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Kid Called Computer

Kid Called Computer (KCC) is the brainchild of producer/musician Toriano Terrell. A former rapper born and raised in Kansas City, KCC produced for his hometown heavyweights Mac Lethal and Ces Cru (who signed to Tech N9ne's label Strange Music), as well as local KC hip hop acts like The Guild (of which he became the fourth member) and his own group, 5th District. In 2001, he released his first album "A Kid Called Computer", which was heavily drenched in subbed-out bass, ethereal guitar riffs, and vocal samples from every record he could get his hands on.

Since 2003, KCC has been producing with Equalibrum (the producer behind rapper Intuition). He continues his unique version of boom bap with rapper Mac Lethal, with stand out tracks "Speak Low" and "Cover My Tracks" and is making waves with Seattle rapper, Sadistik. The two had worked together previously on Sadistik's solo debut "The Balancing Act.” In 2010, they teamed up to create a highly conceptual album, The Art Of Dying, an EP filled with influences ranging from early 70's progressive rock, bass heavy hip hop, and spaced out guitars and keys reminiscent of old psychedelic rock.

Kid Called Computer is currently hard at work on several projects including one with Equalibrum entitled NoizeMedium. They also have another project, which dives into their backgrounds of electronic music and post-rock, as well as their mutual love for indie rock and ambient textures. The single from this project, "In The Beginning" is now available on iTunes. KCC is also scoring a film (Viable Option) for his close friend and mixed media artist, Esteban del Valle. Also in the works are two solo projects: an EP which is still untitled, and De Las Maquinas, the full length follow-up to the 2001 release that started it all, releasing later this year. There are also rumors that he is back in the lab with Sadistik, who recently signed to the CT indie label Fake Four and released his new solo effort Flowers For My Father on which KCC produced the opening track "Petrichor."

Whether it's behind the boards recording or mixing, or behind the camera capturing obscure imagery and behind-the-scenes work to accompany his long list of projects in the works, KCC refuses to rest. Seems there is much to look forward to from this genre-blending, spotlight-dodging savant.

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