Proud of the homie iSH for getting his dues now. As the 2nd single off his upcoming album, You Got It serves as another inspirational track from an artist who’s made inspiring others the theme of most of his work. Keep an eye out because I expect big things from him in the future. You can check him out Saturday night opening for Shawn Desman in Toronto.
I thought closing out the night tonight would be perfect with a little bit of a soulful sound. Sampha’s solo rendition of Drake’s Too Much.
It’s been a while since I’ve been on here, but after yesterday’s experience and inspiration shooting The Remix Project 10.0′s graduation ceremony I thought I’d try to pick up the site even if it’s just a little. Who better to start things off with than the homie Rich Kidd, who I ran into last night, and his latest remix of Avicii’s hit single with Aloe Blacc, Wake Me Up. The mix is definitely a different sound than what you’d expect from the club/festival hit.
Would love to do a photoshoot with Foxes at some point in the near future.
S/O to Tre Mission on the label deal! Expect a full album in 2014, but until then here’s the video for a double single off his free album Malmaison.
Drake’s latest is essentially Drake co-signing two (three) Toronto producers who’s names are going to blow up over the next year, especially Nineteen85′s. While Majid Al Maskat & Jordan Ullman (Majid Jordan who also provided vocals for the track) have remained unknown until now, Nineteen85 has been apart of Mr. Morgan’s team for quite a while. Morgan is basically the man who back in the day went down to New York from Toronto and became the guy connecting Toronto talent to New York, and can be partially responsible for the successes of many Canadian hip-hop artists/producers. Last Week Mr. Morgan tweeted “Now would be a good time to start paying attention to @Nineteen85″ signalling what’s to come for Nineteen85 after producing R.Kelly’s single My Story off his album Black Panties. With 2 major placements, in 2 weeks what’s in store for the rest of the year for Nineteen85, who knows, but it’s sure to be full of success.
Andreena (formerly Andreena Mill) drops her debut solo album for the world to hear. Naked is Andreena’s way of stripping it all down and giving the listener an intimate, personal view into the life that is Andreena Miller’s life. The album is filled with personable experiences of love and life. Featuring production from Hit-Boy, Naked also showcases local production talents like Rich Kidd and Bass Line (with Andreena co-producing most of the album). Andreena is finally ready to step out of solely being at the forefront of Canadian talent and follow in her good friend Melanie Fiona’s path of making the transition to stateside stardom, and this album is the perfect way to start the transition. It’s a free album so be sure to grab it over at the DJBooth here.
UK popstar, and my dream girl, Eliza Doolittle sticks with the garage collaborations after the success she had collaborating with Disclosure. This time taking a step back in time to team up with Legendary garage producer Wookie, who helped shape the genre. The Hype is a sexy, catchy club track, that has that throwback feeling that won’t get old. You can definitely believe the hype that Eliza is here, and she’s here to stay as part of the modern UK invasion of pop stars crossing over to the US.
The Antiheroes, along with D-Sisive, drop their play on what the music industry really is when it comes to mainstream music, a bunch of artists trying to blow up while being puppeteered by an older generation of industry executives.
Zeds Dead dropped a remix to this track way back in January, now Marina & The Diamonds have finally decided to put some visuals to the single. Co-produced by Diplo & Dr. Luke, you can tell this track was designed to be a breakthrough single, especially given the early adoption by some EDM producers who’ve already remixed the track.