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Public School Records has announced the release of a new CD/Digital EP entitled Kilzey for October 27th. The nine track offering joins Midwest musical journeyman / emcee Coolzey with Toronto producer/musician Fresh Kils.
Like-minded accomplices, both artists are inspired by hip-hop but regularly take that inspiration to other genres. This release goes even further, showcasing a new dimension of Fresh Kils production, incorporating everything from country to reggae. In turn Coolzey takes on a range of lounge, folk and pop vocal melodies while still reminding us of his emcee skills through the tongue-twisting feats of ‘Macrobytes’ Kils also reveals his production arsenal by utilizing live instrumentation including guitar, bass and keys throughout.’
Speaking on the pairing, Fresh Kils revealed “I essentially gave Coolzey access to my entire catalogue since 2001. He selected all these offbeat gems that had been passed over by emcee's looking for more conventional hip-hop sounds. It's a side of me I never thought there'd be a home for and that’s part of what makes him such a unique and important artist; he sheds light on things, expands the art form and he's unafraid.”
One of these musical curve balls on the album is lead single “Strange Ways” which was actually a musical composition that Fresh Kils wrote and played with a reggae/dub band during live shows. With Coolzey’s chanting and additional verse by Dominique LaRue, the track is a sunny dancehall-punk jam that wouldn’t be out of place on 90’s alt radio.
The only other guest emcee is 8-bit obsessed emcee Mega Ran who appears on the horrorcore track “Please Don’t Kill Me.” Speaking on the project Coolzey echoed the admiration saying “Kils is the most total package of anyone I know in music including being adept at engineering and mixing. So in one respect he makes it very easy for you to focus on the creative process and in another respect he’s also not letting these songs go until he is satisfied with the final result. We live for challenge!”

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released October 27, 2017

Produced, Mixed & Mastered by Fresh Kils at The Kiln
Guitar & Bass by Fresh Kils
Vocals by Coolzey
Additional Recording by Andrew Schubert at Golden Beat in LA
Additional Verse by Random aka Mega Ran on Please Don’t Kill Me
Additional Verse by Dominique LaRue on Strange Ways
Vocal Appearance by Abiyah and LucioPro on Strange Ways
Vocal Appearance by Icey Tha One on Feel the People
Voice of Cornel West Sampled on Westward

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Coolzey Fairfield, Iowa

Golden era hip-hop roots planted in black Iowa dirt are the foundation. Growth tempered by alternative era rock influence. This along with a love for the juxtaposition of the dark, horrific nature of life paired with a slapstick and comedic view of the world allow for a wide, unpredictable arsenal ranging from soul-spilling indie bedroom rock to wise-cracking battle rap and on to radio pop. ... more

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Track Name: Dilapidated Shack
I got a warm place that I like to call home baby
I'll clear my schedule and I'll call you right back
Pick up my guitar and I'll sing a little poem honey
That's how it is in my dilapidated shack

I got my good friend on the drums
and he stays in the pocket baby
I'm never worried long as he's on the throne
What kind of government would kill their own kind honey
I know it's happening but I don't know
How they justify
Maybe they don't justify nothing
I don't trust if I follow all their rules
That they still won't come in my land
Shotgun in my hand
Sitting on my porch drinking beer in a can
Don't wanna play your game anymore
I've already seen this a couple times before

I got a warm place that I like to call home baby
I'll get some trees and I'll call you right back
Pick up my guitar and I"ll sing a little poem honey
That's how it is in my dilapidated shack
Track Name: Feel the People
You feel the people all around you
There's something that they want from me
They want to take a piece of my life
Don't wanna let me pass for free

I'm so psyched
Stepping out the door into the sunlight
Walking down the street to this beat
Think what I'm gonna write
Strings seem to mingle with sunbeams
Fresh Kils you've done it again my friend
But then something unseen triggers my defenses
Instinct commences to heighten my senses
Coming from behind the fences
Glares of straight hatred
Looking me up and down
With frowns from the matrix
Well I got news for you Louie
The shoes that you are wearing
Are probably worth more than the amount
That I got up in my checking account
But that doesn't stop me from handing out cigarettes
Is this the reason that I haven't gotten bigger yet
And stay steady accruing a bigger debt
I don't know and I couldn't care anyway
Because I gotta do me
Here you go bro
I hope you have a better day

You feel the people all around you
There's something that they want from me
They want to take a piece of my life
Don't wanna let me pass for free

Hypocritical egotistical swimming pool
Of poor people on drugs
Is what we are all living through
Insecurity impurity and obscurity
Toxicity city scapes
Trying to get into each other's pants
By any means necessary
Punch tackle stab
This is how you get legendary
Welcome to the colisseum
All I'm seeing here
Is a bunch of brainwashed buffoons up in the room
Cheers
I do realize that my words betray pathology
It may seem I'm unwittingly consumed by ideology
But if I were to repent and offer an apology
I'd probably be deemed weak
And risk forcible sodomy
That's the vicious cycle that I'm living in
Like a never ending acid trip
That shows no signs of giving in
So what should I do?
Deploy a deadly attack
Or just lay back with life hacks
And enjoy being this cat called Zach

You feel the people all around you
There's something that they want from me
They want to take a piece of my life
Don't wanna let me pass for free
Track Name: Sanctity
By the dark-lit night of my dreams
Under the weight I felt the crush
I had something I was desperate to tell you
But I lost you in the rush
I tried to pretend to myself that it was okay
Look at me going about my night
Posing for ghosts and rough sketches of people
Poisoned with fear and wasting time
The years contained within a single moment
Heavy as a sledgehammer to the head
The weeping crippled who have lost their focus
All catatonic in their beds
What keeps their souls from slipping on
Well I don't pretend to know
All I got is this feeling
That takes me down and keeps me low
To waiting rooms humble and private
Waiting for what I forgot
I know one day it will come back to me
Now I'll pretend to read these magazines
I found you running around my dreams again
I swore this time that I would stay
Right by your side no matter what you did
This time I wouldn't go away
No I can't bear to think about that time
I left you crying in the streets
That was the worst thing I have ever done
Track Name: Macrobytes
As you hide behind the door
Tallying up your lessening score
I'm kissing hands and shaking babies
Out amidst the deafening roar
But it's not from sellout crowds
It's from the voices that I hear
Maybe ever since I put that seashell to my ear
And listened to the abyss
Something's been amiss
I plucked a couple cards from the deck
And I tore them up to do a party trick
And ever since then I've been trying
To pull them out from behind the ears of total strangers
As you've probably guessed
They mostly think I'm sick
Is it just me or is everyone always saying
Don't touch me
The best way to contact me
Is to tackle me like rugby
You can't trust me like the government
Or McDonald's because I'm loving it
At the republican national convention
I'm fondling Sarah Palin with oven mitts
I opened the ark of the covenant by accident
During the sacrament
And melted my minister's skin off his bones
So now I'm back to win
Sorry for the audacious tangent
But I rhymed myself into a corner again
Track Name: Bendy McGraw
Here I come on the drum
Call me Bendy McGraw
Because I get the job done
On the one and the two
For some bread and some stew
Watch me dumb on a loop
Like a bum on a stoop
For some beer and some soup
Just a peer in a group
With a fear of the coup
Shed a tear for the troops who have fallen
Not talking about the ones overseas
Or in the militaries
I'm talking about the refugees in America
Victims of the corporate political
Individuals who are critical
Artists who are pivotal
Treated like we're needed
Greeted like criminals
Jumping through flaming hoops
To scoop the most minimal inadequate provisions
Uninsured for collision
But liable for damages
Affects the decision
And curbs the enthusiasm
Discourages imagination
Feeling like an incomplete equation
Looking for ways into Scrooge's gold coin room
So I can take a dip in the money pit
Where motherfuckers act fun with
The simplest of transactions
Messing with a fraction of a fraction of a
Fraction of some blood from a stone
This is the place I call home
Alone with the phone lines cut
No love sitting on bone
But with nothing but a urge to fuck
Track Name: Strange Ways (feat Dominique Larue)
In my life if I learned one thing
One day I want to cry the next I jump up and sing
People in my life if I learned one thing
One day I want to cry the next I jump up and sing
Solo in the fall then I yolo in the spring
Vegan barbecue I never know what to bring
King in the castle and a bum in the slum
Both gonna have their final day will come
From suburbian home to refugee on the run
Both gonna have their final day will come

If you catch a pop from saying that thing that's life
If you get your spot blown being that way that's life
If you get your calm from being that way that's life
If you get your joy from laughing and playing that's right

Easy for you they say it's easy for
Never have they walked a single day in my shoe
Easy for you they say it's easy for me
Anxiety
Nobody knows all the trouble I've seen
They take me for a mark because I'm kind not mean
Jealous of your life because it seems so clean
And so they say that the grass is always green

If you catch a pop from saying that thing that's life
If you get your spot blown being that way that's life
If you get your calm from being that way that's life
If you get your joy from laughing and playing that's right

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