Conscious Presence – “Divine”


Fans of early ’90s hip-hop are likely to adore Swiss hip-hop project Conscious Presence, who blend their love for ’70s music and ’90s hip-hop with a great flow to result in successes like “Divine”. The track is off the group’s self-titled full-length, released on May 7th. A hypnotic vocal lead and “divine, divine,” sample repetition work around driving percussion and fragmented guitars. It’s a thoroughly addictive effort, and one of many off the Conscious Presence LP.

“We recorded everything in Satori Records vintage studio onto a tape machine, which means every song was recorded one-take, even with the DJs on cue doing scratches,” the group explains. “Even the music video was filmed with an old tape camera to keep the feeling authentic. Sound quality of the ’70s, music of the ’90s, and a message of today.”

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Mike Mineo

I'm the founder/editor of Obscure Sound, which was formed in 2006. Previously, I wrote for PopMatters and Stylus Magazine.

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