on-E with FLEEZY
Fleezy Fleez (AKA Mic Flo), grew up in Houston and is a recent transplant to the Dayton area. He’s a rapper with deep roots in funk, soul, and old school Hip Hop whose unusual rhymes weave such diverse subjects as his experiences as a doctor during aid missions in Palestine and Haiti, his current work as a geriatrician, family, faith, and sports, around and through more traditional subject matter for the genre. The results can be intense, reverent, goofy, or more often an unpredictable combination. References to southern cooking and good beer add palpable flavor to his observations about life, sometimes to a degree that his rapping can actually make you hungry.
on-E (yeah, there's a story there...) grew up in the Kettering. He’s gathered musical knowledge and inspiration wherever he’s encountered it, from middle school orchestra, to the broad cross section of artists whose music he’s sought out and tracked down, to the sounds (natural and otherwise) of the world around him. When you meet him, his beats instantly make sense – lean, rangy, and quietly intense, sometimes understated but always restless. A musical sponge with a keen ear, he has a knack for absorbing new sounds and integrating them into his beats in a way that expands his sound without ever blurring his strong musical identity. He's also absorbed everything he can glean from their recording sessions and he’s now enrolled at the Recording Workshop where he’ll work to expand his production abilities.
The two became neighbors when Fleez moved to Kettering in 2013. They discovered their common obsession with Hip Hop talking in the side yard separating their houses and confirmed their musical compatibility listening to each other’s stuff on Soundcloud. Both astonishingly prolific, they're constantly generating and exchanging material and ideas, looking for that next great moment when the right rhyme and beat lock on to each other. Fleez mines on-E’s continuous musical output, matching the raw tracks to lyrics he’s written or is working on, or he writes new lyrics inspired by the music. At the same time, on-E is listening to Fleez’s recorded a capellas, creating tracks underneath them, or in some cases re-imagining the music underlying an existing song with startling results that may completely redefine it.
The pair has developed a knack for making the most of inspiration. Their working relationship is a studied balance of hard work and spontaneity. They know how to make the most of happy accidents, quickly recognizing inspired moments and applying just the right amount of craft to turn them into something neither had envisioned before.
However it happens, when they hit on the right combination, they work together to refine the structure and mix until they’re ready to go into the studio. They’ve been working over the past year with Ron Pease, engineer and owner of Refraze Studios to mold their work into an album that defies attempts to easily define its style or limit its potential audience.
released February 29, 2016
All songs produced by on-E
*with the exception of Sideyard Sage produced by Harp Jones
All lyrics written by Mic Flo aka FLEEZY
Recorded at REFRAZE Studios
Mixed and Mastered by Ron Pease at REFRAZE studios
For booking info contact Mic Flo at firstname.lastname@example.org
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