SS Pecker
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SS Pecker

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"Livin' It Review"

Radio stations take notice: These dudes are catchy and infectious.

SS Pecker consists of 8 regular members and play jazz and funk infused hip hop. Soulful brass interspersed with raps and vinyl scratches... These guys seem like they could switch into pretty much any genre and play some appropriate music. - The Dwarf

"Pecker Preview"

SS Pecker count among the stalwarts of Melbourne's hip hop revolution. Their dark, melodic instrumentation (provided by 8 piece live band), combined with one of Australia's finest MC's (Urban Monk) and fronted by the soulful wailings of singer Michael Crowe is one of the stand out sounds of modern OZ Hip Hop. Expect fat beats and a little bit o' soul from these guys as they turn everything you thought you knew about hip hop in Australia on its head. - Moshtix


Livin it EP 2006
Studio 5 Live at PBS 2007
Lest You Have To Censor 2009



The evolution from stoner jazz quartet to 8 piece hip hop collective doesn’t happen quickly. Seven years ago SS Pecker were four formally trained jazz musicians playing original jams and notching up hundreds of gigs unnoticed in the corner of suburban watering holes. The tunes evolved over a couple of years through swing, funk and dub but didn’t settle on a direction until an MC and turntablist arrived for a jam one night, that's when SS Pecker became a hip hop band. It took 3 more years to add a percussionist, vocalist, horn section and synths and arrive at the bands current incarnation.

This is not another funk/roots/dub band with rhyming quasi-political lyrics and ‘made for summer festival’ call and response sections, this is thinking man’s party music. The rhymes are cerebral with a rare flow and the horn lines Zappaesque. Expect a live show of unfailing precision but watch the relish with which they lay to waste the filthiest of Hip Hop grooves. The result is musically somewhere between J-Dilla, Dre, and Mr. Bungle and has left audiences bemused, delighted and very, very sweaty.

SS Pecker has always embraced the unexpected. The bands 2007 live note-for-note hip hop tribute to Midnight Oil’s Diesel and Dust album was the surprise critical success of Melbourne’s Fringe Festival. Last year theyl took to INXS’ Kick and received similar adulation. They’ve toured across the country, supported Punk, Reggae, Ska and Hip Hop bands from around the globe and are about to release their second self titled EP.