Open Music Session: Sole and Mikrofone Rob Joined Forces at Open Media Foundation

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This Friday, July 1, the Open Media Foundation hosts its monthly free Open Music Session event, which will feature musical guest the Take, as well as comedian Zac Maas. Last month, the Open Music Session was once again a two-for-one night, as hip-hop acts Sole and Mikrofone Rob joined forces to spit rhymes at the organization's headquarters.

Sole, real name Tim Holland, co-founded the Anticon record label eleven years ago, split from the company six years ago and returned last year with the Black Box Tapes imprint. As Bree Davies wrote in February 2015, the label is a "go-to hub for experimental, often politically charged and activist-minded work from all genres." Which, based on Sole's own work, makes sense.

Listen to more of Sole and Mikrofone Rob's music library, and download and remix with the stems of their Open Music Session songs below.

While Mikrofone Rob performed his music, actors performed a play that supplemented the show — an unusual but effective move. "Stress" is a tune that everyone can relate to, detailing everyday trials. His style is unconventional, playing with silence as much as spitting out intelligent lyrics. 

About Open Music Sessions: Every month, Westword joins Open Media Foundation and Greater Than Collective to bring you Open Music Sessions: A video series aimed at introducing people to bands and providing context for their music. Every First Friday, we bring a band to the Open Media Foundation studio at Seventh and Kalamath and record a live performance. In addition to broadcasting the show live on the Denver Open Media TV stations (Comcast channels 56, 57 and 219), we edit the clips for certain songs, which you can find at westword.com. You'll also find additional information about the band and the recordings of individual instruments on select songs, which you are welcome to download in order to create remixes or simply to learn more about the way the music is constructed.

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