Glow Mechanics is a Minneapolis hip hop trio. No other angle than making hip hop that's as hip hop as possible: fresh, interesting, thoughtful, fun, gimmick-free, and anti-corny.
"The MC names and sometimes goofy promotional photos suggest Glow Mechanics might be another coy, semisatirical hipster version of a hip-hop group, but there’s thankfully nothing ironic about the music. On the other hand, there’s also nothing too serious or pretentious. Songs on Factored In touch on everyday goings-on with clever wordplay and fun, jazzy or rocky beats, such as the ode to favorite breakfast spots in 'I Know People.' Fans of early Atmosphere, old De La Soul or Chance the Rapper might dig Glow Mechanics."
"Fans of early Headshots-era Atmosphere might dig this lo-fi, wry hip-hop duo, which features the dueling verses of MCs Ghostmeat and Bev over skittering jazz and soul-sampling beats by Es El."
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"Twin Cities hip-hop trio Glow Mechanics' new album, Factored In, comes at you at a rapid pace. Created by emcees Ghostmeat and BEV, and with beats by Es El, no song tops three minutes -- yet they stay with you long after they're over. Their hip-hop folds in everyday happenings with samples from jazz and funk infused with feeling."
"Each time I hear something new from these guys, I’m a little bit more impressed. It’s hard not to be reminded of my initiation into the hip-hop appreciator’s guild when listening to the jazz- and soul-infused beats. When it comes to Twin Cities hip-hop, these guys are the whole package."
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