NEW MUSIC: Merna “Better Run” (Prod. Makai Black)

Ty Harper | Audio,Music | Wednesday, September 18th, 2013

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Word is Merna killed Ayah… better run…

…. and blame Makai Black while you’re at it…

Previously: NEW MUSIC: AYAH – FORGIVE ME LOVE (MUZIKMAN EDITION DEMO)

EVENT: Andreena – Bare It All (5-Day Vocal And Music Business Seminar)

rez | Events | Wednesday, September 18th, 2013

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Andreena gives back by putting on what looks to be a great seminar for any upcoming singer/songwriter or industry professional. Good look!  Here’s all the info. Registration info + more under the hood.

The “BARE IT ALL” Vocal and Music Business Education Seminar.

Taught by Toronto songstress Andreena.

Open to all styles of music, this 5 day program will educate any aspiring vocalist who has never had vocal training. You will learn about the importance of proper vocal cord maintenance as well as vocal strengthening, breathing and exercises. This program will also educate you on the basics of getting a professional demo recorded either at home or in the studio. You will learn vocal techniques for on stage as well as in the vocal booth. You will also receive information regarding choosing the right management, lawyers as well as collecting royalties and getting your music heard!

A 30 min vocal exercise recording that will help you strengthen and “find” your voice. And on the final day, students will receive a 1/hr studio session to record your demo! Andreena will be coaching ALL classes and individual “1-on-1” studio sessions to help bring out the best in your musical performance. Are you ready to expose your artistic side and apply it to the business world?

WHAT YOU’LL RECEIVE
-1 (one) Booklet with all the information taught in this course regarding:
– Vocal maintenance information, techniques and exercises
– 1(one) 1/hr studio session to record your demo song
– 1 (one) 1/hr “1-on-1” vocal lesson which will be catered to your personal needs and will be recorded so you can practice with it.
– Music industry tips as well as registration procedures to getting paid once your music has been released
– You will also be a part of our referral program when you provide your BARE IT ALL seminar certificate you will receive a 2(two)/hr photo-shoot,
Photo retouching & graphic work for your demo cover at a huge discounted price!!
(Cost of photo-shoot & graphic work are not included in registration fee)
-1 (one) USB key with your “1 on 1” vocal lesson as well as your recorded demo Protools session and a mixed .mp3 of your song
– As well 1(one) lucky person will be given the chance to perform at the “The Known Unknown” Talent series in downtown Toronto! www.knownunknowninc.com
– Tips on how to properly prepare an application for government grants such as FACTOR, Ontario Arts Council, Toronto Arts Council, MuchFact and many more!

Previous: INTERVIEW: ANDREENA W/ HUSTLEGRL.COM

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NEW MIXTAPE: Nue – Dreamcatcher

rez | Mixtape | Wednesday, September 18th, 2013

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After an effective viral push Nue drops his debut release Dreamcatcher. Back cover art under the hood.

The Toronto kid, Nue, releases his anticipated mixtape – Dreamcatcher. Over the past year, the rapper has released singles, each one revealing more of his mystique than the previous. The anticipation has finally ran its course, attached is the artwork as well as the Soundcloud link. Hope you enjoy.

Previous: NEW VIDEO: NUE – SHE’LL GET HOME

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NEW VIDEO: Politic Live – NYE (Directed by Jimmy Bustos)

rez | Video | Wednesday, September 18th, 2013

Get to know Edmonton crew Politic Live. Track’s off their album Ellipsis which is available now.

From Hip-Hop collective, Politic Live, and filmmaker Jimmy Bustos, comes the music video “NYE”, an official Summer Music Video Fund 2013 awardee (publicrecords.org). Produced with the support of TELUS (telus.com/optiklocal). Edmonton, AB. 

“NYE” is a music video that provides an intimate look into hip-hop collective Politic Live celebrating the launch of their new album, Ellipsis. Set in a downtown Edmonton loft the video’s intimate and warm visuals complement the song’s feel good vibe as Politic Live shares drinks and smiles with close friends.

Previous: NEW ALBUM: POLITIC LIVE – ELLIPSIS

NEW MIXTAPE: Malfunction – Good Look

rez | Music | Wednesday, September 18th, 2013

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Introduction to a new MC named Malfunction.

Malfunction puts the Fresh back in refreshing with his laid-back style, technique, and approach. Born in Regina, SK, currently based out of Toronto, Malfunction is hard at work with the upcoming project “Good Look” set to drop this summer. With opening for many notable acts such as: Bun B, Waka Flocka, Big Sean, Raekwon, and a handful of other artists, who knows where you will see/hear him next?

VIDEO: Harvey Stripes & Jeremih – A Penny and a Nightmare Release Party (VLOG)

rez | Video | Tuesday, September 17th, 2013

Likkle recap of what you missed at TIME nightclub for Harvard‘s release party.

DNDMG PRESENTS: HARVEY STRIPES “A PENNY AND A NIGHTMARE” OUT NOW!!!
DOWNLOAD: http://www.harveystripes.com/hsapan.zip

Features include Jeremih, Jadakiss, Juicy J, Travis Porter, Tory Lanez and more….

Directed by Ty Black
Shot at TIME Nightclub Toronto

Previous: NEW ALBUM: HARVEY STRIPES – A PENNY AND A NIGHTMARE

NEW MUSIC: The Precious Lo’s – More Than Friends feat. Maylee Todd + Remix feat. Korry Deez

rez | Music | Tuesday, September 17th, 2013

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New joint from The Precious Lo’s. Maylee Todd on the assist plus there’s a remix with my dude Korry Deez from the mighty Monolith crew. Nice.

Taking some time aside from touring her critically acclaimed sophomore album Escapology and her recent release efforts in the electronic outfit Ark Analog, once again the multi-talented Maylee Todd is showing her vibrant collaborative colours. This time a playful, funky pop single More Than Friends has Todd performing with The Precious Lo’s. The track’s simple boom-baps coupled with a bouncy synth lay down the groundwork for a melodic duet between Todd and TPL’s Gil Masuda.

The Precious Lo’s EP set for release in Fall 2013.

Preview the singles “Listen to Your Heart” and “Too Late” here
soundcloud.com/the-precious-los/sets/listen-to-your-heart-b-w-too

watch EPK: vimeo.com/51891574

For more info please contact: rina@wearerighton.com

www.thepreciouslos.com

About The Precious Lo’s

For almost two decades, under the Circle Research moniker, Gil Masuda and Nik Timar have lavished Toronto’s indie soul scene with a with a distinct production sound that blends Hip Hop, mid-tempo funk and off-beat rhythms. Apart from producing remixes for Apostle of Hustle, Ivana Santilli, Abdominal, Elizabeth Shepherd and Maylee Todd, CR is backed by three full-length albums of their own (Do Right! Music, MPM, Urbnet Records).

With their latest endeavor and for the first time, Masuda and Timar emerge from behind the mixer as songwriters and vocalists. Reincarnated as The Precious Lo’s, the two are completing their first EP – and the tastemakers who have had the privilege of previewing the material are already showing their enthusiasm.

KCRW’s Anthony Valadez has enlisted The Precious Lo’s for his upcoming album on Plug Research while steadily rinsing their demo tracks on his radio show. This past spring, MONOCLE’s Editor-in-Chief, Tyler Brûlé invited TPL to his London radio studio for a feature interview to discuss Toronto’s growing soul music scene.

Previous: NEW VIDEO: THE PRECIOUS LO’S “TOO LATE” (DIRECTED BY REYNARD LI)

NEW VIDEO: pHoenix Pagliacci feat NOVA “La La Land” (Directed by Peter Hatch)

Ty Harper | Music,Video | Tuesday, September 17th, 2013

Directed by Peter Hatch.


Latest  pHoenix visuals supporting her “BBB Vol. 2” album, and as always delivering a tight, seemingly playful delivery, through a consistently critical and self-aware lens.

From her sophomore album “Books, Bucks & Beats Vol. 2: Rise of Baby Buddha”. pHoenix Pagliacci teams up with Atlanta’s own NOVA to bring awareness to rappers who are under the impression that talent lies within them. “LaLa Land” is a message as well as a warning and serves as a reminder that everything isn’t always what it seems…

“Ladies and gentlemen of the jury, I present to you Exhibit pHoe in the case of Wack Rappers vs. Reality.”

Directed by: Peter Hatch
Produced by: MOA

Previously: NEW VIDEO: ETERNIA – FINAL OFFERING FEAT. PHOENIX PAGLIACCI (TRIBUTE TO “HII POWER”)

Previously: NEW VIDEO: CLASS OF ’93 FEAT. A. HARMONY & PHOENIX PAGLIACCI “SOUL RUNNER” (DIRECTED BY KIDMAJINFILMS)

Previously: VIDEO: BACKROAD RADIO CANADA DAY CYPHER FEAT. KZARAW, PHOENIX PAGLIACCI & A. HARMONY

INTERVIEW: Andreena w/ hustleGRL.com

rez | Interviews | Tuesday, September 17th, 2013

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Get to know Ms. Miller in this “Intimate Conversation with Andreena” courtesy of the GRL of the hustle.

Interview by Kate Sherry

Andreena, we could not be more excited to have you featured on hustleGRL. Being a woman who is so devoted and hard working towards her dreams is so inspiring and it’s something that we stand for and support. We are so excited about your newest project “Naked,” an amazing body of work. You started out as an artist at the tender age of 3. At the age of 11, you were recording your own material and while attending The Etobicoke School of the Arts, you put your everything into this career as an artist.

Can you imagine doing anything else?
I can imagine myself doing many things but creating music as well as teaching it is the only thing that really gives me a rush, from a career standpoint.

Your new project “Naked,” is it a compilation over a span of time or within this year?
I started working on Naked really as a 6 song project end of 2011 however I took a break from the music scene to handle life and everything that comes along with it. Then last August when smoke began to clear, I picked it up again and a year later Naked was out.

22 tracks, a free LP. How generous. Naked has to be one of my favorites along side with Anything, and that Breathe interlude I almost wish it was 10 minutes long. So sultry. So sexy. Almost feels like you are Naked when you listen to it. What is your favorite song or song(s)?
I don’t have any favourites; they’re all very personal to me and came at very specific points in my life so it’s hard to choose one but the track Naked was the 1st song I completed for the album so it definitely set the tone for everything else that I wanted to create.

I see that you are going by the name of “Andreena” these days. Why did you decide to drop the last name?
Well my last name isn’t Mill, it’s actually Miller and everyone seems to give me nicknames so dropping the Mill for me was really my statement for introducing MYSELF to the world. No nicknames, no aliases, the real me this time around.

So in your song “The Ones,” you sing “Fathers be good to your daughters.” Growing up with your father as a musician, what type of relationship did you have with him and what has he taught you as an artist?
My mother and father really both crafted me to be humble, to be disciplined and to always work to be the greatest at what I do. At an early age I was taught that in this business there’s no use in being basic. So they made sure I was in vocal training dancing learning instruments anything to make me better.

READ FULL INTERVIEW HERE

Previous: NEW VIDEO: THE A&R REPORT X THE STYLUS GROUP PRESENT “STUDIO SESSIONS” FEAT ZAKI IBRAHIM, ANDREENA + MORE!

NEW VIDEO: Sese “Fear Me” (Freestyle)

Ty Harper | Music,Video | Tuesday, September 17th, 2013

Sese back at it over Drake’s “Fear” beat.

www.SeseSeason.com

Previously: NEW VIDEO: Sese – Grass (Directed by Zac Facts)

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