Dream Jefferson '32X' (album stream)

Dream Jefferson '32X' (album stream)
Ontario combo Dream Jefferson used to describe their sound as "party-rap," but they've developed over the years and they now call themselves "new wave electro-hip hop group." Their latest genre-mashing endeavour is 32X, and this album can now be heard on Exclaim.ca.

The 14 tracks have a distinct undercurrent of hip-hop, but they aren't rap purists by any means. "Light Therapy" sports vocoded refrains and a synth-driven dance pulse, plus a cameo from PS I Love You guitarist Paul Saulnier (who also guests on the album's "The Filth"). With the help of Kira May, there's a faint flavour of glam boogie to the groove of "Baby, the Stars Shine Bright," while "Ch√Ęteau De Versailles" displays chiptune blippiness and "CyberPunkRockRap" sounds like exactly what the title promises.

Hear it all below.

32X arrives today (October 21).