Timbuktu & Ollie Teeba – Dark Hymn [Video]

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Timbuktu & Ollie Teeba – Dark Hymn [Video]

Toronto based Rapper/Producer, Timbuktu, teams up with renowned UK DJ/Producer, Ollie Teeba, for a new album that’s been a long time in the making.

The origins of their forthcoming new album, ‘Million Pound Note’, can be traced as far back as 2013, when the idea of a collaborative side-project between Timbuktu and Ollie Teeba was formed off the back of a tour and production of the second Teenburger album.

Teenburger (Timbuktu and Ghettosocks) were supporting The Herbaliser (formed by Ollie Teeba and Jake Wherry) in Europe whilst simultaneously working on the album, ‘Hive Mind‘. The release would be produced entirely by The Herbaliser.

At the same time Timbuktu and Teeba began to bounce around ideas for a side-project. But it wouldn’t be until 2015 when the writing process would begin in earnest. Five of the eight tracks for the album were written and recorded at Timbuktu’s Toronto based FUN Studios. However, other music projects took precedent resulting in ‘Million Pound Note’ being shelved once more.

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Come 2019 and the pair were able to pick up where they had left off. Updating some of the tracks, adding three more and bringing the project to fruition. Now, seven years on, the eight track album will finally be released in full on May 29th via Urbnet.

‘Dark Hymn’ is the second single to be released from the project and comes with a visual filled with faces fans of the close-knit Toronto hip-hop scene might recognise.

‘Million Pound Note’ is available to pre-order in both physical and digital formats via bandcamp.

About Timbuktu | Timbuktu is a gifted lyricist, beat-maker, and successful mix engineer. His home studio “FUN”, located in downtown Toronto, serves as a hub for notable Canadian recording artists including D-Sisive, Ghettosocks, Wordburglar, and More or Les, to name a few. Timbuktu is part of many successful groups such as Swamp Thing (Savilion and Chokeules), Tongue Helmet (Danny Miles, Peter Project and DJiRATE ), Teenburger (with Ghettosocks), and Toolshed (Chokeules and Psybo).

About Ollie Teeba | Veteran UK DJ and producer Ollie Teeba has been spinning hip hop, funk and everything that connects since the mid 80’s. In the early 90’s he founded The Herbaliser (Ninja Tune/K7/BBE) with production partner Jake Wherry. After several albums and years of touring the world with The Herbaliser Band, he became a member of the supergroup Soundsci with Jonny Cuba (DSP/Other Mirror), Audessey (Mass Influence), Oxygen (Sputnick Brown) and UGeorge (The Hemisphere) and co-founded the label WorldExpo.

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About the author | Will Harrison

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