Atarilogic & Alaska Westwind | This Is Tea

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This Is Tea

by Atarilogic & Alaska Westwind

A compelling vision of true school Hip Hop incorporating equal parts Rock, Soul and Psychedelia with a healthy dose of sonic lunacy.
Genre: Hip-Hop/Rap: Hip Hop
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1. This Is Tea (intro)
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2. What Can I Do?
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3. Go Time!
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4. Look Who Showed Up
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5. Mister
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6. Head Nod
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7. My Ride
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8. If Not Soon
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9. Time Out With Atarilogic
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10. Reverse
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11. Coversation With Sir Alexander
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12. Godspeed
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13. Instant Coffee (interlude)
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14. Two-Way Man
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15. Dark Girl
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16. Determination Insanity
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17. M.O.
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18. Skies Afire
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ABOUT THIS ALBUM


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Praise for Atarilogic & Alaska Westwind

"These cats know the ledge and are proud to walk it in all their denim leather hipster fatlace glory; street smart prose with subtle pop asides and luminous, brawny beats." Alex Schreiber, Hype

"A compelling vision of Hip Hop that comprises not only the Brooklyn variety, but incorporates equal parts Rock, Soul and Psychedelia with a healthy dash of utter sonic lunacy." Jack Vandersauce, The Avant Guard

"A tight blend of original hip hop flavor, funk groove and rock terror, Atarilogic & Alaska Westwind defy the laws of music by bending genres and blowing minds." Ron Cuerpo, Black Book

"Atarilogic & Alaska Westwind are everything a great musical vacation ought to be: a funky fresh jaunt through hip hop with plenty of layovers in jazz, blues and modern electronica. They are the perfect travelogue for flights of groove." Artavis Allen, Codebook

"Atarilogic & Alaska Westwind's music is grand without being grandiose; exotic without eccentricity and, overall, a potent mix with all of the intoxicating richness and none of the guilt, bound to go down smooth every time." Gerald Spinelli, Fine Line

"The difference between Atarilogic & Alaska Westwind and other hip hop crews is as noticeable as the difference between canned vegetables and those straight from the garden. These guys are fresher, crunchier and more actively entertaining to the palate than that generic club DJ." Vint Valeth, Music Diary

"The first time I saw Atarilogic & Alaska Westwind, Atarilogic was conducting beats in a mechanics outfit, Alaska was across the street rapping into a walkie-talkie and Agent Chant was shooting whiskey from the turntable. What this crew may lack in stage presence they make up for in sheer spectacle." Ellen Bowes, Midwest Music Journal

Praise for "This Is Tea"

"The enigmatic duo come strong from the gate with this, their first full length, steeped in versatile stylistics and a true-school party ethic that makes this a must have. Chock full of anthemic flavors, this 'Tea' is hot!"
Andy Keith - Playlist Weekly

"Speaking of the fabled Midwest Funkzone, producer Atari & MC Alaska present a full platter of heavy beats and solid rhymes to represent Indiana to the world...you will be hooked."
Toph One - XLR8R Magazine

"Warm up to hot beats, sweet lyrics and quenching rhymes with This Is Tea"
Tim Brouk - Journal & Courier

"...vibrant tracks which bustle with groove and are as conscientious as they are club-banging."
Hip Hop Press

"This hasn't left the cd player...has all types of fresh stylings & is a banger thru & thru."
Scuba Gooding, Sr. - Prhymemates

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Brad at CD Baby


The use of tea as a metaphor is an unlikely one in hip hop, but for these guys, it works well in its abstract simplicity. The most pertinent example here: The longer you steep the brew, the stronger the resulting beverage will be. On their first full length, this duo proves that they have certainly taken their time, yielding a sound that is dense and mellow, with very little filler. While trends in hip hop continue to lean towards the use of multiple producers to fill an album, it has become a rare treat to hear a record that relies on one beatsmith. Instead of what seems like a collection of singles, you get the cohesion of a real album, with each track retaining its own identity but also being distinctly branded with the mark of its maker. Atarilogic knows this all too well, and he skillfully uses his command and vision to his advantage. Taking a true school sound and beefing it up when need be, his tracks flow seamlessly in and out of one another, blending soul with hints of jazz and funk. The beats hit hard, but also know when to lay back and ride a groove, giving the cut a chance to find its flow. It's a perfect compliment for Alaska's vocal style, which takes the same approach, making his complex streetwise sparring sessions seem effortless. While this record will no doubt appeal to the real hip hop heads, it's a sure shot for any fan of intelligent music who's looking for songs to spin again and again.
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Kutmaster Kurt

"This Is Tea" is the sure shot! How can such a small outfit make such a big nois
"This Is Tea" is the sure shot! How can such a small outfit make such a big noise, you ask? Take a listen and learn. I guarantee this will be an album you do not remove from the decks for a long time. "This Is Tea" is bound to become a classic! There is not a single track true heads will shy away from. Solid production from Atari and strong rhymes from Alaska all the way through. Don't sleep on this one, y'all!
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