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 and the city newspaper 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.