INTERVIEW: Sean Leon w/ Mischief Magazine

Ty Harper | Music,Video | Tuesday, February 11th, 2014

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Insight on  Sean Leon’s music-making process via Mischief Magazine!

Full interview @ http://www.mischiefmagazine.com/2014/02/sean-leon-interview/

I first discovered Sean Leon when one of the authors of Mischief Magazine (@andinfinity) sent me a Youtube link to a song from his first album, Ninelevenne, The Tragedy. Intrigued, we downloaded his first offering and were very impressed. Within the first hour I decided to follow him on Twitter, and asked for an interview about his second album Narcissus, The Drowning Of Ego.

Lets get right into it. How did you manage to make such a great second effort, with the success of the first still being so fresh?

The Tragedy (Ninelevenne) was compiled of a lot of old ideas. It was a project that I had in my mind for a very long time. What was difficult taking those ideas and making them tangible, you know, making them real. I was recording in my mother’s basement when it was available to me, at the time I didn’t have a stable living situation, I was bouncing around from place to place, house to house, I was even homeless at one point. I made Ninelevenne on a 50 dollar laptop that would crash on me 3-4 times a day,  I was doing the best I could with what was available to me. I released it in hopes that someone would see it and would want to help me out and give me the opportunity to make better music. As soon as I dropped it, I got opportunities to be in a studio and I was able to make music with fewer limitations. That’s what Narcissus is. It’s my mind as an audio sound scape. There’s a 10-minute intro. The sounds are so different. It’s new wave, shit you haven’t heard before. It’s literally extracted from my mind, like some inception type shit. Since Narcissus, I’ve been offered more and I’m excited to use these new resources to make even better music and raise my own personal bar. Hopefully make some next level type shit that people can really fuck with.

Previously: NEW VIDEO: SEAN LEON “JUICE” (SHOT BY NIKO NICE)

WEB SERIES: Teenagers – Episode V

rez | Video | Monday, February 10th, 2014

Episode 5 of “Teenagers”!

EPISODE FIVE: Jeremy and his boys severely beat up T in the back parking lot of the school, threatening to kill him if he touches Olive again. T, battered and bruised, goes home to his Mother, who reveals that he has received a scholarship for University. Bree and Ash go to see Doctor Chang, where it is confirmed that Bree also has Chlamydia. Bree takes the news badly. Jeremy then confronts Olive, slapping her, and leaving her on the side of the road. After T ignores her call, Olive finds solace in Sara’s arms.

“The Wild Ones” written and performed by James Byous ©

“Impossible” written and performed by John River ©

Previous: WEB SERIES: TEENAGERS – EPISODE IV

NEW VIDEO: Elcee – HELP (Directed by HoSo Films)

rez | Video | Monday, February 10th, 2014

Another solid release from that dude Elcee.

SoundCloud Audio Link: https://soundcloud.com/elceetheartist…

Produced by TREET$
Written, Recorded & Mixed by Elcee
Video Directed by HoSo Films

WWW.ELCEETHEARTIST.COM

“HELP” is dedicated to using a tool to help you through struggles. Asking for help has always been labelled as a sign of weakness, but the only thing that kept people weak was not asking for help when they couldn’t help themselves. Having an opportunity to experience a struggle can sometimes better you, when understanding how to grow out of it. Elcee feels that one of the biggest things he learned from going through the struggle, was how to ask for help.

Previous: NEW MUSIC: ELCEE – P.O.M.E. (PROD. LOWERCASE N)

VIDEO: Haley & McKenzie Small – Pretty Hurts, Say Something & XO (Covers)

rez | Video | Monday, February 10th, 2014

Catchin’ up with Haley Small via her #SmallSundaes viral series. These 3 joints (really playing catch up!) feature her cousin McKenzie Small as well (consider it the intro!). Since Beyonce herself shared the “Pretty Hurts” video I guess I’ll put that one up first:). Other 2 under the hood!

Hey guys, this week I decided to team up with my little cousin Mckenzie for this cover of Beyonce’s “Pretty Hurts”. She is only 14! I thought this song was perfect for us being that we are both young females dealing with the pressures of social media and the expectations of society as most are! Hope you enjoy!

‘Pretty Hurts’ originally sung by Beyoncé
Writer(s): Sia Furler, Joshua Coleman, Beyoncé Knowles

Previous: NEW VIDEO: HALEY SMALL “DRUNK IN LOVE” + “MINE” (COVERS)

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NEW VIDEO: Kavale – I Run That (Directed by Niko Nice)

rez | Video | Sunday, February 9th, 2014

Just caught wind of this dude yesterday courtesy of Frank Castles. Another dope example of a low-budget debut video that’s simple but really well executed. Of course, searched ‘Kavale’ on the blog and the audio was up for this song last June. Guess I was busy that day because I clearly completely missed it. Shouts to the Internets for allowing dudes like this to fly under the radar.

Anyways, consider it the intro! Song and video are dope. Off his debut EP Good Art Never Dies.

Kavale – I Run That (Official Video)

Kavale // Good Art Never Dies // www.KavaleOfficial.com

Directed by Niko Nice for BLKNXPRSS
www.BLKNXPRSS.com

@KavaleOfficial
@BLKNXPRSS
@Niko_Nice

Previous: NEW MUSIC: KAVALE “I RUN THAT” (PROD. KAVALE)

VIDEO: Andreena – Mine (Beyonce Cover)

rez | Events | Saturday, February 8th, 2014

More acoustic goodness from Ms. Miller.

Hey Guys! So, this is the 2nd last cover I’ll be doing for awhile prior to dropping a string of music videos! Beyonce is totally one of my absolute favs and I really wanted to do this song. 

With me is my good friend Joel Anderson who is singing. 

*** Please excuse the loud key sounds. Unfortunately I had to mic the room that day so it picked up…Hope you like. Be sure to share, like, & most of all subscribe! Got some great stuff coming your way soon! Love, Andreena 🙂

Connect with Me:
http://www.andreenamusic.com
http://www.twitter.com/andreenamusic
http://www.facebook.com/andreenamusic
http://www.soundcloud.com/andreena

Previous: VIDEO: ANDREENA – ALL THAT MATTERS (JUSTIN BIEBER COVER)

EVENT: Aneemah’s Spot 5-Show Run in February (Feb. 8th, 14th, 15th & 16th) + MIXTAPE

rez | Events | Friday, February 7th, 2014

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After its debut in August of 2012, “Aneemah’s Spot” gets a 5-show run in Feb. starting with 2 shows tomorrow in Mississauga. Dope! Really hope I can make it out to one of these shows.

Meanwhile, in order to help promote the production, music director extraordinaire DJ L’oqenz put together a mixtape of all-Canadian chunes to help spread the word. Tracklist under the hood!

And if that wasn’t enough…L also posted up the original music produced for the play.

Produced by: niteowlnaps aka L’Oqenz for Aneemah’s Spot

Aneemah’s Spot is a riveting dramatic duet set in the millennial MegaCity. Written by Motion, and directed by Charles Officer, the tale follows two childhood friends struggling to cope with the fall out of a tragedy. Starring Amanda Parris and Shomari Downer, the award-winning production features a stylistic sound-scape by DJ L’Oqenz that pulsates like the city that birthed it.

Aneemah’s Spot: www.facebook.com/AneemahsSpot
Event Page: www.facebook.com/events/736289989717261
Tickets: www.aneemahsspot.com/tix
Twitter: @aneemahsspot

Previous: VIDEO: ANEEMAH’S SPOT (TRAILER)

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EVENT: The Known [UN]Known – Identify feat. a l l i e (Saturday, February 8th)

rez | Events | Friday, February 7th, 2014

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Newcomer a l l i e headlines The Known [UN]Known’s yearly FREE event at Harbourfront. Should be another dope one!

The Known Unknown x Harbourfront Centre Present: Identify Concert [Free & All Ages]

KUUMBA | Black History Month
Saturday, February 8th
Free | ALL AGES
10:00PM – 1:00AM
Brigantine Room
York Quay Centre, 235 Queens Quay

DJ STARVEN MARVIN
Hosted by; Tika Simone

With headlining act:

a l l i e

And openers:
Esie Mensah
Maurice
Gadda
Charmie
The OBGM’s
Juvon Taylor

Don’t miss this incredible night of music! FREE x ALL AGES

RSVP HERE:
https://www.facebook.com/events/721727667839330/?ref=2&ref_dashboard_filter=upcoming

Previous: NEW VIDEO: ALLIE – CROSS MY MIND (DIRECTED BY PHILIP SPORTEL)

 

NEW MUSIC: J. Melody “Beautiful Woman”

Ty Harper | Audio,Music | Friday, February 7th, 2014

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Newness from singer J. Melody.

Previously: NEW MUSIC: TD BANK FEAT. J. MELODY & P. REIGN “V-SECRET THONG”

NEW VIDEO: Spek Won “Tokyo 4am” (Directed Mark Valino)

Ty Harper | Music,Video | Friday, February 7th, 2014

Directed by Mark Valino for AHR Films.

Spek throwing down cypher-style in Tokyo!

Spek Won cypher with live band “The Novelestilo”, and japanese emcees Nice Hashimoto, Yudai and Hiddy @ club bar FAMILY for METROCKRIDE

Album: ?Sofa King Amazing? (Feb 2014)
https://www.spekwon.com

download the song for FREE here:
MP3: http://www.sendspace.com/file/ncrm3e
WAVE: http://www.sendspace.com/file/268axj

like the AHR Films page here:
https://www.facebook.com/ahrfilms

follow Valino on twitter here:
https://twitter.com/#!/MarkValino
www.MarkValino.com

Previously: NEW VIDEO: Spek Won “Hentai” (Directed by Mark Valino)

Previously: NEW VIDEO: Rochester feat. Tona, Spek Won & Lindo P “Toronto” (Directed by Bruce Carson)

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