In the BBOSS world, ninjas can get a table dance — and musicians can be superheroes.
It’s a world of imagination, forward thinking,state-of-the-art creations and fun. As it says on the band’s self-titled album’s intro song, “Welcome To BBoss,” — “I think you’re gonna like it here.”
From the slamming mixed martial seduction of “Kung Fu Yu” to the rap bravado reworking of ZZ Top’s “Sharp Dressed Man,” heart-tugging soulful ballad “Remembered” and spooky atmospheric kill-rhetoric “Halloween,” BBOSS is children’s theme park meets high-roller underworld.
The brainchild of multi-instrumentalists Benny V and Ben Dermer, BBOSS is a rap-injected,groove-infected electro-buzzed pop band created with no samples whatsoever.“Every note you hear is us,” says Benny V.
The pair also pushes the boundaries of traditional marketing. They can be seen on the album cover as robotic superheroes, a fantasy for most people, but Benny V and Ben D actually have the connections and know-how to make their boyhood fantasies come to life — as much as humanly possible.
“We live in the toy world,” explains Benny V. “So we’re combining music with a little bit of toys.”
Ben is the co-founder of international multi-million-dollar toy company Spin Master and Ben D works alongside him in their Toronto headquarters. Together, the pair have “A&R-ed” about 40,000 toys. If that doesn’t keep you young, juvenile and creative, nothing will. Their Hong Kong office is a short walkfrom the Disney World of brothels, Big Boss Gentleman’s Club, from which they get their name.
But BBOSS is not a faceless cartoon band that performs behind a curtain or with videos. This is a legit live entity.
On the 13-song BBOSS album, the duo wrote all the songs and played every instrument, and brought in rapper Chris Warner Coburn as the main vocalist and singer Suzie Vinnick as the go-to-girl. Other guests include Jennifer Foster, Claudia Coco, Rafael Kuerti, Patria, Jamie Seriux, Trish, Adrian Weekes and Our Lady Peace bassist Duncan Coutts.
Co-producers with Scotty Lake and Zee Al-Hillal, the album was recorded at Benny V’s state-of-the-art home studio, Subterranean Sound, an old-school analog set up with 14-foot Trident console and tons of outboard gear. “The greatest thing about doing this is doing it on our own terms,” says Benny V.
“These songs have so much love in them, so much agony in them, so much focus to detail and the sound quality, we used the best ear that money could buy. Even though no one cares about sonics and they listen on their MP3, we wanted it to sound like it came out of Abbey Road and we approached it like that.
“I got so emotional there,” he suddenly says. “Did you get a tingle?”
That’s so BBOSS. Sounds like a line for a future song.
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The BBOSS debut album is wrapped and will be up on iTunes and in stores November 1st. Fans who download the full album will also get a free copy of the "Class Mix" of Remembered, as featured in the movie Setup last month. In the meantime, please download a free copy of the album mix featuring BBOSS lead vocalist Chris "Mr. Merak" Coburn. Please Click the button below to take you to our iTunes store.