new music: beat-boxing soul group antique naked soul drops anthemic “movement music” track ‘burn’

February 1, 2016

Antique Naked Soul (ANS) is a beat-boxing soul group from Oakland using their musical talents to create music that doubles as an educational tool to heal and inspire positive social change. Their new release, ‘Burn’ is anthemic “movement music” that begs for an apocalyptic equality action that flips so-called democracy and capitalism on their backs. ANS uses vocal loops to build the fullness of their sound. “We knew that we wanted to preserve a classic hip-hop flair through beatboxing and stay really soulful with our vocals, but we also felt a deep calling to stay true to Oakland’s political roots. We wanted to be the soundtrack of the struggle, the beautiful struggle for freedom and equality,” band member Soulati explains.

Listen to ‘Burn’ and check out more tunes for ANS on Bandcamp.

By Erin White*, AFROPUNK contributor

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