Some newness from Sean Leon. BLACK SHEEP NIRVANA coming soon!
Founder of the IXXI Initiative, Sean Leon has so far released two critically-acclaimed projects, Ninelevenne, the Tragedy (2013) and Narcisuss, the Drowning of Ego (2014). Leading up to the release of BLACK SHEEP NIRVANA, he continues to stand out as a pillar of the Toronto music scene.
Nice one from Yuri and newcomer Asheley Turner. Shouts to this guy man. It’s not stated enough how talented Yuri is. Dude writes, sings, raps, produces, records, mixes, masters, does graphic design and I’m sure he’s shot and directed some music videos too (if I’m not mistaken). He probably took this picture too. And he’s in it.
Anyways….nice joint. Looking forward to more from Asheley Turner too. Consider it the intro!
Yuri Koller goes back & forth with R&B singer Asheley Turner over some mid tempo production created by Yuri himself. The song gives a great balance of “old meets new” that will be perfect for the upcoming summer season.
Written & Performed by @Yurikoller & Asheley Turner Produced By Yuri Koller Mixed & Mastered by Yuri Koller
Can’t believe it’s been 5 years since One Day Soon. A lot has gone on in Ian Kamau’s life since then including, unfortunately, the passing of his sister, Roxanne. Here he pays tribute on “An Ocean Between Us”.
I lost my sister on March 3, 2016. She passed away abruptly in Trinidad. I wrote this song for her and her two sons Emmanuel and Kyle. It contains a conversation with my father Roger McTair that I recorded on my phone in his apartment in downtown Toronto. As much as this song is about a lost life, it is about health, and migration, and the distance (physical and emotional) that immigration creates. Rest in peace Roxanne.
This song contains a sample from Brazilian guitarist Bola Sete’s track Bettina from the Album Workin’ on a Groovy Thing (1970)
D-Sisive and Muneshine connect for “Black Sheep” plus D drops 3 joints over classic instrumentals to round out an official release called “Black Sheep [plus three]”. Info below:
Today, I make my official return, with an official single, so, yeah…shit’s official. This is my first [plus three] since Nobody With A Notepad. Black Sheep also comes with Pistorius Legs, Rocky Dennis and the certified platinum My Aunt Carol Fucked Kim Mitchell.
To be honest…The past year was a hideous one. I promised things I wasn’t ready to deliver. I believed I lost the ability to write and suffered a terrifying writer’s block. Life stomped my fucking face. Fortunately, those experiences – like my previous nightmares – have given me material. Tons of fucking material. Reminiscent of my Laundry Room days. I have a lot of lost time to make up for.
To those who stuck by me…I thank you. You, and my music are all I have, and now the plan is to ride this bull until I…well…I’m never falling off. I’m finally back in writing shape to keep giving you what brought you to my compound to begin with.
Slob Opera is the new chapter. A religion. Mass starts now.
First sermon: Saturday May 21|2016 at The Silver Dollar Room in Toronto. I’ll be rocking with the brilliant Ultra Magnus & DJ Slam. My brother Muneshine will be providing the tuneage. The show will also be filmed for a convert release.
Black Sheep [plus three] is available at the link below. Or cop the t-shirt bundle, also linked below. T-Shirts come with Black Sheep [plus three], an 8×10 Slob Opera logo print, and a Slob Opera Manifesto pamphlet.
The youngin’ Maurice Moore links up with Washington, D.C. label / collective Fête for a nice one called “Awesome”. Still sleepin’ on the kid?
We’re back with our latest release which features the impressive Canadian singer, maurice moore. This track showcases the effortless vocal range and abilities of the Tsunami Mob collective member– with superb production by Krs. _______________________________________________ ✖✖✖✖✖✖✖✖✖✖✖✖✖✖✖✖✖✖✖✖✖✖✖✖✖✖✖✖✖✖✖
This is kinda different. Sport Mathews isn’t the name of the MC, but the crew. The ensemble. MC’s name is Malfunction. Consider it the intro…
Sport Mathews – Moment To Moment 1st Single from the anticipated New Project The Sport Mathews LP Link Below https://soundcloud.com/sport-mathews/…
Sport Mathews isn’t just your ordinary “Hip Hop ensemble. With all four members (Malfunction, Joe Davola, Mateo Reyes and Bait Shop Buoy) residing in Toronto, On, and having a strong background in audio engineering/production, only one of the members is responsible for lead vocals (Malfunction). Without a doubt, this cast of talent is truly unique. May 4th marks the release date of the debut video for the 1st single “Moment to Moment” and we’re really Tryna make our mark an bring creativity and work ethic back to this music we live our life’s for.
Jayd Ink hops on Roy Wood$’s “Unleashed” instrumental and flips it into “In The Back”. This is one of the most consistent new artists in the city man. She hasn’t put out anything that isn’t dope. If you’re not up on her yet just take in the SoundCloud.
p.s. Toronto artists flipping other Toronto artist’s joints is sick.
#Two from Jayd Ink’s series titled Thr33. Roy Wood$ – Unleashed
Following her “Truth Is..” release, Jayd Ink is back with song #two, from her “Thr33” series. Eight months ago Roy Wood$ released his EXIS project with OVO Sound which included a record titled “Unleashed”. With Wood$’ blessing, Jayd delivers her seductive installment to the Unleashed instrumental. In The Back is rich in sex appeal and inflicts a sassy confident aura.
The ‘formerly known as Notes to Self’ crew link up with D, Shad and Ritchie for the official remix to “Today”. Nice.
Project: TMR II (Loosies)
Song: “Yesterday (Today Remix)” with D-Sisive, Shad and Rich Kidd
Produced by Bronze (with additional Production by Book)
Additional Vocals by Lee Gaul
Cuts by DJ Dopey
Artwork by Ruffmercy x Bronze (RUFFNOTES)
Photography by Krystina Pucci
Model: Kali’i Dixon
Notes to Self drop an All-Toronto remix to their Recoil banger, “Today.” The song, aptly called “Yesterday” features masterful writing from some of Toronto’s most respected: D-Sisive, Shad, Rich Kidd, and Roshin over a definitive Bronze instrumental.
Look out for more material from Notes to Self in the coming weeks as they launch a new starting line-up under the new name, BBRC.