Space Kamp, the Rebel Hippies band from Pennsylvania introduces the music video for “Life’s A Beach,” a track from their forthcoming full-length album, Electric Lemonade, set to launch on June 26.
Explaining the song, Space Kamp says, “Too weird to live, too rare to die. ‘Lifeʼs A Beach’ is about living life to the fullest and enjoying every minute you have. Itʼs also paying homage to Hunter S. Thompson and his writing. With all the madness that’s going on with our media and politicians, we could really use an HST and his Gonzo journalism.”
Made up of Oskee and Adoo, who founded the cannabis culture lifestyle brand known as Rebel Hippies, the duo created Space Kamp a few years ago, in 2017 to be precise. When they released their first single, “Stoner Chic,” they made big waves with their cool blend of hip-hop and reggae.
Hooking up with Spit Divo and producer Rob the Viking, the put together and dropped Terpene Station, their debut album, followed by touring North America.
In 2019, Space Kamp released a 7” vinyl record with Rob the Viking again at the helm, entitled Break Rules x Spread Love/Neon Soul. Now the twosome is back, preparing to release Electric Lemonade.
According to Space Kamp, the title – Electric Lemonade – refers to: “There is an old saying if you get lemons, make lemonade. Weʼve been dealt a lot of lemons! No matter what you’re faced with you gotta make the best of every situation. We take that attitude and put some electric in it. It’s like going above and beyond in everything you do.”
“Life’s A Beach” opens on rolling breakers flowing into a swanky reggae-flavored melody fused with a throbbing, crunching trap beat and fat bassline establishing the rhythm. Gleaming, chiming synths imbue the harmonics with sparkling coloration, while droning tones invest the tune with psychedelic filaments.
Space Kamp’s rapping flow encompasses both tight rasping textures and smooth melodicism, giving the lyrics dual inflections.
On “Life’s A Beach,” Space Kamp amalgamates yummy reggae aromas with the boom and pop of hefty, undulating, captivating hip-hop.