East Bay/Brooklyn duo Safe is set to join Das Racist on tour tonight in Toronto. It is the first tour for Safe, which began as the solo project of CF Edley, but became a two-piece when Edley was joined by multi-instrumentalist Jesse Hadden shortly after his first EP. Currently, Safe is in Brooklyn mixing their full-length debut, which is slated for a February release on Greedhead Music, the label ran by Himanshu Suri (aka Heems) of Das Racist. The LP was recorded at Rec Center Studios in Oakland, and features Andrew Maguire from Magik*Magik Orchestra playing some vibraphone and from Jeffrey Jerusalem of Yacht on drums. Additionally, Greedhead is releasing a remastered version of Safe's debut EP and a 7" single of new material later this fall.
"The live setup right now is Jesse Hadden on guitar, me on sequencer and vocals and dance moves," explains Edley. "I bought some really nice high-tops for this rap tour." On what they hope to accomplish on the tour, Edley tells me, "It's gonna be all about ambushing rap audiences with our emotional songs, winning new fans, playing really hard and getting super sweaty."
I don't know about you, but I'm sold. Check out "Get Along Good" from Safe's debut EP below, along with the complete tour details. Safe rolls into San Franciso along with Das Racist, Le1f, and Lakutis October 12th at the DNA Lounge.
Das Racist, Le1f, Safe, Lakutis
October 12, 2012