THUNDERHEIST - STEALING THUNDER
One of my favorite electro-rap groups came through San Francisco last month and gave a tremendously powerful show, proving to the SF masses that they live up to their name, without a doubt, that they are superior to any other dj/mc duo out there now and ready to steal the show. THUNDERHEIST is a North American duo from Montreal, Canada, with an international appeal. I had the chance to meet them backstage after learning that we have close mutual friends and their promoter host, BLASTHAUS (San Francisco's premiere art/technology/breakbeat party throwers led by Monika Bernstein) was more than accommodating.
I met Isis, the front-person and golden rapper, and the man behind the beats, Grahm Zilla. While Isis cheered on and danced to the opening act with drink in hand, Grahm was chillin' like a villain and seemed quiet before their performance. But, as soon as they hit the stage, both of them exploded with so much energy that you wouldn't have been able to discern it was the same person. Isis kept the crowd cheering with her hotness and wordsmith abilities while Grahm threw down beats from a wide spectrum of influences including electro, hip hop, ghetto tech, house, and breakbeats. Isis' rap skills are undeniably fresh and clear while Grahm's production abilities roar with infectious grooves! It was an amazing show and these two are headed for international recognition. They are now posted to tour Japan and the UK in April. Their show is not to be missed! THUNDERHEIST is about to steal thunder near you!