Listen.

Listen.

BandEDMHip Hop

Comprised of four unique individuals, Listen is a combination of diverse styles, visions and talents. By extracting elements from hiphop, dub, drum and bass, indie-rock, funk, electronica, and much more, they distort musical boundaries while developing a truly original style.

Biography

Listen is more than a band; it is an evolving musical project. Comprised of four unique individuals, Listen is a combination of diverse styles, visions and talents. By extracting elements from hiphop, dub, drum and bass, indie-rock, funk, electronica, and much more, they distort musical boundaries while developing a truly original style.

They have performed with many well-known musical acts, including De La Soul, G. Love and Special Sauce, Talib Kweli, Maceo Parker, Blackalicious, and Israel Vibrations. Currently touring throughout the western United States, Listen is spreading their aural vibrations and securing their future in the collections and memories of all who appreciate musical innovation.

Michal comes from the far away land of Poland. He arrived in Colorado around the age of 6 and has been making plans for world domination ever since. He plays keyboards, guitar, and an MPC2000xl. He goes by the alias AES and his superior rap style is made apparent on his solo album, May to December. No matter what language he's speaking, Michal succeeds in finding the joy in his sorrow and exposing the sorrow in all joy.

5 influences/sources of inspiration : Pink Floyd, Mike Oldfield, Company Flow, Beastie Boys, Klaus Schultz

Cory is the nearest living relative to the beat machine. In addition to supplying Listen's drumbeats, Cory also contributes his unique vocal stylings. No one knows where he came from or how he got here, but his precise rhythms and subtle lyrical observations concerning the human race and its curious desires never fails to intrigue anyone willing to listen. Some insight might be available on his solo hiphop album "Spaced Oddities" but copies are extremely rare. Although Y-Roc can drop beats and spit rhymes like no other, he has yet to unlock the secrets of Derek's macking technique.

5 influences/sources of inspiration : Beastie Boys, Pearl Jam, Quannum Projects, Thievery Corporation, LTJ Bukem

Ken departed from Maine and arrived in Boulder in the spring of 1994. Since then, he has developed his turntable skills while pursuing a doctorate in philosophy. Each of these endeavors has also played an influential role in the evolution of his lyrical style.

5 influences/sources of inspiration : Maia Leigh, Bill Hicks, Insomnia, Constructive
Sarcasm, Air Conditioning

Derek wandered into the mix from a small town in rural Wyoming, and has been producing innovative beats and solid basslines ever since. His ever-expanding skills with the MPC2000xl add a subtle and distinctive undercurrent to Listen's already melodic sound. He is the production mastermind behind Listen's first two albums, and will continue to play a central role in Listen's production. In addition to his musical contributions, Derek's versatility on the mic has been a key factor in Listen's success.

5 influences/sources of inspiration : Bonobo, Projections, Ralph Myerz

Discography

"One Piece Puzzle" - 2004

Set List

Windsheild
Lets Go Home
Call It A Race
Lucidity
Chances Past
Future Powered
Present Position
Magic Penguin Circus
So Long
One Way Street
First Prize
For Years
Earthquake
Laserbox
Fading Sedation
Adrenaline
Swingset
And more...