Location: Toronto, Canada
Location: Toronto, Canada
Fcuk Jay-Z and Kanye, the only new rap release you need to be worrying about is the new Dream Jefferson EP Punch Perm which went live to the world a few minutes ago. Dream Jefferson’s Corboe and Owel trade verses with slick ferocity, not slipping an inch from their stellar debut EP Sasquatch Bury Their Dead. The music gets a bit more adventurous as they slip in some chill throwback synths on “The Seed and Sower” and some funked up trotting beats and grunty vocals on “All Things Shining.”Â The rhymes and storytelling are quick,Â irreverent, and on point as they drop odd references to things like The X-Men (“The Danger Room”), The Royal Wedding (“Westminster Abbey”), and Final Fantasy and Beyonce in the same song (“Robo Kill Beneath Disco Club Layla”).Â I don’t know how Corboe and Owel got album art that is basically a mirror of what happens when you hear these jams. Nifty trick. Also a nifty trick is fleshing out their sound with a guitarist and some lady back-up vocals. Damn, ok, so now I think I have to post “Purple Hearts” too.
Gotta love that beat and groove. Gotta love Dream Jefferson. There is just no other way. If you are anywhere near Ottawa tonight then hit up the record release party and high five the guys from me.
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Royal Wedding, Will & Kate, blah blah blah. The ONLY redeeming factor I can find in all this is it enticed Dream Jefferson to squeeze out another track that I can rub on my ears. This tribute to lost chances with a future princess is a much smoother affair than their epic party-rap EP Sasquatch Bury Their Dead but still has their Grade A Canadian maple syrup flavored stamp all over it. So watch the wedding â€“ if you must â€“ or just kick back with this jam and thank your lucky stars you aren’t waking up at 8am to fight through throngs of Royal fanboys eager to throw their necks out trying to get a look at a parade. You can also be thankful “Westminster Abbey” is the first single off of Dream Jefferson’s upcoming Punch Perm EP. Now that’s news worth some TV coverage.
Dream Jefferson are a Toronto duo who deal in the illicit street art they callÂ “Canadian-Electro-Party-Rap.” If that sounds like the worst ever then you need to slow your roll and take that one word at a time. Aw fuck it, no time for reading when jams like this are pumping through my headphones, making me want to mount this office desk and raise the damn roof! Producer and lyricist Corboe lays down the sick/slick beats while he and Owel Five spit hook-heavy rhymes about everything from “luminescence” to For Who The Bell Tolls. This is not your younger cousin’s party-rap, this is Dream Jefferson and as far as I am concerned they’ve wiped the slate clean, if only to rest their beers on it while they rock our business.
Take these two tracks as a taste of their vibe and range and once you haveÂ acclimatedÂ to party-rap transcendance then take in the rest of their debut EP, Sasquatch Bury Their Dead. It is being offered a free download so don’t waste any time on that. All 7 tracks pop and swerve with the tightest hip-hop swagger I’ve heard all year. The opening tracks begins with a sample of some stuffy guy saying “you best putÂ seat-beltsÂ on your ears, cause I’m gonna take them for the ride of their lives.” While that is certainly a bold statement, it’s not far from the truth.