A genre-defying whirlwind of euphoric energy steeped in the West Coast underground, Ultimate Fantastic is just exactly what their name implies. A unicorn quartet that first blossomed in the foothills of the Sierra Nevada mountains, and then big-art sound systems native to the Black Rock desert. Ultimate Fantastic blends inspired hip-hop lyricism, intoxicating, soulful R&B melodies, and a palpable interconnectivity, all of it flowing freely atop a kaleidoscopic foundation of future-bass production. Sound art that soars in the live element and translates to the studio, their music boasts an idiosyncratic chemistry between vocalists Deja Solis, Pharroh and Wink; the trifecta of singer-emcees brilliantly compliment one another’s intricate, eclectic wordplay. Ultimate Fantastic’s contemporary crunk is powered by psychedelic, subsonic soundscapes and utterly infectious grooves, meticulously crafted by production wizard/multi-instrumentalist Dropical.
In 2017, UF debut album Super Human flipped the script – and the festival scene – on its axis. After several years spent decamped back to their rural roots, villaging with family and sharpening their swords, the squad is back in a bombastic way with their sophomore opus Gadzooks, released on Gravitas Recordings. Leveling-up on an already-innovative approach to their electro hip-hop blueprint, the sizzlin’ new set finds the friends unfurling furious styles, the storytelling ably-assisted by spitfire fem-cee Deva Believa, with the whole team rockin’ atop Dropical’s ever-revolutionary sound design. On Gadzooks, Ultimate Fantastic continues their trajectory skyward, reverberating with a refreshing reckless abandon.
Having shared the stage and studio with luminaries including Hamsa Lila, Vagabundos, and Pega5u5, Ultimate Fantastic is no stranger to the avant-garde nor the cutting edge. The group toured extensively behind their debut LP and solo projects; UF has appeared at Lightning in a Bottle, Lucidity, Burning Man, Enchanted Forest, Jumpsuit Family Gathering, Boogaloo Mountain Jam to name a few. Ultimate Fantastic is currently developing their latest live set, supremely motivated to take it to the stage as soon the parties start poppin’ again.