Toronto, ON – Episode 79 of SARS Radio has been uploaded and is ready for you to check out in its entirety. The mix, which aired Feb. 11, includes new music from Peter Jackson, Loonie Blue, Syph, R.O.Z., Yoko Gold, Jay Whiss, ShaqIsDope, Pressa, ScrapGang, Theo3, T Gramz and many more gems. Check it out below. The episode also includes the SARS Radio Top 5 featuring Pressa holding down the #1 spot once again with his single, “Novacane.”
New York, NY – I’ve been keeping tabs of South Bronx rapper Joon Jukx for a good minute now, showing signs of progression each step of the way. Yesterday he dropped a new collaborative album with fellow NYC recording artist, Eastwood.
Jealousy vs. Envy was released through Lone Wulf Records and features production by Sez, Godfather Beats, KingMezzy, Stunna Beatz, Beatfella, Ka$h On Da Track, Ditty Beats, as well as a couple of joints produced by Eastwood himself.
The post also contains the video for the TriggTheRuler-directed “Supa.” Check that out after the jump link below.
Halifax, NS – After releasing the Classified produced “Just Another Love Story” earlier this month, Quake Matthews returns with a brand new video for the track (which features vocalist Reeny Smith).
Directed by Mark Sawatzky, this video shows us the ongoing love story between Quake Matthews and alcohol. As he drinks his way through dates, performances, and life in general, Quake always seems to find himself within arms reach of a bottle of booze. The bottles of alcohol in the video are all subtly labelled with words – both good and bad – that reflect how Quake has used alcohol over the years: “create”, “destroy”, “indulge”, “break free”, etc.
Check out the video for “Just Another Love Story”, and read Quake’s letter to himself (from alcohol) after the jump.
Sault Ste. Marie, ON – Outspoken Corboy and Yungsirr come together for “Know Dat U Know.” Check it out below.
Oro-Medonte, ON – The south-central Ontario township of Oro-Medonte is the place to be between July 28 and 30 as it hosts another year of the WayHome Music & Arts Festival. This year’s event features Frank Ocean, ScHoolboy Q, Danny Brown, Jazz Cartier, Daniel Caesar, Allan Rayman, Jahkoy, and more. Check out the official poster and press release after the jump.
Toronto, ON – It’s almost time for Canadian Music Week! Between April 18 and 23, you’ll be treated to events featuring a dope line-up of artists including Earl Sweatshirt, Hopsin, A Boogie Wit Da Hoodie, Wasiu, Haviah Mighty, Voyce, Token, #FamilyGrind, 3peat, Alyssa Marie, Cquel, Eastern Owl, Probably Raymond, Rod Purpose, Romancer and hundreds more. Click the jump link below to check out the official poster and press release.
Brampton, ON – Brampton-Toronto supergroup EMP (Milly Manson, Pree, and producer Eestbound) just released their third single titled “Pink Nights.”
While EMP’s first two releases – “Rebellion” and “Perfect Timing” – were total slappers, “Pink Nights” is on much more of a slowed down, lean-fuelled late night tip. This track is basically what happens when you stay up all night sipping promethazine; everything goes downtempo and the after-hours play out in slow motion.
As always, Eestbound’s production on this record is monstrous. Part of the reason why I’m so fond of EMP is because they locked in Eestbound as their producer and his sound always makes a track feel some type of way. There’s a gritty, dark undertone on this track. But it’s mixed with this sensual slower tempo seduction. The end result is “Pink Nights.” Check it out below.
Toronto, ON – UK-Toronto artist Gov recently released a brand new single titled “California” (produced by RDY) off his upcoming new EP titled The Roses. This is one of my favourite tracks of February 2017.
“California” is a moody, dark, sensual record about filling the inner void with another person. The song was originally titled “Need Somebody”, but was later changed to “California” to reflect the cinematic vision Gov had for the track in his mind.
It’s on some Cali late-night cruise aesthetic. This song is for driving down the road, feeling lonely, and needing someone to make everything temporarily better. Check out “California” below, keep it locked on the release of The Roses, and scope our Q&A with Gov after the jump.
Stockholm, SE – Before setting out on his European tour, Starboy: Legend of the Fall, which officially got underway about an hour ago inside Stockholm, Sweden’s Ericsson Globe venue, The Weeknd celebrated his birthday yesterday by releasing his cameo-heavy video for “Reminder.” Directed by Kid Studio, with production by Vince Tran and Ryan Hahn, the video features appearances by an all-star cast including Drake, Nav, Belly, Derek Wise, A$AP Rocky, Travis Scott, YG, French Montana, Bryson Tiller, Metro Boomin and even more. I looked for his new girlfriend, Selena Gomez, but the pop singer might not have been available for the shoot.
Not to read into things too deeply, but Drake appearing in the video has got people talking of a possible reunion between the XO and OVO generals. The key word being possible since it come be nothing more than Drizzy showing the XO crooner love on the set of his video. But Abel definitely knew he was fueling the fire by posting a photo of him and Drake on Instagram with the caption everyone wanted to see, #OVOXO. There’s no telling if an actual reunion is taking place, but there’s certainly a lot of demand for an official OVOXO collaborative album.