Toronto, ON – Today’s Song of the Day is the latest (stunning) visual release from young phenom Raz Fresco. Presented by The Black Light Conglomerate and directed by ABSTRAKTE, “Swervin In BAPE” features JUNO-nominee Tre Mission and can be found on Raz’s hot new project, Pablo Frescobar, which you can download here. Check out “Swervin In BAPE” after the jump.
Vancouver, BC – West Coast rapper SonReal just announced the release of his forthcoming EP titled The Name. The EP is set to release on August 12 via Black Box Recordings/ Universal Music Canada.
We’ve already heard the EP’s first single “Can I Get A Witness” and I’ve been bumping that steady over the last few months. The song is already on heavy rotation on the radio and has reached over 2-million streams on Spotify.
Kitchener, ON – Kitchener artist Trayvon Palmer (of the A-Grade group) just released his latest single titled “Under The Influence.”
Trayvon comes in over top of an eerie faded beat and delivers some of the most honest lyricism I’ve heard about being “Under The Influence.” Everyone’s been glorifying the turn-up, lately. But I like how Trayvon keeps it real – this song bodies the hodgepodge of mixed feelers that go hand-in-hand with getting faded.
Vancouver, BC – The energy is feeling vibrant in the Vancouver music community, and Vancity and Chapel Sound producer, Heroshe just upped our quality by dropping an insane debut project via Fader last week and sampling some of the best material of OVO. For only 25 years old, Heroshe has an ear that’s ahead of the game and trained in ways unlike anyone else doing it over here. Among the tracks on Jukes from the 6 are vocals samples from Drake, Majid Jordan, the Weeknd, Roy Woods, and Partynextdoor. “Good Lovin” might just be my favourite track on this new project, and I’m betting you’ll find it just as impressive.
Vancouver, BC – The middle of the week can be a sleepy time for the music scene in Vancouver, but this last Wednesday was the exception – bringing the city alive for an evening of sophisticated music and stunning vocals. Fortune Sound Club was packed with bustling and excited fans who arrived hours early to secure a good view of R&B phenomenon dvsn for their first show on their North American, Debut Tour 2016.
The duo easily sold out the club in advance, and the anticipation for the evening was high – bringing out most of the notable music aficionados within the community as well (You know that the hype is real when a given artist can attract all the music journalists the hosting city has to offer). For a fairly new group who made a competitive mark this last year, the investment and interest was a refreshing sight that promised an evening of exceeded expectations. In every aspect it was positioned as a debut, and in no way did it fail to disappoint as an hint of a bright musical career.
Vancouver, BC – Los Angeles artist, Adonis the Greek recruits Vancity producer (and established vocalist) Swisslizz on his latest track “Get 2 U”. The crooner also brought on the well-known talented vocalist Raeliss as the feature to take the R&B track to something greater than a rookie attempt. The hooks are smooth, and their voices blend together well to create an experience that’ll put you in some type of mood.
The track is the a feature off Adonis’ upcoming project Age of Fame. Take a listen to the track below. But put it on in front of your lady and you’ve been warned that these guys might just steal your girl too.
Toronto, ON – On Jun. 12, Moka Only performed at Nocturne in Toronto as the fourth stop along his #12AlbumsFor2016 Tour.
Moka Only has set out to release 12 albums this year – he’s been dropping an album every single month. Which is not actually too surprising, considering the man already has a discography that’s almost 100 projects deep.
So far he’s dropped Brutal in January. Then in February he dropped his collaborative Magnesium Opium album shelved from 2003. The album features Moka as the Nowfolk duo alongside Ishkan (a fellow member of the Torchlight Commission crew).
Then Moka released a nod to South America with his Brazilian influenced São Paulo project in March. In April, Moka dropped Re-Bent Twisted and Gnarled as a nod to his Nowfolk counterpart Ishkan. The project was Moka’s own flip on Ishkan’s 2000 Bent Twisted album with Deco. Then Moka released an extensive 29-track instrumental album in May titled I’m Delighted.
Earlier this month Moka embarked on his cross-Canadian tour to promote the #12AlbumsFor2016 initiatve. He came through Nocturne in Toronto for the fourth stop of the tour and delivered what he claims was his “best show in Toronto in more than a decade.”
Photo by Sarah Sussman
Brampton, ON – Brampton’s own Derin Falana recently released this new video for “The Pick Up” off the Live From Rocky Mountain mixtape.
The track was produced by Jordon Manswell, Sevn Thomas, and BurdxKeyz, and the video was directed by ByeMarcel and SamureyeFilms. The video walks us through a day in the life on-the-go with Derin. Because you know how it goes – when things start to pick up, you just get up and go.
This was actually one of my favourite tracks off the tape so I’m really excited that it’s getting the video treatment. This song is about so much more than “making it” in the rap game; it speaks to the progression of success. Whatever your craft is and whatever you aspire to do in life, you’ll feel it in this song.
Check out the video after the jump and peep our Q&A with Derin to find out more about this video, his appearance on Sway, and more.
Vancouver, BC – Timbre Concerts has a full summer line up of dope shows coming up…one in particular next Thursday June 23rd as BAS hits Vancouver on his Too High To Riot Tour.
The Queens emcee will be reaching the V in support of his album by the same name and will be accompanied by eclectic lineup of support. London electronic group The Hics, ATL’s wild duo Earthgang and Dreamville signed producer Ron Gilmore and emcee Cozz.
The show will go down at Alexander Gastown (91 Powell St.) and tickets are online via ticketweb.ca
Photo: Jamie Sands