Roam&Urth â€“ â€œFrom City To Cityâ€ OBEY Mixtape
released: January 2007
Roam&Urth is an Orange County based duo thatâ€™s been making noise in Southern California for several years now. This collaboration is apart of a bigger movement, FromElsewhere, an OC/LA based creative team with different backgrounds. Roam (Romeo Trinidad Jr.) was brought up playing trumpet and guitar for array of garage bands, and eventually ended up DJâ€™ing in grade school. He drew his inspirations from street art, music, mind-altering drugs, and most importantly, his love for white women. Back then, you could often hear him throw on Minor Threat at hip-hop events for that unpredictable crowd response. Urth (Chris Alfaro) grew up as a wanderer, hanging out with vatos, skaters-punks, hippies, lurks, b- boys, and hip-hop heads. In the midst of it all, he somehow found that balance as a DJ/musician spending years creating, learning, and innovating his own sound by blending all elements around him. Heâ€™s also a sucker for Latinas.
As a duo their ideas, direction, and track selections are endless. Theyâ€™ve spent countless years getting up at the butt crack of dawn, rushing to local flea markets, and digging through people’s trash to find endless samples and collectibles. On their own, Roam&Urth forged their way as being visionaries and storytellers for the next generation. Roam runs the international marketing/ special projects division for OBEY Clothing, and Urth is the one-man band behind the up and coming live production act, Free The Robots.
OBEY is one of those things that you really can’t pinpoint it’s actual derivative. Categorizing the brand/label is quite hard if you think about it. It’s pop culture, it’s street, it’s skate, it’s punk rock, it’s hip-hop, it’s political, etc. “From City To City” was created to reflect OBEY on more of a musical aspect with all influences taking cues from hip-hop, punk, disco, rock, downtempo, uptempo, jazz, etc. Different from all the other “mash-up/re-edit” mixtapes out, its eclectic blends are more organic, keeping that authenticity of each timeless track.
“The name ‘From City To City’ was more of a reflection on where we were at the time prior to putting the mix together. We traveled a lot, seeing the funniest, most ridiculous things along the way and especially meeting inspiring people pushing for what they stand for. This mix is dedicated to all those we had the opportunity to vibe with… and especially to our families!”
There are two versions of the mixtape. One, as a regular sleeve CD, which will be available at all authorized OBEY Clothing boutiques and shops. The other, as a limited mock 12â€ record slip and mock vinyl, available on www.OBEYGiant.com and finer record shops worldwide.
OBEY FROM CITY TO CITY MIX
Roam and Urth CD in a 12″ LP sleeve T05020 $15.00
Limited Signed Edition.