Having met at Drexel University in 2008, the multi- talented duo uploaded a mix tape entitled ‘The Swelly Express’ on to myspace - an album of heavy party jams which circulated around the American college circuit like wildfire and led to over 100,000 downloads in a month. Having signed to Parlophone, the band released their debut single, the MGMT - sampling hip hop anthem ‘Opposite Of Adults’ earlier this year. The track quickly teared up the charts across the world selling over 120,000 copies in the UK alone and the video receiving more than 6 million views on you tube. It confirmed that Chiddy Bang could unite the mainstream as well as the underground; making the b-boys sing, the indie kids bounce and the pop lovers rock. Hip Hop moguls in the U.S began championing the band with Kanye blogging about them and Jay- Z, Snoop Dogg. Kid Cudi and 3 Six Mafia inviting them to support their live shows. So ensued worldwide tours, sold out headline shows and a hectic promotional schedule that left the duo little time to fulfil their vision for thier debut album. ‘The Preview’ is a sample of things to come whilst the band knuckle down over the next few months to record their debut album, ‘Swelly Life’ due for release early 2011.
As Noah puts it, “The main purpose of this release is to give our fans some new music whilst we finish recording our debut album, ‘Swelly Life’. It’s called ‘The Preview’ because it gives listeners a glimpse of what's to come on Swelly”
Recorded over the last 6 months in L.A and New York ‘The Preview’ is an insightful look into to the many things the band have experienced over the last year as well as the personal battles they have experienced with the glamour of being in a band. The prequel features an accomplished breadth of styles and some fantastic collaborations including Pharrell, who co-produced new single ‘Good Life’, Q-Tip who features on the fierce dance floor-friendly dubstep ‘Here We Go’ and Darwin Deez who features on the manic electro curveball ,‘Bad Day’.
The Good Life (co-produced by Pharrell)
Opposite Of Adults
Here We Go (ft Q-Tip)
All Things Go
Nothing On We
Bad Boy (ft Darwin Deez)
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