Rikshaw N’ The Ruckus has released their new single titled ‘White Rabbit’. A bit of a departure from their previous works, we get a more subdued yet more sonically diverse RNR with ‘White Rabbit’. A bit more of an exploration, if you will.
This is a group that you have to follow, like a good Netflix series. No peaking. Listen in linear time. that way, you can learn to appreciate the making of a group on their way up. This is RNR in a nutshell.
I would say, this time around, we get a more confident RNR with ‘White Rabbit’. More diverse in regards to genre and style. A groove song from inception, as if birthed by a jam session that lasted through the night. Crafted from the love of the craft. Brilliant.
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). The recent addition of drummer Jan Jurgielewicz IV has brought another talented and experienced voice to the mix.
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 record four more set for release in the coming months. With new recordings on the way and NY opening up again for live shows, Rikshaw N’ The Ruckus is ready for their shot.