With his debut single ‘Ting Tun Up‘ and it’s Knucks-featuring second part, Montreal based, St. Vincent born artist Skiifall firmly marked his place on the global music stage with a unique blend of disorientating, hard-hitting instrumentalism and street-smart flows that switch between English and patois with ease. Today, Skiifall expands on that formula with ‘Bentayga Dust‘, a brand new track that puts the potency in Skiifall’s singular style on full display. Listen HERE.
As a track, ‘Bentayga Dust‘ deals in the duality between peace and discord. Opening with choral harmonies that could be interpreted as calm or ominous, Skiifall rides this line with his own delivery. Melodic in flow, but confrontational and confident in subject matter, he unleashes his most infectious hook to date over the top of a diamond edged percussive line and a haunting synth pattern.
Already finding fans in the likes of Virgil Abloh, Jorja Smith and OVO’s Oliver El-Khatib for his diverse approach to the contemporary rap formula, Skiifall is rapidly consolidating his reputation as one of global hip hop’s most disruptive burgeoning forces. As inspired by the bashment of his St. Vincent homeland as he is the postmodern rap sonics of Atlanta icons Young Thug and Rich Homie Quan, Skiifall’s multifaceted output is representative of a musical DNA that crosses cultural boundaries. With a host of new music on the horizon, it’s only a matter of time before the new sound of Montreal becomes the new sound worldwide.
‘Bentayga Dust‘ is out now, buy/stream it here.
PRAISE FOR SKIIFALL
“One great debut single“
“Should be on your radar”
“First time hearing about Skiifall? Don’t worry you’re early for the party“
New Wave Magazine