One to watch: Das Racist

Das Racist is a hip-hop trio that mixes up influences and adds a bit of comedy, making it stand out from the rest. Their style is different and they play on the oddball thing. Obviously they’re both different and unique, but the only comparison I would make is with the Cool Kids. I could chuck any number of random adjectives together to describe them, but I think they do it best:

“DAS RACIST IS A WEED EDGE/HARE KRISHNA HARD CORE/ART RAP/FREAK FOLK MUSIC TRIO BASED IN BROOKLYN, NEW YORK, COMPRISED OF QUEENS-BORN HIMANSHU KUMAR SURI, SAN FRANCISCO-BORN VICTOR VAZQUEZ, AND QUEENS-BORN ASHOK KONDABOLU. SURI AND VAZQUEZ MET AT SARAH LAWRENCE BARD POMONA WESLEYAN ART COLLEGE IN MASSACHUSETTS, WHERE VICTOR WAS HIMANSHU’S RESIDENT ADVISOR IN A “STUDENTS OF COLOR FOR SOCIAL JUSTICE” THEMED FRESHMAN YEAR DORMITORY. THE DUO LATER ADDED KONDABOLU AS A HYPE MAN AND SPIRITUAL ADVISOR.”

http://www.myspace.com/dasracist

Probably best known for Combination Pizza Hut and Taco Bell, but don’t let that put you off. They’ve got some good tunes, like the Bollywood sampling Swate and Tan Everything with Jay-Z.

They’ve had a bit of hype in America, driven by a New York Times interview and an appearance at SXSW, but they’re pretty much unknown in the UK. So it’s cool that they’ve chosen Manchester to make their debut.

For more information about Das Racist’s first UK performance, at Future Everything in Manchester on 13 May, have a look at this:

http://futureeverything.org/music/das-racist/

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