Montreal is recognized as a hotbed of creative and original artists who made their mark in the global music industry thanks to their audacity and great talent such as internationally-known Patrick Watson and Arcade Fire. But at the same time, concretely, Anglo hip-hop has never made its niche outside the city. Up until now. Hip-hop artist Mackjoffatt’s released first album The Digg puts Montreal on the “hip-hop world map”, offering an original content that goes beyond the traditional hip-hop scene to a wider audience.
Flowing with an inventive and catchy musicality, the opus contains 10 tracks and for the most part is played by some of Montreal’s best musicians (Ariane Moffatt, Simon Angell, Kevin Warren, Alexis Dumais). With influences from Beck, Bran Van 3000, The Roots to Anderson Paak, Mackjoffatt is more than a few beats, two turntables and a microphone. His music consists of effective tunes with pop structures and catchy melodies surrounded by a rich musical realm that is sometimes blissful, sometimes more dynamic or colorful.