Latest project from Mindbender.
Latest project from Mindbender.
Youngin’ pHoenix Pagliacci shows some sick potential (on the singing and rapping tip) on a very solid debut project Books, Bucks, Beats Vol. 1. Production by Junia-T, Bass Line, Merciless, KemiKAL and more! Guest spots courtesy of L, Erik Flowchild, PG, Tona, O’Sound and more. Full tracklist under the hood!
I can’t put up the whole album for free download but below are a few joints to give you a taste of what she’s coming with. Full album is available on iTunes. Support that!
DOWNLOAD: pHoenix Pagliacci – War
First shot’s funny.
After the sucess of Maiko’s debut album ‘Sweet Vibration”, Maiko has been back in the studio and working on new material. Her latest single, Breaking My Heart, was co-written and produced by Tino Zolfo (Adaline). The song came together in one session in Tino’s studio in Toronto.Maiko’s sound is a melting pot of vintage tones, where classic soul meets the twenty first century, layered with reggae and rock. She lists some of her influences as Billie Holiday, Ella Fitzgerald, Aretha Franklin and Betty Davis.
Maiko released independently released her debut solo album, Sweet Vibration. It was awarded Best Urban Album at BreakOut West 2010. The music has continued to spread steadily across the globe, being featured on a number of blogs throughout North America, the UK, France, and has been widely downloaded via torrent. Highlights included being featured on BET’s Soul Session, The Paul Miller Soul Show on BBC, as well as having her song “Just A Girl” featured on the hit TV series Degrassi.
In 2001 Maiko Watson beat out four thousand young women to become a member of Sugar Jones, a girl group spawned from reality TV show “Popstars”. Sugar Jones debut album went platinum and had two top ten singles on the Canadian Charts.Sweet Vibration is available on Itunes here: http://itunes.apple.com/us/
“Breaking My Heart” is available for free download here: http://maikowatson.bandcamp.
New music from Abstract Random with features from KJ, Brendan Philip and L.A., along with production from Marty McFligh and DJ Sean Sax.
(y’all get extra kudos for including all the twitter/website links in the mailout)
PIC.: SIDDIQUI (zahrasiddi.tumblr.com)
KJ . (airkj.com)
BRENDAN PHILIP (purplehearts.bandcamp.com)
DJ SEAN SAX (djseansax.com)
AYO LEILANI (ayoleilani.bandcamp.com)
MARTY McFLIGH (martymcfligh.tumblr.com)
Previously: NEW MIXTAPE: 88 Days Of Fortune Mixtape
So here it is!Fresh off of Headlining the sold-out 2nd Annual Canadian BeatBox Championship, Two of Toronto, Canada’s highly anticipated household Hip-Hop brands simultaneously release their respective LP’s but first give us a taste with a collaborative project; “The High Expectations Mixtape” (T.H.E. Mixtape) in conjunction with their Full Length LP’s.
Re-acquaint yourself with Via Linez and HighDEF.
Via Linez X Met Expectations LP____________________________
With the success from his rookie project, “The Late Bloomer EP” in 2009, Via Linez has gained significant momentum and notoriety throughout the country. VIA’s new project has arrived. The “MET EXPECTATIONS” LP. This LP has already released 3 Singles and had created a phenomenal buzz throughout the Canadian scene with the DJ’s keeping him in national rotation. With powerhouse production from the likes of LYVE (HighDEF,Skyzoo,Ayah), BIG SPROXX (Supergoup -Freedom Writers), ROYCE BIRTH (Juno nominated producer), TONE MASON (Grammy nominated – DRAKE, JAY-Z etc), Legendary Toronto producer SCAM (Dan-e-o, Concrete Mob) and BIG TWEEZE (of F.A.T THURSDAY), the album has more than enough heat to meet and exceed the expectations many have.The “MET EXPECTATIONS” LP Drops for FREE on Christmas Day, Dec 25th, 2011!!!
HighDEF X The HIGH End THEORY_____________________________
Many trio’s and groups have weak links. Then there’s Toronto’s infamous individuals Lyve, CocoDyce and PRESS who make up the squad, HighDEF. Their Debut album “The High End Theory” is nothing short of quality music.Super-producer, LYVE has been on the forefront of the Canadian Music Scene for a sometime now. With projects under his belt such as the producer of TONA’s DIRECT DEPOSIT LP, and production credentials for TANYA MORGAN, SKYZOO, AYAH, NISH RAAWKS and LINDO P, just to name a few it’s more than obvious why LYVE is now one of Canada’s best. CHRIS AK / “CoCo Dyce”, the visual mastermind behind numerous visuals such as Jessica Kaya’s “Fake it”, Tona’s “Fast Pace”, and collaborative joint “CERTIFIED” feat. VIA LINEZ, PRESS and ELEMENT. Not to mention Dyce is one-half of the LVD (Lyve vs Dyce) Production duo so he’s has proved to be a solidified triple-threat….yes, if you’re not up on him yet, he’s a talented and recognized lyricist too. PRESS…Cool, Calm and Classic.This noterized emcee has been working on his solo LP while attaining a buzz in Toronto like no other since dropping his verse in “REAL LYVE S#IT!” feat. ADAM BOMB in 2010. Bringing forth his wordplay and savy fashion-sense topped with an impeccable showmanship showcased in this HighDEF project, PRESS is without question one of Canada’s best kept secrets.Cop the LP atOUT NOW!!!
Full tracklist after the jump!
Previously: NEW MUSIC: Devon Tracy “The Motto” (Remix)
I’ve been singing this song this way in my mind for weeks i thought i was the only one lol! S/O to @Lokz88 #WINETIME
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Look for “Elevator Up” – his collabo project with DJ Tony Touch to hit www.theology3.com tomorrow!
Full lyrics after the jump!