SmashMouth Entertainment is very excited to formally introduce and present ACID JAZZ — a unique collaboration between Toronto rapper DillanPonders and veteran jazz trio JAZZ MONEY. Mixing Ponders’s psychedelic raps and JAZZ MONEY’s live instrumentation, ACID JAZZ is an innovative twist on an indistinct genre made for the streets. After selling out Toronto’s Rex Hotel for an experimental show in March 2017, the group has been hard at work on their self-titled debut EP, which will release early July.
Today comes the first single to the project: “MANDEM.” Adapting the song from Ponders’s debut album — ACID REIGN — to include live instrumentation, “MANDEM” has the feeling of late night jazz radio if the DJ was drinking from a double cup. Sit back and enter the soothingly psychedelic world of ACID JAZZ.
In addition to the forthcoming project, ACID JAZZ will also be performing as part of TD’s Toronto Jazz Festival – Saturday, June 24th @ The Pilot Tavern.
Stream “MANDEM” below and look out for the upcoming ACID JAZZ EP.
Vocals By: DillanPonders
Produced By: Jazz Money
Engineered By: Dave Plowman
Mastered By: Dave Plowman
Jared Goldman (Drums)
Malcolm Connor (Upright Bass)
Chris Weatherstone (Glockenspiel and Alto Saxophone)
Ian Tulloch (Sousaphone)
Michael Perotti (Electric Guitar)
Victor Ray (Keyboards)
Tom Moffet (Trumpet)