Been super swamped this week so just playing some catch up. Especially with this dude man. Lots of material coming from Sean Leon in 2017 including a short film called “Life When You’re The Movie” which is screening at The Royal on January 23rd.
LOCATION: ROYAL CINEMA (608 College St., Toronto, ON)
TIME: 7:00 PM – 8:00 PM
Sean Leon is a name that has resonated with Toronto’s eclectic music and culture scene for years. Before releasing his first album, he formed the IXXI initiative which is the collaborative project dedicated to bringing Toronto’s artistic community together. This collective has lead a positive and influential regime for artists, and has in turn made Sean Leon a muse for the Canadian music industry. Sean Leon is a pillar to the success of many of his peers and emanates his creative influence on a number of collaborations. He’s collaborated with artists such as Daniel Caesar, BADBADNOTGOOD, River Tiber, and WondaGurl.
In July 2013 Sean Leon released his debut mixtape “Ninelevenne, the Tragedy” that brought a fresh perspective to Toronto’s active hip-hop community. Sean Leon followed up with his second mixtape in 2014 “Narcissus, the Drowning of Ego” which reinforced this perspective.
This brings us to a new and exciting project from the creative mind of Sean Leon, “Life When You’re The Movie”. This short film will act as a visual representation of Sean Leon’s musical styles. Raw, stylized and authentic productions that evolves through no limitations. The film will preview music from his forthcoming album “I think You’ve Gone Mad” expected to release before the Summer.
Fader Premier Exclusive – http://www.thefader.com/2017/01/09/sy… “Whole Lotta / Dirty Bird” marks the beginning of a big year for Missussauga rapper SYPH — in 2017, he’ll release an EP and appear on Meek Mill’s Dreamchasers 4.5 mixtape. His new music video, premiering today on The FADER, is a tour of his Canadian hometown. It’s two songs in one: “Whole Lotta” has a beat that recalls Zaytoven and Travis Scott, an ode to flexing that sees SYPH cruising around town. As the sun sets, the clip segues into “DirtyBird,” where SYPH and his crew don balaclavas and pull donuts in Bentleys as snow falls gently in an apartment complex’s parking lot.
“It was important for me to bring it back home and let everyone know that Mississsauga (Sauga City) is here to stay,” SYPH told The FADER over email. “I take great pride in putting on for my city.”
The Come Up Show and deadweight connect for a “best of” 2016 mix. Shouts to all these artists mannn!
mixed for @thecomeupshow
some of canada’s buzzing hip hop and r&b in 2016
tracklist: daniel caesar — get you — 00:00 blaise moore — hands — 02:13 charlotte day wilson — find you 03:30 river tiber — acid test — 04:30 kaytranada ft anderson .paak — glowed up — 05:50 asheley turner & yuri koller — all eyes on you — 07:15 mack davis — after dark — 08:32 jayd ink — deep under — 09:20 belly ft nav — re up — 10:45 big lean — stamina — 13:10 shaqisdope — still open — 14:25 derin falana — the pick up — 16:25 clairmont the second — a declaration — 17:50 pryde ft buttermilkchris — nuff said — 19:40 skratch bastid ft shad — limoncello — 21:10 eternia ft phoenix pagliacci — for this life — 22:55 $ha — don’t worry — 24:18 partynextdoor ft jeremih & lil wayne — like dat —25:35 tripsixx ft roy woods — y-3 — 27:20 tassnata ft rich kidd & tona — let’s go — 28:18 tona ft skripture — grime date — 29:40 tasha the amazon — picasso leaning — 31:00 flex the antihero — the bed i lay in — 32:33 senoj & impala — up in the car — 34:22 tre mission — king — 36:00 dillanponders — mandem — 37:15 osiym — janet — 38:10 the search — in search of a dream — 39:30 quincy got rich ft derek wise — cutty — 41:55 k-os ft shad & saukrates & king reign (rip)— give up the goods — 44:13 jazz cartier — opera — 46:15 jahkoy — california heaven — 47:20 roy woods — gwan big up urself — 48:40 drake — controlla — 50:00 tory lanez — controlla — 51:10 k. forest — guidance — 52:21 j-soul — slow wine — 53:55 full circle (jimmy prime, puffy l’z, jay whiss, safe, donnie, smoke dawg)— full circle — 55:20 the weeknd ft daft punk — starboy — 57:55 somewhere else ft majid jordan — move together — 59:12 keegan & sayzee & kayo — .wav —1:00:12 redway (rip) — 40 lower river —1:01:25 s.l.m.n. ft. emerson brooks & luu breeze — too much time — 1:02:30 pluto. ft john river — beauty in my loneliness — 1:04:20 11:11 — wanna do — 1:07:00 dvsn — hallucinations —1:08:30 amaal nuux — last ones — 1:10:32 kavale — hold on — 1:11:40 adria kain — sunrise —1:12:45 sean leon ft daniel caesar — matthew in the middle —1:14:25
Produced by Dirk Devin Mixing by Hagler Tyrant Additional Mixing by Product Special thanks to Nevon Sinclair and Sunny Diamonds
Music Video powered by NIKE Sportswear. Huge thank you to Reliable Autobody.
Video Shot/Directed/Edited by Adam Madryzk (@adammadrzyk) Conceptualized/Co directed by TEA Film footage by Jordi Donald Drone footage and animation by Adom Woods Special thanks to Frogy Productions Video Production by David Forteau 1st AC : Nina Djacic 2nd AC : River Shepard 2nd AC : Sebastian Back
Choreography and Co Direction by Gregory Villarico Choreography by Tatiana Parker Dancers : Jade Whitney, Amanda May Wilson, Derick Robinson, Kristopher Grzella, Roney Lewis, and Peter D’Souza
Special Thanks to : David Kollar, Jordann Bittner, Dylan Jackson, NTHNG Clothing, Ashley Denise, Katherine Hanley, Jaron Baker, Michael Morales, John Samuels, TJ, Julie Nguyen, ITZSOWEEZEE, Jordan Letlow, Breeze, Ikue Ueno, Jake and Kinselle