The Swinghoppers are a three piece musical outfit fusing the vintage sounds of swing music with updated styles of hip hop. Frontman Offbeat provides the majority of the lyrics. Supported by PYE (or Pieman – wait, is he from the Illicit Market at Asylum?) with raps or impressive beatboxing and singing from Sharleena Ray. I first heard about The Swinghoppers via their newest single Tea Total which features steampunk lovable rogue Professor Elemental. After a brief chat, they kindly sent me their new EP to have a listen to. This is the Swinghoppers EP review. Continue reading “The Swinghoppers – Welcome to the Family EP review”
It’s highly unlikely that if you’re a steampunk you won’t have heard of Professor Elemental. The alter-ego of MC Elemental is an inventing time travelling professor with a monkey butler and an affinity for tea. 2009 saw his debut album The Indifference Engine, a ten tracker that covers steampunk, tea, parties and even features a diss song to Mr B The Gentleman Rhymer.
The Indifference Engine can be bought from the Professor Elemental website for £6.00 by following the link here: The Indifference Engine by Professor Elemental.
You will also notice that individual tracks can be downloaded for just 50p each. Continue reading “Professor Elemental – The Indifference Engine review”