Today Montreal hip-hop/producer trio Planet Giza – comprised of Rami B, Tony Stone and Dumix – announce their newest project entitled Added Sugar. Out February 12th, the record features collaborations with the likes of Mick Jenkins, a co-produced Kaytranada track and more. To celebrate the announcement, Planet Giza release a new track “You Wasn’t Lyin’” alongside an incredible Walid Jabri-directed music video.
Planet Giza on “You Wasn’t Lyin’”:
“To us, ‘You Wasn’t Lyin’’ is the happy motivational dance song you listen to in the morning. It’s about not letting people dim your light and pushing through no matter what the situation is. We feel like the hook to this song empowers anyone who sings it as we tried to put a smile on their faces.”
Walid Jabri on the video:
“The main idea around the video’s concept stems from the track’s title and that sometimes you really have only yourself to blame for missing the red flags. At the end of the day, Tony can only sing ‘You Wasn’t Lyin’ as his seemingly normal picnic date turns into his own personal nightmare.”
Planet Giza have released a series of projects over the last couple of years, most recently 2018’s ZZZ EP. They effortlessly weave elements of hip-hop, soul and funk into a concoction which nods to the past but has it sights firmly set on the future, with the trio able to reflect their multi-cultural backgrounds through this repertoire of varied sounds. They attribute this to the diverse community of their hometown of Montreal, as well as their widely-varying musical influences: from Lil Boosie and Madlib, to Roy Ayers and Michael Jackson. They easily sit alongside contemporaries such as The Internet, Kaytranada (who they’ve collaborated with on 2017’s “Domina”) and Goldlink.
Their forthcoming project Added Sugar is Planet Giza’s most versatile yet. Offering something effortlessly polished, smooth R&B textures and perfectly delivered bars, this genre-defying blend of funk, soul, R&B, hip-hop and a dash of electronica is bound to put them on the map as one of 2019’s most exciting music-makers.
You Wasn’t Lyin’
Brk Frm Nrml Feat. Mick Jenkins
Timeless//3 Stacks (co-prod by Kaytranada & Sunjet)
Ace Boogie Energy