SLDM kicks off the summer with their debut project SLDM Summers
Toronto’s newest duo SLDM comes correct with their summer debut SLDM Summers.
With the city being a melting pot of culture and diversity, its natural for Toronto to have various music influences and sounds within it. SLDM is one of Toronto’s most unique and exciting duos who have masterfully infused their Carribean roots with modern day melodies to create the perfect soundtrack for this summer.
SLDM is composed of members SLDM Shar and SLDM Freszh who are both Toronto natives with Jamaican roots. The Carribean influence is apparent throughout the 8-track project whether it be through the production, tempo or the natural dancehall energy and it provides the landscape for the listener as they progress through the track list.
When asked about the influences of their cultures, SLDM Shar told us that “Growing up reggae and dancehall was always played around the house. The BPM for that tends to be in the 95-105 range which is where most of the songs on the E.P. range. That is what gives it that dancy feel.”
Alongside the Carribean influences on the project, there is a lot of Afrobeats/Afroswing elements which stem from SLDM Freszh’s Nigerian half.
The lead single off of SLDM Summers, “Mad Ting”, is infectious to say the least and was the perfect introduction to the vibrant personalities of SLDM. Of the various producers who touched the project, Bodi (Señorita) and Snowbeats (Summers Interlude & You Wanna) really stood out as the ones who understood the vision and gave the artists the perfect canvas.
It’s always exciting seeing ambitious newcomers enter the game with flavour and personality, and SLDM are filled with both. We are really excited to see how they develop further and know that you are going to want to make sure you jumped on the wave early.
Written by Stefan Calabrese for HipHopCanada