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Spanspek Spotlight: Roach Collection

Good morning!  How goes it?  Have you been to the Fresno Fair yet?  If you happen to go, I'd highly recommend checking out the Mobile Mural in the Fine Arts Building.  It's a fantastic project put on by facilitator (and Spanspek Alumni) Teresa Flores and the folks at Creative Fresno.  DO IT!

Anywho, next up on our series of band profiles is Dinuba hip hop collective, ROACH COLLECTION!
Made up of rappers Splynter, Esem, and multi-instrumentalist Edward "Jalinche" Moreno, Roach Collection has grown to become one of the Valley's more intriguing hip hop groups.  The trio excels at presenting opposing forces.  Both Splynter and Esem can rhyme at breakneck paces but also love to slow things down, with Esem adopting delightfully drunken flows and Splynter spouting sing song melodies.  Topics range from Splynter's anxiety laced raps to Esem spitting laid back humor.

No matter the combination, Roach Collection somehow makes it all come together to form one badass whole.  The group also gets points for incorporating improv into their sets, devoting entire sections to freeform jazz interludes complete with saxophone, melodica, and Jalinche's taco beats (his term, not mine).  It all leads to a one-of-a-kind performance that can't be missed and will never be repeated.
Oh, and by the way; word on the street is Visalia breakdancing crew Wild Style Freaks will be joining Roach Collection on stage at Spanspek 2014.  Better show up to find out if the rumors are true!

For more information on Roach Collection visit the following links:

Bandcamp (Esem)
Bandcamp (Splynter)

Thanks and we'll see you soon with more bloooooooooogs!


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