With the static originality of Biz Markie and the strange sound grandeur of Beastie Boys, Satellites in Orbit deliver a strong spacey punk rap single.
Check out “That’s True” for yourself below.
There’s a lot to digest here, lyrically and musically. The beat is all over the place, and I mean that in the best way possible. While a lot of hip hop lately caters to a certain flash, this song is relatable, dark, and uniquely goofy (often at the same time).
Patrick Laundrie (DATACRON) and Adam Rushfield (DRGS) live 2972 miles apart from each other, and haven’t occupied the same physical space in at least that many days. Their mental and musical headspace, however, is a completely different story.
From that distant reverberating intro to cut-the-cord electronic glitches midway, these guys are trying to be original in a sea of copycats. Not only are they same page musically… these are a pair of artists that have a sound that is completely their own. Whether you like it or not, they don’t care.
The effort in their music shows not only due to their talent but respect for artists that have come before them through personal references. It should also be noted that the narrative of this song shreds, from the early psychedelic shopping to the church going sentiment expressed later on in the song.
Give this song a listen if you’re a fan of golden era hip hop with touches of modern beat switch ups.