Around the early part of 2012, Brandon and Robert met by chance through a mutual friend on their way to a party. One learned that the other was a musician and the other learned that the other could rap. From that point they decided to connect and do some music. It turned out that their 1st studio session was 'pretty tough' the duo recalls, but after that session the following sessions proved to have dynamic-chemistry, dedication and creativity. Instead of it just being a rapper working with a producer relationship, it turned into a joint effort because there were so many creative dimensions.
Brandon Charles (lyricist) is a Philly native and grew up in Bowie Maryland. At an early age he displayed a love for performing and poetry. Robert Davis (musician/producer) is a self-taught musician with a concentration in piano, drums and guitar. Together they make up the group "Bass, Love, Treble."
Robert Davis, whose sobriquet is 'Conscious Clay' had a blog about two years before the duo met. It was a music blog that he titled – Bass, Love, Treble. After playing around and trying other names, Robert remembered the title of his blog, shared the name with Brandon and it became the official name for the duo.
The sound can be described as a balance in musicianship, sampled type interpretations synonymous to the nature of hip-hop, story telling, and wordplay. It’s not too musical and it’s not too raw.
Bass Love Treble released their first EP, Jamila Bello on July 18, 2013. The album delivers an original collection of work, which is sure to separate it from what is typical of hip-hop today. The first single, "Innocence," provides a glimpse into a situation every young person can relate to due to Clay’s seamless composition, instrumentation and arrangement as well as Charles' smooth intricate storytelling. The complete EP exhibits this duo as strong composers of progressive/alternative hip hop, exploring a wide range of topics, genres and moods.
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