Sargeant x Comrade - The Elephant In The Room

Alberta: Top 10 of 2021

by Ben Boddez

Bridging both hemispheres of the world and musical eras old and new, this Calgary duo made up of Caribbean singer Yolanda Sargeant and Russian producer Evgeniy Bykovets blends together dusty jazz-club aesthetics, boom-bap hip-hop beats and classic dancehall elements with modern neo-soul and electronica. As the tracks bleed into each other with the sound of turning the dials on an old-school radio, Sargeant’s lyrics address some very contemporary social issues.