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In 1996 two MC's, Jason the Argonaut and Lazerus Jackson , burst onto the “do it yourself” Bay Area hip hop scene and quickly created their own sound. That sound became DISFLEX6 (dis-flex-six). They released two albums, “ 1984” and “ Roadside Attractions, ” which brought the duo increased exposure and added them to the ranks of other Bay Area indie artists such as: the Living Legends, Souls of Mischief and Blackalicious…The next cream of the crop.
Soon after, in 1999 DISFLEX6 added two new members, Elon.is, to help Jason on the beats and to refine the sound, and longtime friend DJ Capsize to round out the group. Collectively they released “ Where the Sidewalk Ends ” (2000), a refreshing change in the otherwise oversaturated underground market. While continuously recording new music and promoting themselves, with a do or die ethic, they also launched their website (of course), www.disflex6.com and took their place as a contender in the bay area independent hip hop scene. “ Where the Sidewalk Ends ” received positive reviews in national music magazines and caught the attention of LEX RECORDS, a subsidiary of legendary WARP RECORDS in London . A three EP deal was quickly in the works, and in 2001 DISFLEX6 's “ Hot Season EP ” was the first release by LEX. Shortly there after the D6 contributed a song to the “ Lexoleum ” compilation, also a LEX release, which featured, Boom Bip, J-Zone, and Non Prophets, amongst others.
The Disflex6 parlayed their exposure, especially on the international scene, by releasing a string of solo releases, including albums by Lazerus Jackson ( Crime – 2001), Elon.is ( Atomik Age – 2002), and Jason the Argonaut ( Keyboard To Life – 2003). With these as the foundation, their crew and label Sunset Leagues International ( SLI ) was born. To date, SLI has over 15 projects out on the market and are in line for another big year in 2004 with three new DISFLEX6 projects, “ Slow Burn ” , “ The Loop Hole ,” and the release of “ Robot Dreams ”.