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Their name might read like a tweet from an overexcited teenager, but Canadian jazz fiends and hip hop heads Badbadnotgood are actually a class act and far more musically mature than any trio of under-25s has the right to be. Just ask Wu-Tang Clan’s most innovative member and visionary rapper Ghostface Killah, who was so enamoured with their spacey instrumental covers (including Odd Future, Gucci Mane, Kanye and My Bloody Valentine) that he joined forces with them. After releasing a collaborative album, ‘Sour Soul’, in February they’re now touring together.
All of which is pretty cool for the young Torontonians and also pretty great for London, as Camden’s Electric Ballroom will shortly be filled with the sound of these two weirdly complementary talents. Live, things get hip hop-heavy thanks to GFK’s wry, raucous rhyming, but BBNG’s love of building huge grooves keeps things loose and funky alongside. And don’t be surprised to hear a few otherworldly jazz jams poking their nose into the set. It’s exactly the kind of killah combination that made ‘Sour Soul’ so infectious in the first place and should make for an enthralling, energetic live show.