Watch The Glitter Feat. Keng Doja [2012]

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I was teaching a 10th grade American Lit class last spring for the better part of 3 months. As part of an assignment we were watching “Dead Poets Society." The assignment I gave the class was to pick a quote from the movie, and relate to it.

The chorus of this song was my attempt at the assignment I gave them. The concept of the chorus thus belongs to Henry David Thoreau: “I wanted to live deep, and suck the marrow out of life.”

I brought the chorus concept to Rob and we began to formulate the track.

The lyrics describe the obstacles of the glitter and the flash often presented in life and not becoming enthralled in it as you gain momentum and periods of success. Hence the title, “Watch the Glitter.”

We invited our good friend Keng Doja to be introduced to our fans and friends on this track and he brought it to life with his unique melodies and lyrics with subtle hints of one of our favorites, John Legend .

Vokab Kompany keyboardist, and all around control room engineer, Geoff Nigl uses guitar, keys and several other production stems. He also arranged and engineered the track (“Wake Up” / “Unpredictable” off Quit Sleep). Original beat production by Aplus909 of the Marlion Group (“Know Me Now” & “Bright light” off Quit Sleep).

The video montage for this song was collected on tour over the past year, ranging from San Diego to The Bay to Portland, Seattle and around that great Northwest.


from V​-​Sides Vol. 1 (Kollabs and Remixes), released December 21, 2013
Vocal engineering and mixing by JayWat Production. Additional vocal engineering by Mr. Juse.

Executive produced by Vokab Kompany and Tait Henricksen.


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"A sound whose genre goes something like; hip-hop, soul, electro, funk. You have two Emcee’s who charge sped-up lyrical flows; made to sound effortless…impressive and seamless synergy with their voices and their lyrics are playfully vivacious and positive." -Sam Dorman, NBC

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