"Steel" Official Video - www.youtube.com/watch?v=V1GpovbEyqE
Since lighting the fuse with their debut single, "Thought You Knew" (2010), Truth By Design have continued to build anticipation for their unique brand of futuristic soundscapes; while still adhering to true school hiphop principles.
To date, the crew has received favourable reviews and features in such blogs as: Hiphopkings, Different Kitchen, Dotgotit, The Real Frequency, We've Got The Jazz, Peace Magazine, Bring Ya Eh Game and City On My Back. Most notably, the crew received Morburn Music's "Last Track Standing" honours for "Thought You Knew" (December 2010) and secured a spot on the Dotgotit Mixtape Vol. 1 for their 2nd single "Microphone Mizery".
After much grinding and numerous setbacks, Truth By Design is proud to present their debut EP (aptly titled) "Timeless" alongside their first official video for their 3rd single, "Steel. The 8-track EP is a musically-rich, uncompromising ode to that raw boom bap.
Producer DTKS' signature production style employs a tight blend of obscure, unconventional samples, haunting melodies and gritty, neck-snapping drums. Mizery's aggressive, battle-ready vocals and DJ Lupan's precise cuts & funky scratches serve as a perfect complement to DTKS'carefully-crafted musical backdrops. The official video for "Steel" takes viewers on a visual journey through hiphop culture's original 4 elements as well as gives a brief shoutout to the group's city of origin.