Atlantic Sky, a new record from MC Bisco Smith and Italian producer duo Bq:Ram, released on Daylight Curfew / SVP. The three musicians bridged their talents to create a project that captures the freedom and inspiration born from ventures into the unknown. Reminiscent of an era when jazz loops ruled the cassettes decks with groups like Gang Starr running the airwaves and the voice was used for a little more than just bragging rights. Sonically, the vocals are powerful, uplifting, and contemplative. Built on an uptempo, beat-based foundation of classic jazz sample styles fused with electronic hip hop influences. The drums are smoky, the leads are retro, and the atmospheres will make you want to roll down your windows and take it slow. Atlantic Sky is a travel through stereo into blue skies, dusty roads, sun soaked landscapes, and back to the rooftops of New York City for a clear perspective of it all.

The record's roots stretch back to the myspace days when Bisco Smith and Bq:Ram first met. Years later, after numerous digital collaborations, the trio finally linked overseas while Bisco Smith was on tour. Italy was the first stop and it's there they met for the first time outside of the digital world. Together they spent a week doing shows, working on a music video, and promoting their previous collaborations. Before continuing on his European tour, Bq:Ram gave Bisco Smith a selection of beats to work with. While touring through the Czech Republic, France, and Germany, on little planes between countries, on trains between cities, both reflecting on yesterday's experiences, and feeling a world of unknown ahead, Atlantic Sky was written. After a month of travels, Bisco Smith returned to Italy where the three locked down and recorded the weight of this record. Atlantic Sky is a collection of notes, experiences, reflections, and emotions we feel when traveling through skies far from home.

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BISCO SMITH BIOGRAPHY
Bisco Smith was raised in the North East, fortified in New York City, and is currently residing in the city of Los Angeles. Since 2006, Bisco Smith has been consistently releasing music to the world: Bisc1: "The Basics" (06), Bisc1: "When Electric Night Falls" (08), Bisco Smith: "The Broadcast" (10), along with a multitude of collaborative projects with the likes of Cassettes Wont Listen "The Freeze Tag'"(11) and producer Peter Jay "Jackson P" (12). Between these projects live numerous mix tapes, beat tapes, and collaborative works. Outside of the raps, Bisco splits his time between painting walls, making art, dj'ing, beat making, mentoring, and graphic design. His work can be found in art books, magazines, on record shelves, gallery walls, in video games, TV shows, and circulating through the airwaves around the world.

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BQ:RAM BIOGRAPHY
BQ (Andrea Cecutti) and RAM (Alessandro Rotter) are two Italian djs and music producers. Their work under the name Bq:Ram (label: SVPmusic) begins in 2006 and it is up to now deeply influenced by their different musical roots (hip hop and house) turning out into a creative a patchwork of soulful post-hop instrumentals and uptempo driven beats. Bq:Ram have published 2 LPs (Unspoken ; Blue Sand City) and 5 EPs (ReWorked Vol. 1,2,3 ; The Day Before I Loved You ; 2212) collaborating with world known artists such as El Da Sensei, Punchline, Raashan Ahmad, Bisco Smith, Brenk, Fid Mella, Mabanua and Italian stars as Al Castellana and Tormento. In 2012, Bq:Ram composed a remix for the "Reality" OST. The movie, directed by Matteo Garrone (director of the world known "Gomorrah") won the Cannes Festival's Grand Prix. In the beginning of 2013, the classic brand Hugo Boss selected Bq:Ram's track "Dark Bull" for the exclusive Hugo Tracks compilation.

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PAST PRESS SUPPORT / HIGHLIGHTS
You Tube Featured, Rolling Stone Italy, Deezer, iTunes Features, Lime Wire, Urb, Juice Magazine, XLR8R, Brooklyn Vegan, 2 Dope Boyz, Hip Hop DX, CMJ top 20 Charts, Myspace featured, Source Magazine, Ironlak, Beyond Race Magazine, AOL's Spinner Stereo Subversion, SESAC featured, along with a wide range of support withing the online blog community.