Welcome to Cerebral Mind Control Podcast Episode 47 with Marvin Chan.
Hailing from two Saskatchewan cities – the “Bridge City”, Saskatoon, and the “Queen City”, Regina, DGS Samurai Champs is an emerging Canadian recording and performing R&B/hip-hop duo. Consisting of new-wave rapper Jeah and future-R&B singer Merv xx Gotti, the duo draw influence from their Southeast Asian heritage while taking pride in their urban-Canadian identity. Their sound has been likened to that of current Canadian hip-hop/R&B contemporaries such as Drake, The Weeknd, and Tory Lanez. Since the release of their SaskMusic’s #1 Saskatchewan Album of 2015, DGS Samurai Champs have been preparing for the release of their newest EP, titled, Crayons EP. Recorded and mixed by former Urban Heat/Universal In-House Producer, Miguel Dey, and mastered by Colin Leonard, mastering engineer behind Bryson Tiller’s critically acclaimed, certified-platinum debut album, T R A P S O U L, Crayons EP exhibits a contemporary approach to the new-wave generation of hip-hop/R&B.
The official music video for the EP’s first single and title track, Crayons, exclusively premiered on Noisey, VICE magazine’s online music and media outlet. The EP also received an exclusive premier stream from Exclaim!, Canada’s premier music & culture magazine. Crayons EP is now available on iTunes, Spotify, and all other major music platforms. Within the past six months, DGS Samurai Champs have performed across Canada, playing in music festivals such as Canadian Music Week, Moso Fest, and BreakOut West. They have also performed internationally in Hamburg, Germany for Reeperbahn Festival 2016. They have shared the stage with international hip-hop heavyweights such as Flatbush Zombies, k-os, and Swollen Members, captivating audiences with their dynamic and dramatic live shows.