Vokab Kompany

Vokab Kompany

 San Diego, California, USA
BandHip HopEDM

"A sound whose genre goes something like; hip-hop, soul, electro, funk. You have two MC's who's charged sped-up lyrical flows; made to sound effortless...seamless synergy with their voices and their lyrics are playfully vivacious and positive... layered with creative electro beats." Sam Dorman NBC

Biography

“Vokab Kompany is another act that refuses to be pigeonholed. Two MCs might lead you to believe that it’s hip hop, but that doesn’t begin to tell the story. The seven-piece band from San Diego played for more than an hour, a set that was at times funky, jazzy, heavy, bouncy, even bluegrassy…And it all made sense. Through it all, the crowd was treated to microphonic gymnastics of the dueling MCs, Rob Hurt and Burkey. The group is legit; see them” Lindol French, Sacramento Press

”A sound whose genre goes something like; hip-hop, soul, electro, funk. You have two MC’s who’s charged sped-up lyrical flows; made to sound effortless…seamless synergy with their voices and their lyrics are playfully vivacious and positive… layered with creative electro beats. ” Sam Dorman, NBC San Diego

VK is high energy, 7 piece, indie-electro-hip hop group from San Deigo, CA. Combining catchy hooks with rhythmic harmonic flow, the capabilities of 22nd century electronics-channeled through classically trained keys and violin, deep baselines and driving rhythms. Vokab Kompany pulsates throughout listeners for hours after a shows end, leaving their weary bodies immobilized, and their fingers rapidly working the computer to download their latest studio work, which has features from artists such as: Killah Priest/Wu Tang Clan, Lincoln Parish/Cage the Elephant, Luckyiam/Living Legends, Aplus/Hyroglyphics, Main Flow/Mood, Lateef the Truth Speaker, Random Rab, DJ Vadim, Jboogie, Mutaytor, MC Souleye, MC Radioactive/formerly of Spearhead, Curtis Sloan/BLVD, Signal Path, Solovox and many more!

In the past year they have done sets @ festivals such as; Lightning in a Bottle,
Sea Of Dreams (09) &Venice Street Fair (w/Mutaytor),
Symbiosis (w/ Elf Gabriel & Souleye/Dc),
Kick Gas Festival (co headlined w/ MattisYau),
Petco Park Tailgate Festival (co billed w/ Cage the Elephant and Del The Funky Homosapien).
Headlined LA Burning Man Decompression Party (09/10) and
Elysium Festival (09 and 10).

Have toured/co-billed with:
Mattisyahu, The Whalers, Cage the Elephant, Chali 2na, Del the Funky Homosapien, Heiroglyphics, Crown City Rockers, BlVD, Mutaytor, Jboogie, Ana.Sia, Clipse, Kraddy, Freq Nasty, Naked Rhythm, Cool Kids, Necro, Motion Potion, Souleye, Lynx and Janover, BoomBox, RadioActive, Mad Professor, Signal Path, Lucky I Am (PSC), Random Rab, Pep Love, Dj Vadim, Busdriver, Heavy Weight Dub Champion, Elliot Lipp and many, many more.

Lyrics

That Day

Written By: Vokab Kompany

CHv1 2x: That day I was thirsty, heard me searching, working, flirting started my converting, serving. Then we serving this life to that Ladadadat da

V1: If if it’s worth it, baby try to surface, reverse ya search in verse and then rehearse it Swing for the chin spin sin a grin send, Spend them a whim blend bend which cha good hand, With ya other hand offer it around wave it in the atmosphere flaggin gods down, down here, It’s a fortunate place, with the grace of your face to take me on a chase to the end ..a to the end of our days where we spend …with every second we take with all our friends, ….we together, we together, This here in the present we be flying in the desert we be them, …a to the end of our days where we spend …with every second we take with all our friends …we together, we together, This here in the present we be flying into heaven we be “and we be”

V2: We be giddy giggy figgy imagination aboard the nitty gritty plug our city to civilization On a vacation changing clothes in the park I enlist this outfit and let it fathom my ark We set our sails, gather hats and tails we after what we after got a chapter here sell Toenails, we digging in the dirt for what it’s worth I’m try to work and then I search until my feet hurt Roads and forks and paths a course, aboard abroad a war to solve. I’m trying to find my bird call We heading south for the winter I give it a good go tip toeing through this mess that we call home We set the motion, coasting as we going then we start our searching working flirting set it to converting… To that la da da dat dat la dad a dat ddat da
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V3: I keep my brim tilt side ride low low, gangsta seat kick back sippin hydro, danger Beantown greasy green and white jersey see me on the back right, postin with ur girl so u know u better act right Flippin dyno-kong-tastic, fist beattin chest bumpin life let me grasp it Ask it a question lesson testing my preppin my rep is peppin and stepping got people frettin connectin the dots Ooo laaa llaa llaa don’t stop windy is the road ticka taken to the top beat drop drop Baby come cop a feel hit the spot spot both hands on the wheel for the funk.. a honk. honk., a beep beep, we some bad motha fucka’s when we rocking the streets, I got the funk, a honk honk, a beep beep, we some bad motha f#'s, like bad motha f#’s like
2x: Now I’m a gangsta when I’m ridin my bike (now that's gangsta) and I’m a gangsta when I turn out the lights (now that's gangsta) and I’m a gangsta when I’m doing my thing I got this whole city rockin like, whole city rockin like this!

V4: Now I’m a gansta cuz my cities a fresh of breath air don’t care I just flipped it, it’s dare… Forth coming, new sound with a marvelous talk I caught her strutting down the boardwalk lookin’ for that shore talk Intelligent and quick talk , baby be that hip hop, struttin in her flip flops, gimmie gimmie wait stop. Hit u wit da funk, honk-honk, a beep-beep, we some bad motha f#'s when we walkin the streets, now that's gangsta
2x: Now I’m a gangsta when I’m ridin my bike (now that's gangsta) and I’m a gangsta when I turn out the lights (now that's gangsta) and I’m a gangsta when I’m doing my thing I got this whole city rockin like, whole city rockin like this!
And I been servin, and I been working, and I been searching this long way home. and I been servin, and I been working, and I been searching this la ditty dat dat daaaa
*Written by Robert Gallo and Matthew Burke. All Lyrics property of Vokab Kompany copyright 2009

Discography

Latest Album- "Quit Sleep", Released 4/22/11

Sophomore Album- "The New Kong", Released 10/31/09

Debut Album: "Liquid Language", (2007)

Native Root: N:ROOT (2006)
Over 2500 copies sold in 06.

Set List

Originals-
Get Down, EnterAkshun, Mood Walkin, The Rising Sun, All The Same People, Sneaker Drip, That Day, Look At Me, Soul Sister, Peace of My Life, Can't Get Enough, Illiad, Unpredictable, Shine, Gypsey Dub, Zeph Zuda, Jam it All Nt-

Covers-
Monster Mash (Cover), Minds Playin Trix on Me (Ghetto Boys Cover), Superstition (Steve Wonder Cover), Dirty Dianna (Michael Jackson) a few Bob Marley covers...and anything a DJ is playing we can morph into!

Instrumental: Merry Go Round, Hoe Down Feat. Spencer Sharpe on Violin, and plenty of jams dictated by crowd needs.

Approx 1-2 hours of live music.