DillanPonders and Jazz Money release this new EP titled ‘Acid Jazz’.
SmashMouth Entertainment is excited to present the long awaited ACID JAZZ project. ACID JAZZ is a unique collaboration between Toronto rapper DillanPonders and veteran jazz trio Jazz Money. Mixing Ponders’s psychedelic raps and Jazz Money’s live instrumentation, ACID JAZZ is an innovative sound, with real musicians providing the beats and textures behind one of Canada’s best rappers. The project features 5 renditions of original material from DillanPonders critically acclaimed ACID REIGN album.
Named one of XXL’s “10 Canadian Artists to Know” of 2016, DillanPonders is a trapped-out spitter with a delivery that sounds equal parts Kendrick Lamar and Travis Scott. 2017 is proving to be a career year for Ponders. His critically acclaimed ACID REIGN LP has amassed over 750,000 streams and Ponders is currently preparing to release his highly anticipated project, NO MANS LAND, the first single of which, “DOUBTS,” earned him the cover photo spot on Spotify’s Northern Bars playlist. His most recent single release, “PLANET PONDERS,” has quickly become his most streamed track ever with over 215,000 plays in a matter of weeks.
Jazz Money started busking Toronto’s streets in 2013 and are now erasing the boundaries between jazz and hip hop in some of the city’s hottest venues. Their different musical backgrounds give the band an eclectic flair: JUNO-nominated saxophonist Chris Weatherstone has studied with Roma musicians in Serbia as a member of Lemon Bucket Orkestra, while bassist Malcolm Connor and drummer Jared Goldman play regularly with Toronto’s jazz elite.