Temple5

Port City's Hip-Hop Experience

Encore: Fusing Jazz and Hip-Hop

Wilmington offers a large dose of sound—at least in rock. From the shoe-gazer indie kids to the metal bands to the hippie jam bands to the avantgarde hipsters, any music lover can pick their dose of rock and likely hear it any day during the week across town. Sure, a few other genres exist, too, but what happens if we blend the kaleidoscopic trip-rock of members from Justin Lacy and the Swimming Machine with the ‘90s-infused jazzy, hip-hop of members from The Coastal Collective? Quite simply: Temple5....

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Star News: Strategic Arrival EP Review

The local hip-hop and jazz outfit Temple5 have their EP “Strategic Arrival: The Statement” available as a free download on Bandcamp (physical copies can purchased online and at Gravity Records). Released in April, the EP was recorded locally at Hourglass Studios. It shows different sides of the group, from the relaxed vibe of “Excursion Pt 2 (A Tribute to Tribe)” and “Departure” to the anthem “Gritz.”...