With their respective careers, the two brothers, Mr. Rogers and Pharroh had already established a dedicated fanbase. Mr. Rogers over the past few years became a staple in California’s electronic music scene, playing festivals (such as headlining slots at Lucidity, Stilldream, and Raindance) all around the area. On the other side of the spectrum is Pharroh, who has made his roundabouts in the underground hip-hop circuit. He’s shared the stage with GZA and has gone on to score the soundtrack for the Afro Samurai video game and collaborate with TalibKweli. Eager to connect with a larger audience, they came together and fused their fanbases to deliver PEGA5U5. Their freshman LP The Flock, which featured collaborations with The Fungineers, Joanna, Cellojoe, and more, established a unique sound that left listeners craving new releases. With their hiatus coming to an end, make sure to follow them on their social media links below to keep up with the duo.
Juxtaposition meets trip-hop in West Coast-based brother duo PEGA5U5’s newest single “Temporary Love” featuring Cellojoe – off their forthcoming sophomore EP Hippocrene. Last month they greeted us with “True Love“, a glitched -infused track that featured Pharro’s complex verse carried the flow forward. “Temporary Love” instead takes us on a laidback journey through a percussion-driven rabbit hole that is filled with wonked out synths as Pharro’s voice soothes you into a state of serenity.
“Hippocrene, the title of our new release, is the name of the spring that burst forth on Mount Helicon when PEGA5U5 struck it with his hoof. The Hippocrene is considered to be a source of poetic inspiration, where the Muses already had a dancing-ground where they would pound their feet, in order to awaken desire.” – PEGA5U5