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Backburner – Heatwave [Video]

Halifax/Toronto – With the weather so cold in Canada right now, the time seems right to take a break from the dreary winter and bask in the “Heatwave.”

Hand’Solo Records and the Backburner crew are excited to announce the release of the video for the first single (and title track) from their new album, Heatwave. Toolshed’s Timbuktu provides a lackadaisical, piano-heavy beat to create a breezy summertime vibe as a backdrop for the sweaty lyrics of himself, Chokeules (also of Toolshed), Wordburglar, Jesse Dangerously, Jay Bizzy, and Thesis Sahib, with his crazed but catchy hook. The video was produced and directed by 3:AM Design (with welcome assistance from the legions of awesome Backburner fans who financed the production through their kindly contributions). To check out the video and for more Backburner info, click the jump!

Video: Backburner (Thesis, Timbuktu, Wordburglar, Jesse Dangerously, Chokeules & Jay Bizzy) - Heatwave -

Remix Contest

We’ll be making a seperate post for this but here’s the basic details provided to us about the Heatwave Remix Contest:

Remix Backburner’s debut single, “Heatwave.” Submit by February 29, 2012. Submissions will be judged by a representative of Hand’Solo Records and the participating members of Backburner. The winning remix will be announced on and as well as included on the upcoming collector’s edition vinyl EP of Heatwave, and the producer of the winning remix will receive five copies of this vinyl release. The following four runner up remixes will also be featured on and

Additional rules, info and to download the Remix Contest Zip Pack:

Double Release Party

For Backburner’s “Heatwave” & Wordburglar’s “Rhyme O’Clock”


Thursday, February 2nd, 2012 @ Rancho Relaxo, 300 College St., Toronto

Doors Open @ 9pm – Only $5! – 19+ (Bring ID)

Facebook Event Page:

About Backburner

BACKBURNER IS… Fresh Kils, Wordburglar, Timbuktu, More Or Les, Uncle Fes, Ghettosocks, Chokeules, Jesse Dangerously, Jay Bizzy, Thesis Sahib, Beatmason, Frank Deluxe, Dexter Doolittle, Psybo, Ambition, Johnny Hardcore, Manalive, Ginzu333 & Mister E.

Seen another way: Sixteen rappers, seven producers and one DJ.

The first collective effort to bear the Backburner name was a 2001 compilation called Big Talk. Dozens of albums have since been released by groups and individuals flying the Backburner flag, and the dream has always been to squeeze their enormous personalities back into one tight package and blast that package into space like Zod and that chick and the big dude in Superman II. Enter Heatwave

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