Within this experiment, unimaginable yet memorable, you will experience a variety of professions and interests from all types of musical backgrounds. A fun-filled collective of dynamic live instrumentation for the looking eyes and listening ears blended with a mash of dreamy lyrics and poetic wordplay beyond the galaxies, delivering an unforgettable and eclectic exhibit of sound. Tune in to a message of purpose, of truth and of light. A colorful atmosphere, connecting the gaps of generation and culture that bridges the barriers of our individual, creative differences. And this, my friend, is where the magic occurs. It all happens and unfolds here on Water Street, where we are compelled and determined to engage with you on this unforgettable journey of no boundaries and no competition. Welcome to our world.
Recorded at Nu-Tone Studio, Milwaukee, Wisconsin.
Executive Producer: Mark Shurilla
Co-produced and Engineered by: Jeff 'hamtone' Hamilton
Assistant Engineer: Dan Frankel
Mastered by: Justin Perkins @ Mystery Room Mastering
Graphic Design & Layout by: Fue Yang
Front cover artwork by: Brittany Farina
Back cover photo by: Phil Koch
Additional studio photography done by: Jenny Morgan & Abigail Benavides
Manufactured & distributed by: Noiseland Industries
More About Elvis Thao:
Elvis Thao, stage name Elfy, as most of you know, is also a member of the rap group RARE of Shaolin Entertainment based out of Milwaukee, WI. His group, a rap trio, are the most recognized icons and has ran the most successful Hip Hop recording studio in the Hmong industry nationally, and has been on the road traveling and touring, performing, building their careers and pushing through to the mainstream for many years. They've worked alongside many big name Industry artists. Truly possessing the essence of Hip Hop entertainment, thus enhancing the music revolution for the Asian community. They’ve built their own business and are future young entrepreneurs. After 10 years, 3 albums, managing 2 other artists with 3 other albums, selling thousands on the road, and currently star cast in the Warner Bros. movie “Gran Torino” with legendary Clint Eastwood under his belt; Elvis is content to expanding his horizons and has gained experience through the long journey. He also sponsors teams and is involved in a lot of recreation. He is a very athletic individual. He is also an activist who works with the community and small organizations. Community involvement and social advocate. Public speaker, outreach and workshop/event coordinator, organizer, plus presenter. Has appeared at many Universities across the states. He has appeared in many publications, radio stations and television news/media. I.E. - Shepherd Express, CCN Magazine, New American Media, Hmong Today, Milwaukee Journal Sentinal, Milwaukee Magazine, Fox News, NBC news, CBS news, WMSE radio, V100-Clear Channel, Kiss FM, APEX, CHAT Radio, etc. and was also nominated Hmong Wisconsin man of the year in 2009 and won the 2010 Midwest Urban Empowerment Awards for Asian American Leadership. He is continuing developing knowledge of community/non-profits also products, promotions, competitors, technology and market trends. Self-determination, strength, passion, initiative, empowerment, knowledge learning skills and enhancement. YOU design yourself. Let’s start the movement. Here’s Elvis.