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Remember that carefree summer, when good music and great friends were the only things on your mind? It’s that energy that Teesside-based rappers Eyeconic and Shakk have ably captured with their new track It’s A Vibe, despite it being written at the height of 2020’s lockdown.

Individually, the artists have been honing their considerable talents and releasing fresh and often surprising takes on hip-hop; having performed a live collaboration of their track Bed Of Needles for NARC. TV series 1, the pair’s new tune is an energetic slice of nostalgic garage euphoria.

The video for It’s A Vibe shows the typically playful pair enjoying the festival fun at this year’s Lindisfarne, and performing the track live for the first time with scores of fans hanging onto their every word.

Shakk’s instantly recognisable quick-smart bars are expertly paired with Eyeconic’s emotive and clever style, making for an upbeat and dancefloor ready track. “During lockdown while the world was in turmoil, we wanted to create something fun and refreshing. Shining light on a side of our personalities that we haven’t necessarily expressed through music before.” Eyeconic comments, with Shakk adding: “We felt it would be the perfect foundation to make something that encapsulated everything that makes the British music scene fun, energetic and diverse.”

It’s A Vibe comes at an interesting time for both artists, as they navigate increasing attention from local and national radio, and add to their already impressive roster of support slots and high profile shows. After a frustrating couple of years dealing with the twin evils of Brexit and Covid, there’s no doubt that it’s time for Eyeconic and Shakk to rise to the next level.

Eyeconic and Shakk release It’s A Vibe via TLR on 5th November

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