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THEORETICS / Press

"Their solid hiphop-soul-rock is packed with breathless, inspirational lyrics and a feeling-it-funky sound.."

"Live hiphop still provokes skepticism among some purists of the genre, but Seattle's Theoretics do their damnedest to quell such doubt. The seven-piece ensemble skillfully raps and sings over intricately arranged, orchestral funk..."

"The Theoretics were up next, and immediately won over our spirit that evening. To sum these guys up it's simple, One cannot fully understand Northwest Hip-Hop without seeing Seattle's own THEORETICS live! Their music is inspiring, intelligent, and funky."

"There is a shortage of hip-hop bands (a la The Roots) where the creativity is constructed first through the mind of the musicians and not on a board with drum machines, computers, and mixers. A sound where the music is new, it's organic, and you get the feeling (when you listen) that timeless hours were spent in a rehearsal spot somewhere or in someone's basement/garage perfecting the sound and timing. Theoretics is one of those bands."

“The recent video for "Higher," lead single from their nearly-released eponymous debut record, features crisp cinematography from the ever-improving Garrett Wesley Gibbons (responsible for Victor Shade's Soothsayer") and top-notch breakdancing cameos from Uykhang Brian Ung, Jessica Hu and the homie Mikeskee, formerly of UW's Hip-Hop Student Association and always of all things b-boy. But the highlight is the sense of passion in Chimaroke Abuachi's voice as he belts the song's chorus: "Go high, go high, go high, go HIGHER."”

"Theoretics is exactly what the Seattle hip-hop scene needs--what any scene looking to maintain an edge needs, really--at the moment: a funky fresh infusion of live instrumentation and Jurassic 5-style lyrical showmanship."

“Seven piece Seattle based Hip Hop outfit THEORETICS are definitely more than your basic DJ / Emcee crew, and they are definitely Hip Hop. Blending together live drums, guitar, bass, keys, and saxophone, THEORETICS create a soulful mix of Jazzy Hip Hop Anthems.”

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