May 10, 2017


“Cosmic Level” City Newspaper Cover Story

Read our 4 page cover story in the City Newspaper Online. Physical copies are available at over 700 locations all over the greater Rochester area from 5/31-6/6 2017. Thank you to Amanda Fintak for the amazing article.

Here a Short Excerpt.

One Saturday night, in a basement somewhere in Rochester, I sat in on one of The Level 7 Experience’s practices and witnessed the five musicians melt into one unified form. Taking in the practice was like listening to them have conversations through their music.

Atkins, sitting in a computer chair with his back to the band, trancedly spit rhymes he wrote for another beat created by Ackerman the night before. Meanwhile, Ackerman looped and sampled Sun Ra like a mad beat scientist with his Roland SP303 and Ableton Live. The song wasn’t nearly finished, but to the untrained ear one wouldn’t have guessed that. Bogmis laid down soulful keys effortlessly while Redic strategically came in heavy on the groove sounds. Each of their faces contorted to the music, staring into their own creative spaces. They vibrated off one another, like the music notes were charged atoms and in turn created a new, personal universe.

Aaron Hughes on Extraordinary People

Our drummer Aaron Hughes was featured on Extraordinary People as part of Rochester Scottish Pipes and Drums. Check it out HERE


Smokin’ Buta 7th installment @The Butapub

the 7th Installment of Smokin’ Buta is coming up on June 2nd. This has remained to be something truly special. Loving the diverse crowds it draws in. Loving the good vibes. All for the culture and love of Hip Hop. Real Hip Hop Artform and The Crafts of Emceeing, Deejaying and Beat Making will be exhibited in the Wedge once again at The Butapub. The Butapub has some great food and atmosphere, it’s been the perfect spot for the community to meet. A community of musicians, vocalists, emcees, deejays, producers and various artists have come together to create and build a genuine Hip Hop experience. You don’t want to miss out.

Performances By Moses Rockwell, Hassaan Mackey, SMD, Volatile, Golden, Brawlic Bros, With a Beat Showcase and Freestyle Cypher. Free liquor tasting and more for just $5.

Located at the Butapub in the south wedge of Rochester, NY
315 Gregory St #2, Rochester, NY 14620
Phone (585) 563-6241