Blue Sky Black Death

Blue Sky Black Death

 Seattle, Washington, USA
BandEDMHip Hop

Blue Sky Black Death is the production duo of Kingston and Young God aka Ian Taggart. Although they've delved into various genres (specifically hip hop, synth pop and shoegaze indie rock) their sound is characterized by a general epic atmosphere. They've worked w/ Wu Tang, Jean Grae, Heiro & more!


Blue Sky Black Death, an accomplished West Coast production duo has mastered the art of collaboration. Their sound transforms the raw into the refined through technically building layers that exceed the boundaries of any one particular musical genre. Young God and Kingston make up the duo, and acquire additional people to help construct the synthesis of instrumental variety. Often a single track will involve a violin, cello, keyboard, and guitar mixed with live vocals and abstract samplings, so each song compiles and manipulates to make the music engage on several levels. Most of their reputation comes from their accomplishments with various hip hop collaborators (Jean Grae, Crooked-I, Hell Razah, the late Guru, Ill Bill, to name but a few). Each album surpasses the next in expectation thus creating surprise. BSBD has been recieved praise from such publications as Spin, URB, Rock Sound, XLR8R (naming “Late Night Cinema” as: “The Best Instrumental Hip Hop album of 2008. Unlike any other artist around right now”), Itunes featured artist, Imeem featured artist, ReUp magazine, Filter Magazine, Vapors Magazine, Remix Magazine, Pop Matters, amongst others, and their music has led them to receive world wide recognition.


A Heap Of Broken Images ? (2 versions) Mush 2006

Blue Sky Black Death Presents Holocaust, The* - The Holocaust ? (2 versions) Babygrande 2006

Dirtnap Mixtape (CDr, Mixed) Not On Label (Blue Sky Black Death Self-released) 2007

Blue Sky Black Death & Hell Razah - Razah's Ladder ? (3 versions) Babygrande 2007

Blue Sky Black Death & Jean Grae - The Evil Jeanius (CD, Album) Babygrande 2008

Slow Burning Lights (CD, Album) Babygrande 2008

Gifts In Jail Vol. 1 (File, MP3) Not On Label 2008

Gifts In Jail Vol. 2 (File, MP3) Not On Label 2008

The Holocaust Instrumentals ? (2 versions) Babygrande 2008

Late Night Cinema ? (3 versions) Babygrande 2008

The Evil Jeanius Instrumentals (CD, Album) Babygrande 2009

The Razah's Ladder Instrumentals (CD, Album) Babygrande 2009

Third Party (CD, Album) Fake Four Inc. 2010