Coming out of Long Island, The Day Laborers are working up toward the release of their second full length album Deep Space Soul, dropping a Joe Pomarico-directed video for “Sure Is”. We caught wind of The Day Laborers back at the Rakim show at The Crazy Donkey on L.I., and have heard their name or run into one of their members on a few occasions since. They grind.
I.N.F. and Aspect have an obvious talent and respect for the music. Clearly they’ve been doing this for a while, as the production and lyrical quality is evident of hard work and thoughtful collaboration. As a result, The Day Laborers have built up a fairly strong local following behind them. Musically, many of their tracks use pleasingly eclectic samples and boom-bapish drums, and both are fairly lyrically-heavy MCs who more than occasionally flow pretty superbly, smoothly stuffing several syllables in smartly synchronized sentences.
You know. Good wordplay.
Currently, the duo has a collection of songs from their previous EP Red Sky, debut full-length, The Learning Process, and some unreleased cuts together as their Building Blocks mixtape, for free download on their site (We recommend “4 Minutes of Fame,” “Came in the Door” and double-recommend “Facing Days”). So, if you enjoy “Sure Is,” take a listen to some of the tracks they have made available and keep an eye/ear out for The Day Laborers.