Woodinville, WA (January 14, 2005)–Eric E. Brooks, a.k.a. E-Swift, has been heavily involved in the hip-hop music scene since the early 90’s, forming Tha Alkaholiks with J-Ro and Tash in 1992. As Tha Alkaholiks have become a fixture in the commercial and underground Rap scene over the last decade, E-Swift has turned his focus from DJ to producer. E-Swift recently incorporated a pair of TAPCO S-8 Active Studio Monitors into his production arsenal at his 2,000-square-foot LA studio.
E-Swift incorporated a pair of TAPCO S-8 Active Studio Monitors into his production arsenal at his 2,000-square-foot LA studio.
For the past seven months, E-Swift has been in the studio working hard on the fifth installment in Tha Alkaholiks discography, Firewater, which is tentatively planned for a May 2005 release. “I’ve been using the S-8’s for most of my mixing and pre-production,” noted Swift. “These speakers are really dope. The sound is punchy and clear, not muddy at all. I like the bottom end too, it’s not too overwhelming.”
“The volume capabilities are great too,” continued Swift “Sometimes speakers peak too early, but the S-8’s are so durable you can just kind of beat ’em up.”
A true crossover band, Tha Alkaholiks are famed for their headline performances in the alternative and extreme sports world, including numerous stints on the Warped Tour and SnoCore Tour. Working with such hip-hop moguls as Busta Rhymes, Xzibit, Kurupt, The Neptunes, Snoop Dogg, Outkast, Q-Tip, Nas and the late greats Ol’ Dirty Bastard and Notorious BIG, E-Swift has had a tremendous career and plans to stay in the game for many years to come.
“I’m working on so much lately, it’s crazy. Right now I’m putting together a series of “super groups,” combining current members from groups like Goody Mobb, Wu-Tang, and Organized Confusion,” revealed Swift. “I really just want to add a little spice and variety to the hip-hop industry in 2005. No doubt I’ll be in the studio a lot this year, and will continue to use the S-8’s for all my upcoming projects. They are just the right kind of speaker for me.”