Published May 06, 2016Above Top Secret have been crafting their unique mashed-up sound of electro, dub and hip-hop over the last six years — most recently demonstrated on "Ghost" last year — and they're finally ready to reveal plans for their debut full-length. Simply titled Above Top Secret, the new record will arrive on July 1 via DAPS Records.
Never ones to shy away from tackling serious topics in their music, the new record touches on themes that range from friendships, gossip, and self-medication to missing and murdered indigenous women, police brutality and organ harvesting.
The aforementioned "Ghost" made it onto the final full-length, and a remixed version of that track also made the cut. Tee Fergus features on "Ghost," as well as album opener "WTF?," while Lido Pimienta makes a cameo on "Bang."
In addition to the album's eight tracks, the eclectically minded trio are also throwing in a bonus cut. It's a remix of "WTF?" courtesy of Lee Paradise, and Exclaim! is giving you a first listen to the reworked song.
Scroll past the tracklisting for Above Top Secret and the trio's upcoming live shows to give it a listen. Beyond that, you can also check out the video for the group's original version of that same song.
Above Top Secret:
1. WTF? ft. Tee Fergus
2. Ghost ft. Tee Fergus
5. Bang ft. Lido Pimienta
8. Ghost (Rmx)
9. WTF? (Lee Paradise Rmx) *
* bonus track
05/07 Toronto, ON – The Painted Lady (CMW)
06/11 Toronto, ON – Harbourfront
07/02 Toronto, ON – South Stage (Pride)
07/22 Toronto, ON – Dundas Square (Unity Festival)
08/22 Ottawa, ON – Arboretum Festival ~
~ with Lido Pimienta