Toronto based Electro-Dancehall duo Bonjay double-premiered 2 new videos for the song "Stumble" today off their buzz worthy debut Broughtupsy. The 2 videos directed by Sammy Rawal are basically the same video, but featuring 2 different dancers. Choreographer Dana Michel created a work fusing dancehall movement vocabulary and modern dance techniques to reflect the fusion of Bonjay's sound aesthetic. Dancer Addy Chan performed the work in the exclusive Canadian premiere on NOW Magazine (see video below), and dancer Liana Lewis is featured in the exclusive US premiere on Pop Matters (see video above).
Drawing their name from spice island slang for "Good God!," Bonjay were born in a basement at Ottawa's legendary Disorganised parties. What began as a simple crowd pleasing party lark has developed into a serious commitment to songwriting and production, including remixes for labels like Mad Decent, Ninjatune and Ghetto Arc (XL Recordings). With Alanna on the mic and Pho on beats & effects, their live performance is a high-energy sound system of bass and soul. Dancehall innovation, indie sentiments, and R&B hooks - these are the sounds booming out from the jeeps, towers and headphones of young Toronto, and Bonjay makes them their own.
Download this cover / dance mix of "Honey Honey" by Feist:
Emvee ft. Bonjay - "Glitch Feisty Rub" [MP3]
Limited-edition vinyl EP of six all-original Bonjay songs coming in September, wider release to follow. Debut album in 2011.