Indiana rap and R&B duo Technikolor – made up by Sam The Student and Geoffrey – has released their first EP titled First. This project serves as an homage to their desire of being number having come up short by placing second at two earlier music competitions. Luckily for us, they took that failure and decided to make the entire theme of this project about how they plan to overcome their failures in a powerful hip-hop mix.
The intro track "Second" opens up with a sample of the group finding out they did not win the Coast2Coast Indianapolis Artist Showcase. Sam comes in right after to show that they have what it takes to be considered first.
On this project, all of the production was done by J Cuse – a local powerhouse producer in Indianapolis. The two would drive two hours to Indianapolis to make sure that they had the best quality production for the debut. With the EP containing five tracks total, we don't really get the entirety of what the group has to offer yet but this early taste is worth paying attention to. Their sound has an obvious hip-hop influence but they also blend in some R&B in the mix. They look to people like
Their sound has an obvious hip-hop influence but they also blend in some R&B in the mix. They look to people like Bryson Tiller for inspiration when it comes to creating music. They had carefully chosen instrumentals for this that provide a very uplifting vibe alongside a smooth rhyme game. Their standout track "Daydreams" has become the fan favorite so far and rightfully so. This track has Sam The Student coming to terms with the fact that living the normal nine to five lifestyle isn't for him and he is ready to take this music thing serious. You can check out the EP above and be on the lookout for more music coming from Technikolor very soon.