Press Release: June 21, 2020
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Media Contact - Tom Freeman
Los Angeles, CA. - June 20th, 2020
Myka 9 and Freematik Release Advance Copy of Mixtape to Raise Money for the NAACP Legal Defense Fund
“Discoveries From The Ninth Dimension” is a high energy, frenetic “concept mixtape” from the legendary lyricist Myka 9 and multimedia producer Freematik. In an era of hit singles, this mixtape is designed to take you on a cosmic journey that alternates between order and chaos from beginning to end. In addition to being a wildly entertaining experience it’s extra special because Myka 9 and Freematik are releasing an advance copy for sale and donating 100% of sales to the NAACP! While the mixtape will come out on all standard mixtape sites on the 27th of June, fans can get the mixtape now by naming their own price, with the full amount being donated to charity.
The music style is a unique combination of influences, Myka 9 brings his melodic lyrical skills to the table, but instead of standard hip-hop instrumentals, Freematik used a variety of influences, such as his experience producing electronic and industrial music, to a punk aesthetic he developed while playing in bands such as Janitors Against Apartheid in the 90’s. The result is a wild ride through a variety of musical dimensions, with all songs connected together in a musical vignette. Myka 9 handles this unique sonic territory perfectly and blends in his classic lyrical styles over the music to create some truly infectious sonic moments.
This is a mixtape that should be listened to from beginning to end, it’s perfect for a road trip, skating, playing video games, or other situation where you can immerse yourself in this sonic universe. The way the songs connect and flow together along with the dense musical instrumentation add to the re-listenability of the album, since each time you listen there will be something new you didn’t notice before!
The album is available now at knownshadows.com for any amount, 100% of which goes to the NAACP Legal Defense Fund! If a fan doesn’t have money to donate, they can download the mixtape for no charge as well.
About Myka 9 and Freematik
Michael Troy, better known by his stage name Myka 9, is a rapper and producer from Los Angeles, California. He is a member of Freestyle Fellowship, Haiku D'Etat and Magic Heart Genies. Freestyle Fellowship's second album Innercity Griots (1993) is one of the landmarks of Los Angeles hip hop. Their videos for Inner City Boundaries and Hot Potato brought them to the attention of a wider audience. Myka 9 was also featured on two tracks on Project Blowed compilation in 1994. In the late 1990s, Myka 9 came together with Aceyalone and Abstract Rude to form Haiku D'Etat. In 2008, Myka 9 formed Magic Heart Genies with J the Sarge and DJ Drez. As a co-founder of Freestyle Fellowship, he was instrumental in the scene at the Good Life Cafe in the early 1990s. Myka 9 is featured in the documentary Freestyle: The Art of Rhyme and the Hip Hop Evolution Netflix series. He is also featured in the award-winning documentary This Is the Life, chronicling the music movement that was birthed at The Good Life Cafe in South Central, Los Angeles.
Freematik is a producer of a wide variety of content, including a motion comic series, music videos, countless music projects, and more. His best known projects are the Dark Moon motion comic (@DarkMoonComic on twitter), the iMatik album (one of the first albums ever made on the iPhone, it was covered in many print and online news sites), the Hustlevania music video (a halloween rap anthem featuring Rappin 4-Tay), as well working with Myka 9 on other music releases such as the well received Teleported album. Freematik lives in Silicon Valley and has worked in the audio technology field for nearly 20 years.
Album Link: https://knownshadows.bandcamp.com/album/discoveries-from-the-ninth-dimension
Press Photos: https://www.mediafire.com/file/383lftgv2fdbghn/Discoveries_Press_Photos.zip/file
Myka 9 Twitter: twitter.com/myka9
Freematik Twitter: twitter.com/freematik
Known Shadows Twitter: twitter.com/knownshadows