Electronic, Hip Hop, Roots
Mac Miller, Jurassic 5 , Thundamentals, Home Brew
Roc Walla - MC/Producer, Pronto - MC/Producer, Arms In Motion - DJ/Producer
A Tribe Called Quest, Home Brew, Outkast, Run The Jewels
Unearthed artists we like
Guess what!? The Stoops are back! It has been 6 years since our last track, Middle of a Riot, and while all has seemed quiet on the Western Front, the arsenal of tracks we've got ready to drop would suggest otherwise. So get ready, we're about to peel the poster back from our own Andy Dufresne tunnel.
We are a 3-piece outfit from Perth, WA, who have been making golden era inspired hip hop for going on 15 years. We comprise of three core members; DJ - Arms In Motion and emcees -Roc Walla and Pronto. We've spent the majority of the last few years tweaking and evolving our soul- fuelled signature sound in preparation for what could now be almost regarded as a Debut release (although it is our third). “Boom Cycle”, is an entirely self produced album which we are beyond excited to finally reveal to you.
First off the ranks was “Middle of a Riot”. The tongue in cheek song that did so well for us. This was very much the taster for what we were aiming to achieve with the album, both from a production and topical content point of view.
Now we are finally ready to release the first of a small run of singles before releasing the album later this year.
"If I Had a Kid", officially released Feb 28th, 2020:
If I Had A Kid emerged as a playful thought experiment which, in an ironic twist of fate, would become a foretelling as Pronto recently became a proud father. It was this personal milestone that reignited us to release IIHAK as an opening single, marking a new chapter for us whilst setting the stage and tone for Boom Cycle.
This track is an acknowledgement of our own mistakes disguised in the form of parental guidance.
"Over", released June 26th, 2020:
As the party dwindles and dissolves to reveal the barbarous realities of a morning sun, there will forever exist a sole survivor. That party-climate denier unwilling to release his grasp from the merriment that has preceded. Eventually life evolves beyond big nights and kick-ons, and in it's undeniable wake, lives the most incredulous of individuals. Unwilling to retire the nostalgic romanticisms of an era long since abandoned by his peers. We all know this person and if you don’t, perhaps it is you.
"Money To Burn" - Released October 23rd, 2020
Originating as a clap-back reaction to the much publicised boomer attitudes towards millennial money woes (à la excessive spending on avocados & coffee), Money To Burn oozes with signature tonguein-cheek themes and a sarcastic realism that faces many young Australians.
It’s a track that captures that fleeting moment we see our bank account on pay day
and the unsustainable confidence that we can get from all-out splurging.
Accompanied by a video clip that can only be described as a Western Australian 90s-era TV commercial fever dream, The Stoops use this visual aid to add fuel to the money fire. The idea of reliving those childhood commercials brings a deeper meaning; playing with the concept that the advertising industry breeds temptation to the most vulnerable and has been doing so for so many years.
We hope you enjoy :)