@ThisisSOLO & @THEBETRGANG_ ANNOUNCE SURPRISE EP (Des Dates de Tournee)
It’s said that the key to staying relevant in a forever changing industry,
is to ensure that you stay consistent, this saying has become synonyms with
SOLO and The BETR Gang band members. Having released their ‘Tour Dates’
album in January 2018 with 14 phenomenal features, to kick off an 8 week
residency at the AGOG Gallery in Maboneng, Johannesburg, Solo & THE BETR
GANG have not disappointed by putting on a brand new show every week
featuring special guests from the album as well as other industry
At the Grand Finale of their 8 week residency recently, Solo and The BETR
Gang announced their new EP titled ‘des DATES de TOURNEE’ (Tour Dates –
France Edition), which is the 3rd offering from the digital hip hop band.
The 5 track EP is due for digital release on Friday, 08 June 2018.
This announcement comes as a surprise to fans & media of this ever evolving
hip hop quartet. The residency started off as usual last Thursday, with a DJ
set to welcome those in attendance whilst guests grabbed their drinks and
made their way up to the 1st floor of the captivating art gallery. In true
Solo and The BETR Gang style, there was no way that the grand finale could
end without a slight twist.
Solo revealed not only the new EP, but art director and band member, ‘Solid
The Gifted’ gave everyone insight into the mesmerizing artwork & its origins
through expressionist influence from the original art piece by renowned
French artist, Edgar Degas (1834-1917)
Solo and The BETR Gang have adapted an original art piece titled ‘La Petite
Danseuse de Quatorze Ans’ (translated; Little Dancer of Fourteen Years) by
Edgar Degas who was famous for his paintings, sculptures, prints, and
drawings in Paris, France. He especially identified with the subject of
dance; more than half his works depict dancers & his fame only proceeded him
after his death.
“The ‘Little Dancer of Fourteen Years’ was quite a controversial piece, as
many peoples views on the sculpture were unfavourable. Many believed it
lacked conventional beauty, was ugly and depraved. This piece became the
base on how this project was threaded.” Says Solo
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"Tour Dates – France Edition" is an EP that Solo and The BETR Gang have put together, playing to a impressionist influence. Solo and The BETR Gang have adapted an art piece by Edgar Degas, entitled "Little Dancer of Fourteen Years". This piece became the base of how this project was threaded. The "Little Dancer of Fourteen Years" is a very famous sculpture by Edgar Degas, that was quite controversial, as many people's views on the piece were unfavourable. Many people believed it lacked conventional beauty, was ugly and depraved. The 5 track EP will be released on all digital platforms on the 8th of June, 2018.
New EP well on it’s way for your head top! “de Dates des Tournee” EP ?? pic.twitter.com/HQtV9Wsyv3
— Betr Gang (@BETRgang_) May 21, 2018