Vokab Kompany is a genre-defying masterpiece of sound comprised of vocalists Rob Hurt and Burke Baby. With live accompaniments by their four-piece band, they use heavy synths, guitars, bass and drums to create an innovative sound that blankets audiences and leaves them in a musical stupor. While maintaining a rigorous touring schedule, the San Diego natives have also found themselves as hometown favorites, garnering recognition at the San Diego Music Awards and winning several awards including best Hip Hop album and best Hip Hop performance. An interesting feat for a band that could just as easily be called Electronic, funk or rap in the same breath.
In addition to their accolades at home and on the road, Vokab has released several studio albums to critical acclaim. Their unique mesh of style has led them to delicious collaborations and over a dozen national syncs, including two Kia commercials, a STARZ and Southern Comfort placement, and music on TV shows like Franklin and Bash and the Today Show. Their next release, The Good Kompany Album, is slated to release in early 2016.
The duo is fresh off of a six-month tour fronting the Run DMC Remixed tribute for Karl Denson’s Tiny Universe, with appearances everywhere from Brooklyn to New Orleans for a nod at Jazzfest. Along with their full band, they have played countless festivals including Snowglobe, Electric Forrest and Coachella and have toured with bands of all genres, from Umphrey’s McGee to Collie Buddz to Del The Funky Homosapien.
The spontaneity of the band’s live performance is what has allowed them to cross genres so effortlessly; dancers, performance artists, guest musicians and unique arrangements continue to surprise fans, and exemplify the defining aspects of a Vokab Kompany show.
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Major festivals performed: Coachella, Snowglobe (MainStage two years in a row), Electric Forest, Art Outside Festival (Austin), Seattle City Arts Festival, Shambhala (British Colombia), Summer Meltdown (WA), Lightning in a Bottle, Bounce Festival, OMBAC (San Diego).
Vokab has toured with bands such as: Umphrey’s Mcgee, Collie Buddz, Karl Denson’s Tiny Universe, Del the Funky Homosapien, Zion I, and Dopapod.
– Vokab Kompany are licensing animals and have landed over a dozen syncs include two Kia commercials and a Southern Comfort commercial, spots on Starz movie channel, MTV, The Today Show, Franklin & Bash, the San Diego department of transportation, and their track ‘So Bright’ is the commercialized anthem for the Lake Tahoe tourism board advertisements.