Artist/s: Teck-Zilla x Allen Poe
EP Title: ‘Lightbulb Over My Head While I’m Thinking‘
Label: Str8Buttah Productions
Produced by Teck-Zilla
A vintage look at life (be it general or personal) through sepia tone, laid back soundscapes. Also somewhat fun & lackadaisical in terms of overall vibe.
Song length purposely short to keep things dense & urgent while engaging the listener with dope beats & arresting lyrics.
Teck-Zilla & Allen Poe both linked up online after Poe dropped the equally dope follow up, ‘How Gardens Grow‘, to his acclaimed project ‘Pocket Full Of Ohms‘. The two later became colleagues when Allen Poe did a short stint writing for underground UK hip-hop blog TheWordIsBond.
The concept for the EP came about when Teck-Zilla took a long trip to Nigeria and practically spent a huge portion of the time crafting the soundscapes along with a theme emanating from various sources such as Allen Poe’s ‘How Gardens Grow‘, the famous Indian Yogi Maharishi, Elzhi’s “Glow“, an episode of “Breaking Bad“, & then some.
“I approached the beats like a movie script. The scene, events and how everything flowed into one another. I basically drafted it like a mini-proposal to Allen Poe having drawn inspiration from his ‘How Gardens Grow’ project. He plays the lead character while the features lend their services each bringing a different feel to the EP.” –Teck-Zilla