Tuesday, December 29, 2009

What You Doing For New Years?

We got another show with Captain Stu this time its at Green Market Square!! On New Year's Eve!! 

I think I've said enough!!

Sunday, December 13, 2009

Sleepy Hedz Launch Party

What a show, what a show, with 5th Floor helping us to set the mood the night was a blast.

We had a great turn out

And the compilation is out. Sleepy Hedz Records Presents: ETC FAM

For more info on what Sleepy Hedz Studios is up to check out this link http://sleepyhedzstudios.blogspot.com/.

Saturday, December 12, 2009

Sleepy Hedz Records Presents: ETC FAM

Over the last few weeks we have been working together with some other artists on a compilation disc "Sleepy Hedz Records Presents: ETC FAM"

Sleepy Hedz Records Presents: ETC Fam

   1. Logical                  - Intro                                                  

   2. ETC Crew            - Step Up                                        

   3. ETC Crew            - The Journey                              

   4. That Guy              - Its Nothing New FT ATC      

   5. Def Eff                -  Born With A Gift FT. Logical

   6. Logical                -  Scooby Doo                                  

   7. Johnny-Filter        - Oh Wow                            

   8. Def Eff                 - Keep On Carrying On                

   9. White Nite           - Gotta Have It (Instro)                                

  10. Unknown Aries  - Love FT. That Guy  

  11. That Guy            - Think About It                        

  12. ETC Crew           - Play (Remix)                        

  13. ETC Crew           - Go Get It (Taste)  

It will be an enhanced CD including 3 ETC Crew Music Videos and other footage of the Crew. Email: info@etccrew.com if in Cape Town to get ur self a copy or go to a ETC Crew show. The mp3s from the compilation are downloadable for FREE from this link  http://www.last.fm/music/Sleepy+Hedz+Records+Presents/ETC+FAM

Thursday, December 3, 2009

Kool Out Lounge Dec 2nd

Last night together with The Fraternity Of Cape Streets(FOC), the peeps from Kool Out
Lounge put together another banging party. With Mingus Hosting, Dj's Raiko, Intelligent Design and Eazy killing on the 1 and 2's there was nothing to complain about.

Of course we did a little something for the people. Logical and Def Eff came through and let the Kool Out Lounge peeps know about our show on the 11th of December @ Zula sound Bar with 5th Floor.

For the facebook event follow this link. http://www.facebook.com/event.php?eid=191737072510

Sunday, November 29, 2009

We Have Got New Press Pics

Thanks to Max Mogale and The Nike store we have got some new press pics. Keep ur eyes pealed for the rest.

Sunday, November 15, 2009

OH!!! What a show!!!

Last night we had a great show @ Mercury with Captain Stu. The event was filmed so watch this space for some footage. In the meantime here are some pics..

I can't resist including the pics I took during last nights performance of our the track "CAPE TOWN".
- "Yo where we from?"
- "Cape Town!"
- "Everybody say it now!"
- "Cape Town!"
We first posted stills of this track after we performed it in Grahamstown during this year's National Arts Fest. Here's the link http://etccrew.blogspot.com/2009/07/etc-crew-national-arts-festical-09.html.

Tuesday, November 10, 2009

The Kids Ain't Ready

The show happening this Saturday at Mercury Live with Captain Stu is going to be a Nice one. I hope every one can make it!!  


Monday, November 9, 2009

Something Nice Written About Us.

Check out this blog post written about us by Tecla Ciolfi

If you take the time to read it you will see that we have been nominated for this years Hype Award best Group. Follow this link to vote for us!! http://www.hypemagazine.co.za/website_hype_award_vote_content/296/ 

Logical has also been nominated for best lyricist. Follow this link to vote for him!!

Sunday, November 8, 2009

Music Video time again: McMission & Jozi Oaks (Skit)

This is ETC Crew's third & fourth music video directed by Jenna Bass http://jennabass.carbonmade.com/ with the help of people whos names are metioned at the end of the Behind the scenes footage. Including David Horler-Blankfield - Producer and Jacques De Villiers - Editer.

This footage is the making of ETC Crew McMission and Jozi Oaks music videos http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NfsQXY... and it was shot by Jacques De Villiers and edited by Jenna Bass http://jennabass.carbonmade.com/

Friday, October 2, 2009

Showing Love (Ill-skills @ Zula)

Last Night Ill-skill performed at Zula and killed it.

At the end of the show they asked Johnny Filter and Logical to step up and do something fresh.... you know the rest..
They did best!!

Ill-skills have just Released Off The Radar.

Friday, August 28, 2009

Foundation Sessions Rehearsals

We getting ready for our show 2morrow at Purple Turtle. Its going to be the first performance with Rattex and Jaak. Don't miss out!!


Friday, August 21, 2009

ETC Crew - Organic Boom Bap

We performed in Rome at the May 1st Festival, and the day before they left We recorded this video. It was shot by Martin Mezzabotta at the Forte Prenestino where the festival was was held.

Thursday, August 6, 2009

Kool Out Lounge

Johnny Filter and Logical Held it down with Ill Skill, Crosby and JJ last night at Kool Out Lounge which was dope!! DJ Rakio and DJ Easy killed it and it was hosted by X the 24th. Haven't partied like that in a while. Kool Out lounge takes place at The Waiting Room on the first Wednesday of every month. Catch you next time.


Friday, July 31, 2009

Vuzu TV Heard On The Street

ETC CREW Chilling with the peeps from Vuzu.TV talking abt the music video that they shot this past weekend amongst other things. Heard On The Street.

Tuesday, July 28, 2009

McMission/ Jozi Oaks Music Video Shoot

ETC CREW shooting the McMission and Jozi Oaks Music Videos Directed by Jenna Bass. Shot at Red Bull Music Studio and a host of other locations over this past weekend.

Sunday, July 12, 2009

ETC CREW @ The National Arts Festival '09

Killing it...

Logical proposes to his girl in front of over 500 people.
"I put it in a song that ended with 'will you be my wife?' She loved it." (Logical)
ETC CREW - Always on some next level ish.

ETC CREW performs their track "CAPE TOWN" @ The Festival letting the crowd know where they're from.
- "Yo where we from?"
- "Cape Town!"
- "Everybody say it now!"
- "Cape Town!"

Johnny Filter makes a call and Logical receives it live on stage.

ETC CREW kicking it with The Parlotones after the show.

Friday, July 10, 2009

UCT Radio

ETC CREW being interviewed at UCT Radio and promoting their show with Travis McCoy, for The MTV Staying Alive Campaign (Peep this link for footage from that night. http://vimeo.com/5238317 ).


White Nite & Bonsai Bush searching for some samples at there local second hand record store Mabu Vinyl in Cape Town. "Hopefully we find some gems, only time will tell" (Bonsai Bush).

Sunday, June 28, 2009

PUT 'EM UP Revised by Sean Christie

Yo Who is this? Is it that fella could rock it a cappella Since '84, been in the cellar like wine Refining his rhymes And getting better with time Stayed working on his repertoire He got deeper than reservoirs to be eccetera.

Hello. Do you know who I am? I’m the man who has been singing unaccompanied since birth. Like a good wine my ability to arrange rhyming couplets has matured over the years, though I must say I have worked quite hard to achieve what I have. In short, I had to full myself up like an artificial lake in order to found my group, ETC crew.

He's one of the devastating four
Quick on the draw That the ladies adore 'Cos they're so very mature The type to build a rapport

I’m one of four group member. The other three are also very good at what they do. Women like that we are all quite witty. Their advanced experience of life allows them to appreciate our talent.

Before you know it Got your knees on the floor And something thick in your jaw Need I say more?

We encourage their attentions, especially seeing as this often leads to fellatio. I don’t think I need to elaborate, do I?

On tour, lets see your hands
Way up in the stands when I command Reaching for the sky like you're in quicksand Engulfed in the rhythmn That's, using a euphemism, the music Is your prison - we're controlling the bars The only four guards Running the yard Leave you mentally scarred Like witnessing a person feathered and tarred . So put 'em up real high like you're mad at the Lord We've been acknowledged as the illest like we winning awards..

When we’re on tour we expect you to wave your hands in the air when we tell you to. We’d like you to do this as if your life depended on it.. Permit me, if you would be so kind, to use the metaphor of the prison to describe how the tempo of our music will make you feel. Essentially you will be incarcerated inside it and only one of the four of us, or all four together, will have the power to free you. The experience will leave you traumatized, the same as if you had just witnessed a 17th century act of dehumanization. With this in mind, you would do well to raise your hands in the manner of those who are angry at God. Our reputation is such that people imagine we’ve received numerous accolades

We contrived a way to give you the vibe We’re exactly what the doctor prescribed

We have manufactured a means of making you vibrate, approved by medical professionals

Play you a rhythm
Now we’ve locked you inside

you will be incarcerated inside our music

Hit you with the old English
To separate and distinguish Us from the rest: The hot air inflated The highly overrated Grossly over-compensated

We will speak to you in the King’s English. Our verbosity is what differentiates us from: 1. those who make empty statements 2. those who overestimate their powers 3. those who earn more than they should

We leaving you elated with a sense
Of accomplishment Like you gained A little something Not wondering where your money went

Instead of suspecting us of fraud, you will depart our concerts in a good mood, feeling as if value has been added to your life

Knowledge reigns supreme over nearly everybody That’s why ETC’s Come to put an end to the monotony Promptly we got the eye of the tiger like Rocky A runaway train, ain’t nobody going to stop me Superman himself yo despite all his might Would have to take flight Defeated by the track The rhymes his Kryptonite We’re those supernatural beings on some next level shit Who set the precedent That you bitch niggas need to reckon with So dropping intellect is now considered a prerequisite.

I, knowledgeable Emcee Logical, am the best, and this is why my group ETC crew can brighten up your boring day in no time at all. A certain quality of courage and a desire to win at all costs shines from our eyes. I am unstoppable. My songs repel superheroes like mythical radioactive ore. We are somewhat out of this world. We are the benchmark of excellence towards which softer-hearted artists aspire. They must understand that affecting cleverness is now considered de rigeur.

Tuesday, June 23, 2009

Comments from reviews and interviews. June 09

Recent Comments from reviews and interviews.

"Truly solid and fun album and a breath of fresh air early on in the over-hyped, blinged out, gang-banged hip-hop rap game" - Poppa Cap,Jhblive

"For hip-hop with more in common with Run DMC than Ja Rule, DMX and (I feel the onset of nausea having to write out the syllables that spell the name of this heinous hip-hop fiend) 50 Cent, look no further than the ETC Crew." - Kavish Chetty, Levi MusicMag

"As a debut offering, “What’s In a Name?” is a professionally produced, original and entertaining representation of one of the top hip-hop acts in SA at the moment. So, if you love hip-hop or even if you don’t, I highly recommend purchasing a copy for your collection and listening pleasure. - Etienne Buys, Cape Town Under Ground

"This is a solid rap quartet, probably SA hip hop’s answer to Freshly Ground" - Chief Bombata, Street Sheet

"Its Hot shit Just press play." - Tracey-Lee Scully, One Small Seed

"They’re Cape Town’s hip hop outfit that will have you jumping up and down like you were at a Jay-Z concert. They’re the epitome of cool." - Sindy, bizcommunity


ETC CREW - What's In A Name? EP

01 - Scratch Intro 1:01

02 - Extra Terrestrials Calling 3:22

03 - Taboo ft. T.O.P & Nollie 3:33

04 - To The Black Man 4:18
- MC Baanbrekers (Skit)

05 - Put em Up 2:20

06 - Organic Boom bap 2:55

07 - Think About ft. Unknown Aries 6:11
- Jozi Oaks (Skit)

08 - MC Mission (Phone Track) 3:14

09 - 3 Kings 2:46

10 - Uh 4:46
- Shame On A Nigga (Skit)

11 - Play ft. Bricknote 3:52

12 - Peace 1:40