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"Kongcrete is a band that inspires the same energy as Public Enemy and Rage Against the Machine......I can only imagine where this group will go in the coming years with the controlled infectious chaos of their music."

Lathan Hodge
Business Management
Chuck D/Public Enemy

"Kongcrete is an excellent, high-energy band with tremendous potential. The band's production and sound are on par with any major band out there, and their new CD sounds great!"

Vlado Meller
Mastering Engineer for Rage Against the Machine,
Public Enemy, Metallica, Red Hot Chili Peppers,
System of a Down, and Kanye West

Kongcrete is an American alternative rock band, formed in New York City, NY in 2000. The band's present lineup consists of vocalist Taiwo D'Aguilar, guitarist Jack Jankowicz, bassist Jeff To, and drummer Gene D. Williams. Kongcrete is noted for propagating an original musical genre called Ghetto Rock, influenced by hip-hop, hard rock, funk and reggae. Kongcrete breaks the rules with unorthodox sound and powerful, uncensored lyrics. MC's aggressive style demonstrates a vocal range that is not seen in any contemporary hip-hop or rock artist. He can growl and scream while maintaining street smart and introspective sensibilities. Punishing low-tuned guitar riffs provide the grit and raw aggression. When combined with rattle-smack funk bass lines and energetic drum rhythms, Kongcrete is a musicians band; yet it provides the underlying rhythmic and melodic hooks that create the cross-over appeal to both hard rock and hip hop listeners. The group's unique sound is a clear reflection of mixed musical backgrounds and ethnic diversity within the band. With a dynamic live sound, energetic stage presence and a number of high profiled appearances, Kongcrete has quickly established themselves as one of the more interesting and innovative live bands to emerge from the crowded NYC music scene. Kongcrete has released self-titled debut album in April 2008. The album was independently produced by the band in collaboration with some of the best talent in the music industry. Some of the credits in the production of the album include mastering by Vlado Meller (Universal Mastering Studios), mixing by Werner F (The Boilerroom Studio) and cover art by Carlos Huante.

"Greyhound Bus" » Alternative 15 Comments - Rate it! - Add to favorites!
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"Greyhound Bus" is a single taken from "Kongcrete" /2008/ LP. The single was released in December 2007.    

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"Demented" is a single taken from "Kongcrete" /2008/ LP, originally released as a part of "Ghetto Rock" /2005/ EP.    

"Album Sampler" » Alternative 11 Comments - Rate it! - Add to favorites!
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Compilation mix of 12 tracks taken from "Kongcrete" /2008/ LP.