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The Pharmer’s Guide to Higher Ground is a hip-hop project conceptualized by MC’s Liquid, Skarm, Flexx and Lloyd. In this age where visual illustrations and juxtaposed figures of speech maintain a certain vital role in crafting modern underground hip-hop music, the Pharm introduce themselves as such group utilizing these elements. The 14-track album is a sketchpad of lyrical approaches stylized by each member’s own characteristics in spitting out mind-trip bars that reveal their own animated worlds, cryptic messages and bizarre thoughts. Backed up by hazardous headnod beats from 3 of the Pharm’s members (along with production from producers, Ill Primitivo and DJ Fresh-Lee) and surreal album art designed by abstract visual artist Sloj, this album promises a rejuvenating feeling in Philippine underground hip-hop; simply put, it is something fresh and relevant to look forward to. New Perspectives is here to introduce new gutter science for essential underground listeners in 2012. Meet..The Pharm.
Liquid, Young Won, Flexx and Six combine forces to form unique musical layers of beats in our latest feature. Not your typical quartet, this is why we love impromptu shoots so much. We hope you enjoy this episode as much as we did.
We’re about raw cuts and essential headnod shit. Below is the link to some very wicked production from MC/Producer MIC of the AMPON camp, who Skarm also mentioned in his interview was his prime influence in music production. Because we explore our local artist’s roots, we present to you two instrumental tracks taken from AMPON’s fist album entitled DEKODING RHYTHM crafted by the M-I-C himeslf. Before the group’s second album SLANTED PLANETS release nerve gasses in the underground, let’s take it back to 2006 and listen to some serious sinister intro and outro music. Check out MIC’s music at www.soundcloud.com/producedbymic Enjoy!!
Sometimes the best way to know about an artist is to ask; simple as it may sound, not all of us get an opportunity to do so. Consider us a part of the chosen few. In this clip, Skarm opens up on his influences, The Pharm, and the state of Hip-Hop. Listen to the essence, absorb the ingenuity, and applaud the music.
Fans and followers of the growing alternative Hip-Hop scene can further help this movement by dropping by B-Side this Wednesday, November 2. It’s going to be an interesting night as there will be performances from The Pharm and Ampon, among others. Hope to see you all there.