The Nightcap EP

by JDK and Rey

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We attend one of the toughest universities in the world. We play football at the winningest program in history. We make music at night. This is our life. Over the last 8 months, we have been fighting daylight so we could make music in the late night hours that you will love.

Watch the Promo Video: youtu.be/O_2Ugft854g

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released 27 August 2013
Music production, vocals, songwriting, mixing: JDK and Rey
Backing vocals (The Party's Underwater): Ryan Doyle
Mastering: Dave Feeny

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After football goes down, music gets turned up.

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Track Name: Arcadia
I traded my degree for a dream
Some people think I'm crazy
What the world thinks doesn't seem to matter much lately
Chasing down the vision like I made it
Race ideas across the pavement
I just hope that I can pace it
So we wait and arrange patiently
This music trying to embrace
Trace a new path instead of finding
Other artists to replace
Cus how can you change the game
If you're not grinding? Find a new lane
People wasting time making the same damn lame thing
I wake the sun up early mornings late nights
I was raised making music now I blaze sh** daily
This is the realest of the real
Must be dead if you can't feel this
Got a soul stomping on my chest so after death
When I lay to rest on the record
All these words they can still live
My dreams been a blank check
About to fill it in
No ego screaming RIP to the beats
While we rippin intelligent poetry
The rest of the world sleeps
Flowing prose forget the cons
Better let em go free
I never had a feeling so deep in my soul believed
Better let em go free
Better hope my feet can carry me

Jumping to the other side
Two shots of that enterprise
Realizing synthesizing its alright its alright its alright

New rays put a move on
Top back with the roof gone
Smooth tracks in the cell phone
Fresh prince of the ring tone
Its that silky silver screen life
Like I'm driving trying to find a new scene right
Director's cut first edition
We live it platinum mint condition
Blue chrome on the freeway
Gold enzo prepaid
So roll out that red and wear that watch like ivory

Jumping to the other side
Two shots of that enterprise
Realizing synthesizing its alright its alright its alright
Jumping to the other side
(I can't stand I keep falling)
Two shots of that enterprise
(Will I land back on solid)
Realizing synthesizing
(I can't stand I keep falling)
(Will I land back on solid ground)

If people tell me that my music's just a fantasy
Its clear that they don't know a single thing about me
From day one we've been the dreams undoubtedly
And now the sound flows loud and free
I'm reaching the four corners of the earth
Blew by my last chance to return see
Rewind is not an option
Atlas held the world but I won't be the one to drop it

Because I can't stand
Try to feel something
The king of this land
Ain't telling me nothing, nothing at all
Nothing at all

Jumping to the other side
Lead me to that paradise
Realize synthesize

We are we are one with the music
We are we are one don't lose it now
Don't lose it now
And I feel like I'm falling down
I look up and see stars
(Tread the waters of the night)
Cosmic fires breathing light
(Bend the colors, untie the white)
Blue mountainside
Dream titans arising and bringing the songs to life
We are we are one with the music
We are so far along can't lose it now
Can't lose it now, now

Let the crowd dream with me
I was made in the lab truth first
Talkin I was bred for the concerts mosh pit monster
Another beat's nightmare sponsor
Took the fight from the dark night
Boxed him up and locked it
See five rings on a mountainside
Doubled up adrenaline running to the saturated sky
Aphrodite finds me, she reminds me
Music's been the love of a lifetime
Phonetic fine wine glass tears cried down from the heavens
As poetic rhymes shine on the skyline
Apollo's all smiles he was watching
As the ride touched down on the 11th flight
But the ghost of Helios sighs
Cus he knows the we own the light I'm saying
The ghost of Helios dies
Cus Olympus is ours tonight
I'm talking siege of the dream killers
Screamin at Athena
Pour these feelings on the track unfiltered
Welcome to the new scheme surge
Carry spears of ideas and so many came before
But we still first
Chariots from the fire shaped by the desire
Making titans come alive with a skilled verse
This arena is a stage, these words carry weight
Elevate tell fate that it can move or burn
Cus tonight we rise
Track Name: Jobs
Look
Snapback faded wishing her the best
Cus she left now I'm jaded, jaded
My heart was the beat yeah she played it, she played it
She made it go ba da da da da
She made it go ba da da da da
Look
Snapback faded wishing her the best
Encore like Jay did, its amazing, its amazing, so amazing
East west coast changes made her famous
She made it go
She made it go ba da da da da
But I don't mean to be resentful

Talking everything I never did
Wait is that an iced tea? Come give me a sip
I'm trying to cool it down
Ice cube movie shouts
On a Friday scrambling like Fran Tarkenton
All I really wanna do is win
Threw away a stack of records that I knew were hits
The best influences Grammy illusionists
Give me 42 stealing home like I knew the pitch
Cus I'm crazy baby we can come and take it
Got a fresh used suburu a hundred thousand miles that'll move you
Look me up on youtube you can always tell me if its too soon
Cus I'm trying to take you back
Let the music soothe
This is everything
What I got to lose
Five dollar wine dollar store apple pies
City in the night now how could you refuse?

Vacated vacations on radio stations
Spinning in my mind
Broken record time
Vacated vacations on radio stations
Spinning in my mind
Broken record time I'm fine
Vacated vacations on radio stations
(Trying to make a call, speeding going home)
Spinning in my mind
Broken record time I'm fine
(Thought it's what she wants but I never know)
Vacated vacations on radio stations
(Trying to write a song, spin the record slow)
Spinning in my mind
Broken record time I'm fine
(Cus she took my hopes six feet below)
(But you never know cus you never know)

I think the baselines underrated
Not about FaceTime steady dedicated
If it weren't for jobs apple wouldn't make it
Cus these iPods are paychecks and damn man he's innovative
His inner statement
Is indunated
Minor keys now I'm in the majors
Alicia please would you be my baby
Looking for the beat have you seen it lately?

Snapback faded wishing her the best
Cus she left now I'm jaded, jaded
My heart was the beat yeah she played it, she played it
She made it go ba da da da da
She made it go ba da da da da

Vacated vacations on radio stations
Spinning in my mind
Broken record time
Vacated vacations on radio stations
Spinning in my mind
Broken record time I'm fine
Vacated vacations on radio stations
(Trying to make a call, speeding going home)
Spinning in my mind
Broken record time I'm fine
(Thought it's what she wants but I never know)
Vacated vacations on radio stations
(Trying to write a song, spin the record slow)
Spinning in my mind
Broken record time I'm fine
(Cus she took my hopes six feet below)
(But you never know cus you never know)
Track Name: Ichabod Shade
Empty school bus
Yellow faded through
Pushin mp3s wearing
Newly laced loose shoes
Flying straight across the neighborhood
Right into the living room
Maybe he could beat the sun
Be the knight coming soon
Screens are what he's dreaming of
Movie stunts seen a few
Imagined all these people sayin
"Son, this town needs you" (Deep voice)
Yeah, be a superman sequel
Nah, create his own hero, peaceful
Steady shooting words strong verbs
Smooth as he surfs on the sentences
Strolls into the evil
The world's quiet but his mind's alive
The light's silent but the darkness thrives
Crime rises in the world he made
Here to save the day he's Ichabod Shade

These faded empty street lights
Callin me wonder if I'll listen
Letters on the concrete envisioned
Subtract the safe paint, write over the wrongs
By addition maybe I can pay the difference
Cus these waves make shades of grey
Sound is color, and this color its my job to spray
Drums, keys, guitars, dark nights, stars
All the heroes sound the same
So maybe the villain's what I was made to play
The normal words getting failing grades
So a mural is what I make so I can change
Music's wayward way
Use a shadow as my frame
As I create a smooth sharp refrain
I hope they hear me, I'll make em hear me
Let my words speak what I would say
So I can tell em that somebody's
Reaching high into outer space
Not content to stay contained
Molds were made to break
So let the sun set on cosigns
And shine on the day

Signed,
Shade

Lil Shade drew shapes on a wall 10 feet tall
And they spelled out his song but he wasn't done
Cus he waited all day for the moonlight to come
So he's gonna stay till the day breaks in the morning
Till the day wakes in the morning, morning
Lately he's found a friend in his words
Chasing paper planes through the classroom
Scribbles on the walls of the bathroom stalls
Cus he just can't wait to be heard
And look at what he's done now
Made a message on the blacktop
And he can't stop it
And he won't stop it
Cus his haunted soul only knows gold
A beautiful, a beautiful vinyl overdose
Track Name: Truth of Tides
Counting all the lines on the pages basically
I'm just trying to find the space to see
Cus each and every word has a chance to shape it
To make it a world, build a masterpiece, build a masterpiece
Sitting on the back porch listening
And I can hear a million different pictures
No telling what the difference is
A sister or a brother
Cus the beautiful is yet to be discovered
Cus I'm talking bout a faith in the face of hate
Rays that illuminate a life's work made by the finest
Maybe you've heard of him
But if I've seen further it's by standing on the shoulders of giants

If these tides could talk
Would they tell us that our world is one fire?
Or if these tides could talk
Would they say that we're still frozen?

Just another night in a crowded town
Walking down the sidewalk
Life's best lead colorblind
It always happens slow but we're closer
A door begins to open
Finally we can start to hear the times talk
A king dreamed and I have a friend today
Years spent in pain and I'm here for thanks
Some people see black and white but we see inspired
Cus a bullet can't take away the passion from a fire
Vacant lots and parking spots then malls and shops
Cus we're all for change
But quiet thoughts stay locked in boxes and we remain the same
Will we remain the same?

If these tides could talk
Would they tell us that our world is one fire?
Or if these tides could talk
Would they say that we're still frozen?
If these tides could talk
Would they tell us that our world is one fire?
Or if these tides could talk
Would they say that we're still frozen?
Frozen eh

(MLK speech)
Track Name: Orange Curb Dreamside
I'm sitting on this orange curb dream side
Reading into street signs
Lighting up the pavement like I own it
Sitting on this orange curb dream side
Reading into street signs
Lighting up the pavement like I own it
Sitting on this orange curb dream side
Reading into street signs
Lighting up the pavement like I own it
Sitting on this orange curb dream side
Reading into street signs
Lighting up the pavement, pavement

Memories on fire
What could have been lost
I wish I knew take me higher
I lay awake in these back alleys of thoughts
As these nightmares conspire
But to them my applause
Cus my code they deciphered
Righteous rain wash away the stains
Am I insane? Contemplate my fate
Cus in the middle I'm abandoned
Through the turbulence I landed
I'm standing today
But I'm handcuffed to be taken way away
Cus my mind is a prison where I keep what I envision
I decided to drive away cus they all keep me awake
Keep me awake
But now its time for decisions and I keep wanting to finish
What I started I'm falling back towards that street corner
Rooms overflowing, flowing let em out, let em out

Sitting on this orange curb dream side
Reading into street signs
Lighting up the pavement like I own it
Sitting on this orange curb dream side
Reading into street signs
Lighting up the pavement like I own it
Sitting on this orange curb dream side
Reading into street signs
Lighting up the pavement like I own it
Sitting on this orange curb dream side
Reading into street signs
Lighting up the pavement like I own it

Cus I'm sitting on this orange curb
Been here since the day they left me
Idea holding cells full house penitentiary
Behind the bars you can hear em as the screams disperse
Too many dreams life term
Some people building walls in another mind
Some people would be kings in another time
Some people would be lost in another life
Some people trying to fight for just another night
I'm trying to make a plane for the ones without a ticket
Silent slow escape cus the road we take is different
Leave the prison that we made let it fade in
Our inner mind is what we're all kids in
The beauty of the stone in the subtle shades of grey
Cus the colors aren't enough
When the feeling's locked away
But now the debt has been repaid
Inmates no longer wait, cus hey
Today is the dreamside jailbreak
Talking Dufresne level freedom
Red redemption cus we beat em
Whats a thought without a vision?
Whats a dream without conviction?
But now its time for decisions and I keep wanting to finish
What I started I'm falling back towards that street corner
Rooms overflowing I've always known
That I gotta let em out cus I'm sitting on that

Sitting on this orange curb dream side
Reading into street signs
Lighting up the pavement like I own it
Sitting on this orange curb dream side
Reading into street signs
Lighting up the pavement like I own it
Sitting on this orange curb dream side
Reading into street signs
Lighting up the pavement like I own it
Sitting on this orange curb dream side
Reading into street signs
Lighting up the pavement like I own it
Sitting on this orange curb dream side
Reading into street signs
Lighting up the pavement like I own it
Sitting on this orange curb dream side
Reading into street signs
Lighting up the pavement like I own it
Sitting on this orange curb dream side
Reading into street signs
Lighting up the pavement like I own it
Sitting on this orange curb dream side
Reading into street signs
Lighting up the pavement like I own it
Track Name: The Party's Underwater
Chaise lounging at the bottom of the deep end
New suit all wet loose tie blue vest and I'm feeling good
I'm feeling good
I've been blowing these bubbles
I've been finding the pieces to puzzles of sound
Da da dum dum dum
And the melody of cannonballs
Fills the air it resounds

The party's underwater
Da da dum dum dum

I take a glowing mic light the night flow ignites
Whole party stops truth drips from lips
High dive into the crowd as we drown in the sound of life
Staccato heart beats free energies unite
Yeah, I got the vision see the path I've formed
I said this music's what I'm living for
Dream waves resonate from the surface to the floor
In this pool I escape I can soar
Just sink into this creative state
And float as I toast to the freestyle memories
Ambience we made smooth strokes moving slow
Not a worry paid
The dark grows young daybreak can wait
Shades spin the colors into perfect rays
And frame a shadow-stained deck as a radiant stage
Now these speakers splash sonic sweetness
In its sea I wade and taste the depths of the bass cus

I wake up all I see for now
These waving lights this pool surrounds
And I know I'm at home
Cus this life is a party and we're all drowning in the sound
Yeah this life is a party and we're all drowning in the sound

We live on this planet of midnight blue
And I kept my space haven't slept in days
But thats the price you pay
When you're trying to make it through
Cus this water's like a mirror in my mind
I took a reflection been injected connected
Through creative inception
Three layers deep dreams
Flowing from the moment that idea was planted
A tiny seed as it climbed all these hours made it rise
Turned this picture perfect dream into real live life
Takes the breath away doesn't it?
Been chasing down a secret on a journey to discover it
One round for the people
Who were here from the start
Cus life is what you make it
This art is who we are I'm saying

Cus this life is a party and we're all drowning in the sound
Yeah this life is a party and we're all drowning in the sound
This life is a party and we're all drowning in the sound
Yeah this life is a party and we're all drowning in the sound
Track Name: Mellotonin
No shadows on my walls I blew em off
Building kingdoms out of thoughts I rule em all
Neon clouds light the way for the grey to fade
And battleships rock the seas
I've made curses verses surface perfect
Is it all worth it?
Worthless words just wait all day on a page
But at night they animate
So easy to see violet evergreen trees
Fuchsia red birds singing me to sleep
To be bigger than a building built upon the sky
I try to rise in time to compose this
These lines and these words are melodies
So breathe deep and lead me to memories
Breathe deep and lead me to memories

Its gonna be a good night
A good night

Yellow painted boom box blues
Pictures from a cartoon movie
I fade away into the shot smile George Clooney
Sue me cus we produce and move authentic music
So say goodnight and good luck and try to keep up
Then you can recognize the movement
Been using these thoughts as currency
And dreams and certainty and currently
Internal circuitry is telling me its urging me
Compelling like it happened perfectly
But I guess we'll see
For now I'm skating on an ocean twelve feet deep
The sun eclipse the stars a world of light envelops me
I must have fell asleep
And when I wake I'll take florescent spray paint
And tear the grey haze from the the day and say
These lines and these words are melodies
So breathe deep and lead me to memories

Its gonna be a good night
A good night
Its gonna be a good night
A good night