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Epik High are the Kings of collaboration and we can’t wait to hear these songs live!

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Epik High will soon be making their long-awaited return to Australia and we can’t wait.

There are limited tickets remaining for EPIK HIGH is Here: Asia Pacific Tour 2022 – have you got yours yet?

They’ll be performing at The Forum in Melbourne on Monday, 11 July 2022 and at the Enmore Theatre in Sydney on Tuesday, 12 July 2022. (The ticket links are below.)

This tour celebrates the release of EPIK HIGH‘s 10th studio album in two parts, ‘Epik High is Here (Part 1)‘ and ‘Epik High is Here (Part 2)‘.

We know they have a huge back catalogue of amazing music to draw from, including some amazing tracks where they have collaborated with some of the biggest names in music. We’ve listed a few of our favourites below!

EPIK HIGH ‘ROSARIO’ FT CL, ZICO

When Epik High made their return with ‘Rosario‘ – our collective jaws hit the ground! They released a Latin-tinged hip-hop collaboration track with C.L. and Zico it was just further evidence that Epik High are musical geniuses that have a way of weaving their sound into a range of genres and styles.

‘Rosario’ was the first single from ‘Epik High Is Here (Part 1)‘, and is a song that is both sweet and aggressive at the same time. The song starts with a flamenco-style guitar and a soft intro by C.L, before Tablo changes things up with a piercing verse over a pounding beat. Zico then showcases his trademark flow on a fast-paced rap verse addressing the success he’s had despite some criticism.

Gallant x Tablo x Eric Nam ‘Cave Me In’

The collaborative retro slow jam that is the beautiful song ‘Cave Me In‘ combines Gallant’s falsetto with the rap of Tablo and the sweet vocal crooning of Eric Nam.  

The song is perfectly dreamy and Tablo once described it as the “perfect before-and-after-the-club-Uber-ride anthem“. The song blends the trio’s differing vocal styles to create a track that is smouldering and seething just under the surface. It’s a song that rides the highs and lows of life and love.

TABLO X TAEYANG ‘EYES, NOSE, LIPS’

So my favourite ever song by Taeyang is ‘Eyes, Nose, Lips‘ – it’s true you can ask anyone who knows me, but with the addition of Tablo‘s rap, it just takes it to a whole new level! This version was part of the ‘Cover Project by YG Family‘. The original lyrics for ‘Eyes, Nose, Lips‘ were written by Taeyang, but in this version Tablo added an additional layer to DJ Tukutz‘s remix and left us all speechless.

EPIK HIGH ‘HOME IS FAR AWAY’ ft. Oh Hyuk

Home is Far Away‘ marked the group’s return after a three-year hiatus. The song talks about chasing dreams but never quite obtaining them. The cinematography for this clip puts many movies to shame and fits the yearning atmosphere surrounding the song. All of the components of this song meld and weave so beautifully together; the quiet piano playing a simple repeated melody, the snare drum beats, the strings that swell and fade out throughout the song; they all layer and mesh to create a beautiful and evocative song.

Epik High ‘Lovedrunk’ Ft Crush

Lovedrunk‘ is a track that stays true to Epik High‘s more traditional style. It is an emotive, moody and sweeping song, that is impeccably crafted. The song opens with a stunningly beautiful melody and has a hook that is sublime in its ethereal feeling. The ethereal nature of the song is given added weight with the addition of vocals from Crush, who sounds as amazing as always. The hip-hop components of the song are of course strong and well-rounded (that goes without saying), and meld flawlessly into the body of the song.

EPIK HIGH ‘FACE ID’ FT GIRIBOY, SIK-K AND JUSTTHIS

Epik High have always had a knack for calling out their haters in the most perfect way ever – ‘Born Hater‘ and ‘No Thanxxx‘ are superb examples. In keeping with that spirit, is ‘Face ID‘, with its opening dirty synths and the blood-curdling screech. The song is a celebration of people unlocking their ‘faces’ after two years of being faceless behind masks and lockdowns, the trio revealed in a statement. The track also takes aim at another pandemic – the online trolls who hide behind the safety of their keyboards and screens.

It is [also] a big ‘F you’ to those who attack others under the mask of anonymity, to the cowards who are only brave because they’ll never be face-to-face with their victims“, the trio commented.

There are limited tickets to Epik High’s Australian shows still available. Go to the links below for more information.

Melbourne: Monday, 11 July 2022 – The Forum

  • GA: $101.85
  • Early Entry: $141.70
  • VIP: $253.85

Link to ticketing: https://premier.ticketek.com.au/shows/show.aspx?sh=EPIKFOR22

Sydney: Tuesday, 12 July 2022 – Enmore Theatre

  • GA: $101.85
  • Early Entry: $141.75
  • VIP: $253.90

Link to ticketing: https://premier.ticketek.com.au/shows/show.aspx?sh=EPIKHIGH22

Head to www.epikhigh.com for more information.

Are you looking forward to seeing Epik High back in Australia? What’s your favourite collaboration track? Let us know in the comments below.

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Written and edited by Narelle

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