Montreal’s fastest rising producer Kaytranada dropped another gem yesterday, this time a remix of Azealia Banks‘s Pharrell assisted single “ATM Jam”. Premiered by The Fader, this newest remix comes on the heels of other recent remix work and a loose single “At All” premiered last week by Pitchfork, with a video on the way. In a short 24 hours, this latest remix has racked up upwards of 40,000 plays and is gearing up to be a dancefloor favorite for months to come, with The Fader giving praise to the production by adding that “Pharrell’s verse sounds better over Kaytranada’s micro shuffle and muffled claps than it does over Pharrell’s original beat.”For the past year, the Haitian-born Montreal-based artist has experienced an explosive rise and made a very distinct name for himself with his unique brand of r&b and hip hop inspired dance music, equipped with an undeniable swing of the drums and a signature soulful touch. After self-releasing a couple EPs and beat tapes, followed by a release on HW&W and Jakarta Records, his name began to spread like wildfire with some instant-classic remixes by the likes of Missy Elliot, Janet Jackson, and others. This summer, he was approcahed by Brodinski to drop a single on the hotly-tipped French label Bromance. The result “Free Things In Life” was a huge succes, taking the young man on a sold-out European tour and just recently to Australia as well.
F-dub continues their debut album (out Oct 10th) push with a 9-track EP of joints that pretty much seems like an attempt to spoil the kids, lol..
Are you thirsty for new FREEDOM WRITERS music? Look no further than the 100% original FW buzz cd “SOON” featuring 6 NEW blazing tracks including fan favourites “The Grille” and the recently released banger “Real”. Special guest Emcees Via Linez, Mathematik and Sese add some heavyweight bars alongside the FW massive.
Grab it now at http://freedomwritersmusic.
bandcamp.com/album/soon for only $3!Limited edition CD’s will be available for $5 at the Manifesto main stage performance on September 22nd 2013. Get em while you can!
Nothing Was The Same coming soon. Shouts to all the Wu purists who will hate on this song, lol.
EVENT: A&R Report, HHC & 25toLife present “Northern Lights” G Milla, Luu Breeze, Sean Leon @ The Rivoli
Cool event I’ll be hosting this Sunday with some of the city’s finest!
The first instalment of Northern Lights – highlighting Canada’s up an coming artists.
Featuring. Luu Breeze, G Milla and Sean Leon
LIVE AT THE RIVOLI | 334 QUEEN ST W
SUNDAY, SEPT 15TH
SOUNDTRACK BY: DJ ROMEO
Come and witness some of Toronto’s next hip hop artists on the come up.
This event is sponsored by The A&R Report, HipHopCanada and 25toLife.
106 & York returns tomorrow night for another installment of what is becoming a not-to-be-missed event in the city. More info under the hood!
“Known for being the outlet for many talented Toronto youth, 106 & York has spent the last year becoming even more focused on discovering talented young people across the city, and more specifically in the North West Toronto area. Visiting local high schools and holding auditions in malls, this year’s show emphasizes a whole new level of community outreach and a new array of talent. Artists are working together alongside carefully selected mentors to create not just a show, but a production. From rappers to singers to dancers and so much more, the show is bound to captivate the audience. Hosted by Femi Lawson alongside the video submission winning guest host, the audience is sure to be entertained.
Please come out and join us for this year’s 106 & York Festival taking place Saturday September 14th inside York Woods’ Theatre at the York Woods’ Library. Doors open at 5pm. Cover is $10 at the door or $5 with a non-perishable food donation. A vendor marketplace of various types of merchandise.”
106 & YORK URBAN ARTS FESTIVAL 2013
Femi Lawson – @ItsMrLawson
York Woods Theatre
1785 Finch Avenue West, Toronto, ON
[Finch Ave. W. & Tobermory Dr.]
Doors Open: 5:00 pm
Show Starts: 6:00 pm
-> Tamara Madison – @TamaraMadison
-> Erik Flowchild – @erikflowchild
-> Juvon Taylor – @MrJuvonTaylor
-> Randell Adjei – @RandellAdjei
-> Rated Inc.
-> Sweetie Pies Dance Crew – @Honeyy_Bk
and many more…
DJ Kobe J
Fashion Show featuring Clothing Labels such as:
-> N.I.S.E. – @NISECity | @Niseworld | @kiddnise
-> Royals Wear
-> Noir Masae Couture
$5 [w. Non-Perishable Food Item]
Toronto Arts Council, TD Bank, City of Toronto, N.I.S.E., West Side Arts Hub, Laidlaw, ManifesTO, Highclass, #IKnowFranz, UrbanArts Toronto, nadine hope
Maple Leaf Sports & Entertainment & Toronto International Film Festival
Latest installment of Stirling’s artist profiles.
About The Leadertape:The Leadertape comes from my passion for storytelling. Painting a picture through the senses to bring forth a vivid connection to the people, places and things that inspire me. My medium has changed from pencil and pad, to paint and canvas to pixel and screen, but the motivation has always been the same; to capture the moment forever. The participants of ‘The Leadertape’ that I will be showcasing over the coming months, I believe to be leaders. Leaders of thought, art and culture. My path has crossed with these people at various points in our journey and I want to share with you their stories so that you to can cross paths with theirs. It is my pleasure to introduce to you, Sam ShuterMoving Pictures. Moving Personalities. The Leadertape.–Inspired by symmetrical lines and vibrant colors, Artist Samara Shuter’s work juxtaposes her often abstract backgrounds with her more figurative foreground drawings in two different styles. Her larger than life art stems from her appreciation for the traditional elements of men’s fashion; a colorful necktie, a beautiful Italian boot, and more specifically, the lines of a well-tailored suit. The strength of the suit is what drives Sam to create her paintings. “[The suit] has represented something for decades; power, productivity, strength, economic prosperity, and hard work.” For Sam it is not about the sex of the person under the suit, but about what wearing the suit has meant in society for so long.While working most often in acrylics and oils on canvas, Sam is open to exploring other avenues. As her style develops, she is continuously influenced by street art, stenciling and graffiti; as well as graphic design. With no intention of parting ways with what has already become her trademark theme, she is constantly developing new ideas.Sam Shuter is currently independent, and selling her work privately in Toronto.Website: Sam Shuter http://samshuter.comTwitter: @samshuter http://twitter.com/samshuter–More about Shane Stirling:Director. Designer. Storyteller. Stirling is a classically trained visual artist with an approach that is as dynamic as it is polished. His music video direction perennially achieves high rotation placements while consistently topping charts and countdowns. His design work has seen him define national retail environments, market legendary cultural icons and present iconic brands in a inspiring and authentic manner. His penchant for trendsetting has seen him work with cultural and commercial powerhouses as Nike, Bentley, and New Era Caps to connect with leaders of culture and early adapters. His imagery is deftly crafted by connecting bold, broad strokes with the intricacies of culture, lifestyle and authenticity. Nothing goes unnoticed, no detail is arbitrary, nothing is placed in frame without purpose, Stirling’s strength is his ability to produce refined, penetrating visuals. For Stirling, art and commerce are not mutually exclusive. He is as authentic in his skill set and experience as he is in his unbridled lust to create lasting impressions.Website: Shane Stirling / Co. http://shanestirling.co/Twitter: ShaneStirlingCo http://twitter.com/
Nueness from nuecomer Nue.
Song produced by: A I D
Visuals by: ILL RITUAL
Song actually starts at about 1:05.
Download link: http://www.reverbnation.com/staasiada…
Hey Ninjas! It is my pleasure to announce my single “No Matter What” (NMW) off my upcoming project “A Turtle On Skates” prod by Xp. This is ONLY an audio video. We did have someone else play the record.. BUT the footage was too dark to use I had to go back and do it again myself. I hope you like it! and Thank you for sticking with me through all covers!! Thank you to the following people involved with this song from production, lyrics, melody,heck even the name of the song; GSXMusic, Darnel Morgan, Tamara Madison! Xxo. Follow my fan page! @Iadorestaasiadaniels
Canadian Tour Dates:
9/6 Vancouver, BC Orpheum Theatre
9/7 Vancouver, BC Orpheum Theatre
10/17 Toronto, ON Massey Hall
10/19 Toronto, ON Massey Hall
10/20 Toronto, ON Massey Hall