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The science of delivering a tasteful combination of electronic production along with a crushing live band. S&C aims to bring electro fiends, hip hop heads, and beat junkies together for an audible experience unlike anything you've ever heard.
Formed in August 2011, Shapes & Colors emerged from the dust of funk-fusion band, "Raoul Duke" (2007-2011), and began knocking down all barriers within the Live Electronic Music community.
Consisting of Ramsey Zabout aka RamZ (production/ableton), Matt Rezetko (drums/percussion/samples), Jeremy Williams (bass/moog/EFX), Dan Cantone (guitar/slide/EFX), and Lucas Ellman (EWI/Sax/EFX). Shapes & C...See More
Shapes & Colors is a live electro-hip hop collective brought to you by founding members of Raoul Duke and the Sam Sinclair Trio, orchestrated by producer RamZ.
This new concept is to build a live band around well-crafted electronic production; blending the best of both worlds.
Variations of Hip Hop, Electro Funk, Nu-Disco, DownTempo, and Glitch Hop, along with sporadic ambient jazz improvisation are all things one may encounter at a Shapes & Colors performance.
S&C has shared bills with Papadosio, Gramatik, Snarky Puppy, Eliot Lipp, Break Science, Conspirator (Disco Biscuits), Emancipator, Future Rock, Dopapod, The Malah, Prophet Massive (Jason Hann of SCI), Steve Molitz (Particle), Mansions on the Moon (Pnuma Trio), Dopapod, Dr. Fameus (Disco Biscuits), Freekbass, Dark Star Orchestra, The Manhattan Project, Leftover Salmon, Rusted Root, Thriftworks, Freddy Todd, Elfkowitz, JazzSteppa, Nunca Duerma, J-Wail & Chuck of Lotus, Jimkata, My Boy Elroy, Cosby Sweater, UV Hippo, Strange Arrangement, The Indobox, The Coop, IndigoSun, Eumatik, Leadfoot & plenty more.
Notable venues Shapes & Colors has performed at include The Portage Theatre, The Castle Theatre, Martyrs, Subterranean, The Cubby Bear, The Abbey Pub, The Kinetic Playground, The Bottom Lounge, The Store, The Tonic Room The House Cafe & many more.
Oh feztivals? we also like festivals. S&C squad has performed at Tall Tree Lake Fest 2011, Portage Theater Bass Drop Chicago NYE 2012 & 2013, Cabin Fever Festival 2012 & 2013, Stranger Danger Festival 2012, Jammin on the Wolf Festival 2012, Oink Fest 2012 & 2013, and Freakalb 2012, Duck Fest 2013, Hyperion Music Festival 2013 and many others.
contact us at ShapesAndColorsBeats@Gmail.com for booking/info
Beats, Rhymes, Melody, Culture, Street Art, Live Sound, Chopping, Mixing, Rejuvenation, Observation, Meals, Festivals, Keeping our Ears to the Street, Remaining Trill.
From SoundFuse Online Magazine:
"Chicago’s HIP-HOP/EDM FORCE; Shapes & Colors: These guys were like a snowball in 2012, rolling along and picking up both momentum and members. As they year’s gone on, their sound has gotten tighter and tighter, especially as they added Lucas Ellman on saxophone/EWI and Dan Cantone on guitar. RamZ (production), Rez (drums), and Jeremy (bass) already have an awesome chemistry from their Raoul Duke days, so adding these two baller musicians into the mix only made things better. This is definitely one of Chicago’s rising bands, as evidenced by their set-ending remix of RATATAT’s “One” with a great rap sample and some gnarly licks from Cantone. Need moar SnC beats!"
Interested in Photography, Videography, or Performance Art? Contact us at ShapesandColorsBeats@gmail.com to get involved with the get down.