In life, sure things don’t come around too often. Luckily for us, we’re able to break the news that it will undoubtedly be a “Tribe Summer”. Alternative hip-hop two-piece, Hippie Tribe, is the gravity-defying duo you need in your life. Consisting of blond.bomber (the classically trained pianist who taught himself Bach at age 8!) and dp.thuHippie (who aspires to write, direct and score his own movies), the combo have been turning heads with their addictive, signature sonics. They create a sound all their own as they seamlessly flow through and blend the highest peaks of various genres like Hip-Hop, Pop, R&B and Alt Rock. A sound so undeniable, the multi-instrumentalist tandem know their breakout is right around the corner.
“We feel like we’re in the part of the space program where it’s like 2-weeks ‘til launch. No t-minus countdown clock yet. No space suits on – you might be cutting grass or watching a movie with your shorty – Life is still ‘normal’” says Bomber. “..But, there’s this little whisper growing – you can’t really take a step without noticing it – you know for a fact, in a few weeks, you gon’ be in Space. Space… That’s where we are,” dp.thuH concludes.
To kick things off, the band tapped another highly anticipated emerging hip-hop talent in ACE TRE for the release of ‘Goku’, a face melting, 808-driven slapper. No hook – no catchy bridge – just bars, grit and a “throw water in your face to wake you up” attitude. Similar in energy to the likes of Sheck Wes’ 2018 smash Mo Bamba, and the late XXXTentacion’s breakout hit Look at Me, this just-under-minute-thirty riot will have you “ready to go Super Saiyan” according to blond.bomber. He adds that the listener “should feel like [their] best self listening to this song – headbanging is encouraged!’”.
Based in Brooklyn, their core fan base is chomping at the bit for their next release, as they’ve been loyal from the humble and organic beginnings of Hippie Tribe. Whether it’s 2017 and the band is playing in a college student’s backyard for 30 brave souls, or it’s present-year and the band is booked to headline at legendary NYC venues like The Mercury Lounge on August 21st, the love and appreciation has never faltered. Fortunately, there’s still time to jump on the Hippie Tribe rocket, and while we now know the amount of work and passion the dyad put into their music, the ascension during and after Summer ‘21 will seem as if they are overnight sensations. The closing message is simple and tantalizing from the Tribe – “See you soon”.
Stream Goku here.