News: Montreal’s The Posterz Announce Second EP, JUNGA for October 30th
Complex Premieres Their Debut Song “Bulalay” From Their Six-Song EP
Critical Praise for The Posterz:
“‘Starships & Dark Tints,’ The Posterz’ debut EP, consists of five songs packed tight with weird beats and promising lyrical flow.” – Red Bull
“The trio from Montreal rap quickly over bouncy synths and whines that are punctuated by quivering horns, but more important is the fact that they look cool while doing so. “- Noisey
“It felt like if the Canadians won the Stanley Cup – except Husser, Kris The Spirit, and Sir-Share-It are holding the Cup.” – The Hundreds
“Montreal is slowly but surely becoming a hotbed for hip-hop. With the help of producers like Kaytranada, and artists like The Posterz, the city’s finally on the map for budding talent.” – Complex
Emerging from the dark alleyways of Quebec’s crown jewel, Montreal, is a three-man group by the name of The Posterz. Comprised of rappers Husser and Kris the $pirit, and producer Joey Sherrett, the unapologetic trio are proud to release their sophomore project entitled JUNGA on October 30th. The EP consists of four original songs, one remix of a Secret Sun record, and one chopped and screwed remix.
JUNGA will be released two years to the day they dropped their debut EP, Starships and Dark Tints, which landed them on the radars of the Huffington Post who named them a “Top 10 Artists to Follow” in 2014 and in Noisey US/UK/France/Canada, Complex, Red Bull Music, Les InRocks, the Montreal Gazette, and more. The debut EP included their break-out single “The Bass Song,” a defiant anthem that came with an equally vibrant, self-directed video. Full of their signature dark, ominous, and viscerally intense vibes, JUNGA ranges from modern-day boom-bap (“Want It All”) to a rock-infused love/hate anthem (“Ben Up”), and even a flip of synth-pop duo Secret Sun (“Cold Coast remix.”)
“The Posterz are pillars of the new wave of Montreal rap,” Complex stated in their premiere post of the group’s first single, “Bulalay” (a made-up word used as a war chant). Amidst the cacophony of nature sounds you’d hear underneath the Amazon canopy, slink Husser and Kris the $pirit own the tribal beat to relay a typical day in their concrete jungle environment. As they describe it, “We’re comparing hater and negative energy to shooters or hunters in the jungle. We’re comfortable in our environment and stating that no one can fuck with us in that environment, we’re bulletproof.”
JUNGA EP Tracklisting:
2) Want It All
4) Ben Up
5) Cold Coast Remix
6) Want It All *Chopped & Screwed version*
Listen to “Bulalay”: https://soundcloud.com/thepost3rz/bulalay/
Check out the Complex premiere: http://www.complex.com/music/2015/10/listen-to-the-posterz-bulalay-premiere
The Posterz Background:
In five short years and not much more than one EP worth of music, Montreal-based rap trio The Posterz have staked their claim in hip-hop both locally and globally with their refreshing, raw and innovative sound. They seemingly emerged fully formed, making their first splash with October 2013’s “The Bass Song,” a defiant anthem that came with an equally vibrant, self-directed video. The Starships and Dark Tints EP followed, as did love from the press: the trio were named in Huffington Post’s “Top 10 Artists to Follow” in 2014, and featured in numerous publications such as Noisey US/UK/France/Canada, Complex, Red Bull Music, Les InRocks, the Montreal Gazette, and more.
The group linked up in 2010, in a community center studio in Little Burgundy, a downtown Montreal neighborhood which birthed the city’s internationally renowned jazz scene a couple of generations earlier. Rappers Husser and Kris the $pirit stumbled on what Husser called “the best beat we ever heard in our lives” on the studio computer. They tracked down its creator; in producer Joey Sherrett, they found the third member of the group. The Posterz cite Kanye West, Andre 3000, Future and The Beatles among other influences, but are adamant about creating a sound that is all their own. Even in Montreal, they say their biggest inspirations are less musical and more aspirational; Montreal-born acts like Arcade Fire and Kaytranada made them realize they could blow up too. Huss and Kris temper their deft lyricism with a sense of humor. Sherrett’s beats mix adventurous, hard-knocking drums with masterful of low-end leads and expert synth work. They will release the JUNGA EP on October 30th, 2015.
“The Bass Song” video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0JTfr-xcGVI