1865 is a producer and MC originally from Colorado but more recently is living in San Francisco. His debut album “Dark Matter” was released in 2007 he then released an EP titled “Sodium Girl” about a year later. Dark Matter also had a short run release on vinyl. 1865’s style has a very original sound that is like mid 90s boom bap fused with down-tempo electronic music. 1865’s rhyme style is reminiscent of Andre from Outkast mixed with Del the Funky Homosapien but is unique to his own style and content. 1865 also majored in astronomy in college, his album title and song topics often touch on the science as well. 1865’s choice of production hardware is an ASR-10 which give his drums and sampling a mechanical feel but is layered with spacey and lush melodies. In more recent years it’s been more difficult to find any press/media from the artist but fortunately he’s left us with these two very original projects. Have a listen and support 1865 at 1865 at CDbaby

1865 – Danger Field

1865 – Lafayette Kids