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"Count Bass D w/Bohemian Hype Cult at The Stone Fox"

The Spin loves when artists get comfortable with their surroundings — there’s nothing quite like the feeling that they’ve invited you to hang out in their living room. Saturday night at The Stone Fox, Bohemian Hype Cult took this sentiment to the next level, setting the stage with their own ornate chairs and a rather tasteful end table. Artistic collaborator Trillbee the Hooligan — responsible for some of the group’s hazy, altered-state videos — participated by doing a live painting during the show, while projecting his visualizations (an Everything Is Terrible!-style mash-up of animation, warped graphics and treated footage from nature docs and monster movies) on the Fox’s projector screen.

Beatmaster Treekeeper’s trademark psychotropic rhythm tracks launched the set, which turned out to be the inaugural live performance from the busy DJ and all four of the group’s MCs. They may be relative new kids on the block, but Macro, Young Pradda, DesTino and Sophisticated Yeti all brought their A-game. Despite the light crowd, they flowed with a dark, manic energy behind their party boasts that would do any punk proud, leaning them toward Earl Sweatshirt circa Earl, with a touch more tongue-in-cheek and a touch less gore. If these guys get this psyched for a crowd mostly of close friends, we’re eager to see what they do with an audience like East Nashville Underground.

We were a little concerned when half an hour had passed since BHC cleared the stage and there was still no sign of Count Bass D. We took advantage of the break to chat with Self’s Matt Mahaffey, a friend and collaborator of the Count for over 20 years, who gave us his take on what made Dwight Conroy Farrell different from the other Nashville MCs who were trying to build a scene in the early ‘90s. “He’s trained on all these instruments, from growing up in the church," said Mahaffey. "Before The Fugees, before The Roots, here comes this guy with a full band, and they sound so good, MCs are going, ‘Damn, can I cut in?’, and stealing the mic from him. In Brooklyn!”

Before we had time for more poetic waxing, D arrived with his trusty MPC. A rough estimate would put the crowd between 50 and 75 people, but the he took the stage with as much energy and poise as if he’d just sold out Madison Square Garden. For their part, the crowd flipped their collective lid: The Count’s set focused on cuts from his mid-Aughts releases, and they knew every word to tracks like “Internationally Known,” “The Mingus Sextet” and the excellent “Antemeridian,” which chronicles D’s stylistic rebirth as a beatbox-based producer, after the end of his first record contract erased his budget.

Even without a band, Count Bass D’s tracks are works of art in themselves. Besides showing off technical skill with the drum machine, he gives every groove the feel of a live band. Like esteemed critic Harold Bloom says of the best poets’ work, each element in a Count Bass D track — from the rhymes to the drum patterns to the horn break sampled from vinyl — is inevitable. No matter how long D slaves over a hot MPC, there is no obvious struggle to make the pieces fit in even the most dense composition: No question that what you hear is the right sound, in the right place, at the right time.

It was abundantly clear that the Count loved this crowd, some of whom we learned had come from as far as New Orleans. Several times, D appeared ready to call it a night, but the audience's enthusiasm was contagious, and when he ran out of prepared material around 1 a.m., he started pulling up beats from his phone. The well is deep: If you were impressed by the collection of beats looking for an MC on J Dilla’s Donuts, peep the Count’s Bandcamp page — last year alone, he released five EPs of instrumentals, each dedicated to a different one of his children. It’s been a minute since our last visit from Count Bass D, who now calls Atlanta home, but we sure hope he decides not to be a stranger. - Nashville Scene

"LiL TExAS x Trap Arnold - "Dumb HA" (Feat. Pradda)"

The disclaimer for this next track is adult language for lovers only. Boston producers Trap Arnold and LiL TExAS teamed up with North Carolina rapper Pradda. The combination of those monikers is the viral outcome of "Dumb HA" and we are premiering it tonight. Digitally created and mastered by Trap Arnold and LiL TExAS, Pradda neurotically smothered the track with two very distinctive voices including a catchphrase of "ass be so fat". Underneath the lyrics are buoyant touches and dirty moans, making even the instrumentals of "Dumb HA" an unforgettable ride. This single gets my head shaking in approval from side to side but experience it yourself below. - Earmilk

""Welcome to Bohemia" receives hip-hop video of the year"

The Nashville Scene gives Trillbee's video for "Welcome to Bohemia" video-of-the-year props for its "jaw dropping" visual insanity. - Nashville Scene

""Welcome to Bohemia EP" rated #6 hip-hop release of 2012"

The Nashville Scene gives BHC the #6 spot on their 2012 end-of-the-year list for top hip-hop releases. - Nashville Scene

"Pradda x BRIT x Tino Bugg x Macro // Arcade Psyphrr (prod. Treekeeper) [vid. by Trillbee]"

The first collaboration of all BHC members (with the exception of Yeti) on popular college music blog Good Music All Day. - Good Music All Day

"Pradda - Camina"

A profile of Pradda's "Camino" (prod. Trap Arnold) by the music blog, Indie Shuffle. - Indie Shuffle

"Treekeeper - "me&u""

Earmilk (60,000+ Facebook fans) features Treekeeper's newest chillwave beat "me&u" - Earmilk

"Macro & KBI LOL @ Mother Nature"

NYC music/fashion blog helps support family music in the form of Macro and KBI (Sophisticated Yeti)'s "Momento Mori". - Mishka Bloglin


After failing to get the deserved credit for the largely successful Kitty Pryde "Haha, I'm Sorry" EP, Yeti finally gets his dues in this Nashville Scene Interview. - Respect Mag


Music -


Macro & KBI // Memento Mori

Treekeeper // Tropical Summrr Get Right 4 The Summrr Mixtape EP

Macro & Treekeeper // Welcome to Bohemia


Yeti // Kitty Pryde - "Haha, I'm Sorry" cover art

Yeti // Blu - "Rap Dope" cover art

Yeti // Blu - "No York" Rerelease Support



With roots from multiple states across the country, Bohemian Hype Cult started from the creative minds of producer Treekeeper, artist Sophisticated Yeti (AKA producer KBI), artist/hypeman/videographer Trillbee the Hooligan and rapper Macro as a way to identify themselves as the new wave in what has become an over-hyped market.

Since the successful release of "Welcome to Bohemia", which has recently been awarded #6 local hip-hop release and best Hip-Hop video by the Nashville Scene, BHC has added fellow rappers Young Pradda and DEStino to complete the circle, forming a creative ensemble that ironically is creating all sorts of hype for itself. Pradda is most well known for his involvement in The Heavy Heads group as well as being a common feature for Boston's M|O|D electronic collective. DEStino has made a name for himself in his own mixtapes, the short stint as "We Are Drugs" as well as a creator of the rising music blog "Bugg's LifeMusic". Each of the six members offer a unique touch, the combination of which composes the DIY doused foundation of BHC.

Bohemian Hype Cult is more than just a collective of musicians and artists, it is a movement which has come to include some of the brightest young artists in a blossoming scene. After playing Nashville's 8 off of 8th showcase twice as well as a spot in the Soundland festival, BHC is ready to take its growing following with it to greater horizons.