Calvin Stone is a 31-year-old US hip hop artist from Columbus, Ohio. Michi Dreilich is a 29-year-old drummer and beatmaker from Munich, Germany. The duo began making music together in early June 2020, after the murder of George Flyod and the protests that followed, to process the events into a song. THE WATER was released as their first joint track on July 31, 2020 via Munich Warehouse. This was followed by THE BELLS (release date 10/23/2020), the second single, and PRESSURE (release date 12/4/2020), the third single of the American-German collaboration.
The two met through YouTube in 2017. Born and raised in Columbus Ohio, Stone is influenced by a reality of drug abuse and gun violence and finds in music and lyrics a way to process what he has seen, leaving the listener with little chance to look away with his reporting and interesting wordplay.
Besides his main activity as a session musician and permanent member of the German alternative rock band Blackout Problems, Michi Dreilich's beats, which find their origin in studios, rehearsal rooms or as voice memos, were now brought to life and completed with Calvin Stone's vocals. A common vibe was quickly formed and Calvin's rhythmically on-point and urgent rhymes found their place on no-frills and distorted sample beats. Produced and mixed by bandmate Mario Radetzky (Songwriter / Producer / Blackout Problems).
Der Titel der EP lautet speaking into existence. What does not yet exist is created. There are no boundaries. Neither in terms of genres, instruments or continents. Although the distance is great and seems insurmountable at the time of Corona, they want to show with this collaboration that a common creative work no entry ban can oppose something. As soon as it is feasible again in good conscience a small Germany / Europe tour is on the wishlist of the duo. Another thing that seems unthinkable right now but maybe will be possible someday. The EP will be released on XX.3.2021 via Munich Warehouse.