By: Jenna Melanson
Album – Roll Dub Soul Rap
Release Date – October 8, 2015
iTunes Link – https://itunes.apple.com/ca/album/roll-dub-soul-rap-a-collection/id1040302497
Genre – Hip Hop
Toronto, ON based Hip Hop group, Grand Analog is made up of a collective of seasoned record collectors, musicians and self-described beat junkies, including Odario G Williams, Warren Bray, Ofield K Wiliams, Alister Johnson and TJ Garcia.
The group has released a fifteen song retrospective album entitled “Roll Dub Soul Rap” which is a collection of tracks from previous releases, and also includes a never before released remix. The band decided to release this album to celebrate their 8 years as a group.
This is a release that is sure to please existing fans of the group, and also new listeners. For me, this is the first time listening to Grand Analog and I thoroughly enjoyed the tracks from the first song, “Howl (Like Wolves)” which has an infectious beat, to the eleventh track “Wild Animal Print” which consists of a very busy sound, but that being said had my feet moving and kept me interested.
I would say that my favourites of the album were “Her Daddy (Don’t Like Me)” and “I Play My Kazoo”. Both of these tracks are upbeat, and showcase the talent that Grand Analog possesses.
I’m Jenna, and I am the founder and editor of Canadian Beats. I have had a strong love for Canadian music, which started many years ago. I have a passion for promoting these talented Canadian bands and artists, and that’s how Canadian Beats came to be. I am so proud of what it has become over the last few years, with many talented music lovers and writers coming together to spread the word of Canada’s music.