Album Announcement - Myke Bogan - 'Pool Party'
For Hip-Hop fans in Portland, the name Myke Bogan is as familiar to you as your favorite slice at Sizzle Pie. For the rest of the country, the Portland based rapper has been touring quite a bit recently to help more become familiar. Without making fans wait any longer, Myke announced last weekend that his debut album will be coming out in August, and it will be titled Pool Party - and features pretty great cover art, which can be seen below! Sneaking the album in before the end of summer is a fantastic idea, and is sure to gain lots of publicity and attention from the local Portland news outlets as we get closer.
For those who aren't familiar, Myke Bogan is an artist on Portland label EYRST, which in my opinion supports some of the best acts in the Rose City. Other names on the label include The Last Artful, Dodgr, Neill Von Tally, EPP, and Calvin Valentine. The record label was founded in 2014 by Martell Webster with Neill Von Tally, and has since grown into something Portlanders (and everyone for that matter) should be paying attention to.
Bogan has worked with Dodgr and Neil Von Tally a lot in the past - including as group Rare Treat. Myke was asked about how this came about in an interview last year; "Basically Neill, Dodgr and I were in the studio and decided to make a song. It came so naturally we decided to do an EP right there on the spot. Less than 48 hours later, Rare Treat was written and recorded." Myke also was featured on Dodgr's fantastic debut album Bone Music ('LLC'). I'd say it would be a safe bet that we'll see Dodgr and Neill on the record at some point.
His latest release is single 'Mango Tree' ft. Blossom, and you can find that music video for the groovy, summer vibe track below. The summer is just starting to heat up here in Portland, and Myke Bogan is doing the same. Keep an eye out for news from Myke on Twitter (@MykeBogan), and as always Sonically Awkward (@SonicallyAwk) will be here to remind you as well.