Grand Analog is a group of record collectors, musicians and self described beat junkies. You can easily find any of the GA crew DJing at various clubs around Toronto or Winnipeg. The Grand Analog sound is a beautiful mess of rap'n'roll, dub and soul. The band’s critically acclaimed albums, “Calligraffiti” and “Metropolis Is Burning”, boasted an infectious array of soundscapes.
Each personality in this collective brings something unique to the table. Odario and DJ Ofield blame their father, a reggae DJ from the 80s, for cursing them with the love of music, bass and trouble. DJ Catalist was also born into a musical family, inheriting a vintage collection of analog keyboards and an uncanny resemblance to Frank Zappa. Warren Bray is the secret sauce on bass and TJ Garcia trips the light fantastic behind his drum kit. Coming August 20th, their new album, “Modern Thunder”, features guest artists ranging from Saukrates, Shad and TALWST to Amanda Balsys of the Wilderness of Manitoba and Maylee Todd.
Grand Analog's restless feet inspire an extensive touring schedule. The live show adds soul to the bloodline along with frequent stage jams and off the wall spontaneity. Over the last six years, Grand Analog has left its mark on prestigious showcases and festivals such as SXSW, CMJ, Pop Montreal, the Halifax Pop Explosion, JunoFest, Breakout West and CMW plus shows opening for the Herbaliser, K-OS, Big Boi and Kardinall Offishall.
“Metropolis Is Burning” was released in Canada on May 26, 2009. It hit #1 on CBC Radio 3 and the Canadian College Radio Hip Hop charts. There have been over 30 placements of Grand Analog songs in films and television shows since the album’s release including such U.S. and Canadian television series as 90210, Criminal Minds, NCIS Los Angeles, the Finder, Continuum, L.A. Complex, Franklin & Bash and many more. “Grand Analog continues to sweeten its hip-hop cocktail by spiking the punch with everything they can get their hands on: blazing rock guitars, dubby reggae, wah-wah funk, Bo Diddley beats and even a smoking kazoo solo.”
Contact: Graham Stairs [email protected]