1. Pray For Me Rikshaw N’ The Ruckus 4:49

Rikshaw N’ The Ruckus will release their latest single titled ‘Pray For Me’ tomorrow. However, you can get an exclusive preview right here.

Cut from a bit of a mellow tone, RNR takes a suave approach to their style and make it all their own with a slight nod to the masters of mellow and even, in my opinion, a killer nod to John Carpenter in the form of a subtle keyboard reminiscent of my favorite soundtrack, Escape from New York (love it!).

But the real gem here is the atmosphere within the music. Subtle. Sweet. Summer. That feeling of hope within the helplessness soundtracked to a smooth summer sound. Brilliant outside the box.

Check out our other features with Rikshaw N’ The Ruckus HERE.

About Rikshaw N’ The Ruckus

The story of Rikshaw N’ The Ruckus starts with an end ⁠— the goal of playing a one-time show that ended up growing into something more.

Solo artist Rikshaw was prepping his latest work, Gem.In.I, and wanted to do an album release party that was more than just performing to a backing track. A chance meeting with bassist Krisana Soponpong (previously of Black Taxi) created a duo, and Krisana’s know-how and musical connections brought in guitarist Krikor Daglian (previously of The Walk Ons).

This group felt a real sound and chemistry developing. Thoughts of a one-off show were quickly pushed to the side and with a simple addition to the original name, Rikshaw N’ The Ruckus was born! Combining perceptive and penetrating rhymes with a live band and programmed elements, Rikshaw N’ The Ruckus embrace a sound that floats between hip hop, rock, and electronic.

The unexpected pandemic did little to slow the band down, and they have already written a dozen new original songs and recorded four more set for release in the coming months. With the recent edition of the immensely talented drummer Conor Hall and an upcoming campaign for ‘Covert Concerts’ in an around NYC, Rikshaw N’ The Ruckus is ready for their shot.