The first great collaboration of 2009 is coming early with debut release from production duo Two Fingers, made up of electronic music pioneers Amon Tobin and Joe “Doubleclick” Chapman. The Two Fingers release features celebrated UK hip hop MC Sway, and continues in the tradition of breaking new musical ground that Amon Tobin is known for.
A truly international project, Two Fingers conjures up images of Blade Runner re-enacted in South Tottenham – an urban snapshot of the future filtered through a hi tech lens. Birthed as a transatlantic experiment, Amon and Joe’s attempts to graft drum and bass production techniques to hip hop templates resulted in something truly unique. In fact, acclaimed North-London MC Sway was so taken by the demos he heard that he flew straight out to Montreal and recorded seven tracks with them. The remaining rhythms of the album’s 12 tracks were voiced by sometime Missy Elliot protÃ©gÃ© Ms Jade and dancehall legend Cecile.
Unique, utterly uncompromising, brutal and beautiful, Two Fingers eliminates the boundaries associated with “Electronica”, setting its sights squarely on the future.
The album’s first single, “What You Know”, drops digitally on January 13th (that’s tomorrow!) featuring a remix by Emalkay.
Paper Bag Records is a Canadian-owned record label based out of Toronto that came out of the gates with a bang by developing and releasing the debut albums from Canadian Indie darlings Broken Social Scene and Stars. Additions to the roster are a true reflection of their interest in supporting a diverse roster of talent, and include The Acorn, Tokyo Police Club, Woodhands, Laura Barrett, You Say Party! We Say Die!, Slim Twig and Winter Gloves. The label has also had the pleasure of working with Scandinavian artists Under Byen and Sally Shapiro on their releases in North America.
Paper Bag Records was voted “Best Toronto Record Label” by NOW Magazine, Best of 2008.