Aklock’s continually evolving skills as a lyricist and DJ show through on his new album S7VN.
Aklock, a native to Loveland/Fort Collins area, has toured around the US numerous times with artists such as: Moka Only of Swollen Members, Ceschi Ramos, Open Mike Eagle, Factor, Chi Chi’s, three US tours with the Chicharones, multiple festivals at Big Sky Resort, and he was on the Vans Warped Tour Bring It Back Hip Hop stage for 45 days.
He has worked with Maulskull on previous releases including Black Mask, but linked up with Jaywok from NY on S7VN.
Aklock told Kind Dub “S7VN signifies the number 7 just that it’s known as a divine number. In numerology, it’s known as the number of truth. I thought that was really cool. Also I set the artwork up to be an upside down triangle. Kind of like anti all seeing eye. Mostly this album is about finding truth in my life, trying to be a better person, learning to be mindful of who i am and what I have to thankful for. Understanding that my art doesn’t have to be depressing to be good. On lighter levels just about having fun with music. Letting go of anything I may have let hold me back with my writing. Like i can’t say this because (laughs) I just put down what feels good at the time and try to enjoy the process more.”
All beats produced by Jason Grant (Jaywok)
All lyrics written by Alex Knox (Aklock)
All scratches by Alex Knox and DJ Kosmo (Track 7 Bar Ballad)
Recorded and Mixed by Alex Knox
Mastered by Alex Knox
Artwork by Alex Knox
Aklock asked Kind Dub to film his music video for “Easy” from S7VN, and we are really excited how it’s going to turn out! Stay updated with Aklock on Facebook and keep an eye out for the music video dropping soon!
We are very excited to be performing at the15th annual UMS aka the Underground Music Showcase that takes place in Denver, Colorado on July 23-26th. This amazing festival features over 400 national and local performances at nearly 20 venues in Denver’s Historic Baker Neighborhood.
UMS is a non-profit event that helps benefit the Denver Post Community Foundation’s “mission of improving and enriching the lives of those in our community by raising and distributing money primarily to Denver metro area nonprofits in the areas of arts and culture; children and youth; education and literacy; and the provision of human services.”
We are really excited that Youth On Record is involved in this year’s UMS! Youth On Record is an organization that helps empower Denver teenagers through creative education. Kind Dub will be donating apparel and CDs to the organization through Cadence & Cause.
If you haven’t heard, J5 has now re-released their debut full length album on vinyl, Quality Controlon side A and Jurass Finish First on side B. Additionally, there is a limited number of the Quality Control box sets now available in record stores.
After enjoying beautiful Colorado for a few days, Dom & Farout headed to Wichita, Kansas for their next show at Lucky’s. The Supernova Tour continues tonight with their hometown show at Record Bar in Kansas City, MO! Stay connected with the Supernova Tour over at www.indyground.com/supernova.
Come see Kind Dub Music & Apparel on their 2nd Annual OIB 4th of July Tour, LIVE in concert all the way from beautiful Colorado! This will be Kind Dub’s second year in a row performing at the Ocean Isle Marina on our second annual tour! We can’t wait to rock out with our finest displays of original hip hop, rock, electronic, and dance music!