Northwest coast Indigenous hip-hop duo Mob Bounce are the latest artists to join the RPM Records family. Today they release their new single, “Vision Quest”, with Boogey the Beat, and get ready to take the stage at Gord Downie’s Secret Path afterparty.
We’re pleased to announce that rising Indigenous stars Mob Bounce are the latest artists to join the roster at RPM Records, a new label dedicated to promoting innovative, genre-crossing, and contemporary Indigenous music. “Vision Quest” is their debut single release for RPM, ahead of their forthcoming full-length album in 2017.
The track premiered exclusively today on Noisey. Stream it here. The band have been hard at work on their next project, a full-length album due out in 2017, and “Vision Quest” is the first glimpse. Featuring remix duties by Winnipeg-based Anishinaabe producer Boogey the Beat, the track showcases Heebz the Earthchild and the Northwest Kid’s culturally rooted lyrical flows, interweaving with the track’s pulsing bassline and head-knocking electronic production.
The single is deeply personal to the band, drawing on their own experiences of racial injustice, and speaking truthfully about the issues of casual racism, homophobia, and misogyny. The song’s intent is clear: to reframe the way stories are told about Indigenous People and to challenge inequities between privileged and marginalized communities.
Download “Vision Quest” here.
Mob Bounce are set to take the stage in Toronto this Friday, Oct. 21 at the official Afterparty for the highly-anticipated launch of Gord Downie’s Secret Path album and graphic novel, and the launch of The Gord Downie & Chanie Wenjack Fund in support of reconciliation initiatives in Canada. The group has been exclusively selected to take part in this important event, and besides Downie, are the only artists with a coveted spot to perform in support of the night.
Listen to Mob Bounce’s Vision Quest: