Friday Night Instrumentals

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Instrumental versions of the songs from Friday Night.

Friday Night is the saga of Dave (Serengeti) and Umar (Hi-Fidel), two working stiffs who’ve seen each other around the office from time to time. One Friday night they wind up in the same club, stood up by the same girl. With paychecks in their pockets and the weekend stretching ahead, they decide to make the most of it.

A simple drive down the coast kicks off an evening of drugs, sex, music, and murder, a tidal wave of hedonism Dave and Umar will not escape intact.


" of the most epic Hip-Hop concept LPs since The Streets‘ A Grand Don’t Come for Free, Prince Paul’s Prince Among Thieves or Organized Konfusion’s Equinox."
- Okayplayer

"Gifted emcees Serengeti and Hi-Fidel put out a thoughtful and hilarious debut...5 Stars."
- Creative Loafing Atlanta

"One of the top 10 albums of 2008."
- Las Vegas Weekly

"...the glittering tracks are flush with robotic synths and programmed drums, creating an electronic symphony..."
- Chicago Tribune

"...the perfect party soundtrack. Utterly danceable and clever."
- St. Louis Riverfront Times

"Really dope."
- UGSMAG (Canada)

"You know all that shitty drug, money and sex-saturated radio and party Rap everybody likes so much? Well, Serengeti and Hi-Fidel made an album making fun of it and managed not only do it better than all the chumps on the radio, but make the shit sound good in the process. Oh, and they made the whole album a continuous story that's actually linear and compelling."
- Imageyenation's Best of 2008 A-Z

"These guys are genuinely talented rappers with an impressive chemistry."
- Cokemachineglow

"Top 10 of 2008"
- Washington City Paper

"If you haven’t jumped on the Serengeti bandwagon yet, now is the time to do so."
- Centerstage Chicago

"This is the album of the year! Produced by Grilla and Ish, and featuring incredible raps by Hi-Fidel and Serengeti, Friday Night is an electro-funk, hip hop, pop masterpiece concept album in the tradition of De La Soul is Dead and Prince Paul's Prince Among Thieves. Buy this won't regret it."
- Jim Mahfood (


released December 2, 2008

Music by Grilla and Ish

Recorded at The Manor Recording Studios - Los Angeles

Recorded by Grilla and Ish

Mixed and Mastered by Grilla and Michael Frenke



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Friday Night Gold Coast, Australia

Friday Night is a collaboration between emcees Serengeti and Hi-Fidel, spanning over 3 years and mulitple albums. The result is a remarkable cycle of high-concept narrative storytelling over a boundary-pushing fusion of hip-hop, electro, pop and soul.

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