SLC Hip-Hop CDs | Music | Salt Lake City Weekly

SLC Hip-Hop CDs 

Daniel Fischer, Mark Dago, Dani Lion & more

Pin It

Daniel Fischer/Mark Dago, Family Tree
These two met at the ’90s Provo dance club The Palace and soon joined forces in one of Utah’s longest-running bands, The Numbs—which Fischer has left, but Dago remains a part of. Together again, Fischer proves his music, sampling and looping still pairs nicely with Dago’s writing and rhyming.

The Numbs/Stubbs, Soul Burn
There are certainly breakup and breakdown albums; Soul Burn, however, is strictly a breakdancing album. Ogden artist Linus Stubbs produced the CD and added the funky beats. It’s classic The Numbs—Mark Dago, Gunnar McKell, Rooster and DJ Shanty—but tighter and brighter, landing in the vibrant area between gangsta rap and the P-Funk All Stars.

Rotten Musicians, EPee
Salt Lake City novelty act and “sissy rappers” Rotten Musicians—Daniel Fischer, Mark Dago and DJ Shanty—have cracked me up since I started playing them in 2005. After eight years, the group still has the same message: Rap is ridiculous. Lyrics like “I must be made of chiffon cake/ cuz your mom’s nibbling on my arm” offer a good crack-up. But be warned, these songs are guaranteed to get stuck in your head.

Mark Dago, Kill Screen
Gamers and hip-hop aficionados who like to game will probably dig Kill Screen. Dago dropped his first solo CD, Self High Five, earlier this year, but he couldn’t resist pulling out something a bit more fun. “I thought it would be cool to do a ‘chip tune/chip hop’ EP. I love video games—always have, always will,” Dago says. Check out dance-move-inducing “Megamanic” and “Dynamite Punch,” the latter of which I swear is influenced a tad by Rotten Musicians.

Dani Lion, Dani In the Clouds
Dani Lion is a new collaboration between Daniel Fischer and Laren Hoyt. Hoyt has never been musically trained, yet she’s blessed with Adele-esque bluesy vocals, as heard on “Light from Yesterday,” which is getting a lot of airplay—and not just on my show. The EP is a catchy, dreamy little nugget, to be sure.

The Early Portion focuses on UtahFM DJ Portia Early’s ( on Mondays, 3-6 p.m.) take on the local music scene via interviews, CD reviews and Portia’s personal reflections on what’s going down around town.

Pin It

Speaking of Articles, ,

  • Walk of Shame, The Lego Movie

    New DVD/VOD Tuesday, June 17
    • Jun 16, 2014
  • Drinking-Class Zero

    Following a night of drinking, Wendy Simpson, 25, walked to a McDonald’s restaurant in West Yorkshire, England, where she was told that the counter was closed and only the drive-through was open but that she couldn’t be served
    • Jun 16, 2014
  • How to Train Your Dragon 2

    Dragon 2 shows DreamWorks is still willing to be daring
    • Jun 13, 2014
  • More »

About The Author

Portia Early

More by Portia Early

Latest in Music

Readers also liked…

  • Meet the New Boss

    An introduction to City Weekly's new music editor
    • Feb 16, 2022

© 2023 Salt Lake City Weekly

Website powered by Foundation