Midwest Hype | Colorful Love

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Colorful Love

by Midwest Hype

Their combination of jazz, funk, alternative, reggae, soul and hip-hop blends with their Midwest Harbor Country home-town influence, producing a fresh "laid back and free" beach-vibe that inspires fans to chill, breathe & move.
Genre: Reggae: Reggae rock
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1. Gone
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2. Something Beautiful
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3. Sunrise (Will End My Night Tonight)
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4. Red Light Dub
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5. Sunet Livin'
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6. No Pain
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7. Hard As Smoke, Cheap As Wood
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8. Mr. Policeman
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9. Party's Just Begun
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10. The Great Divide
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Album Notes
Midwest Hype completed their third album, Colorful Love, crafted by nationally-acclaimed Doug McBride at the venerable Chicago institution Gravity Studios. The band has been riding a series of wins, having been named “Best Band About to Make it Big” by Shore magazine in November 07 and is now featured in a Sundance Film Festival short.

Midwest Hype is a tight, road-hardened, funk-driven, ska-reggae-jazz ensemble that weaves hip-hop and 60s through 90s pop into a contemporary and danceable original groove. Their fan base cuts across decades and race, and their party-on-the-beach vibe is both accessible and musically expert.

As a seven-piece band, Midwest Hype delivers a full, multi-layered, and cohesive musical experience, featuring punchy horns inspired by James Brown and Maceo Parker, funk-soaked bass lines, and polyrhythmic drumming and percussion. Soulful lead vocals bounce off a foundation of upbeat rhythm guitars, and grooving-funk lead guitar riffs. Think of the Hype as a child fathered by Earth, Wind, and Fire, Dr. Dre, and Sublime.

The core of Midwest Hype came together as high school students in Laporte, Indiana and has been together for more than seven years. Most were music majors at Ball State University, where the band expanded their musical influences and demonstrated their commitment to musical exploration and musicianship, adding members and gigging constantly. Several members of The Hype have toured Europe with various Jazz bands.

No DJ: Chronicles of the Hype Part I
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3/08: "Colorful Love"



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Just listen to it because it makes you want to get up and start your day off right.

ecH0 b00mER

ReFRESHing, dope as hell
This shit is so tight son... there are so many things to like about the album. Every track is worth listening to,no filler tracks, every track could be bumpin outta radio stations. These guys apparently have made it their goal to listen and recreate every type of good music since the 70's. It's more than impressive that a seven piece group has molded such a cohesive sound when it's obviously drawn from from such a variety of styles. sunrise, party's jsut begun, and red light dub show how well the group knows their reggae, and how to give that traditional reggae sound a pop appeal that hasn't been heard since I can't remember when. The funk and soul influence is also apparent and well executed with smooth and catchy tracks like something Beautiful and no Pain. Sunset livin's on a sick hip-hop tip and the female hook is dope, kinda sounds like some Dre shit. The end of the album is dope, a song filled with political metaphors and idealistic lyricism aside a powerful distorted guitar riff and a crazy blend of reggae, hip-hop, and jazz rock, this fo sho sounds like an underground fav yo. The way the whole album flows is like water son, like it should be. I hope this shit drops on 12" cuz this shit is best to listen to from start to finish fo sho. I'm bout to go to vinylbaby.com yo

Nate White

CD Release
Just as a fair warning, all of which I am about to say will inadequatley describe the sensation that truly is The Midwest Hype. I have just gotten back from attending their CD release show in Three Oaks Michigan, and as always it was a show that was nothing less than perfection. With an unheard of, fresh sound they are, as cliche as it may sound, the "Next Big Thing"! Unlike most albums nowadays, each song on this album is a hit. These guys epitomize everything that is music, art, and fun! I not only HIGHLY recommend this album but I also STRONGLY encourage you, if you already haven't, to see them live!

Emily Strawmier

Colorful Love
I have this CD...signed by the band and it's great! I love you guys and I'm putting in a request for you to come to South Carolina to play! One of the things I miss most about Indiana is coming to your shows!

Nate White

Imagine a special moment in your life, a moment in which all of your senses are in a total state of euphoria. Got one in mind? Now think of how you find it impossible to adquatley describe such a moment to those who did not directly take part in it-You can’t! However, wouldn’t you love to be able to repeatedly relive such a moment anytime you wanted, and let others experience it as well-You can by listening to Colorful Love! From beginning to end; rift after rift; this album will leave you with a high so intoxicating it’s instantly addictive. With a plethera of talent, a fresh sound, and creative genius Midwest Hype is a juggernaut in the ever expanding music industry. They not only have set a standard for other bands but also for themselves! I lookfoward, with extreme anticipation, for what they are going to create next!