Rising like a phoenix from the ashes of Toronto experimental band Abstract Random, comes the force now known as Above Top Secret. Cultivating a hardcore electro/dub/hop mash-up sound with self-produced bass-heavy beats and politically charged lyrics, ATS demands attention and helps to awaken those still asleep in this ever growing matrix we call life.
Three people, six years, three albums, countless shows. From galleries and parks to clubs and festivals across North America and Europe. Not new to the game, Above Top Secret has opened for, and shared the stage with amazing acts like Shabazz Palaces, Lido Pimienta, THEESatisfaction, A Tribe Called Red, Tasha The Amazon, Maylee Todd, Elephant 12, and DāM FunK just to name a few.
ATS share an interesting look at their lives and minds with the latest Ontario Arts Council funded album ABOVE TOP SECRET released July 1st, 2016 via DAPS Records. With songs ranging from loss of friendships, and gossip; to missing a murdered indigenous women, police brutality and overcoming adversity, Above Top Secret continues to push the boundaries and prove they aren’t afraid to tackle serious issues. Currently, ATS is working on their next project 1984 IS NOW.
Performance dates: Thursday July 19 – 8:00pm
Location: Trillium Park