To celebrate the 20th anniversary of their 1992 debut, The Pharcyde are releasing a three-CD deluxe edition of Bizarre Ride II The Pharcyde next week.
The deluxe reissue includes the original album in its entirety, plus two additional discs including instrumentals, remixes, and “b-cydes.” Fans will be pleased to find producer J-Sw!ft’s extended liner notes included alongside vintage photos of the group. Additionally, it is housed in a beautiful hinged box with magnetic clasp emblazoned with the iconic rollercoaster cover art by clothing brand, Fuct.
Widely regarded as a pioneering album of the west coast’s then-emerging alternative hip-hop scene, The Bizarre Ride returns triumphantly two decades later via Delicious Vinyl.
Drawing from a laundry list of sampled jazz and soul greats to construct its musical sound scape, the album marked the entry of The Pharcyde into hip-hop. Sonically, producer J-Sw!ft’s jazzy sampling and lush instrumentation provide a stark contrast to the hard-hitting gangsta rap dominating west coast’s contributions to hip-hop of the time, further complementing the laid-back comedic lyricism of emcees Fatlip, Bootie Brown, Imani, and Slimkid3 with a style seldom heard since.
On the day of release, Tuesday (July 10), members Fatlip and Slimkid will appear at Hollywood’s Amoeba Records (6400 Sunset Blvd, Hollywood, CA) for an in-store DJ set and album signing.
However, days before, on Saturday (July 7), members Fatlip, Slimkid3, producer J-Sw!ft and LA Jay will bring the Bizarre Ride experience to the stage, with a performance of the entire album at Malibu Inn (22969 Pacific Coast Highway, Malibu, CA).
For more info, visit DeliciousVinyl.com/BizarreRide.