Atmosphere

For over two decades, Atmosphere has maintained a course of rigorous output, releasing over two dozen studio albums, EPs and collaborative side projects in as many years. In that time, the venerated duo has built a legacy out of bringing honesty, humility, and vulnerability to the forefront of their music, continually challenging themselves to evolve without straying too far from their roots.

Slug has proven masterful at storytelling and writing compelling narratives, leaving a trail of his own influence while paying homage to the rappers and songwriters that helped shape him. Ant has skillfully molded the soundtracks with inspiration from soul, funk, rock, reggae, and the wizardry of hip-hop’s pioneering DJs and producers, creating his own trademark sounds while providing the pulse for songs about life, love, stress, and setbacks. At its essence, Atmosphere has been a musical shepherd, and with each new album comes a new journey as they guide generations of listeners through this thing called life.

The duo released their newest album So Many Other Realities Exist Simultaneously via Rhymesayers Entertainment. There's an unmistakable sense of unease from the outset that continues to evolve throughout the record, an almost unnerving excavation of paranoia inspired by the general malaise of a pandemic-weary society full of civil unrest. The tension in these songs is palpable, but the album’s mere presence is a testament to the hope that has to underpin even the most stressed-out epiphanies.

On the new album, rapper Slug says, “We made a new album where we addressed a bunch of items we found in stacks of moving boxes that had become furniture. written and recorded over the duration of 2020 distancing / paranoia of 2021. Mixed and mastered during stolen moments of 2022.”

Past Shows


Nov
25
th
2023
Palace Theatre
Nov
25
th
2023
Palace Theatre

Atmosphere

★ Local Show ★
with HEBL and NOFUN!
Nov
24
th
2023
First Avenue
Nov
24
th
2023
First Avenue

Atmosphere

★ Local Show ★
with HEBL and NOFUN!
Feb
10
th
2022
First Avenue
Feb
10
th
2022
First Avenue
Feb
28
th
2020
Palace Theatre
Feb
28
th
2020
Palace Theatre

Atmosphere

with The Lioness, Nikki Jean and DJ Keezy
Jan
13
th
2020
Mainroom
Jan
13
th
2020
Mainroom

Atmosphere

with The Lioness, Nikki Jean and DJ Keezy
Dec
15
th
2018
Palace Theatre
Dec
15
th
2018
Palace Theatre

Atmosphere

with deM atlaS, The Lioness and DJ Keezy
Dec
14
th
2018
Palace Theatre
Dec
14
th
2018
Palace Theatre

Atmosphere

SECOND SHOW ADDED
with deM atlaS, The Lioness and DJ Keezy
Mar
10
th
2017
Palace Theatre
Mar
10
th
2017
Palace Theatre

Atmosphere

with Sims, deM atlaS, Lady Midnight and more!
Nov
29
th
2016
Mainroom
Nov
29
th
2016
Mainroom

Atmosphere

with Brother Ali, deM atlaS, Plain Ole Bill and more!
Nov
28
th
2016
Clyde Iron Works
Nov
28
th
2016
Clyde Iron Works

Atmosphere

with Brother Ali, deM atlaS, Plain Ole Bill and more!
Dec
4
th
2015
Target Center
Dec
4
th
2015
Target Center

RHYMESAYERS 20

with Atmosphere, Brother Ali, Aesop Rock and more!
Jan
24
th
2015
Mainroom
Nov
23
rd
2014
Mainroom
Nov
23
rd
2014
Mainroom

Atmosphere

with Prof, deM atlaS and DJ FUNDO
Sep
23
rd
2014
Clyde Iron Works
Sep
23
rd
2014
Clyde Iron Works

Atmosphere

with Prof, deM atlaS and DJ FUNDO
Aug
22
nd
2014
Mainroom
Aug
22
nd
2014
Mainroom

Atmosphere

with Prof, deM atlaS and DJ FUNDO
Feb
17
th
2014
Mainroom
Feb
17
th
2014
Mainroom

Atmosphere

with Toki Wright, Big Cats, No Bird Sing and more!
Feb
13
th
2014
Clyde Iron Works
Feb
13
th
2014
Clyde Iron Works

Atmosphere

with Toki Wright, Big Cats, No Bird Sing and more!
Jun
29
th
2013
Bayfront Festival Park
Jun
29
th
2013
Bayfront Festival Park

Trampled by Turtles and Atmosphere

with Southwire and MOON & POLLUTION
Mar
5
th
2013
Mainroom
Mar
5
th
2013
Mainroom

Atmosphere

WELCOME TO MN TOUR
with HAPHDUZN, Carnage The Executioner, Get Cryphy and more!
Mar
2
nd
2013
Clyde Iron Works
Mar
2
nd
2013
Clyde Iron Works

Atmosphere

WELCOME TO MINNESOTA TOUR
with HAPHDUZN, Carnage The Executioner, Get Cryphy and more!

More Shows

May
30
th
Fine Line

MELT-BANANA

with The Flying Luttenbachers and babybaby_explores
May
14
th
7th St Entry

Babehoven

with Greg Mendez
May
27
th
7th St Entry

TimaLikesMusic Presents ⏤ That 90’s Love

Feb
24
th
Fine Line

Days Before Jazba

with DJ Nandu and DJ K.O.D