Hip-hop group Shtar has been defying stereotypes ever since its inception inside the walls of rabbinical college. The 5 members of Shtar boast a unique blend of hip-hop and rock with lyrics grounded in spiritually elevating themes. Their expert fusion of a wide range of music genres shows itself throughout Infinity. The title track, as well as current single â€œRestoring My Soul (Modeh),â€ have drawn comparisons to the Gorillaz, while â€œAdon Olamâ€ has an R&B groove and â€œAshreiâ€ echoes Beck with its lo-fi, distorted funk sound. Issac’s vocals color the songs â€œKel Adonâ€ and â€œNagilaâ€ with haunting Middle Eastern inflections. Blending in with these various styles, Ori Murray’s deft, cerebral rhymes command the listener’s attention. â€œThere’s a beacon sign / Plant the seed in time/ And the tree will climb,â€ he raps with conviction on â€œTikun Olamâ€. They have already garnered fans from all denominations as a tight live band that could easily rival veteran acts like The Roots. Their debut album, Infinity, is is in stores now via Shemspeed Records.
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