Brief History of the Future
"The idea of Anti-Music Music was born out of the rebellion against the current status quo. We seek to usher in an era where unique artists can share different styles of Hip-Hop music." - Euphon Hip-Hop has seen better days. Although Hip-Hop started out with a variety of talents and personas, and at some point, Hip-Hop lost it sense of individuality. But what makes Hip-Hop unique from any other musical genre is that in it's effort to find itself, Hip-Hop is an ever-evolving entity, thus lending itself to cyclic patterns. The spice of life returns. Euphon is ushering in a movement of quality music. Steeped in the essence of New York City's elder statesmen and founders of the art form, the Harlem, New York-based Hip-Hop duo is made up of artist/producer Slim and MC Mr. Fantastik. Euphon's brand of music brings about classic Hip-Hop themes and ideals all with a contemporary flair. Relying less on arrogance and more on conviction, assertiveness and a willingness to showcase vulnerability, Mr. Fan's B-Boy flamboyant delivery only complements Slim's quiet confidence. The group's "Anti-Music Music" movement is one that states that a corrupted system can only be change from within. Sonically, Euphon draws and provides inspiration from their rich blend of Hip-Hop, Jazz, Funk, and Soul influences. Their balanced, no-gimmicks approach garnered the group respect from their peers in New York's underground Hip-Hop circuit, including Dujeous, Sub-Con, Pack FM and Jean Grae and led to a cult following. In 2002, Euphon landed a spot on MTV2's Area 2 Tour with Moby, appearing on the singles Superbaby and Rock Wid Us featuring producer/artist DougSimpson. Those triumphs led to the duo being invited to perform at the Zulu Nation's 30th and 31st Anniversary Celebrations in 2003 and 2004. Described as a refreshing alternative to the cookie cutter material being released commercially, Euphon's first official release, Euphonics (EP) was warmly received by critics and the public alike. Euphon's re-release of the project as a full LP, Euphonics Redefined was a true testament to it's fans and supporters, as well as those new to the Anti-Music Music movement. The group resumes their movement with it's forthcoming full-length project, A Brief History of The Future, which offers it's listeners a much deeper look into the minds of the Hip-Hop duo. Featuring all new guest artists, and for the first time, production outside of the Ironhorse Music camp. The new album is slated for a Summer 2007 release. Their music, triumphs, struggles and stories resonate with an understanding of the responsibility bestowed upon them to carry on the legacy of Hip-Hop music. Euphon is Hip-Hop's alternative.