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Non-Thespian - Views Of An Altered State :: Biography
Non-Thespian - Views Of An Altered State
Non-Thespian - Views Of An Altered State
Non-Thespian - Views Of An Altered State
Non-Thespian - Views Of An Altered State

Born through the notion of independent thought and an ideology that rhymes can tell stories, beats can inspire the novels from which the rhymes are written and that life itself is actual fact. An abstract vision yes but this perpetual cycle of creativity and growth has brought together one reclusive / scientifically inclined producer (Dwyzak the Elevator), two loud mouthed yet well versed MC's (Duke01 & Lethargy) and a DJ named Johnny Crump with a vinyl personality clash and a habit of drowning in the finest ale from around this green land and beyond.

These four elements combined make the components that are Non-Thespian who serve up an honest and compelling soundtrack to this consumption driven age of technology and false £prophets£.

Non-Thespian explain that, 'Through our music we endeavour to embody the root essence of what Hip Hop music was (a creative and fresh sound) and now is (A platform of free expression), then take that train of thought and mould it to our own individual perception's of what that means to us'. They went on to explain their influences, 'As a group we take inspiration musically from the likes of Public Enemy, HARDNOISE, Black Sabbath, Radiohead, BDP, Bjork, Organised Confusion and AC/DC and we have mixed that with the mutual love of classic sci-fi and horror movies. This infusion has developed a sound with the sole aim of making music that will reach the listener on all levels'.

Non-Thespian are attacking all senses with well crafted and structurally challenging beats and lyrical social criticism without forgetting to bring that raw boom bap shit to smash your speakers to. So please prepare yourselves for a journey into the sound-scapes of our times. Whether booming in your home system or channelling live and direct at a live show in your neighbourhood this is our dark and deep approach to the Hip Hop sound as you know it.
"Ladies and Gentlemen NON-THESPIAN came here to up rise with you, not for you"...

Group History & Intertwined Discography

Formed in Nottingham 2000 after a previous release under the guise of the Weight Technicians. The original members consisted of all round hard worker and producer Dwyz aka Wesker, Stanley King aka Duke Zero One, long standing microphone veteran, and the turntable skills of DJ Dyslexic later known as Ken Fader. With the release of the album Prototypical which hit the Nottingham streets in 2002 to great appraisal and featured guest MC Blugrass and a bonus track with the tragically defunct Tusken Coalition, they cemented their name as one of the Midlands class Hip Hop acts this was to be the first chapter in an ongoing project to push the boundaries of then encroaching UK Hip Hop scene. That year also saw the Lyricist Hobos project come to its final fruition featuring MC's Monkey, Blugrass, Diverse and Lethargy. This served as a platform to bring new artists into the fold. And also gave Dwyzak a chance to combine more up beat concepts to his production. During this time gigs were the order of the day, which lead to support slots with artists like Sole, Dalek, Grand Buffet, Kid Koala and the legendary West Coast rockers Ugly Duckling....

Noise from these guy's corner. The introduction of a new DJ, Nottingham local' Jekyl (BluMonkey / Lyricist hobos) has added a fresh new element to the live shows as well as causing precision mayhem on the tracks that he chooses to bless. Also former Tusken Coalitionist, Lethargy has also taken up residency within the camp and has settled in nicely by bringing his own broken style of lyrical malignancy. So now with the groups sights firmly set on the release of the second album titled Prevalent Evil and with the majority of the work near completion plus a busy gig schedule on top of that as well, it looks like the this progressive crew ain't stopping to take in a breath, let alone a pause for reflection.

Original text supplied and scribed by: Damian Link
(Link-Bros Pen & Pad Presentations)

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