We at Super Nice instantly felt Genius Collective when they sent us a mail with their rendition of Amy Winehouse's "Stronger Than Me". We reached out to Vice right away and instantly there was a click and so we decided to do something together. Vice is the brainchild behind Birmingham (Uk) based 7 piece Hip Hop / Soul / Funk band Genius Collective, the creator of Basement Sessions (now on hiatus), and an established producer in his own right. With a myriad of Genius Collective music set to hit the musical waves throughout 2012, Vice offers up a mix to get you ready for the spring time, with a mix of dusty breaks, chilled electronic vibes, acoustic tones and all round good Hip Hop vibes truly representing the Worlwide culture, with music from artists representing the UK, Holland, Spain, US, Japan and many more. The artwork is done by Commonlight from the UK, and is designed in such a way that you can choose to have the Dutch or UK side up.
For those not familair with Genius Collective yet, GC is a seven piece Hip Hop/Soul/Funk band based in Birmingham UK. With the band consisting of a fusion of Hip Hop heads, to classically trained Jazz musicians, their style blends honest, feel good lyrics with funk rhythms to get your head nodding, your mind thinking and your feet moving. Inspired by Bonobo, The Roots, The Bamboos and TY to name a few, Genius Collective aim to hit the scene soulfully with their distinctive sound. Keep an eye out on their Wordpress for their upcoming release "E=GC2" or check their Bandcamp for some of the gems they dropped already. Also look out for Vice's debut full production project coming later this year, including the soulful banger "Another Day" featuring New York resident and Zulu Nation member Why G?.