Bay Area to Hawaii - Matt Gamin / Abomination Oner - Savages EP
The strange connection between the Bay Area and Hawaii is undeniable. If I told you any number of the stories I've collected, of friends crossing paths in either city, you wouldn't believe me.
And no matter how many times these coincidences continue to reassert themselves I'm still amazed. Maybe it's that the world isn't as big as we think, or perhaps that like minds end up finding each other, no matter what.
Whatever the reason here is yet another Bay/Hawaii connection for you. San Jose rapper Matt Gamin of Lurk Music, has joined forced with Abomination Oner (of Kaneohe), to create Lurk's second release, the Savages EP.
Ironically Abomination Oner, though from Hawaii, creates a decidedly apocalyptic "San Jose sound" which works perfectly with Matt Gamin's gritty delivery. The Savages EP provides a breath of fresh air during a time fraught with throw backs, imitators, and in betweeners.
Thankfully it looks like this geographic sound clash will only continue to get stronger. I overheard a rumor that Computer Chip/Megabusive and Omega Six will be joining Matt Gamin and Abomination Oner on a future track.