Toro Y Moi Live at SAT Tomorrow [Event]

Fresh off his last release, Anything In Return, Chaz Bundick, also known as Toro Y Moi, will be in Montreal as part of his 34 stop tour of North American and European cities. Chicago-based indie rock band The Sea and Cake will be opening for the California Native eclectic musician.

While his early work was often associated to “chillwave” and “dillwave”, Toro Y Moi’s progression has been quite impressive. His music has kept evolving, his second album, the acclaimed Underneath The Pine, saw him work around more funk-influenced patterns, with some touches of disco.

His latest album, the beat-heavy “Anything in Return”, is certainly his most ambitious project yet. Mixing grimey pop and hip-hop beats, Bundick manages to construct a well designed album.

And though it might be tempting to label Toro Y Moi’s music as nothing more than electronic synthy pop, you may want to dig deeper. A quick listen to his earlier work “Causers of This” as well as his latest album “Anything in Return”

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is all you need in order to feel the strong sampling influence of J Dilla on Bundick’s work.

The gap between hip-hop and electronic music was never really that big. And if this wasn’t obvious, the past few years have certainly highlighted that fact. This past summer, Toro Y Moi collaborated with Tyler The Creator for what seems to be the first of a few collaborations to come between Bundick and any MC audacious enough to attack his soulful groovey productions.

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