We should really only have to say one thing to get you to The Sett on on Saturday night at 9 p.m.: Alien life-forms will be in the building.
That’s right. Sure, Madison claims Star Persons – the electronic hip-hop group with catchy hooks and rhymes so fast they can’t be from this planet – as natives, but their blog and messages reveal the truth:
“We came to this planet to make you dance. Your planet is full of life and drenched in exotic energy. We are visitors in your mortal realm. We shall serve our purpose and then we will fade.”
Their work is evidence that Star Persons are achieving their intergalactic and multidimensional goal. In their time on this planet, they seem to have learned from artists like Outkast, N.E.R.D., and Jamiroquai, creating something you can’t help but move your feet around to like gravity is no obstacle. Earthlings have taken notice. At this year’s Madison Area Music Awards, Star Persons took home (wherever that is) Best New Artist, Best Hip-Hop Album, Best Hip-Hop Song, and Best Hip-Hop Performer awards.
We’re glad they haven’t faded yet, as they released their second full-length LP, Esc Artists, in August. In fact, the sextet show no signs of slowing up, playing sold out shows, sharing the stage with Bone Thugs-N-Harmony, and recording non-stop, all in a little less than a year-and-a-half of existence (on this planet, at least). See them at work on Saturday at The Sett as they take on a special UW-Madison centered mission, codenamed “Fear of the Red Planets.” It’s free to attend, and you might even convince band member Deken Frost to use his supernatural smelling powers to tell you a little something about what your odor gives away about you.
Check out the Facebook event, and give a listen to (and download for free) their Madison Area Music Award-winning song, “Supernova”, below.