One simply cannot walk past PRO8L3M indifferently.
Since their 2013 debut, each of their consecutive studio albums has become a certified Platinum Record and turned heads of new generations of fans. The duo's sell-out shows at Poland's biggest venues unite audiences from all across the musical landscape - from hip-hop to alternative. Their body of work, rich in pop-cultural references, intertwines the subjects of futurism and new technologies with thriller-like narratives.
The Warsaw-based duo consisting of Oskar and Steez made their notorious debut with the “C30-C39” EP. For some fans, it was a long-awaited breath of fresh air, for others - simply an incomprehensible and hard to pin down phenomenon.
PRO8L3M has not slowed down since and they regularly surprise their fans with new releases - from "Art Brut" mixtape, through their self-titled debut full-length to „Hack3d By GH05T 2.0 EP” and „Ground Zero Mixtape” - Oskar’s uncompromising and stirring lyrical ideas and Steez’s unexpected musical explorations come together in a unique combination, guaranteeing an influx of original concepts, both sonic and narrative.
Their release from 2019, "Widmo", circulates around the issues of modern civilization and the disruption brought by its progression, all while giving context to the group's previous work. Deterioration of our environment and the decline of values became a visible imprint of Western civilization's downfall - by making this the narrative background of the album, PRO8L3M shines a light on the unnoticeable and disregarded social phenomenons. They investigate and question the direction in which humans and their world are heading.
The group celebrated the release of "Widmo" with a unique launch event, integrating music, fans and artists with visual and virtual arts. The unprecedented listening party took place as part of a multimedia installation OUTPOST and was attended by several thousands of fans from around the country.
From the other hand "Art Brut 2", which was released at the beginning of 2020, is a kind of continuation of the first edition of the album. The richness of stories to be told and the inspiration flowing from Polish music of the 70s, 80s and even the early 90s left the artists unsatisfied. On "Art Brut 2", the current reality was mixed with the turn of the 90s and 00s. In contrast to futuristic visions, Oskar and Steez used images from growing up in the times of wild capitalism and living in total detachment from modern technology. The premiere of the material was accompanied by the immersive experience of TEST DRIV3, during which audience could move into the world recalled on the upcoming album before its release. What's more, 24 hours after the launch of the "Art Brut 2" pre-order, it reached for gold. In December 2020, a vinyl version of the album was released.
Currently, Oskar and Steez are celebrating the release of the album "Fight Club", which is the first material in the history of the band, in which guest artists had a large and significant participation.