The landmark 3rd album from acclaimed Melbourne MC Pegz, Burn City is unlike anything you’ve heard. Rich textures of rock guitars and soulful horns create a distinct 70’s soundscape, while splashes of jazz and funk offset predictability. Littered with street New York samples, every song is political, insightful and personal with deeply uplifting undertones.
A storyteller of our times, Pegz’s descriptive ability to simplify the complex with relatable lyrics and to communicate global themes with a unique perspective and clarity forms the essence of Burn City. Containing anthems like ‘7 Days 6 Nights’ and ‘No Attachments’, underground classics like ‘Propaganda’ and ‘Block To Block’, the lighter side of ‘Just Married’ and the acute social commentary of the title track ‘Burn City’, this album is a profound and essential statement of our times.
Burn City will be Pegz’s final statement as a solo MC. Having spent 2 years and hundreds of hours crafting verses and hooks, with months of refinement before recording, arranging and mixing each track, this will be the final solo album from this stalwart of the Australian Hip Hop scene. 2008 will see the birth of Pegz’s new group, allowing him to lighten the load with a shared creative process.
On his critically acclaimed 2005 album, Axis, Pegz gained feature album status on Triple J and dozens of community stations including 4ZZZ and FBI, while the last 2 years have seen him tour the country relentlessly, building a committed following with his magnetic and energetic live performances. Arguably Australia’s most successful solo MC, Pegz observes that the key to his success is “loving it enough to work hard.”
Renowned producers Jase (Nubreed), Plutonic Lab (Muph & Plutonic) and Suffa (Hilltop Hoods) presented Pegz with hundreds of beats from which Pegz has selected every sound carefully to create his vision for Burn City. The album features guests including legendary West Coast MC Planet Asia, vocalists Kye and Reagan (Pegz’s sister), local heavyweights Muph, Funkoars, Vents and Drapht and includes stellar newcomers Patto and Illy, with cuts by the one and only DJ Bonez.
Burn City is not to be missed.