Bless releases his latest EP The Night Before with a fresh new Electro-Urban sound [PSA]
Montreal, QC – Montreal native Bless is set to release his latest EP The Night Before on June 22, 2010, an advance preview of his third full-length album entitled The Day After, due out in late 2010. Taking a sharp turn from his original hip-hop roots, Bless brings a new electro sound to his fans. The first single from the EP, “Keep It Gully”, is collaboration with Manolo (SoundMachine Productions) and marries hip-hop rhythms and electro beats that is a unique and refreshing change in the landscape of urban music today.
“I love making music and taking the next step into the world of electronica is a natural progression as I evolve as an artist” states Bless.
At 26, Bless has now become one of the most respected artists in today’s Canadian hip-hop scene. His new EP The Night Before and album The Day After are very different from what Bless has delivered with past projects. Feeling creatively restricted by the current state of hip-hop, a new fusion of electro, rock and hip-hop is heard on the second single from the EP, Monster Girl. Bless also teamed up with Toronto electro sensation Mansion on the upcoming single Break Back, a track with infectious melodies and hard hitting rhymes.
Bless has spent the majority of his life surrounded by music, whether it was break dancing or demoing songs in studio, all before he was 12. Bless has also worked on collaborations with Limp Bizkit and Rahiem (Grandmaster Flash) as well as being a part of the famed Gangstarr foundation traveling the world as Gurus hype man.
Bless is not only an artist but also the owner of his own label; Platinumberg Entertainment and production company SoundMachine Productions. The label’s first release was Platinumberg: The Movement, a compilation featuring Afu-Ra, Mr. Wiggles (Rock Steady Crew), Guru, and label artists T.F.S. and Dexter D. The album gained critical acclaim with its first three singles charting on MuchMusic’s RapCity Top 5. “This is the most important Rap CD to emerge from Canada”, the Montreal Gazette exclaimed. In 2005, Bless released his second album The Book of Bless which featured Rah Digga of Flipmode, Cappadonna of Wu-Tang, JR Writer of Dipset, Planet Asia and Tony Touch. The album successfully toured and played to sold-out venues across North America with Obie Trice, Beatnuts, De La Soul, Gangstarr and Lloyd Banks (G unit).
Bless also made history in 2004 as the first Canadian artist to have his own character in a Def Jam video game. Def Jam Fight for New York has sold 3,000,000 copies worldwide and features Bless alongside hip-hop’s biggest stars. The interactive game also features two of Bless’ songs on the soundtrack.
With unconventional and electrifying new beats, The Night Before is only the first step for Bless as he forges his new musical direction.
02. Monster Girl
04. Keep It Gully
05. Work That