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Allentown hip-hop reggae duo Space Kamp streams live from Emmaus Theatre on Jan. 15

Allentown hip-hop reggae duo Space Kamp streams live from Emmaus Theatre on Jan. 15
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From a press release:

Following the release of their latest single last month, the psychedelic, genre-bending hip-hop reggae duo Space Kamp will start the new year with a live stream by Scranton-based creative marketing team Ionic Development on Friday, Jan. 15 at 10 p.m.

Performing from the Emmaus Theatre in Emmaus, Pennsylvania, the free show will be the next entry in Ionic’s Juicebox Sessions series with local artists that will stream on the the NEPA Scene and Juicebox Sessions Facebook pages as well as Ionic’s YouTube channel and Juicebox Sessions on Twitch, where fans can chat with the musicians live in between songs.

Premiering with Glide Magazine on Dec. 15, Space Kamp’s new single, “Sunrays No Shade,” was born during the summer months of COVID-19 between their home base in Allentown and producer Rob the Viking’s Chamber Studio in Canada.

From production to recording, the warm, soulful tune was impressively arranged and produced virtually, from the live instrumentation to vocals. Glide wrote that the track “feels like the kind of anthem you could jump along to with a smile on your face, and its positive message is one we could all use right now.”

“Rob the Viking produced the track; it’s just had the good vibe, and it was one of those songs that writes itself. Not being able to tour, we knew we wanted to stay busy and consistent,” Space Kamp said.

“Now more than ever, we feel like it’s crucial to look on the bright side of things, find the good in bad situations. That’s all we are really saying. There is a lot of negative going around; it’s hard not to get consumed by it. ‘Sunrays No Shade’ is like our mind state – stay positive and don’t feed into that negative energy.”

Space Kamp, comprised of Oskee and Adoo, first came together in 2017 with the goal to create whatever felt right without limitations. Their music exploded onto the scene with their first single, “Stoner Chick,” which garnered critical accolades from High Times Magazine; endorsements from Illadelph Glass, Beard Bros Pharms, Weedmaps, and SRH Productions; and currently resides on 150 Spotify playlists (and counting.) Soon after, they hit the road with the release of “Terpene Station,” their 2017 collaboration album with lyricist Spit Divo and producer and Juno Award winner Rob the Viking (Swollen Members, XL the Band). Magic was made once again with Rob the Viking on the critically acclaimed fan-favorite album “Electric Lemonade.” Released on June 26, 2020, it reached No. 7 on the Google Music Reggae Albums chart, No. 15 on iTunes Reggae Albums chart, and No. 80 on Neilson’s Rap chart and received accolades from UndergroundHipHopBlog, Top Shelf Music Magazine, Reggaeville, and Tattoo Magazine.

Previously, touring had been a way of life for Space Kamp, who embarked on three U.S. tours and two tours in Canada, all the while gaining a dedicated following of “Rebel Hippies” along the way. Now in the time of COVID-19, they continue to bring their high energy and good vibes to outdoor venues, socially distant events, and live streaming like their upcoming Juicebox Session.