It’s an odd thing to say, but my affection for a particular album can result in a review or post dedicated to said album going up much, much later than it should. Seems odd to essentially punish a record I like, but this happens because I want to find the time to write something half-coherent [...]
If I ain’t better than Sauks, I’m the closest one. -D-Sisive Which legendary T.O. rapper would have Derek Christoff aping Jay-Z in order to pay tribute to him? Why it’s Saukrates of course. If you’ve ever read anything about hip hop on the ol’ internet, there’s a good chance you’ve seen the phrase “your favourite [...]
Here’s a good one for your Wednesday afternoon. It’s kind of a subtle one, but a good one nonetheless. We Changed is a collaboration between DJ Catalist (aka Alister Johnson, also known as a member of Grand Analog) and soulful Ghanaian-Canadian singer/songwriter Kae Sun. I was very impressed with Kae’s lasting outing, the acoustic EP [...]
Clearly, if our traffic stats are any indication, we are not experts in deciphering what it is the kids like. But I’m fairly certain they enjoy ‘splosions and I know they enjoy a good mashup every now and again. All of that seems to indicate that the kids might fancy a listen to Shit Computer, the new release from TO’s Kids & Explosions (aka Josh Raskin). It’s available as a pay-what-you-can d/l, and it features all kinds of jammy-jams that you know and love. This one features bits from the Big Baby Jesus and L-Boogie, so I enjoy it. You might too.
MP3:: Kids & Explosions - Use Your Words
If you told me to find one song that captures the zeitgeist in regards to how the hill feels about current hip hop, it would be impossible to do any better than “Just Not Cool Anymore” off of Toronto MC Modulok’s new album You Look So Tragic. Not that we’ve ever been as cool as [...]
Here’s a fact: Saukrates is great. If you’re a Canadian hip hop enthusiast over a certain age, there’s a good chance you have a soft spot in your heart for The Underground Tapes, I know I certainly do. So then, when a song with a Big Soxx feature comes across our cyber desk, I gets an auto-listen. It certainly doesn’t hurt when it comes backed with a Rich Kidd boomer as a backdrop, and this effort from T.O.’s 4th Pyramid does. Sauks provides the bridge as 4th Rocky 3′s the track on the 2nd single from his latest album, The Pyramid Scheme.
MP3:: 4th Pyramid - So Balboa f. Saukrates (prod. by Rich Kidd)
The Extremities last record, Mint Condition, was really, really great, and now they’ve got a great video for one of the tracks off the album. Around the Corner, shot in Toronto by Caley MacLennan and Daniel Jardin, features Fresh Kils & Uncle Fester, along with guest MC’s Ambition & Relic out and about in Toronto. [...]
Since posting on their debut EP a couple years ago, I’ve been keeping an eager ear to the ground for any new music from this Toronto outfit. Their latest release is a new single, “Signs of the Civilized”, which is intended to bridge the gap until their new album is (hopefully) released later this year. While still recalling dark pop tunes from the 80′s like their previous work, this one has a more dreamy quality, but the vocals still reach out and grab you by the collar.
MP3:: Bravestation - Signs Of The Civilized
Guess what, Topanga are not American. Turns out they are from Toronto. Perhaps you already knew that, and why wouldn’t you? For the life of me I don’t know why I assumed these four fine gentlemen were from south of the border (they’ve actually been covered by the Ack on the hill before), perhaps it [...]
Zeus - Anything You Want Dear
Ugh, today certainly is taking it’s sweet time passing by isn’t it? Perhaps the throwback rock goodness of Zeus’ “Anything You Want Dear” will give it a healthy kick in the posterior. The gents from Zeus have a new record entitled Busting Visions, coming out March 27th on Arts & Crafts, and the sound of this track has me looking forward to it.
MP3:: Zeus - Anything You Want Dear