By Tiffany Batson |Staff Writer|
Local band Exact Opposites has the unstoppable willpower to be successful in a competitive industry.
CSUSB alumnus Mark Moxon and student Taurean Wright have been focusing on poetic lyrics and striving to reach fans everywhere with their music since they started in 2007.
Moxon performs under the name “Meccanism,” while Wright coined himself “I Fit the Description” and DJ Joe Rubio goes by “Jae Rawkwell.”
The new album, The Learning Experience, includes tracks that impel the mind of listeners to be conscious of the world around them.
“The name ‘Meccanism’ is portrayed an intricate piece of music, as well as life,” said Mark.
“The persona of ‘I Fit the Description’ describes [Wright] as a person, as well as in the music he writes,” said Mark.
The group says they tend to forge their own lyrical path.
“We want to stay away from the typical subjects in hip-hop such as money, cars and women,” said Moxon.
Their music is about being conscious of the messages music can send. Exact Opposites’ lyrics have multiple underlying messages with the common objective of expression.
In “Say This, Say That” the chorus , “Say this, say that / I’m gunna keep spittin’ til my teeth turn black.”
“One of our goals is to never stop pursuing our dream of music, no matter what happens,” said Mark.
Exact Opposites has the will to be a forceful entity in the hip-hop industry.
“I don’t want to be confined to the box of hip-hop,” said Mark, pointing to genres that have influenced them such as blues, rock and classical.
“It’s our ultimate dream to have a successful career in the music industry, and have writing and recording be our main source of financial income,” said Mark. “In the future we hope to receive a record deal with Rhymesayers Entertainment.”
Rhymesayers Entertainment has represented such acts as Atmosphere, Brother Ali, and MF Doom.
The band plans to release more multi-mix tapes, as well as release one to three albums per year.
Exact Opposites has played concerts at legendary venues such as the Roxy and Whisky a Go Go in Los Angeles. These venues are famous for showcasing new talent and have housed well-respected artists before they were famous, such as The Doors, Guns N’ Roses and Led Zeppelin.
Exact Opposites will be having an album release show at the Date Shed in Indio on November 19. Other artists scheduled to perform include The Gooneez & The Fratellez, who are both from Blythe, as well as the Desert Eagles.
“Everything to nothing inspires us to write and perform,” said Wright when asked about the group’s inspiration.
For more information or to purchase their music go to ExactOpposities.com, “like them” on Facebook or follow them on Twitter @EOMusic.