Produced by Tron & DVD, Tom Beaujour, & Jennifer O’Connor at Nuthouse Recording in Hoboken, MAGMA is an ode to perseverance - an exciting blast of pure, undiluted hip-hop that also manages to name check CMJ, the Bamboozle Festival, Darth Vader, and Vice President Joe Biden, all in just over 3 minutes!
Tron & DVD, a young rap duo from Valley Cottage, NY, is the latest addition to the Kiam Records roster. Their new single, "New Kings" was recorded in Hoboken NJ at Nuthouse Recording with Tom Beaujour and Jennifer O'Connor.
Norvin and Darian Van Dunk (aka Tron & DVD) are two brothers who have been rapping and creating music together for as long as they can remember. They've written, produced (production by Tron) and self-released a series of wildly creative lps and eps, as well as played countless shows alongside a diverse assortment of acts - from Pusha T to 21 Pilots.
We are excited to be be partnering with them for this next chapter in their career. Since signing with Kiam, they were named one of the top 10 hip hop artists at last year’s CMJ festival and have been hard at work writing and recording their debut album for us, scheduled to see release in early 2017. We released a single earlier this year called “Magma” and now we are sharing a second (non-album) track called, “New Kings”.
"This song to me is the perfect introduction to what we're all about,” DVD explains. " It's about creating your own lane instead following someone else's vision for you. Somewhere along the line, we stopped caring about what everyone else thought and just started making the music that we wanted to hear out there. We wanted to hear references to 90's cartoons and beer chugging. We wanted to hear about living in a suburban town and being judged because all of your peers are going into business or becoming teachers while you chase a dream. We wanted to hear lyrics back in the forefront but also talk about situations or a lifestyle you might’ve never heard in hip-hop.”