PREMIERE: The Last Artful, Dodgr and Neill Von Tally Were Born in the Darkness in “Caverns”

When you think of some of the greats in hip hop–Biggie, Tupac, Nas, Hov, Slick Rick–aside from their lyrics, flows, and other points on the checklist of a great emcee, each had a recognizable voice. Once one of them said a word on the mic, you could tell who it was. Having a unique sound is the least of The Last Artful, Dodgr’s worries.

The Portland artist may have received her first taste of fame by providing vocals on Aminé’s “Caroline” but soon people might be calling her name to book her for a Jimmy Fallon performance. She’s preparing her album with producer Neill Von Tally, Bone Music (January 2017), and we’re happy to premiere the second single in audio and visual form. Neill lays down a bass heavy beat that swells and subsides while Dodgr gives fair warning to those in front of her who don’t want to be trampled by her. She’s aiming for the top in 2017 and you don’t want to be in her way.

The Last Artful, Dodgr had this to say about the song:

“‘Caverns’ is the perfect introduction to what is to come from the rest of the album, as far as what you are going to get sonically. It is super cold feeling and has a lot of melody and then it hits you out of nowhere with bars.”

Neill Von Tally had this to say about the video:

“‘Caverns’ was a blast to shoot – the main challenge was finding a place we could make look like a cave/mine. Tim Slew did a fantastic job of taking a large tennis court and making it fit the aesthetic.

This song is essentially Dodgr introducing herself to the music industry / Dodgr introducing herself as the main character of the Bone Music story and as a new worker at a labor intensive job, making her intentions known.

The production on ‘Caverns’ is somewhat cold and mechanical, I wanted to create a minimalistic space that Dodgr’s voice could shine through while also taking the listener to a specific cavernous place. I used sounds I recorded such as pick axes and field recordings from caves to help create this space. The engineer Justin Longerbeam that worked on this record with Dodgr and I also had a hand in helping design the space this song exists in.”

You can purchase “Caverns” on iTunes.

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