Toronto duo Candy Coated Killahz bang out heavy-hitting crowd-pleasers. With gritty
rhymes and bouncy pop hooks, they skillfully pull together the most irreplaceable elements of hip-hop, electro-pop, and dance anthems. Frontgirl/producer Tosha Dash and vocalist Icon the Anomali, describe their sound as “a dance-off between 2Unlimited and the Black Eyed Peas, refereed by a naughty saw synth”. It is a sound that is infectiously accessible yet fully genrebending. Their electric sound has been compared to Gwen Stefani, Kelis, Outkast, and M.I.A.
It Factor, CCK’s debut full-length album, is a non-stop, all-night electro party. Tosha and Icon come to life in the first single, Playboy, a four-to-the-floor dance track combining deep, sweaty beats with irresistible lyrics and a fly hook. Fans can look forward to album remixes by Toronto’s best and brightest: DJ Nasty Nav, DJ Vaneska (of Ourspace & Studio Gallery), TMDP, Fierce Helder, and Kids on TV.
Tosha and Icon met while working at a downtown restaurant and soon took the innovative sound of Candy Coated Killahz to the streets in mid 2007. Since, they’ve been featured in magazines such as Pound, Now, and Urb, and on numerous International music blogs, including heavy-hitters like Sirius Satellite Radio’s MOKB, NY’s Trace Magazine, and France’s own Kidz by Colette, spurring thousands of mp3 downloads worldwide. CCK has performed with acts such as Zaki Ibrahim, Fritz Helder and the Phantoms, and at events such as NXNE and Under Pressure International Graffiti Festival. This summer, they will be taking their vibrant stage show
on the road, including a slot at Colorado’s Monolith Festival (with headliners like Justice and Devotchka).
Tosha Dash is the beat-making whiz kid behind the Candy Coated Killahz sound.
The classically trained pianist and multi-instrumentalist began honing her production skills several years ago and hasn’t looked back since. With her cheeky vocals and seductive charm, this German-Jamaican bad-girl hits the dance floor hard.
Nigerian-born Icon the Anomali brings his 90’s-inspired lyrical style and buttery voice to the duo. Also a talented screenwriter and visual artist, his musical style parallels his grimy, playful comic book creations. The two are also committed to working with teens and head up a non-profit music production program for youth called Beats.Mind.Movement, which was even visited by Canada’s Governor General, the Right Honorable Michaelle Jean!
Candy Coated Killahz continue to gain momentum, tearing up clubs and car stereos
with booty-rockin' tracks and remixes from DJs across the globe. Catch them live in concert for a
danceable, sweatable, unforgettable night!