Thunderheist’s electro-crunk boom bap


Toronto, Canada duo Thunderheist is preparing to release its self-titled debut on March 24 via Big Dada.

Thunderheist hit the same sweet spot as former Big Dada (and now Warner Bros.) group Spank Rock. However, producer Grahmzilla and rapper/vocalist Isis manage to  stand out amidst a very crowded field. Grahmzilla assembles a nice slate of hard bass and disco beats while Isis, though narrowly focused on club shenanigans, at least enlivens her tropes with witty lines and a memorable voice. The duo’s demos have been floating around for the past two years, so the full-length marks the end of a long buzz-building campaign.

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Grahm and Isis began Thunderheist as a project to throw a wrench into static hip hop conventions and explore their love for the dancefloor. They are far more than an electrorap act grounded in rap, bass, and electro, but are also entrenched in disco, funk and R&B, crafting their own, brand new definition of future pop music. More than anything, there’s something infectiously unpretentious and genuine about Thunderheist. They like going out and having a good time and have made the records to reflect this – party music for people who really like partying. Already being played by the likes of Pete Tong, Annie Mac and Annie Nightingale on Radio 1, huge on Myspace, loved by Pitchfork and Vice as well as Elton John (actually we made that shit up), 2009 is set to be a thunderous-ass year for them. Thunderheist is gaining speed and bandwidth, one byte per second, and heading straight for tera status. Get ready for it.

  • 1. “Sweet 16”
  • 2. “Nothing2Step2”
  • 3. “Jerk It”
  • 4. “LBG (Little Booty Girls)”
  • 5. “Bubblegum”
  • 6. “Slow Roll”
  • 7. “Space Cowboy”
  • 8. “The Party After”
  • 9. “Freddie”
  • 10. “Do the Right Thing”
  • 11. “Red Whine”
  • 12. “Cruise Low”
  • 13. “Anthem”

Thunderheist, “Sweet 16”

Thunderheist, “Sweet 16 (Eli Escobar Remix)”

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