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Seriously’s On Cool Music: Thunderheist

June 22, 2008

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I like my music as off-beat, underground and obscure as I can find it.

And, having said that, good music is still hard to find.   So, I’d like to introduce a ran into and fell for at first sight.  The electronica, 80’s-inspired, industrial dance sounds of the duo Thunderheist!

An accidental MP3 upload birthed Thunderheist. Through the music grapevine, Grahmzilla was feeling Isis rhyming, Isis was feeling ‘Zillas productions under his hip hop guise Metrix. Exchanging files online, Grahm accidentally sent Isis an electro track he was working on. She flipped it with her raw rap narratives and threw in some afropunk attitude, and they knew they had something special…

The lady runs the mic, and her name is Isis. This Nigerian-born, Canadian-raised emcee has shared stages with a wide range of hip hop heavyweights like Bahamadia, Vast Aire (Def Jux), M1 (Dead Prez), Tumi and the Volume (District Six), and even rap crossover phenomenon T.I….

Dancefloors get loose when Thunderheist reigns. Tunes like ‘Bubblegum’, ‘Suenos Dulces’ and ‘Jerk It’ get bodies bumping…

Since then, the duo have commandeered stages and left dancefloors sweaty all over North America… with more and more people packing out their live shows, writing up and snatching their demo songs posted on blogs all around the world, and visiting their website and MySpace incessantly…. MySpace placed Thunderheist as a ‘Featured Artist� based on their incredible NXNE performance. NYC and LA promoters constantly re-book them for shows. And Canada has embraced them wholeheartedly, with successful show runs in Eastern and Western Canada, CBC Radio 3 features, and more cover stories (Beatroue in Alberta). And yes, all still without an album…

Music blogs light up with repostings the moment they post a new tune. DJs from all over the world drop them in the mix. Press has come knocking, based on the smiling, sweaty faces coming out of TH jam. Audiences for live shows keep growing as word spreads. Simply put, they get lotsa love.

Below is a video of Thunderheist’s song, “Jerk It” by Kristen Waterson.

Visit Thunderheist online.

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