Welcome to another episode of Eclectic Soundtrax Podcast, with hosts Skunk Manhattan and Victor Ramos getting to know Adoo and Oskee of the psychedelic, reggae and hip-hop genre bending duo, Space Kamp. These two are originally Pennsylvania-based, although one now in Florida, as well as marijuana advocates and psychonauts.
Space Kamp is also currently working on their new album, ‘Butterfly Effect’, a collection of songs focused on self-growth, optimism and perseverance through setbacks.
Space Kamp was just asked to perform at grand openings of Beyond/Hello, Pennsylvania dispensaries, and are also regulars at New Jersey Cannabis Festival and Penncannafest, among others. What’s more, the band also has a collaborative product in the works with Best Damn Buds, a THC-O cartridge line with band-centric artwork and collector cards. To top it all off, they work with multiple Juno and Much Music Award-winning producer Rob the Viking for production, garnering Space Kamp a unique sound with trancey vibes, mind-melting instrumentation and meaningful messages in between.
With their 2020 album Electric Lemonade charting at #7 on Google Play and #15 on iTunes Reggae, Space Kamp has created a niche all their own. Tune in, as ESP hosts discuss the influences of Space Kamp’s music, touring and festivals, politics and more. As advocates for prison reform and federal legalization of cannabis, psilocybin and home grow, a percent of every Butterfly Effect album presale will go to the nonprofit Freedom Grow Forever, who help incarcerated inmates for cannabis receive commissary. Additionally, the band hosts an annual Toy and Coat Drive for the Leigh Valley Children’s Hospital. Make sure to give them a follow!
About the podcasters
Skunk is a musician, primarily known as the frontman and guitarist for eclectic heavy-rock band A Good Rogering. Since moving to Austin in 2004, he has recorded and performed with a wide variety of bands and solo artists over a career spanning more than 20 years and has shared the stage with notable acts, such as Skid Row, Marty Friedman, Uli Jon Roth, George Lynch and Metal Church among others. Skunk not only works as a performing musician and recording artist, but also as a producer and music teacher. With two decades of insight into what it means to be a professional musician and a passion for not only music, but comedy and general chatter, Skunk was quick to jump at the opportunity to co-host a podcast with longtime friend, Victor Ramos.
A Texas native, Victor’s early musical influences are a mixture of classic rock albums played by his Vietnam vet father and a whole lot of ‘the Fab Four’ via his Beatles-loving mother. Sprinkle in some classic country and Motown, and you have a man that would say “¿que?” when other Tejanos would ask what his favorite cumbia was. After a stint in the Marines, Victor moved to Austin in 2000 and began working in the tech industry. He met Skunk in a Spanish class in 2005 and the two discovered a shared passion for not only beer, but music. After years of collectively attending concerts and talking music, the idea to start a podcast centering around such topics seemed like a logical endeavor.