Vokab Kompany

HopMonk Sebastopol presents

Vokab Kompany


Friday, July 29, 2016

Doors: 8:00 pm / Show: 9:00 pm

HopMonk Tavern - Sebastopol

Sebastopol, CA


This event is 21 and over

Vokab Kompany
Vokab Kompany
"Vokab Kompany is another act that refuses to be pigeonholed. Two MCs might lead you to believe that it's hip hop, but that doesn't begin to tell the story. The seven-piece band from San Diego played for more than an hour, a set that was at times funky, jazzy, heavy, bouncy, even bluegrassy...And it all made sense. Through it all, the crowd was treated to microphonic gymnastics of the dueling MCs, Rob Hurt and Burkey. The group is legit; see them"

- Lindol French (Sacramento Press)

With relentless drive they have worked to combine high energy stage performances, 7 piece live indie electro hip-hop (w/ a violinist to boot), with catchy hooks, and rhythm based harmonic vocal delivery to find themselves emerging from an underground electronic scene that primarily embraces the DJ.

While they still have an edge and integrity in their writing process and production, their songs have mass appeal. It's a sound that has deep indie roots, with forays into soul, funk and fresh west coast hip hop laced over a unique sound, all performed live!

Created by three lifelong friends in the mountains of Topanga Canyon, Soluzion seamlessly blends funk, soul, afro-latin, and jazz influences to create a fiery psychedelic experience that resonates with the audience. The groups three core members have been playing together since they were 12 years old forming an unrivaled bond.

Topanga is known as L.A.'s countryside getaway, and was a haven for musicians and artists in the late 1960's. Neil Young, Canned Heat, Billy Preston, Crosby Stills Nash, The Doors, Jimi Hendrix, and Woody Guthrie all have strong ties to Topanga Canyon. Strongly influenced by the rich musical history and culture in Topanga, Soluzion looks to carry on the torch, and keep this monumental musical heritage alive.

The progression, chemistry, and methodic devotion of this tight-knit group is evident during their performances and crisp studio sessions. Known for their dynamic and electrifying live performances, Soluzion functions as enigmatic out-of-body musical entity that forces the crowd to symbiotically move their feet and dance as if their is no tomorrow.

Recently opening for the Monophonics, and recording tracks with L.A's very own Orgone; Soluzion pulls from their early influences of Sly and the Family Stone, The Meters, Nina Simone , War, Santana, and Hendrix, and creates their own soulful funky psychedelic eclectic genre.

Soluzion consists of Terin Ector (lead vocals/bass), a natural raw talent with a diverse musical background, and was taught by his father (Joel Ector) and uncle (Tambu Ector) how to play instruments at a very young age. His voice is smooth and soulful, similar to a Curtis Mayfield or Stevie Wonder, but also gritty and organic. A strong Bob Marley, Eric Burdon, and Jorge Ben Jor influence can be heard in his voice as well. Aquiles Lito Magana's (guitar) passion and energy is evident during his riveting solos, which sound like a blend of Hendrix and Santana. Some of his other influences include; Eddie Hazel (Parliament Funkadelic), Leo Noncetilli (The Meters), and Mickey Melchiondo (Ween).

In addition to the groups core members, expect to see a topnotch horns, percussion, and keyboard section comprised of some of L.A's most talented and dedicated upcoming musicians. Each memeber of the group stands out with heart-stopping solo efforts showcasing their expertise, and perfectly collaborates as symphonic unit creating a powerhouse of funky soul music that blissfully soothes your eardrums.
Venue Information:
HopMonk Tavern - Sebastopol
230 Petaluma Ave
Sebastopol, CA, 95472