Latest offering from the crew known as Unbuttoned!
“Having been included in Noisey’s Top Six Canadian projects last year, and described as “lamplights of Toronto’s incredible and notoriously underrated R&B scene”, Unbuttoned are now ready to release a brand new EP. A group of high school friends, Unbuttoned come together to create utterly unique and cunningly creative sounds.
Packed full of sweeping instrumentals, intricate musicality, climactic beats and soulful vocals, Minute Lasting is a wonder to behold. Despite only consisting of two songs, it is so musically rich and delicately beguiling that it’ll immediately cast you under Unbuttoned’s spell.” GigSlutz, UK
Co-Directed: Yeah Films/ StayOutLate Arts & Entertainment Film/ Edit: Miguel Barbosa/ Ryan C. Glover Director: Miguel Barbosa Production Company: Yeah Films Produced by: StayOutLate Arts & Entertainment
Posted up this track months ago but totally missed the video. So did you apparently as it only has 1400 views. Sure, video quality ain’t great but this girl is literally the dopest out of the city right now. So much potential to do huge things! Island In My Mind is such a tight and cohesive album. It’s totally rare in relation to today’s musical climate let alone Toronto specifically. Like, it’s really good, lol! Take her in. There’s more goodies on her SoundCloud too.
To find out that she’s at a point where she’s struggling to create due to financial difficulties is HEART-BREAKING. Please support via her new GoFundMe campaign. I totally support financially helping peoples’ families once they pass away or helping someone who is taking care of a sick relative but here is a chance to help someone who is f*cking dope and amazing while they are still alive.
Moving aimlessly through the city, trying to find meaning in my life and the things that occur within it. Having moments of discouragement, loss of faith & trouble making it through at times, “Better Life” seeks to find the truth behind who I was meant to be.
Wow man. Two-night event going down this week in celebration of Scratch’s 25 years (part 2 – “The Party” – is on Friday at Sound Academy). Yes. TWENTY-FIVE years behind the wheels of steel. And not just doing it either. For 25 years, he’s actually been murdering it and literally became one of the best DJs in the world hands down across any genre. Scratch is definitely one of the reasons why we here in Toronto are so spoiled when it comes to experiencing what a great DJ can and should do. We hold our DJs to a higher standard because of people like Scratch and hopefully the creativity, consistency and technical proficiency he’s demonstrated over his career can work to inspire the new crop of DJs on the come up.
Come celebrate DJ Starting From Scratch this Thursday night alongside an all-star cast of amazing artists and personalities! Congrats man. And thank you!
Toronto based MC/Producer, Xolisa (pronounced Koh-Lee-Sah) releases the music video for her newly released single, “The Fallen” which stands as the first single (and music video) off of her upcoming 2016 LP release entitled, “And Gaps Do Lead To Bridges”.
Directed by Xolisa, co-directed and filmed by Asantefilm, “The Fallen” stands as the emcee’s 6th music video to date and what viewers will quickly come to realize moments after pressing play, is that Xolisa has chosen to offer a different side to the vulnerability and intimacy that we’ve come to familiarize ourselves with her videos. In this visual, Xolisa can’t be found delivering a solo performance head-onto the lens – spitting her unorthodox yet familiar flow. What we see instead, is a Xolisa who steps back from the forefront to allow the nostalgic boom bap of her production and her fluid delivery narrate a story told visually by the video’s main character (Jemelle Williams, founder of Xolisa’s management team Urban Evolution Enterprise) who plays a young widower facing the burial day of his late wife, as he carries around with him the memory of her essence.
Xolisa explains, “The Fallen is a song that focuses on the bond between two individuals who had the plans of living a full life together, conquering the world together – going full throttle in making something of themselves. With this music video, I wanted to continue to tell that story by giving a more defined and intimate look at that bond and who the individuals of that bond are, or could be. For decades spanning back, we’ve had loved ones stripped from our lives due to war, violence, disease, accidents, age…loved ones who each have lived their own specific legacy. Depicting decades of past loss can look like so many different things on screen however, I chose to zero in on the companionship between a man and a woman and their dynamics as a couple. I chose to focus on the reality that we are all experiencing our own personal “hell”. I chose to explore the question of “what I would be leaving behind in my music, in my love and in my relationships, once I’ve served my time here on this earth?”. I chose to show just one man’s mental, spiritual, physical and emotional sorting process as he goes through just one day of what will be many days of accepting, healing and moving forward from the loss of his fallen companion, best friend and love. The thing is, this is just one man’s experience…we still have a world of hurting hearts surrounding us.”