Apollo Bebop is a West Coast band formed during the Summer of 2015 in Santa Ana, California. Named after the Greek God of music and the intricately harmonic style of Jazz, the group has aimed to revitalize the appreciation of Jazz music by incorporating it’s musicality with classic, yet contemporary, Hip-Hop back beats. The quintet consists of drummer Donovan Cruz, bass and guitar roles alternating between Christopher Trimmer and Dom Cruz, DeAndre Grover on tenor sax, and Brian “Brian to Earth” Gomez as the Emcee.
Despite–or perhaps because of–the vast range of their influences (from John Coltrane to A Tribe Called Quest), Apollo Bebop is best described as a fusion between alternative Jazz and old-school Hip-Hop. A unique combination especially when fronted by the talented lyricist Brian to Earth. Their original music is as sophisticated as their name. In result, the music tends to be complex yet beautiful.
Das Lyfe is the 1st of 3 singles from Apollo Bebop’s upcoming debut album, Still Learnin’. Das Lyfe represents the simplicity of following your dreams and sticking to it while acknowledging that simple, is not always a synonym for easy. This first installment has been released on all major digital streaming services, ie. Apple Music, Spotify, SoundCloud, etc. to support the album release on Feb. 9th, 2018.