NEW MUSIC: Elaquent “You Don’t Know Me Like That”

Ty Harper | Audio,Music | Sunday, August 3rd, 2014

New one from Elaquent.

Little Victories EP coming soon in addition to Anywhere But Here you can see im trying to stay busy.

never really made this type of track before, thought i might as well give it a try. free download.
instagram = elaquent = north america booking = rest of world

Previously: NEW MUSIC: Elaquent “ThisCouldBeUsBut…” (Prod. Elaquent)

NEW MUSIC: D.O. feat. D-Sisive & Aspektz “Old Habits” (DJ Pack) (Prod. Jahronomo Inc)

Ty Harper | Audio,Music | Sunday, August 3rd, 2014

D. O. gets the assist from D-Sisive and Aspektz for the final taste of new music off his upcoming “Home For The Summer” mixtape with DJ IV.

Produced by Jahronomo Inc.

Download MP3 DJ Pack

Previously: NEW MUSIC: D.O. “Missy Elliot” (DJ Pack) (Prod. Statik Music)

Previously: NEW MUSIC: D-Sisive “Let The Buzz Begin” (Prod. MoSS)

NEW VIDEO: VLXL (Via Linez x Lyve) – Hazard Lights

rez | Video | Saturday, August 2nd, 2014

Trains, Automobiles & Flights push officially begins.


Via Linez and Lyve drop their 1st Single “Hazard Lights” from their collaborative LP, Trains Automobiles & Flights, dropping 3rd Qtr of 2014.

Trinidad Carnival inspired, Via goes in showing his true Trinidadian colours and wastes no bars in doing so. Lyve on the assist with an absolute trillmatic-soca fused beat compliments the witty emcee and shows why this duo is in a lane on their own.

Hazard Lights.


NEW MUSIC: Moka Only “Something Or Nothing”

Ty Harper | Audio,Music | Saturday, August 2nd, 2014


Previously: NEW MUSIC: Moka Only “Knowing That You Would”

FEATURE: Sway Clarke II w/ T Magazine (NY Times)

rez | Interviews | Friday, August 1st, 2014


Dope look for Sway Clarke II! Now is probably the best time for you to jump on the bandwagon.

Who on earth would blend a “Bennie and the Jets” groove, trilling harpsichords evoking the Beatles’ “In My Life” and a dance-floor-quaking bass into an exuberant paean to infidelity? Answer: Sway Clarke II. The song, “Secret Garden, ” is one of several by the Berlin-by-way-of-Toronto singer-songwriter that have taken off on the Internet (another is a moody cover of Kendrick Lamar’s “Swimming Pools”) and propelled the singer (who plays his first American show this evening at Bardot’s School Night in Los Angeles) to next-big-thing status. His combination of storytelling and hooks has earned comparisons to the hitmaking likes of Lorde and Frank Ocean, but a streak of naughty humor, often at the singer’s own expense, is uniquely his own. “That comes out of being Canadian,” he laughs. “There’s a reason why great comedians like Jim Carrey and Mike Myers came from Canada. It’s in our DNA to be self-deprecating and funny.”

That tendency was evident in the first song that got Clarke attention, “I Don’t Need Much.” In it, he says that all he needs is “Some cigarettes and alcohol/iPhone for a few calls/A crew, and a main broad” via a wistful melody that’s as indebted to Coldplay as to new-school R&B. The approach reflects Clarke’s own personal evolution. Ten years ago, he had grown disenchanted with hip-hop’s worldview and began to focus more, he says, on music that valued “songwriting, musicianship and telling a story. OutKast’s ‘Speakerboxxx/The Love Below’ was my saving grace: it was so adventurous, it became a reference point proving I could do something different. And then I started digging into the renaissance of Brit rock. Radiohead, Pulp and Blur changed my life, and made me need to learn guitar. During that period, I wanted to be Liam Gallagher: I was attracted to him because he was gangster, like a rapper.”



NEW MUSIC: Spooky Black “Reason” (Prod. Doc McKinney & The Standard)

Ty Harper | Audio,Music | Friday, August 1st, 2014

So was at a wedding for two friends a couple weeks back and bumped into the legendary Doc McKinney (Esthero, The Weeknd, Drake) and he mentions he’s working with this kid Spooky Black. Sure enough the Minneapolis newcomer dropped his latest single a few days ago produced by the man himself, and The Standard. Take it in.

NEW MUSIC: Ian Kamau x Jai Nitai Lotus “You, I” (Prod. Jai Nitai Lotus)

Ty Harper | Audio,Music | Thursday, July 31st, 2014

Good to see these two connecting! Visuals drop next week!

Nitai and I have always had good conversations since we first met in his hometown of Montreal in 2012. In June 2014 I traveled to Montreal to attend a theatre festival, I was also looking for opportunities to record. After traveling throughout Africa the previous years my mind was on collaborations with artists from some of my favorite places; Montreal is a favorite of mine. Nitai and I organized a time, spent an evening at his home in NDG around the dinner table with his wife and daughter and by the end of the evening we had recorded a simple song. “You, I” is a song about the insecurity of modern relationships, a song about “ifs” and “maybes” produced by Jai Nitai (artist/producer from Montreal / @JaiNitaiLotus) and written and performed by myself (writer/artist/producer from Toronto/ @IanKamau).
(written by @iankamau)

Produced & Recorded by Jai Nitai Lotus (@jainitailotus)

Mastered by Shash’U (@iamSHASHU)

Recorded, mixed and mastered in Montreal, Canada

Previously: NEW VIDEO: Ian Kamau “Yesterdays” (Shot by Nabil Shash)


NEW VIDEO: Muneshine “Venus & Mars” (Directed by Adam Azimov)

Ty Harper | Audio,Music,Video | Thursday, July 31st, 2014

Directed by Adam Azimov.

Muneshine drops visuals for his Exile-produced “Venus & Mars” off “In Transit”.

Available now @

Previously: NEW MUSIC: The Herbaliser “What You Asked For” (Muneshine Remix)

NEW MUSIC: Redway “YKTO (You Know The Ones)” (Prod. WondaGurl)

Ty Harper | Audio,Music | Thursday, July 31st, 2014

Another taste of new Redway/WondaGurl sonics off his upcoming “Years Ahead” EP, out August 19th.

Previously: NEW VIDEO: Redway – Right Now (Directed by Dukey Dukez)

NEW MUSIC: royceBIRTH “Master Class” (Prod. royceBIRTH)

Ty Harper | Audio,Music | Thursday, July 31st, 2014

royceBIRTH returns to the mic and the beats with “Master Class” off his upcoming “Caesar Is Home” EP.

royceBIRTH – Masterclass
Produced by: royceBIRTH for Box Project Records
Recorded by: royceBIRTH & Noel Matta
Mixed and Mastered by: Relic at Reservoir Studios

Previously: NEW MUSIC: The Names Are Known “CLOSE2U” (Prod. royceBIRTH)

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