Quietude is a two member Hip Hop collective with poetic, jazzy, rhythm and blues roots. Their fresh interpretation of Hip Hop and R’nb is best described as a cocktail of their personalities brewed into a vibrant musical concoction that caters for the open minded, non-conformist lover of music as a whole.
Their sound at first is unassuming, but it takes mere moments for you to recognize their unique sound that expands the stereotypically boxed nature of Hip Hop and fluently bridges the gap between R’nB, Pop and that afro-centric jazzy feel which is contrary to the traditional boom-bap sound.
There are no textbooks or classroom instructions that could help one balance the chemistry of their sound, however they insist that one can only discover them melodically as a diverse Hip Hop and R’nb group with a simple solution.
Their musical diversity sparked interests and secured performances at Mzoli’s Place in Gugulethu (Cape Town), Bambatha Jazz Bar (Centurion), Capellos (Centurion), Shivava Café(Johannesburg) and an invite to perform at Momentum Aspire’s Passion Playa Awards Ceremony (March 2009).
They are currently working with Brainwave Projects Production Studio on their debut album due to be released in may this year. Although new in the Music industry they managed to share the stage with the likes of Last Days Fam (2008 Hype Awards Best Hip-hop group Nominees), Sake Of Skill (2008 Hype Awards Best Mixtape winners), Sliq Angel (2004 South African Music Awards Best New Comer Nominee), just to name a few.
Preceding the latter mentioned, the duo will be releasing a three track single before the long awaited album.
They aspire to be an iconic brand in the future, penetrating not only the music scene but the entire art as a culture.
Quietude is looking forward to interacting with the recipients of their music they describe as ‘music for the listening ear’. One can catch the group on Myspace (www.myspace.com/quietude1632), Revernation ( www.reverbnation.com/quietude), Overtone (http://www.overtone.co.za/quietude) and Vinyl1980 (www.vinyl1980.com/quietude)
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