Canadian, Music, Psychedelic, Rap

[Watch] Phedre- Aquarius

No Comments 08 October 2013

Phedre released Ancient Nouveau last week. Here’s the video for “Aquarius” from the album. The duo hang in graffiti filled allies with some psychedelic effects.

Canadian, Music, R&B/Hiphop, Rap, Watch

[Watch] Shad- Fam Jam (Fe Sum Immigrins)

No Comments 28 August 2013

by Tiana Feng

This new Shad tune makes me want to jump up and celebrate something. It’s such a happy celebration of family and friends. The song was produced by Skratch Bastid and the video was filmed at a local community centre.

Canadian, Music, R&B/Hiphop, Rap, Watch

[Watch] Shad- Stylin (feat. Saukrates)

No Comments 30 July 2013

by Tiana Feng

Here’s “Stylin”, a new tune from Shad feat. Saukrates. His upcoming album Flying Colours is set to release on October 15th, 2013.

Canadian, Listen, Music, R&B/Hiphop, Rap

[Listen] Cadence Weapon- When It’s Real (feat. Jarell Perry)

No Comments 29 May 2013

by Tiana Feng
cadenceweapon
Cadence Weapon dropped this single featuring Los Angeles singer Jarell Perry. Cadence is currently working on his new album, so we hope to hear more soon.

Canadian, Electronic, Listen, Music, R&B/Hiphop, Rap

[Listen/Download] Death Ledger- Lost and Looking

No Comments 17 May 2013

by Tiana Feng
deathledger
Glitch-tronic artist Death Ledger just released a new EP titled Lost and Looking. The three tracks are a totally free download on Bandcamp. The title track is full of deep rhythms in an ethereal atmosphere while the second has heavier beats and some rap vocals.

Canadian, Listen, Music, R&B/Hiphop, Rap

[Listen] Dead Horse Beats- Chains ‘Round My Legs

No Comments 04 April 2013

by Tiana Feng
chainsaroundmylegs
Toronto experimental hip-hop artist Dead Horse Beats is back with an EP called Chains ‘Round My Legs. It is a concept album with samples derived from 1930s era prison songs. Patrick Wade, the man behind it also plays guitar, ukulele, banjo and organ for all the tracks.

Concert Reviews, Music, R&B/Hiphop, Rap

[CMW] Sweatshop Union @ The Painted Lady 3/21/2013

No Comments 26 March 2013

by Nash Bussieres
sweatshopunion
I’m pretty stoked I can now say that I’ve seen Sweatshop Union. They were one of the first groups that introduced me to hip hop when I was a pre-teen and served as a good counterbalance to all the Eminem that my friends would start listening to in the next few years. Having only ever been to The Painted Lady once before, all I really remembered about it was that it was small. Like, really small. I had no idea how a hip hop collective would be able to perform in such a tight space, but they made it work really well. The entire crowd (“crowd” is being used loosely, the venue could only hold like, 30 people max) was bouncing up and down to the set and, unlike most bands I saw this week, SU actually managed to get a commendable amount of audience participation. The Union still knows how to command a stage, even more than a decade after its formation.
Sweatshop Union- Makeshift Kingdom

Canadian, Music, R&B/Hiphop, Rap, Watch

[Watch] Cadence Weapon- Hype Man

No Comments 03 February 2013

by Tiana Feng

Cadence Weapon has a video out for his single “Hype Man” from Hope In Dirty City. Look out for him at the upcoming Wavelength Music Festival.

Canadian, Listen, Music, R&B/Hiphop, Rap

[Listen] Dead Horse Beats- Stop, Thief!

No Comments 30 November 2012

by Tiana Feng

Dead Horse Beats is an experimental hip-hop/trip-hop producer from Toronto. He recently released Stop, Thief! an album with a inspired by the burglary of his gear. It’s quite a collection with 15 tracks, so if you have some money to spare, buy it and help a dude out!

Canadian, Listen, Music, R&B/Hiphop, Rap

[Listen/Download] Animal Mother- Tokyo Hands

No Comments 28 November 2012

by Tiana Feng

It’s been a while since I last introduced you to Kitchener rapper Animal Mother. He some how found me and showed me some more music in the former of an EP called Tokyo Hands which you can check out below. His laid back rap is mixed in with a bit of weirdo electronic.

Canadian, Listen, Music, R&B/Hiphop, Rap

[Listen/Download] Cadence Weapon- Loft Party

No Comments 15 October 2012

by Tiana Feng

Cadence Weapon is currently on tour with his album Hope In Dirt City. He partnered with Scion Sessions to bring a special edition 7″ with him. The A-side includes the track Conditioning. The release also includes this previously unreleased track Loft Party. Pretty minimalistic rap track, welcoming you to his loft party.
Cadence Weapon- Loft Party

Canadian, Listen, Music, R&B/Hiphop, Rap

[Listen/Download] Dream Jefferson- Hannah

No Comments 12 July 2012

by Tiana Feng

Party rappers Dream Jefferson are back with an EP titled Manchester Blue which is a completely free download on their Bandcamp. This one is less “party” rap sounding than their previous Punch Perm. It’s driven by synths and electro beats. Parts of it even have an indie-rock sensibility to it. This is especially apparent in Hannah. I love their continuous exploration of sound and this might be my favourite collection of their songs yet.
Dream Jefferson- Hannah

Canadian, Music, R&B/Hiphop, Rap, Watch

[Watch] Cadence Weapon- Get On Down

No Comments 10 July 2012

by Tiana Feng

Here’s Cadence Weapon‘s new video for Get On Down. It was produced by Doldrums which is pretty why it’s fuckin’ weird.

Canadian, Music, R&B/Hiphop, Rap, Watch

[Watch] Self Taught- Diamond Gold Sneakers

No Comments 04 July 2012

by Tiana Feng

Here’s Self Taught’s new video for Diamond Gold Sneakers.

Canadian, Concert Reviews, Music, R&B/Hiphop, Rap

Unbuttoned w/ Fresh Kils & Relic @ Supermarket 05/31/2012

No Comments 02 June 2012

by Tiana Feng
I first heard about Unbuttoned a few weeks ago, but I fell in love with their EP on Bandcamp. Of course I jumped on the chance to see them live!
Fresh Kils & Relic @ Supermarket 05/31/2012
Opening up for them was rapper Relic and Fresh Kils on beats. I don’t listen to a lot of rap, but I thought they sure riled up the crowd. The one thing was that Fresh Kils wasn’t hooked up to a Macbook. He was making beats live.

There was only one opener, so Unbuttoned was on soon after.
Unbuttoned @ Supermarket 05/31/2012
I was pretty overwhelmed by the amount of people that were actually at the show. I had only heard of them, but the place was PACKED with dedicated fans. They did a great job of promoting themselves, and fans are still commenting on the event about how great the show was. For a group just starting out, it was one of the better performances I’ve seen so far. There was a ton of energy and people on stage and everybody was having a really great time. Their encore included a cover of Gotye’s Somebody That I Used to Know which I uploaded below.
Unbuttoned- This Feeling

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