THEORETICS is a five piece livetronica band from Seattle, WA known for their well crafted instrumentals and collaborations with vocalists across a wide range of electronica and hip-hop styles. They continue to be known for their energetic live shows and ability to blend programmed and live elements seamlessly during their performances. Starting in 2014, the band has released eight collaborations for their One a Month project featuring their electronic dance side with songs by Whitney Lyman, Maiah Manser, Tazlyn Gue and Hanna Stevens while showcasing their hip hop roots with Grynch, Moe Betta, Shelton Harris and The Bad Tenants.
From 2007 to 2013 the band was fronted by vocalists Mark Hoy and Chimaroke Abuachi and was primarily a live hip hop band. They performed at large festivals throughout the Northwest, including Sasquatch, Bumbershoot, The Capitol Hill Block Party and the Photosynthesis Electronic Music Festival, as well as packed shows at venues like the Showbox at the Market, the Crocodile, and Neumos.
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Theoretics has had a foot in the Seattle hip hop scene for the last four years, but on this EP the band returns to their instrumental roots and brandishes synths, drum machines and beats production indicative of their move into the livetronica realm. It features five distinct instrumentals and two collaborations with the
commanding voice of Maiah Manser on Exit Signs and the lush singing of Hanna Stevens on Spiral Arms.
"KILLER. Love this and the project." - John Richards, KEXP
"They have found a way to mesh a variety of genres including hip-hop, funk, soul and electronica to seamlessly blow the roof off any venue they step foot in…” - SSG Music
New songs and collaborations from Soul to Hip Hop
"Theoretics are one of the hardest working bands in Seattle. Lately, they’ve been putting out a song a month – all of them high quality. This latest, “Exit Signs (ft. Maiah Manser)” is no different. It’s always fun to hear how a new vocalist treats an instrumental beat from the Theoretics, whether it’s the beautiful-voiced fluttering Manser or the pointed rapper, Grynch." The Monarch Review
"Seattle Band Beats Up Bladerunner Vangelis Theme" - The Stranger
"The Robert Glasper Experiment with Theoretics, DJ Topspin" - Seattle Music Insider
"Theoretics headline Conscious Culture Festival" - The Omak Chronicle
"Shows Worth Seeing" - No Cover Seattle
"Top Ten Soul Bands" - D-List Magazine
"Three Songs Head to Head" - The Monarch Review