Dancers from Midwest, Tristate and West Coast meet up in Chicago for a major dance link!
GV: So how did you hear about Battle Bot?
TEC: I originally heard about Battle Bot through word of mouth, scrolling through my social media.
GV: If you have a producer name, how did you come up with it?
TEC: My producer name is essentially an acronym for a longer name i used to go by. When i was about 15 or 16 i started making music under the name Lethargik The Haggard, which turned into Lethargik The Earth Child soon after. As i got older, i wasn’t really trying to carry around such a long title so i shortened it to L-TEC & then ultimately just TEC.
GV: Who are some of your influences?
TEC: There’s so many to choose from.. the producer side of me grew up really deep into trip-hop, so i was listening to a lot of Blockhead, Portishead, RJD2, etc. in high school. Basically just a lot of trippy/mellow stuff i could relax to, & i guess not much has changed in that aspect. The MC part of me has always favored well thought-out & playful lyricism like a lot of Slug from Atmosphere’s early work, Grand Puba, Common, Living Legends, Pharaoh Monche, Gang Starr, etc. Too many to name!
Kendrick Lamar has confirmed the details of his new album. Titled DAMN. the record will be released on April 14. It features the single “Humble” plus collaborations with Rihanna and U2 on the tracks “Loyalty” and “xxx” respectively. The artwork, seen above, is a picture of Lamar wearing a simple white tee in front of a brick wall.
Dancers from Washington team up with some dancers in Venice Beach, California to make an ultimate collaboration!