Smoke Screen Live at The Grog Shop featuring Archie Green, Mourning [A] BLKstar and DJ ESO 7/15/17. Shot by Jamal Shakir and Jerrod Shakir. ‘Breakbeats and Bass’ Instrumental by Broken Keys.
‘Return To The Sun’ is officially out now on iTunes, Spotify, Apple Music, Amazon and all major digital retailers! Limited Edition CD also available! Includes the single “Breakbeats and Bass” and production from Uno Wa, Connor Musarra, Broken Keys and Z. Quiz!
Apple Music: http://apple.co/2uXWtqy
“With sharp, confident command, “Return” can make the sparsest beats into the most menacing. Spinning their usual gritty Cleveland narratives with newfound touches of glam and polish, it’s their biggest sound yet.”
-Nikki Delamotte (Cleveland.com)
“Producers include Connor Musarra, Z. Quiz, Broken Keys and Uno Wa, a producer from Paris. The band recorded the album, Return to the Sun, at its own studio and outsourced the mixing. Directed by Turnstyle Films, the music video for the single “Breakbeats and Bass” features footage from throughout the past decade spliced with current-day shots of the group. The album kicks off with “Eternal Flame,” a tune that features percolating synths and rattling bass beats as Sheridan and Mynatt deliver rapid-fire raps.”
-Jeff Niesel (Cleveland Scene Magazine)
“The new album, Return to the Sun, is the next step for the rap outfit that continues to the push the boundaries of electronic-based rap music while still maintaining the “Cleveland sound” – minimalist, low-key background, industrial noise and the stark, in-your-face lyrics born in the north shore’s concrete jungle. “
-Gennifer Harding-Gosnell (Pressure Life Magazine)
“Although they never stopped making music, it’s been a while since they released anything new. But now they’ll be putting out Return to the Sun, their first full-length since Imagination Beyond Illustration in 2010.”
-Cool Cleveland (Cool Cleveland)
-Cellar Door Selects: What to do in Cleveland this week (Cellar Door Cleveland)
‘Breakbeats and Bass’ Music Video directed by Turnstyle Films produced by Broken Keys out now! Full length LP “Return To The Sun” available everywhere digitally July 14th!
At this time in 2007 we were getting ready to step on stage for the very first time as Smoke Screen at the no longer standing Peabody’s on the Pirates Cove Stage.
Since then we’ve gone on to travel the country doing what we love and meeting incredible people along the way. This is just the beginning of the journey though.
Thank you for supporting us and the Broken Keys, MOOKE DA GXD and Smoke Noises projects as well throughout the years.
Brand New Smoke Screen full length album, the official follow up to Imagination Beyond Illustration, our first in 7 years, coming this Summer.
photo by Victoria Zengo
The debut EP from MOOKE DA GOD, 1/2 of Hip Hop duo SMOKE SCREEN & 1/3 SMOKE NOISES. “Glamorous” reflects MDG’s inspiration drawn from early Neptunes & Timbaland forward thinking production. LA based producer/songwriter Connor Musarra’s original sound design paired with MDG’s style gives this project a distinct flavor and an underground club aesthetic.