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March 19, 2014
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Particle at the South Shore

Particle knows Shaq Fu.

Well, at least one member of the Los Angeles jam act does.

“Particle keyboardist Steve Molitz has teamed up with four-time NBA Champ Shaquille O’Neal and New Jersey-based video game company Big Deez Productions to create the soundtrack for a new video game titled ‘Shaq Fu: A Legend Reborn,’” according to a recent announcement on the band’s website. “Molitz will write the original score for the game, and will also remix songs from Shaq’s platinum-selling catalog, including the single ‘Can’t Stop The Reign’ feat. Notorious BIG.”

O’Neal recently launched an Indiegogo campaign to involve fans in the creation of the game, according to the website. The campaign ends on April 20 and includes rewards such as private keyboard/music production lessons with Molitz, voicing characters and sound effects for the game, and the opportunity to play a pick-up basketball game with Shaq at his house.

Outside of working with Shaq, Particle has developed a cult following based around its critically acclaimed live act.

“Along with The Disco Biscuits and Sound Tribe Sector 9, Particle was among the first to blend rock, jazz, funk, and electronica into the milieu of what has been dubbed ‘livetronica,’” according to a press release from show promoters. “The group has made a name for itself and built an enthusiastic fan base — known as Particle People — by performing energetic late-night sets at festivals such as Bonnaroo.”

Particle plays in South Lake Tahoe next Thursday. South Shore’s Groovebox opens the show.

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Tahoe Daily Tribune Updated Mar 21, 2014 02:10AM Published Mar 19, 2014 02:56PM Copyright 2014 Tahoe Daily Tribune. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.