record explores the old-school warmth and musicality of the early 90’s and the heavy Synthesized, bass driven sounds of the present day; all knitted together through comical skits and live fan feedback.
#FRSHRZSUMMERINVASION2 is a well thought through body of work; intelligently executed by three diverse lyricists. FSI2 cements their status as the modern rap group with a clever edge and mature foresight.