Different They Think
Phoenix & the Shadow releases their debut ep - DIFFERENT THEY THINK... Finally a CD with some balls... and a virgina Brooklyn's own Phoenix & the Shadow, the King and Queen of the new hip hop, has released DIFFERENT THEY THINK (Dark Theory Records) one of the most creatively smart, genre bending CD's of the year. Exploring many human emotions, DIFFERENT THEY THINK, released in Spring 2003, gives a refreshingly honest look at day to day living. This is seen on their songs 'SEX', a track about a person's first time having sex and again in their club anthem 'WHEN I'M DRUNK', a song about how good a person looks after you've had to much to drink. Backed by a live band, Phoenix & the Shadow have developed their own sound they call 'TRIPPY STAR', which uses the aggressive drum patterns of drum&bass and the caribbean undertones of reggae. Phoenix & the Shadow is lead by TARON and VOODO FE', a unisex mc duo. They utilize this as one of their greatest strength giving both the female and male prospective. Taron, a professional fitness trainer, drops a smooth delivery and sexual flow without having to wear a g-string on stage. Off stage, she has a laid back character, but when a mic is in front of her... my god, the beast comes rushing out of her. Voodo Fe', a fashion designer who has designed the 'New Jersey Nets' current uniforms, the boxing shorts and robe for Evander Holyfield in his fight against Mike Tyson (yes...the infamous one where Holyfield was mauled). He has also designed for Avirex, Damimi Dada and Davoucci. Clearly the weirdo of the two, Voodo fe', who once had his elbow pierced, will give you all he has on or off stage... like it or not. Phoenix & the Shadow is a 4 piece live band, another anomaly in hip hop. Their powerful live show has been compared to 'THE ROOTS' meeting 'NO DOUBT'. Phoenix & the Shadow, Opening for run-dmc, naughty by nature and meshell n'degeocello, their live show is a high energy, feel good experience that many other hip hop shows lack. Phoenix & the Shadow's DIFFERENT THEY THINK is a different sound, a different look and different approach to music... and not just hip hop music. It escorts 'The New Hip Hop' into the ears of listeners that want to be refreshed and cleansed from the usual of hip hop. ACCOMPLISHMENTS * Were booked on a 20 date college tour which included opening dates for RUN-DMC, Naughty By Nature and Meshell N'degeocello. * Taron has appeared on BET'S 106TH & PARK. * Performed on the same bill as MUMS of 'OZ' (HBO Television) * Received write-ups and reviews in a large variety of print and web magazines such as CMJ, Vice Magazine, Sister 2 Sister, Right On Magazine, Step-In Magazine, Canhead, The Retriever, The Blu Magazine and The NACA Programing. * Recorded the lead song for 'The Chris Concepts Video Show'. * Currently being filmed for a documentary by award winning producer Sarah Hesterman titled 'Rhyme Tight' * 'OVERTIME' has been placed in a film by Josh Berman called 'Balance'. * songs 'RIGHT RIGHT', 'WHEN I'M DRUNK' and 'OVERTIME' have been featured on 'The Cindy Margolis Show' on CBS Television. * Selected to perform at the CMJ Music Marathon Musicfest / 2000 & 2002. * Journalist Kevin Powell of the cast of 'The Real World' booked them to perform at the Brooklyn Museum of Art for their 'Exhibition of Hip Hop Culture'. * Performed on Metro Channel's Studio Y hosted by Power 105's Monie Love reviews * cmj the music report brian coleman 'maybe once a year a record hits your mailbox out of the blue that completely knocks you on your ass' * power 105 monie love '...the upcoming band your going to know about...' * dj arems 103.1 fm, magic 96.3 fmcfuv 101.9 fm, cfex 107.3 fm, classic '...dope with tight lyrics and fresh original beats...refreshing project.' * wkps mike jax 'very original and fresh, i was very impressed' * st. John's university melissa murphy 'best show i've seen in a long time!' * laron cue canhead magazine '...one of the hottest live shows coming out of brooklyn...'