We've updated our Terms of Use. You can review the changes here.

Those Were The Days

by Imperial & K.I.N.E.T.I.K.

  • Streaming + Download

    Includes high-quality download in MP3, FLAC and more. Paying supporters also get unlimited streaming via the free Bandcamp app.
    Purchasable with gift card

      name your price




For their latest single; the unlikely duo, Imperial and K.I.N.E.T.I.K., link up with wish list collaborator, BREIS and time travel back to the days when it was safe to play outside. Can it be that it was all so simple then? The answer is yes and all three scroll through their memories of old like Teletext.

More than just another back in the day record, Those Were The Days, is a loving ode to the curiosity and innocence of yesteryear. Imperial digs deep into his they reminisce over you bag and connects soothing, uplifting and spirited vibrations together like Lego pieces. K.I.N.E.T.I.K. catches sepia-tinged flashbacks in the first verse and paints a detailed picture with his coin-operated flow by name dropping everything from pin rolls to Blockbuster Video late fees. Even Richie Cunningham gets a big up. Oh, happy days, indeed. One the second verse, BREIS tells a witty wordplay laden story of how a technical mishap with a camera caused chaos after his wide-eyed first encounter with a pre-Miseducation Lauryn Hill. Even though these collaborators are showing their age, their youthful enthusiasm and anachronistic experience shine through. This is the missing link between analogue adolescence and digital adulthood.

Those Were The Days is out now on Illect Recordings.


released July 19, 2019

Beats: Imperial
Rhymes: K.I.N.E.T.I.K., BREIS


all rights reserved



Illect Recordings Seattle

Hip-Hop record label founded in 2003.

contact / help

Contact Illect Recordings

Streaming and
Download help

Shipping and returns

Redeem code

Report this album or account

If you like Those Were The Days, you may also like: