Emergency Pizza Party is Latest Scrub Club Artist to Shine
In an era of over-hyped, mass produced and bland music, it's always refreshing to come across a record label that promotes the individual creativity that still exists in music. That is true of Wichita, Kansas based Scrub Club Records. An independent, not for profit label primarily hosting a musical gold mine of hip-hop, chiptunes & rap acts mostly classified in the Nerdcore genre.
Nerdcore in itself is a different expression of musical energy, unlike the pre-packaged white noise that permeates the airwaves. Nerdcore encourages the geeky, the creative, the odd and the interesting while still holding true to the underlying genres of music that it encompasses.
Scrub Club Records embodies this core belief, producing music from artists that truly enjoy what they do, and that emotion is reflected in the music itself.
The latest group signed to the Scrub Club imprint is Orlando, FL based Emergency Pizza Party. Well known locally in Orlando for performing their Zombie Emergency Defense album in the style of a 1930's radio melodrama live at A Comic Shop's annual Halloween show (that's not a random comic shop, the name is A Comic Shop,) EPP brings a very unique and unorthodox sound to the Nerdcore community.
With their recent signing comes a brand new LP, available for free at Scrub Club records (as is all the music found there,) entitled Shine Avenue. The members of EPP, Benjamin Bear, MC Wreckshin, Betty Rebel, Sir-Up and Funky 49 are all Florida locals and incorporate plenty of their hometown of Orlando into the lyrics and feel of the album.
The album kicks off with a tongue in cheek bit about finding an intern with "Now Hiring" featuring Kabuto the Python. EPP then moves into a couple introductory tracks with "Reppin" and "Orlando." While doused with sarcasm, the latter track is an interesting social commentary on the town of Orlando, referencing the rampant crime, homelessness and drug use. They follow that, completely changing direction with a homage to the Nintendo classic "Punch-Out."Continued on the next page