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Colorado based live hip-hop band consisting of fresh grooves and thought provoking lyrics with style. Influences of hip-hop, reggae, funk, and rock

The band was born when Sam Mouton and Jesse Neth began writing and creating hip-hop music in high school. They branched from local hip-hop collective, Def Rhymes Divine, and began focusing on acoustic hip-hop music; Sam on guitar/vocals, and Jesse on vocals. Percussionist, Jonah Greene, was added to the crew, which created a rhythm section with djembe, bongos, and hand percussion, later moving to play full set with the group. Meanwhile, Jarod Ford and Forrester Tamkun were writing and creating funkedelic rock music with local band Eye Above, although short lived, the influence of driving psychedelic riffs was carried into Write Minded. Wilson Slaughter was producing electronic instrumental hip-hop and was the last addition needed to complete the lineup. Everything done by him, from tasty key licks to chord progressions that ensnare the mind, is a huge part of the bands current sound.
It all took form when these six musicians from three separate groups got together in hopes of putting together a set for a show with the Dirty Heads. The show ended up falling through, but what formed out of the experience was way more valuable. They continued practicing and developing a unique sound. Only weeks later they shared the stage with Karl Denson's Tiny Universe at The Aggie and were invited to participate in the Colorado Showcase at SXSW in Austin, Texas. With multiple cars full of instruments, the band headed to Texas and played a set at the 512 in Downtown Austin. They were then offered another set the next day at the last minute. This was the trip that would solidify the groups' friendship and propel the band with exceptional speed to play on the main stage at New West Fest within months, just hours before Steve Miller Band played the same stage. The Fort Collins Music Experiment (FoCoMX), another local music festival, was soon to follow.
Within one year of getting together, the band has recorded a 4-song demo, and is currently in the process of mixing and mastering a full-length album, recorded at the Blasting Room in Fort Collins. The album is planned to be released summer of 2016, with a tour to follow.

Show Archives

Tuesday, December 4, 2018 at Illegal Pete's - Fort Collins
Saturday, October 13, 2018 at Stadium Sessions @ Colorado State University
Saturday, September 1, 2018 at Avogadro's Number
Wednesday, July 4, 2018 at Avogadro's Number
Tuesday, June 19, 2018 at Surfside 7
Saturday, May 26, 2018 at Odell Brewing Co
Friday, April 20, 2018 at The Aggie Theatre
Friday, April 20, 2018 at New Belgium Brewing
Friday, February 16, 2018 at The Aggie Theatre
Saturday, October 21, 2017 at Hodi's Half Note
Saturday, September 2, 2017 at The Mishawaka Amphitheatre
Friday, June 9, 2017 at New Belgium Brewing
Saturday, April 22, 2017 at Hodi's Half Note
Saturday, March 18, 2017 at The Aggie Theatre
Friday, March 3, 2017 at Moxi Theater
Friday, February 17, 2017 at Hodi's Half Note
Thursday, February 2, 2017 at Downtown Artery
Thursday, December 8, 2016 at Hodi's Half Note
Sunday, December 4, 2016 at Hodi's Half Note
Thursday, June 16, 2016 at Illegal Pete's - Fort Collins
Friday, May 27, 2016 at The Aggie Theatre
Thursday, May 19, 2016 at Hodi's Half Note
Saturday, May 14, 2016 at The Aggie Theatre
Friday, May 13, 2016 at Avogadro's Number
Thursday, April 7, 2016 at Illegal Pete's - Fort Collins
Saturday, March 5, 2016 at Hodi's Half Note
Friday, August 21, 2015 at Hodi's Half Note
Wednesday, August 20, 2014 at The Aggie Theatre