Twelve months following their Transmissions debut, Milwaukee's own Def Harmonic return with Travel Suggestions, another 6 track EP of forward-thinking hip hop.Formed in the summer of 1999, Def Harmonic has been building a solid foundation as a top-notch live act and unquestionably Milwaukee's best hip hop group. The current lineup of Jason Todd (production, MC), Lunaversol (MC), and T-Nek (DJ) have upped the ante with Travel Suggestions proving that they are a serious studio group as well.In what can only be described as a personal evolutionary step, the songs on Travel Suggestions are the sound of a confident outfit utterly at ease in their sonic expeditions. This is hip hop that places production and song structure on an equal plane with lyrical content and crafty rhymes. Imagine Digable Planets in the studio with Kruder & Dorfmeister on the controls. Def Harmonic supplies you with adventurous production and poetic lyrics as Lunaversol's smoky, heady, and soulful delivery dances in total rhythm with Jason Todd's clever and unpretentious rhymes. You get the picture of two perceptive individuals sitting on a couch in a room of inventive beats, contributing, celebrating, and commenting on the moment. Dropping knowledge never sounded so warm and inviting, or fun for that matter.Two years of hard work have culminated in a 30 minute cartridge of abstract sounds, beats, and electronic elements that all sit comfortably together in the mix, and creep up on you more and more upon further listening. This is a hallucinatory, funky, and criminally seductive sounding album. Always up front and engaging, these tunes can play equally on the dance floor or in your head lying on your living room floor. Either way, you're floored.For fans of Digable Planets.
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