Hardcore / Tonight
Trash Talk and MellowHype: Two Sides of the Odd Future Coin
by Mike Ramos
on Thu, Dec 13, 2012 at 9:36 AM
(Chop Suey) This bill boasts two different incarnations/affiliates of LA skate-punk-rap collective Odd Future. Rapper/producer duo MellowHype features Hodgy Beats (who has demonstrated some serious growth as a lyricist on the group's recent Numbers and the Odd Future Tape Vol. 2) and Left Brain (whose woozy, blunted beats provide an ideal setting for Hodgy's aggressive, abstract rap styles). OF label signees Trash Talk do hardcore the way it should be done in 2012: loud, fast, and devoid of the genre's cornier, formulaic elements (look elsewhere if you still think every hardcore song needs a bro-tastic breakdown). Show up early for Seattle Raider Key Nyata, stay for the stage dives and circle pits.