Eliquate is a live indie / hip hop group based out of Santa Cruz, CA. Simply put they are comprised of Elliot Wright(Emcee), Jamie Schnetzler(Guitar), Cosmo Stevens(Bass), and Dan Wells(Drums). Once they get on stage however, no one stays put and nothing stays simple for long. The band blends the live instrumentation and DIY energy of an old school punk show with the clever samples and passionate connection of an intimate Hip-Hop set. Whether you like to think, dance, or just watch, this spectacle leaves the night open for your interpretation.Blending Hip-Hop production and ethics with the high energy of an amped-up rock show, the group turns any venue into an engaging and intelligent party.
Eliquate recently released a music video for their track “Elliot is Untitled” on their mix-tape Patchworks Vol. II (2013). The video, which was directed by Michael Daniel, released 5/12/2014 and is available on Eliquate’sofficial YouTube. From Elliot Wright (MC of Eliquate), “With the help of friend Chance Random, “Elliot is Untitled” was recorded one night in Seattle during Eliquate’s last NorthWest tour. It’s a song about perpetual adolescence, accompanied by a great video made by Michael Daniel. Hope you enjoy”.
In addition to ACWAE, Eliquate has released another album – Arch Rhythm (2010) – and three EPs – Who The F**k Is Eliquate (2012), Patchworks, Vol.1 (2013) and Patchworks ,Vol. 2 (2013) since 2009. Over the next few months, Eliquate will be performing a number of shows throughout Northern California while prepping their next EP, Patchworks, Vol. 3 – set for a summer/fall release.