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Two Fresh at Duke’s

Two Fresh

Thursday, January 24

syt8Twin brothers Kendrick and Sherwyn Nicholls, or Kendo and Shweez if you’d like, couldn’t have picked a better name than Two Fresh. It works on every level intended. Their sound is broad to say the least and when I clicked on their track “Leaving Here” “fresh” really was the first word that came to mind. I was surprised by the quick footwork beat and choppy vocal samples that I heard blasting from the speakers. The young duo had piqued my interest. With another click of the mouse I had moved onto “Aloha” a straight-up hip hop track featuring their friends Purpl Monk & Miyagi of Ziggurat. With one more click and I was on a trap kick with “Some Purple” and another click brought me to a track called “Galapagos’d” simply labeled “trill shit.” Yeah, this was trill shit if I’d ever heard trill shit before. Two Fresh are talented producers, which left me wondering how their sound transfers to a live setting. Their dynamic certainly shifts with live drummer Colby Buckler rounding out their line-up on stage, as they present a proper live performance that does their production justice. The duo was signed to 1320 Records at the age of 21 and in 2009 released their debut record The Baker’s Dozen while gearing up to hit the festival circuit for sets at SXSW, Electric Daisy, Starscape, and North Coast. Their follow-up, Air Mail, was released last year and contains the same kind of trill shit that has come to be expected of this duo. Don’t miss them when they perform live at Duke’s next Thursday (Jan 24) as part of their Watch This EP release tour with support from Dr. Ooo and Mario Be. —cory perla

9:30pm Duke’s Bohemian Grove Bar, 253 Allen St. (240-9359 / $10