Trop banane! Saboteur
Montreal trio Omnikrom has never hidden its reverence for French rap crew TTC, but on this full-length debut, the former makes a splash of its own. Big bass, shimmering synths and staggered, sing-songy raps dominate, while the beats put things over the top. Omnikrom bridge the worlds of crunk and bubblegum dance-pop. The disturbingly sexy ditty Danse la poutine is sure to be a smash hit on home turf. Été hit is a synthhop rump-shaker; Nanananah is ’80s cheese with an audible TTC twist; and contrary to the group’s often explicit tomfoolery, Elles is a respectful ode to their female counterparts. Guest production by Ghislain Poirier and DJ Champion cement the crossover appeal.