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SK Invitational - Golden Crown
CD Album
£14.99

SK Invitational

Golden Crown

Kopfhorer Recordings

Released: 10th February 2017 | 13 track alternative rap/hip-hop album

SK Invitational's 3rd studio album Golden Crown features 16 of Europe's finest musicians and 11 singers and rappers from the USA, UK and Austria including M.O.P., Edo G, Sadat X, Homeboy Sandman, TY, Blak Twang, John Robinson, J Hoard, Lylit, Jahson the Scientist, Horst Raimund and Baritone Mc Kenzie.

Stephan Kondert's original compositions have a strong signature sound fusing the wide spectrum of all his musical infuences into one. Golden Crown focuses on hip- hop in its most open-minded form as well as soulful and funky music elements, exploring new paths in music without losing love for the club and party community. Live effected drums team up with strong horn- & string-parts generating all organic instrumental beats. The Golden Crown production introduces a unique experience of raw instrumentals, rap and vocals to contemporary music. SK Invitational shows in an innovative and artistic way how to free hip-hop music from 4/4-Loops and what Big Band-Music should sound like in the age of electronic music. SK Invitational, the one of a kind big band, has toured through Europe for 11 years and collaborated with artists like Blumentopf, Phatkat, Buf1, Texta, Blak twang, Ty, Fiva, Skero, Flip, Average, Nazar, Mono & Nikitaman and more.

Artist Info - SK Invitational He is a producer, composer, bass player and leader of one of the most exciting big bands of our times. Stephan Kondert, a.k.a. SK, born and raised in Salzburg, Austria, started his biggest music project to date in 2006, when the opportunity to play a grand-scale concert arose with the aim of creating something new, refreshing and never heard before. So SK gathered and unified the solid core of his musician friends on stage; altogether 16 people, who played a legendary concert with brand new instrumental tracks, specially composed for this occasion. SK experimented with Drum n Bass, Dancehall and Hip-Hop beats, to work out different ways to present the full range of the big band sound. The history of SK Invitational had just begun, leading to their first, self-titled Album, released in 2007. The album got attention from rappers all over the world that acknowledged the originality of the sound of SK. Some of them became part of the upcoming second album Raw Glazed, which was nominated for the Best Hip-Hop Amadeus Award in 2010, became album of the week on the radio stations FM4 and Superfly, and got a great deal of airplay all over the world. Besides that, the band got hired by some of Europe's best independent and major label artists for recordings, performances and production, for example for the album Wir of legendary Munich-based Rap crew Blumentopf (two live recordings) and the live album sweet16 of Austrian Hip-Hop band Texta. Alongside their studio work, the complete band carried out four successful tours with several feature guests through Germany, Hungary and Austria, and played a lot of festivals in Europe, for example Donauinselfest, Freakwave, Linzfest, Ottensheim Openair and Popfest Vienna. After 6 intense years of touring, producing and moving to NYC, Stephan Kondert finished his third SK Invitational album, including features of rappers and singers from both the US and Europe, such as M.O.P., Homeboy Sandman, TY, Blak Twang, Edo G., Sadat X, John Robinson, J Hoard, Lylit, Horst Raimund and Baritone Mc Kenzie. Golden Crown is going to be released in February 2017 via Kopfho¨rer Recordings.