Trailblazing all the way from Toronto is an alternative rap newcomer, Dichotomi. Recently, the Toronto-based talent released his new hit titled, “STF 17”. The soulful and infectious lo-fi rap track arrives just in time for our summer playlists! It serves as the lead single for dichotomi’s upcoming debut EP set to drop off later this year. Additionally, “STF 17” is the highly anticipated follow-up to last year’s fan favorite “Plush”. The previous popular single “Plush” took over the airwaves on stations such as CBC Music in Toronto and Wave Of The Bay in Florida, to name a few.
As for the fresh release, Dichotomi taps fellow Toronto talent, Frizzy Astro for the single’s production. The catchy melodic rap offering finds Dichotomi laying the track while sick with COVID-19 during the pandemic’s lock down. In a very hopeful mood, they imagine better times and fantasize about being able to enjoy summertime in Toronto once again. As a result, they showcase their infectious flow, clever lyricism, and carefree energy to great effect over lush synth keys and sparse lo-fi instrumentation.
When reflecting on the inspiration behind ‘STF 17’, Dichotomi goes on to say:
“It was the first pandemic winter, and I was really sick… I couldn’t go outside because the weather, and I had no energy or motivation to make life inside more enjoyable because of the mental and physical effects of the pandemic. At a real low point, I started fantasizing about summers in Toronto and told myself that ‘everything will be better in the summer’ – as soon as I said it aloud, I felt compelled to write a song on that theme.
The track quickly took a political lean as I began to ruminate on the social, political, and economic forces that forced me into such a fragile position in the first place. ‘STF 17’ is most definitely a critique of our capitalist society, but with the added goal of offering some levity — allowing us to hope for a more equitable future. Be critical, be angry, be sad, but don’t let the state of this world keep you from turning your face to the sun every chance you get, and tirelessly seek the tiniest moments of joy”.
Dichotomi Delivers “STF 17”
Dichotomi is for listeners who like to discover new things every time they listen to a track – they are for fans of lyricism, authenticity, and exploring new sounds. Highly recommended if you like the sounds of Noname, Tierra Whack, or Chance The Rapper. Florida-bred artist Dichotomi, who now resides in Toronto, burst onto the scene in 2019. With resounding music that is led by positive vibes and wholesome themes that are meant to inspire hope and validate their listeners, Dichotomi is a force to be reckoned with! As we wait for the official music video, press play on the official animated visual. Stay tuned here at KAZI Magazine for more news and music!