Toronto-based self-professed beat junkies Grand Analog have debuted a fierce new single and live performance video for “Fly Away: Swing Low”. The video was shot by Mitch Fillion at Southern Souls and features Canada’s number one live hip-hop band doing what they do best. Watch the video “FLY AWAY: SWING LOW” here: http://smarturl.it/gaflyaway.
Grand Analog recently performed as part of The Strombo Show presents JONI75, a four-hour special on CBC’s The Strombo Show honouring the 75th birthday of Joni Mitchell featuring exclusive covers and conversations with artists such as Rufus Wainwright, Mac Demarco, July Talk, Arkells, and Chilly Gonzales to name a few. The five-piece released their EP Donna Summer this summer via Grand Analog Music. Thick with driving drums, sparkly synth and a funky basslines, the EP is available to purchase + stream HERE. Two of the band’s tracks, “The Great Rhyme Dropper” and “Electric City” are featured in the feature film “Lowriders” starring Eva Longoria airing on Netflix this month.
Grand Analog set themselves apart by offering an eclectic approach to hip-hop with a focus on live musical instruments. Their sound: a beautiful mess of rap ‘n’ roll, dub ‘n’ soul. Each personality in this collective brings something unique to the table. Odario and DJ Ofield blame their father, a reggae DJ from the 80s, for cursing them with the love of music, bass and trouble. Warren Bray is the secret sauce on bass, while TJ Garcia trips the light fantastic behind his drum kit and Aubrey McGhee is the sonic adventurer on saxophone.
Grand Analog is Canada’s number one live hip-hop band, constantly being compared to the likes of The Roots, Mos Def and Roots Manuva. The band’s live show adds soul to the bloodline with frequent stage jams and off the wall spontaneity. Grand Analog have left their mark on prestigious showcases and festivals such as the Great Escape Festival, SXSW, the Reeperbahn Festival, CMJ, Pop Montreal, the Halifax Pop Explosion and CMW plus shared stages with The Roots, Little Dragon, Future, X-Ambassadors, Grieves, Remi, the Herbaliser, Shad, Big Boi and K-OS. More recently, Odario hosted CIMA’s Celebration & Awards Gala at the Phoenix Concert Theatre and curated an evening of music for NXNE 2018.