Who the hell is Out of Bounds anyway? Representing the Twin Cities, Out of Bounds formed in the mid 90's from a group of individuals immersed in hip-hop culture. After many years of studio work and honing their craft, the lineup dwindled and the sound evolved. In the height of the rave party era, members of the group became transfixed on the sound of electronic music, which greatly influenced the group's musical ideas. The outcome of this is evident in the decade-long music making endeavor that resulted in the release of the group's debut album, hedfonmuzik. One thing remained constant - a new breed of hip-hop incorporating elements of electronic music. The current state of Out of Bounds is this: a DJ and an MC, each a jack of all trades but masters of nothing. Together the two are producing some of the most innovative electro-influenced beats in the TC. These two crazy people actually made hundreds of skeleton beats that would be sifted and molded into "hedfonmuzik" over the course of many years. With the help of co-producer Stephen Wayne, the album was polished into the work it is today.
The MC: Caesar
Chris Caesar spits more tongue twisting lyrics in one minute than the human mind can digest. Hip-hop has always been a big part of Caesar's life. While playing the drums in high school, the rhythms in his brain converted into lyrics and cadence. At the same time, the electronic music scene exploded and became a strong influence in the music Caesar began to create. The fusion of the two styles took shape over the following years. Now this mad-electro-hiphop-scientist has graduated to the ranks of producer/engineer. Caesar produced beats on the group's debut release and is currently making an arsenal of tracks for the new album.
The DJ: KG
Got beats? KG got plenty. This guy is responsable for some of the most complex programing on the group's CD. Keith Goya's first musical influences included early Michael Jackson and Prince. After discovering Portishead, DJ S