THUNDERHEIST SIGN TO BIG DADA, PREP DEBUT ALBUM
Already notorious for their live shows, Thunderheist can finally capitalize on the success of their Jerk It EP with their forthcoming long player on Big Dada, home to such heavy hitters such Diplo, Spank Rock, Wiley and Roots Manuva.
Grahm Zilla had no idea the accidental upload of a remix he was working on would effect his future the way it did. Luckily the accidental recipient Isis took this mistake as a call to arms and returned the track filled anywhere there were gaps with swagger-laden raps and soulful singing, and Thunderheist was born. Stormed by the press and fans, Thunderheist were anointed Canada’s band de rigeur, snagging covers (Toronto’s Eye Magazine, Beatroute), awards (2007 Noisemaker in Montreal Mirror, CBC & Exclaim Magazine 2008 Band to Watch) and international acclaim (NME.com, Dazed and Confused, URB features) all without an official release.
Wisely the duo signed with Big Dada and are set to release their self-tiled debut on March 31, 2009. Mashing up the miminalism of Detroit techno, the luxuriousness of Moroder-inspired disco and blaring synth-heavy booty beats with their m.o. of “when you come to the show, someone’s getting pregnant”, Thunderheist more than delivers on the promise of the early demos that have been floating around the internet for months now.
“Toronto’s shit-hot electro duo” – NME
“These self-proclaimed “electric funky stars” are making waves and shaking asses everywhere they go” – EYE
“The freshest combination of club bump and fresh lyrics. Ones To Watch.” DJ Mag