The Biznautics are bringing in the new roaring twenties with Make Your Escape. This is the first of two new albums coming out in 2020. Now at the top of their game, see how the ‘Nautics started their journey in the basements of West Tacoma.
D-Child and Moffrogangus were childhood friends who spent adolescence emulating the local hip-hop group Public Bun. Armed with dark humor and impulsivity, the Foul-Mouthed Italian and Moff Gang recorded cassette tapes that were not safe for kids. As early teens these two met Direct whose shared sense of humor and interests helped forged an unbreakable trio of emcees.
The idea of forming a premier hip hop group at this time was unthinkable, until they met Champion J and Dustin Iacobazzi Riecan. These two seasoned songwriters were already creatives with various Tacoma bands who were looking to extend their talents into Hip Hop. Champion brought sophisticated lyrics with perfect cadence while Dustin became the producer, core musician and author of the groups original sound.
At their first recording session, this collection of West Tacomanites (retrospectively called The OG5) birthed a new sound and formed the Biznautics.
Drawing on a diverse set of influence, from The Beatles to The Fugees, Hieroglyphics to Pink Floyd, Led Zeppelin to The Wu-Tang Clan, this combination of emcees and live band blends funk and rock riffs with witty lyrics performed technical mastery.
The Biznautics spent the next six years cutting tracks and playing shows with the four emcees and a five-piece band. Their debut EP The Sinatra Project added DJ Mikey Ogas and featured The Cleric. Their first full length album The Human Voice, which featured musicians Tino Garcia and Cameron Riecan, established this group as the undisputed king of the Tacoma music scene. THV also featured the group’s only interlude track, Faraca’s Message, introducing audiences to Chris Faraca (aka Dr. Gnaw Raw). The band added musician TJ Nokleby and Dubs Tha’ Drummer for their follow-up album Look At Yourself. LAY spread like wildfire around the Puget Sound and saw the group headlining in front of thousands.
Unfortunately, it wasn’t to last as tragedy struck. Danny “The D-Child” Cline, court jester of the stage, lost a battle with cancer after a summer surrounded by his brothers in the band. Face-to-face with the great beyond, Danny’s final ask was for the group to continue on.
After a ten-year hiatus, Moff, Champ J, Direct, Dustin, TJ and Faraca's Make Your Escape is a fulfillment of that promise.