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Fake Four Unites Sole, Onry Ozzborn/Dark Time Sunshine, Ceschi for Spring Tour

Fake Four Unites Sole, Onry Ozzborn/Dark Time Sunshine, Ceschi for Spring Tour

Dark Time Sunshine Drops Free LP

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It's no denying that the landscape for independent hip hop labels is changing quickly. Already in 2010, the luminous Definitive Jux has taken an indefinite hiatus, and Anticon founder Sole has parted ways with the label he helped to create.

And that makes the torch that CT based Fake Four Inc. continues to carry all the more essential. Label founder Ceschi Ramos has gathered hip hop heavyweights Sole & The Skyrider Band and Onry Ozzborn of Oldominion and Grayskul (Rhymesayers), who will be showcasing his new Dark Time Sunshine project, as well as his own blend of lo-fi folk and left fiend hip hop, for a Fake Four Inc. label showcase and Spring 2010 tour.

With a line up that helped to define the sound and build the movement into what it has become today, these three acts continue to push their craft into completely different terrains - whether it be through Sole & the Skyrider Band's foray into nearly shoegaze-esque post-rock backdrops, Onry Ozzborn and Zavala's unique exploration of the bleak & brooding with Dark Time Sunshine, or Ceschi's continual efforts of blending and molding multiple genres.

Just in time for the tour, Dark Time Sunshine had recently dropped a brand new full length record entitled 'Believeyoume' courtesy of Fake Four Inc. that is available for a FREE download. Their proper full length is due April 20th on Fake Four Inc.

Click here for Dark Time Sunshine's FREE LP Believeyoume

Fake Four Inc. Spring Tour w/ Sole & the Skyrider Band, Dark Time Sunshine, Ceschi

March 11 - Pasadena, CA @ The Terrace
March 12 - Las Vegas, NV @ The Bunk House
March 13 - Scottsdale, AZ @ Chasers
March 14 - Albuquerque, NM @ Silver Skate Shop
March 15 - Ft. Collins, CO @ Hodi's Half Note
March 17 - Austin, TX @ SXSW
March 18 - Austin, TX @ SXSW
March 19 - Austin, TX @ SXSW
March 20 - Austin, TX @ SXSW
March 21 - Austin, TX @ SXSW
March 22 - Dallas, TX @ The Green Elephant
March 23 - Des Moines, IA @ TBA
March 25 - St. Louis, MO @ Firebird
March 28 - Detroit, MI @ The Division Gallery
March 29 - New York, NY @ The Knitting Factory
March 31 - New Haven, CT @ Cafe 9
April 1 - Boston, MA @ The Western Front
April 2 - Portland, ME @ The Space


Sole, known as one of the godfathers of abstract hip hop and founding member of the Anticon label, has recorded one of his most ambitious yet accessible albums to date with 2009's Plastique. Backed by The Skyrider Band, Sole's brand of wit packed, radical and dense lyricism is perfectly accompanied by The Skyrider Band's subtle, layered post-rock-hop compositions. Since 2007 Sole & The Skyrider Band have toured relentlessly across the US and Europe playing with acts as diverse as Ghenghis Tron to Aceyalone!

Seattle mainstay Onry Ozzborn has spent the last five years on Rhymesayers Entertainment putting out underground hip hop classics such as Grayskul's Bloody Radio and touring and collaborating with everyone from Aesop Rock to Atmosphere. Now he has started a new group with producer Zavala called Dark Time Sunshine - some say this sounds like a "Psychedelic Gangstarr" others refer to the "slight bit of Company Flow twirling in the waters beneath them" - whatever it is - it's some of the most exciting new hip hop to hit ears in a long time. Under the moniker of Cape Cowen, Onry spits abstract anthems while Zavala's boom bap psych rock production swirls, twists and bangs beneath. Their upcoming album features Aesop Rock, P.O.S., Solillaquists Of Sound, Qwel & more.

Fresh off of a year chock full of US and European tours opening for the likes of Myka 9, Sole, Awol One, and 2Mex, Ceschi Ramos continues in 2010 bringing his brand of post-folk songwriting and left field hip hop to the stage. Ceschi is a multi-instrumentalist with super technical rapping abilties who has collaborated with musicians as diverse as Busdriver to K-Records' Little Wings. With an influence ranging from Neutral Milk Hotel to the Freestyle Fellowship - we can assure you that you've never seen or heard anything quite like Ceschi before.

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