Toronto's three-headed rap monster, Swamp Thing (Timbuktu, Chokeules, & Savilion), have a ritual of delivering dark, b-movie inspired, heavy duty thunderclaps, every Halloween. This year they've teamed up with Danny Miles (July Talk, Tongue Helmet), to collectively release Golden Crab. The first single, 'Water into Wine' will be released on all streaming platforms on September 29th.
The record was produced by Danny Miles who crafted a majority of the beats out of his Hamilton based home studio, The Pillow Fort, while Timbuktu, Savilion, and Chokeules recorded the album in Timbuktu's Toronto based studio, FUN.
Golden Crab features turntable cuts by DJ iRATE, and vocal features from Moka Only, Ghettosocks, Jesse Dangerously, Bazooka Joe, Wordburglar, and More or Les.
Golden Crab is a dark, grimy, Halloween party, with a resonating slap that gets bodies moving. It's a record in which the beats informed the writing, resulting in 13 cohesive spooky tracks, that equally highlight Danny's production and Swamp Thing's lyrical delivery. Chokeules explains,
"The music is generally just inspired by our love of making music together, and trying to impress one another. The beats always inspire the vibe, plus whatever concepts they conjure."
"Our process is all about writing music WE want to hear" Timbuktu adds, "...and trying to impress each other with the bars and the cuts and the beats."
The record will be available both digitally and on limited edition vinyl LP via URBNET, on Friday October 27th, 2023