Canadian Hip Hop

Louwop - Last Breath


I missed this track from hill fave Louwop when it came out earlier this year on a “Made In Canda” compilation, so I thought I’d post it up. Lou is his usual, passionate self over a soulful thumper from BeatMidas & DJ Catalist - good stuff.

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MP3:: Louwop - Last Breath
WEB:: louwop.bandcamp.com

Side Road Records - Colour Scheme


The internet knows all. I went looking for new music from Saskatchewan producer Factor for some reason this AM, and within minutes this new Factor-producer posse cut from Side Road records appeared (via @ugsmag) on Twitter. It’s good stuff, so thanks internet!

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MP3:: Colour Scheme Feat. Kay the Aquanaut, Cam the Wizzard, Def 3, M.Phasis, Nolto and Forgetful Jones (Prod. Factor)
WEB:: sideroadrecords.com

Shad - Flawless

The New North
New Shad anyone? Canada’s hip hop Prince is featured on The Real Frequency radio show’s new compilation album The New North. Shad is as lyrically dextrous as ever over a slow-burning Frank Dukes beat with cuts by DJ Dopey. Very nice. New album next please.

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MP3:: Shad - Flawless
WEB:: www.thenewnorth.ca

Reviews:: The Extremities - The Mint Condition

Essential. Despite the frequency with which that term is thrown about by blogger types when they’re trying to add some gravitas to their next amazing discovery, I’m not sure I’ve ever used it a review before. Well I have now, because I think The Mint Condition, the new record from The Extremities, is essential listening [...]

News:: Halifax Jazzfest!

In the immortal words of Kamaal Ibn John Fareed, Jazz, (We’ve Got). In fact, starting this weekend, we shall have all of the Jazz. The 25th Anniversary edition of the Halifax Jazzfest kicks off this weekend, and does so in fine style. Not only will there be a Jazz-party cruise featuring much-loved Halifax klezmer-funketeers Gypsophilia [...]