NEWS: Manifesto Festival 2012 (Torontoist Article)

Ty Harper | Community,Concerts,Events | Friday, September 21st, 2012

The Torontist talks Manifesto 2012 going down this weekend. Get full details on the festival @ http://www.themanifesto.ca/festival/2012/.

Read the full article HERE!

If this year’s edition of the Manifesto festival feels oddly familiar, it’s because the festival is going back to its roots. Faced with a shrunken budget due to a fall-off in corporate sponsorship, and spurred by a desire to emphasize the other initiatives they run throughout the year, Manifesto’s organizing committee opted to make this edition of the festival a smaller affair, cutting it back to its original three-day length from last year’s high of 11 days.

Manifesto started in 2006 as a celebration of urban arts and youth culture, and especially to provide performing opportunities for musicians that fell outside the rock-oriented scope of many other local music festivals. As in previous years, the highlight of the festival is the closing concert, which will take place on Sunday at Yonge-Dundas Square.

VIDEO: Melanie Fiona “L.O.V.E.” (Live @ McDonald’s 365 Black Awards)

Ty Harper | Music,Video | Friday, September 21st, 2012

Ms. Fiona looking stunning as usual performing at McDonald’s “365 Black Awards” in New Orleans.

“The MF Life” is out now. Get it @ iTunes.

www.melaniefionaworld.com

Previously: NEW VIDEO: Melanie Fiona “Watch Me Work”

Previously: VIDEO: Melanie Fiona (Interview w/ The New York Post)

Previously: VIDEO: Melanie Fiona Live @ The 2012 BET Awards

Previously: NEW VIDEO: MELANIE FIONA FEAT. J. COLE “THIS TIME” (DIRECTED BY COLIN TILLEY)

NEW VIDEO: Moka Only “Sleeping Dogs” (Directed by McEnroe)

Ty Harper | Music,Video | Friday, September 21st, 2012

Directed by McEnroe.

Latest music/visuals off Moka Only’s “Airport 6” album.

urbnet.com/mokaonly
urbnet.bandcamp.com/album/airport-6
itunes.apple.com/album/airport-6/id551740607

Previously: NEW VIDEO: Train Of Thought feat. Moka Only “The Mustard Station” (Directed by McEnroe)

Previously: NEW VIDEO: Moka Only “I’m Swanky” (Directed by Panayioti Yannitsos and Ashley Mendoza)

Previously: VIDEO: Moka Only – Love Affair (In Studio w/ HipHopVancouver)

NEW MUSIC: The Closers (SonReal & Rich Kidd) – Best Believe

rez | Music | Friday, September 21st, 2012

First official leak from The Closers collabo album between Ritchie and SonReal. Best believe there will be copperation.

Previous: ARTWORK: RICH KIDD X SONREAL – THE CLOSERS (LP) + TRACKLIST

Previous: NEW VIDEO: RICH KIDD & SONREAL “THE CLOSERS EP” (EPISODE 02) (DIRECTED BY MARK VALINO)

EVENT: Manifesto – Walk This Way (Walk For Youth Arts & Culture) (Sunday, Sept. 23rd)

rez | Events | Thursday, September 20th, 2012

This is the only way to get to Manifesto on Sunday at Yonge & Dundas Square. Here’s ALL the info:

WALK THIS WAY
#walk4youtharts

YONGE STREET WALK FOR YOUTH, ARTS & CULTURE
SEPTEMBER 23RD 2012
MEETING POINT NORTH EAST CORNER OF YONGE AND BLOOR
WALK DOWN MIDDLE OF THE STREET TO YONGE & DUNDAS SQUARE
UNITE @ 2:30PM SHARP

Lately there’s been a lot of speculation about the value of investing in young people and the arts. As Toronto’s creative young people whose lives have been positively impacted by our exposure and engagement with the arts, and as those who have the honour of working in the sector and serving our communities – we know just how valuable it is.

It’s time to mobilize. We are calling out artists, organizers, mentors, youth, elders, community leaders, community members, and visionaries to walk in solidarity for youth, arts, and cultural programs. Bring your community and creativity out on September 23rd and walk with us to:

* Celebrate the value of Youth, Arts & Cultural Programs in building healthy, empowered and resilient individuals & communities.

* Appreciate the energy and innovation of youth arts programs and the crucial role that they play in connecting our city.

* Recognize the 20th anniversary of Fresh Arts and other foundation community programs and the value of young people in all parts of Toronto being able to tell their stories.

* Develop, discuss and review ways to stabilize investment in young people.

Bring your artistic expression, rally your communities and add to a collective energy as we move down Yonge Street into Manifesto’s Live At The Square – an annual youth arts festival happening that day.  Calling out participation from dancers, poets, street writers, emcees, beatboxers, visual artists, documentarians, drummers, percussionists & more – it’s time to write our story ourselves.

For full info and backgrounder visit http://walkforyoutharts.org
Buses from parts of GTA provided via http://themanifesto.ca/shuttle

Please show that you will be walking with us by going to walkforyoutharts.org and signing your name on the ADD YOUR NAME link.

Website: http://walkforyoutharts.org
Facebook Page:  http://facebook.com/WalkForYouthCulture
Facebook Event listing: http://www.facebook.com/events/315861355178731/
Twitter:  #walk4youtharts – post what youth, arts & cultural programs mean to you via twitter

If your organization believes in the statement INVESTMENT IN YOUTH, ARTS & CULTURE MATTERS – send us your logo to info@walkforyoutharts.org and we will add it to a growing number of partner organizations in solidarity.

Previous: EVENT: Manifesto (September 21st – 23rd)

Previous: NEWS: 6th Annual Manifesto Festival Dates Announced

NEW VIDEO: Haley Small – Whatever

rez | Video | Thursday, September 20th, 2012

Accompanying visuals for “Whatever” by Haley Small (which was posted yesterday). This girl is is about to be a problem. She’s way too fine and sounds sweet too. Still love the “Butterflies” remake she did with Lokz too tho (which is apparently not online anymore so I’m glad I downloaded it when it first came out, muhahaha).

Previous: NEW MUSIC: HALEY SMALL “WHATEVER” (PROD. CXLEB)

VIDEO: Fresh Kils “Double Dragon Routine” (Shot & Edited by Pangea Delphi)

Ty Harper | Music,Video | Thursday, September 20th, 2012

Shot & edited by Pangea Delphi for Silverback.

Fresh Kils celebrates the launch of freshkils.com with his latest routine, Double Dragon. Another from his championship winning night at Sound Battle Royale, this routine can be found on Fresh Kils new beat tape, available now at freshkils.bandcamp.com!!!

Previously: NEW MUSIC: The Get By (The Official Extremities Remix) (Prod. Freshkils)

Previously: NEW ALBUM: Fraction & Freshkils “Extra Science”

Previously: NEW VIDEO: The Extremities feat Ambition & Relic “Around The Corner” (Directed by Caley MacLennan)

NEW VIDEO: Rich Kidd “Boiling Point” (Directed by LXXXVIII Films)

Ty Harper | Music,Video | Wednesday, September 19th, 2012

Directed by LXXXVIII Films.

Visuals for Richie’s redux of the Concrete Mob classic off “WOSRKS4” and “Rich Kidd VS DJ Nana 2”.

Produced by DJ Scam.

Previously: ARTWORK: Rich Kidd x SonReal – The Closers (LP) + Tracklist

Previously: NEW MUSIC: Rich Kidd “Kiddstrumentals” (Beat Tape)

Previously: NEW VIDEO: Rich Kidd & SonReal “The Closers EP” (Episode 02) (Directed by Mark Valino)

Previously: NEW MUSIC: Rich Kidd – Thuggin’ (Refix) + DJ Pack

Previously: NEW MUSIC: RICH KIDD – FATHER TIME (REFIX) + DJ PACK

Previously: NEW MUSIC: RICH KIDD – I DON’T LIKE (REFIX) + DJ PACK

Previously: NEW MUSIC: RICH KIDD – IMAGINARY PLAYERS (REFIX) + DJ PACK

Previously: NEW VIDEO: Rich Kidd & dj NaNa – Confusion 2 (Directed by Marie Richer & Philip Rae)

Previously: NEW MUSIC: RICH KIDD “CONFUSION 2″ (NO DJ) (PROD. DJ NANA & DEREK WIGGINS) (more…)

NEW VIDEO: Elaquent “Parallel”

Ty Harper | Music,Video | Wednesday, September 19th, 2012

New music from producer Elaquent with visuals put together by Jakub Žídek

“Parallel” is the title cut off the Guelph and Gill-breathing repping artist’s upcoming 5-track EP that goes digital October 30th!

Pre-order it @ urbnet.bandcamp.com/album/parallel-ep

And if you need to get familiar with the kid click HERE!

Hit the jump for full credits for the above visuals.

Previously: NEW ALBUM: Elaquent “The Scenic Route”

Previously: VIDEO: Elaquent “Live @ Respect The Artform”

Previously: NEW ALBUM: Elaquent “The Midnight After” LP

Previously: NEW ALBUM: Elaquent “Persona”

(more…)

NEW VIDEO: Perfeck Strangers feat. Naya Marie “True To You” (Directed by Xenzo)

Ty Harper | Music,Video | Wednesday, September 19th, 2012

Directed by Xenzo.

Download “Series Premiere”, the debut album by Perfeck Strangers!
http://urbnet.bandcamp.com/album/series-premiere

Directed by Xenzo (formerly Kev Major) and edited by XCON of Will X Movement, the “True To You” music video is the third from the musical tag-team of Perfeck Strangers and their debut album on URBNET Records, “Series Premiere”.

The “live in concert” film was shot on location at Velvet Underground in Toronto – the site of EasParkPro’s monthly BIG TICKET hip-hop event. “True To You” is produced by AmiR and features the beautiful and talented Naya Marie.

The “True To You” DJ Pack can be downloaded here:
http://www.perfeckstrangers.com/TrueToYou.zip

PERFECK STRANGERS
WEBSITE: http://www.perfeckstrangers.com
TWITTER: http://www.twitter.com/perfeckstranger
FACEBOOK: http://www.facebook.com/perfeckstrangers
YOUTUBE: http://www.youtube.com/perfeckstrangers

NAYA MARIE
WEBSITE: http://www.nayamarie.blogspot.com
TWITTER: http://www.twitter.com/Naya_Marie
YOUTUBE: http://www.youtube.com/nayamarie2009

For bookings and info:

CHRIS JACKSON – EasParkPro
WEBSITE: http://www.easparkpro.com
TWITTER: http://www.twitter.com/easparkpro
PHONE: 416-554-7275
EMAIL: chris@easparkpro.com, easparkpro@gmail.com

Previously: NEW VIDEO: Perfeck Strangers feat. Zeyon “Stay Me” (Directed by Kev Major)

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