Do your earbuds need a system shock? Check out our new Ones To Watch band, BADBADNOTGOOD. Hailing from Toronto, Canada, Matthew Tavares (keyboards), Chester Hansen (bass), and Alexander Sowinski (drums), met in school where they recorded genre-bending, instrumental hip-hop, rap, and indie covers of everyone from Odd Future to Waka Flocka Flame to Gucci Mane. While this didn’t impress their professors, it grabbed the attention of one Tyler, The Creator, who jumped aboard opportunities to collaborate. Their combined love for hip-hop, jazz, and experimental electronic music, contributes to an eclectic, off-the-cuff vibe that simultaneously pushes against and embraces many genres, while giving them the likeable impression of being old musical souls living in young millenial bodies. Videos of their in-home recording sessions, including several with Tyler, The Creator in Austin, amassed over one million views, which ultimately pushed them into the producing spotlight among the rap and hip-hop community. Their work with Odd Future and producing work for artists like Danny Brown is undoubtedly drawing them more and more attention by the day.
The trio released their album, III, last month via Innovative leisure. Check them out in our sampler player below: