Dead Bent
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Dead Bent

Band Hip Hop Funk


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Dead Bent just released their debut EP entitled "Enter the Dome Piece." It consists of five original Dead Bent Tracks and can be found on their facebook page. They will be hitting the studio again soon to record a full-length album with an expected mid-spring release date.

-Enter the Dome Piece EP

Untitled full-length album (in productions)



In this day and age of music and electronics becoming more and more collaborative, where all a rapper needs is a laptop to create a beat, Dead Bent chooses to break away from the ever-increasing norm to create a wholly original sound for Toronto hip-hop and hip-hop worldwide.
Musically, we have a heavy jazz/funk influence. Despite the fact that many of our songs may not sound jazzy or funky, key elements from the genre form the basis to a great deal of our songs. In almost every song, Jazz chords and chord progressions are implemented, be it flat nines, flat fives, sus fours or minor majors. Since we are all growing musicians, the experimentation with our ever-expanding jazz knowledge will always be a large part of our song writing.
Lyrically, our vocalists subjects deal very much with growing up around Toronto, be it childhood memories or simply they're favorite spots around the city. Much of they're more political lyrics and lyrics concerning the general state of mankind have a heavy canadian outlook.
Dead Bent consists of ten talented young musicians, from all over Toronto (four of whom actually reside in the beaches), who share a passion for creating music. It began as a small jam with only one rapper, two horns, bass and drums. At this point in time, Dead Bent is armed with three talented rappers, a horn section consisting of trumpet trombone and alto sax and a full rhythm section with bass, drums, guitar and keyboards; meaning we deliver quite a powerful and engaging sound. Dead Bent's Earlier tunes held a far more funky influence, yet as time went by and members were added and discarded from the group, Dead Bent's sound began to shape into the new and infectiously catchy sound it currently posses (and will always posses). The result being a bouncy hip-hop yet smooth jazzy sound. A heavy rock breakdown with a light indie twang. A funky horn-driven yet heavy bass and drum line melody. In simpler terms, the Dead Bent sound.
At this point in time, looking back on what we've achieved in this last year, we've recorded a five song EP and our getting ready to record a full-length album in about a month's time. We've played the El Mocambo twice, as well as many other shows at venues like the Hardluck and even Sneaky Dee's as a part of NXNE festival. We've had fantastic crowd reception at our gigs, and are always looking for more to play. Finally, as a band, we have written developed, practiced and created 18 original songs.
We continue to strive to become the tightest band we can possibly be, and have no intention of stopping anytime soon.