Last summer saw the release of a three-song project from rappers Guante and Dem Atlas and producer Rube, the trio collectively known as Sifu Hotman. This Friday, the vibrant boom-bap outfit returns with the full-length Embrace the Sun, expanding their energetic sound and solidifying their chemistry. With influences drawing from politically tinged spoken word, '90s alternative hip-hop, geek culture, and jazz samples, it's a full sound that feels loose and playful but packs the same punch as the players' solo material. This release show will feature a collaborative performance and solo sets from Guante and Dem Atlas, and will be a rare concert showcasing some of the local scene's finest. With House of Dance Twin Cities.
Fri., July 25, 7 p.m., 2014