Random Humans – Kamikaze (Dir. Brandon Christensen) [Video]
Calgary, AB – Calgary based hip-hop group Random Humans have returned with their new Kamikaze EP, their third release to date. Today the group has released the video for the EP’s Rob Shallcross-produced title track, directed by Brandon Christensen.
Kamikaze is available on iTunes. Click the jump to watch the video and for more details.
The Random Humans return with their release, Kamikaze
Calgary based hip-hop group the Random Humans have returned in 2014 with their third release, Kamikaze.
The Random Humans six track Kamikaze EP brings a unique sound to the table, blending hard-hitting lyricism (Deception) with in-depth production (Noah the Mind), guaranteed to set themselves apart from other Canadian hip-hop artists. Since day one, the Random Humans have been set on their path to create a new sound, free from the repetitive stereotypes in the current hip-hop scene. Looking to establish a high quality original sound, Random Humans began working with producer/artist manager Rob Shallcross (Dark Angel, Gene Hoglan, 3 Inches Of Blood, Strapping Young Lad). The three artists hit it off immediately.
Working to further their unique sound, break the mold, and redefine genre borders, JUNO award winning engineer Rob Shallcross and his metal resume was a perfect addition to the group. Kamikaze features guest appearances by some of heavy metal’s finest, including guitar work performed by Laura Christine (Meldrum, Warface) and Justin Hagberg (3 Inches of Blood), as well as bass guitar performed by Vincent Price (Body Count), Pete Griffin (Ex Zappa Plays Zappa, Dethklok), and Aaron Boon Gustafson (Ancients). JUNO Award-winning violinist Meredith Bates (Pugs And Crows) is also featured on the EP.
The first video release for the project, “Tension,” was filmed in Las Vegas by director Brandon Christensen. The video plays out as a violent crime movie short featuring the Random Humans caught up in a criminal heist gone horribly wrong. The Random Humans second video single and also the the albums title track, “Kamikaze,” offers a viewers a chilling cinematic story that is sure to leave an impression on all who watch it.
During two years on the road promoting their last record, Over Your Head, Random Humans had the pleasure of touring Canada with a number of hip-hop’s most legendary artists. The impressive list includes KRS-ONE, The Beatnuts, Awol 1/Ab- stract Rude/2mex, Sunspot Jonz/Eligh/Scarub (Living Legends), Kool Keith, Tech N9ne, and even an overseas tour in Europe with ONYX. Along the way, the group also shared stages with RA the Rugged Man, RedMan, Madchild, Maestro, Del The Funky Homosapien, and Blackalicious.
“Kamikaze,” is out now and is the best representation of the group’s work to date. Look out for Random Humans touring across Canada this summer alongside underground mainstays Evil Ebenezer and Factor on the Best Summer Ever Tour.
Be sure to visit the official Random Humans website, TheRandomHumans.com.