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The Animators - How Does It Feel

Wed, 2011-10-05 14:18 -- lop3z

Dublin rap group The Animators are rushing the Irish HipHop scene with their fresh sound and combined talents as emcee's, producers and vocalists. They have just released the video for their first single How Does It Feel.

The group consists of eight members, who each bring their own piece to the table. A quick breakdown and in no particular order you have ;

Mango from Malahide emcee.

Dizzy from Swords emcee/producer.

Smokey Jay from Harold's Cross vocalist.

Alan Newman from Inchicore producer.

Woody from Blanchardstown vocalist/emcee.

RV from Waterford producer/emcee.

Mr. HighSpeed from Blanchardstown emcee/producer.

Dave Treacy from Blanchardstown DJ.

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The video is directed by Ovie Etseyatse and was shot in the Phoenix Park in Dublin. It really catches the whole vibe of the song from the lighting to each individual scene. The strong positivity and Summer time vibe of this track is constant and even reminiscent of an early 90s block party in New York, except on a smaller scale. The whole concept of people just coming out showing support and having a good time together, really brings a feel for that old skool unity in HipHop, and this track carries that same emotion.

The track is produced by Alan Newman and starts with a nice bright key sample that's let loose as the beat drops. The track has a nice pulsating feel as the keys lift it and the bright live sounding hats give it a nice raw effect. Dizzy drops in first to set the positive vibe of the track ;

Hows everybody feeling

im feeling fine

feet on solid ground

like the world is mine.

Time for the kid to shine

  Next up is Smokey Jay on the catchy hook that engulfs your head like a soft cooling breeze   How does it feel, tonight babe The light is shining bright   HighSpeed then puts his own stamp on the track with that graphic word flow, planting quick, positive imagery in your head with lines like ; [[{"type":"media","view_mode":"media_large","fid":"237","attributes":{"class":"media-image alignright size-medium wp-image-113","typeof":"foaf:Image","style":"","width":"300","height":"206","title":"The Animators1","alt":""}}]] Rick with the slick sly smile my goodness, great balls of fire let me rip shit up!!

Its whoop de whoop, alley-oop, Jordan slamming hoops

banging rawness, the whole kit and kaboodle   The track slides along oozing the positive Summer vibe and each verse and hook holds that from beginning to end. Adding his own twist for the final verse Mango drops in his uplifting part ;   Feeling pretty good with all things considered, Cos I shoudn't be here I should'a died last Winter But right at the last minute God musta changed his mind Not even gonna lie, I was afraid to die   This lazy track is perfect for the style these emcees bring to it. With each adding their own flavour and flow, changing up the pace of the track as it just breezes on by.   One thing for sure is that these guys aren't going anywhere. The album is in the works and they're already preparing for their next video. Watch this space......