Toronto Collective No Tourists Pay Homage To UK Drill & Grime With “Dumbo”

Elle Evans

By Elle Evans

Elle Evans

31 Jul 2020

Made up of five independent artists and two producers based in Toronto, No Tourists have returned with their energy-driven single, Dumbo.

Dumbo has a raw, gritty and energetic music video, which is directed by creative director and frequent collaborator Kevin Kudu and pays homage to the DIY ethos of UK drill and grime culture, while staying true to the Toronto music scene and community that brought the group together in the first place.

Speaking on the single, No Tourists commented; “The song was heavily inspired by our love and respect for UK drill and grime music. Through the collective efforts of our producers universes and geezr, ‘Dumbo’ offers up our own Toronto take on the intersection of UK drill and grime music. This track is special to us because we were all on the same page in trying to make a tune that captures our respect and love for UK drill and grime. We all pushed ourselves out of our comfort zones and surprised each other a little bit – in the end, ‘Dumbo’ is what we set it out to be, you can’t listen and remain stagnant”.

Watch the visuals for Dumbo above.