Beat Camp Tactics brings all Macgregor's elements to the table. Ranging from soul-jazz to straight hip hop, the songs reflect the band's wide range of influences. Live instrumentation gives the music an organic feel that is lacking in modern hip hop. The rhythm section provides funked out head-nodding beats while the soul-drenched horn lines fill out the sound, showcasing the band's writing ability.
Lead vocalist Wax comes fully-equipped, spitting meticulously crafted lyrics that amaze listeners in their complexity, content, and cleverness. He also amazes audiences by his ability to play complex chord progressions on the guitar while rapping at the same time. Other members of the group occasionally step up to the mic as well. The lyrical content in Beat Camp Tactics is extremely diverse, ranging from battle raps to political commentary to stories of romantic encounters.
Wax: guitar, lead vocals
Herbal T: bass, vocals
Chris Frazer: drums
The Eugenic: alto sax, vocals
Mike Gutiérrez: tenor sax
Brian Hint: trumpet, flute
"Any music fan bored by the cookie-cutter pop bands permeating today's music scene will definitely find MacGregor's soulful rhythms, original arrangements, and crafty lyrics a most welcomed change."
"Seeing MacGregor made me feel good about the future of live music."
"A powerful funk juggernaut that embraces the roots of hip hop. They left me wanting to hear more."
--Revolving Door Magazine