“Movement Movin’ reflects the maturity of the Bay Area scene. Anybody who’s been saying ‘what’s the soundtrack for the movement?’ this album fits the bill. AND it’s funky, it’s a head-nodder, it’s dope.”
- Davey D, Hard Knock Radio
The first single “Gangsta Warrior” (which includes a video directed by Sine 68 productions) paints the day-to-day stories and struggles of everyday working people narrated over a live, reggae-influenced backdrop. “We wanted to accentuate the experiences of those in our lives who go about their days hustling and grinding; our modern-day warriors providing for the community,” Kiwi explains.
Original and timely, the nine tracks on Movement Movin’ cover themes such as cultural identity, economic injustice, immigration & migration, and government corruption. The album is available at retailers Solespace (Oakland), Arkipelago Books (SF), East Wind Books (Berkeley), Amoeba Music (Berkeley/SF), Rasputin Music (Berkeley/SF), or online at CD baby and Bandcamp.
About Mass Bass
Mass Bass is a 7-piece funky hip hop radical soul collective from Oakland, CA. The group consists of Armael Malinis on keys, Ervin Lopez on guitar/background vocals, Jay Conui on Drums, Kiwi Illafonte on raps/vocals, Paul Bolick on Bass, Tina Shauf on background vocals, and Tony Daquipa on congas/percussion.