VIDEO: Miles Jones & Raekwon (Live @ The Opera House)

Ty Harper | Music,Video | Wednesday, May 4th, 2011

Dope look at Miles Jones as he opens up for Raekwon at the Opera House a couple weeks back.

Shouts to DJ Serious!

Visuals by Chris Wurdle & Theo Skudra.

Previously: NEW MUSIC: Miles Jones – Say What feat. Shad (Prod. by Slakah The Beatchild)

NEW MUSIC: 4th Pyramid – LookOut

rez | Music | Tuesday, May 3rd, 2011

4th Pyramid

New 4th Pyramid joint called “LookOut”. Smoove.

DOWNLOAD: 4th Pyramid – LookOut

DOWNLOAD: 4th Pyramid – LookOut (clean)

NEW MUSIC: 84.85 – Weekend Money

rez | Music | Tuesday, May 3rd, 2011


New joint from a new group called 84.85. Here’s more info:

With the release Good Problems, 84.85’s latest is triggered by the percussive breaks of Hip Hop, the reverberant sub-frequencies of Dubstep and the melodic curves of Deep House.

DJ/Producer Jay Jolliffe curates a spectral sound, taking nostalgic cues from Detroit and London’s basement anthems. The sleek sometimes haunting backdrop paves way for MC Colin Maciver’s rolling rhyme delivery, which fuses the hubris to the dispirited; a deftly constructed testimonial of personal day-to-day authenticity.

The instantly, undeniable hook of the track Weekend Money is steered by the dulcet bounce of a Rhodes and slippery high-hat, that may (or may not) be a salute to Aloe Blacc’s I Need A Dollar. In its entirety, Good Problems feels a little like those hazy, aching epiphanies that arise once your dopamine drops from a New Year’s hangover.

84.85 spent the greater part of the last two years busting into Toronto’s live urban music scene, fueled by audience demands that only the contagion of word of mouth can inspire. They have shared stages with Egyptrixx, Ed Lover, Skratch Bastid, Team Canada and Ninjasonik among others. This quick climb up the underground ladder had them headlining NOW Magazine’s 2009 NXNE Showcase and the renowned Under Pressure graffiti festival in Montreal as well as being selected out of more than 500 acts as one of the top fifteen at last years NXNE.

And now, with Good Problems, 84.85 displays some impressive growth since their 2010 single “Breakin’ My Back” (Intellegenix Records), a track that peaked at number three on the Juno Download’s UK/Garage charts. Good Problems is now available online at

NEW VIDEO: IllVibe feat. Lani Billard “Home” (Directed by IllVibe)

Ty Harper | Audio,Music,Video | Tuesday, May 3rd, 2011

Directed by IllVibe.

Produced by TymE aka ECP

Off “In The Streets of iLLydelfya”

VIDEO: Us (Jesse & Probs) – Salute feat. Richie Sosa (Teaser)

rez | Video | Monday, May 2nd, 2011

Jesse and J. Probs continue the push for their debut mixtape, The Streets According to US (hosted by DJ Whoo Kid). Video’s directed by SilveX and should be dropping within the week.

Previous: VIDEO: US (Jesse & Probs) Interview w/ Royalty Radio

Previous: NEW MUSIC: US (Jesse & Probs) – Salute feat. Richie Sosa (Prod. MegaMan)

Previous: MIXTAPE: US (Jesse & Probs) – The Streets According 2 US (Hosted by DJ Whoo Kid)

NEW MUSIC: Lokz “Throw It Away” (Prod. Lokz & ENJ)

Ty Harper | Audio,Music | Monday, May 2nd, 2011


Available now on iTunes!

Off Lokz’ upcoming debut project “Point Of No Return”.

Produced by the kid himself and ENJ.

Previously: NEW MUSIC: Lokz feat. Emerson Brooks & Luu Breeze “24 Hours To Love You” (Prod. Emerson Brooks)

NEW VIDEO: Concrete Mob “Irreparable” (Directed by Savvy So-Fly)

Ty Harper | Music,Video | Monday, May 2nd, 2011

Directed by Savvy So-Fly.

Via HHC!

Newness from Concrete Mob. “Irreparable”.

Produced by SCAM.

NEWS: Sound Battle Royale Submission Deadline May 6th (Round 1)

rez | News | Monday, May 2nd, 2011

SBR is back baby. Submission deadline for round 1 is May 6th!

Calling all Talented Producers….

Starting Fresh is back with the 2nd annual Sound Battle Royale, Toronto’s livest beat battle!

Know a dope producer? Think they got what it takes to battle with Canada’s best? Tell them to register for Sound Battle Royale today!

Watch 32 producers battle in 4 shows for the grand prize of $2000 in cash and prizes.

Where do producers sign up?
Sign up online at

When is the deadline?
Deadline for Round 1 is May 6, 2011.

What Is SBR?
Sound Battle Royale is Canada’s only live beat battle series. We’re looking for 32 of the dopest, most hungriest producers to battle it out in 4 shows for a chance to win over $2000 in cash and prizes. Last year’s judges included Tone Mason, Rich Kidd (Ridgeway Ent), Big Pops (Northern Profit) and Jake One (Rhymesayers Ent).

What do you mean a LIVE beat battle?
Exactly what we mean. You tell us what gear you need and we set up a studio on stage for you to battle it out with 31 other producers with your dopest shit. For more details about the beat challenges, check out

When is the the first battle?
May 2011

If you know someone who has what it takes, sign up online at

Brought to you by Starting Fresh Creative Partners, Long & McQuade Musical Instruments and PointBlankLondon.


Follow us on Twitter @soundbattleTO
Sound Battle Royale – Toronto’s LIVEST Beat Battle

NEW MUSIC: JR Mint – Do It Right feat. Emilio Rojas

rez | Music | Sunday, May 1st, 2011

JR Mint - Canadian Mint

Minty drops another joint off his upcoming Canadian Mint project. Still bumpin’ the Smoke DZA joint (below).

DOWNLOAD: JR Mint – Do It Right feat. Emilio Rojas

Previous: NEW MUSIC: JR Mint – Money Bagz feat. Freck Billionaire (Prod. by Pro Logic)

Previous: NEW VIDEO: Ray Ray Malone feat. JR Mint “Malone & Mint” (Dub)

Previous: VIDEO: JR Mint – Making Of “Smoke Out” w/ MoSS

Previous: NEW MUSIC: JR Mint – Smoke Out (Prod. MoSS)

Previous: NEW MUSIC: JR Mint – The Bakery feat. Smoke DZA

VIDEO: Reflect – Fly Away (Live from Trane Studio)

rez | Video | Sunday, May 1st, 2011

Pretty dope idea/initiative for an indy artist. Shoot a small performance DVD-concert-style and release the viral joints. Pretty affordable these days considering the advancements in camera technology etc…Shouts to Trane Studio and the Ikea lamp in the cut (lol). Here’s more words from Reflect:

This is a portion of the upcoming concert DVD, which will include rehearsal footage and video taken behind the making of the album For Those Who Wait…
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