Fast-rising producer and multi-instrumentalist SLMN teams up with frequent collaborator and Juno Award-nominated R&B vocalist anders on new single “Love in the Winter” an uptempo hard-hitting love anthem from his much-anticipated debut EP Late Bloomer. The single will also appear on anders’ next upcoming full length release. If you are a fan of anders’ genre-bending pop/R&B output, there is a very good chance that you would have already heard the sweet sounds of SLMN, who is one of two sonic architects behind anders’ definitive sound that has yielded him over 100 million plus streams as an independent artist. Boasting production credits with everyone from multi-Grammy Award winner Mariah Carey (SLMN co-produced the Billboard #1 hit song “Caution”); Grammy nominees Lil’ Yachty and Tory Lanez; all the way to Billboard R&B chart topper Bobby Valentino, OVO R&B upstart Roy Woods, and future mega star Lil’ Gnar or Emerson, SLMN’s melodic, moody, lush and colourful production template sees no bounds, and skips seamlessly across R&B, pop and hip hop distinctions. And with certified results.
Cheffie drops a massive visual for the cult classic banger “Members.” The UK inspired smash shows the Toronto giant in top form. Repping his legendary T Dot label, Music That Matter(MTM), Cheffie brings his own Weston Road flows to the forefront. The LOX inspired bar spitter has sold out endless shows in his city and has become a staple in Canada’s diverse music scene. After bouncing back emotionally from the death of his label CEO in 2016, Cheffie has been on a lyrical tear. His new tape is expected to drop in June, and he will hopefully be able to perform after the coronavirus pandemic slows down. Although the COVID-19 scare has affected us all, he is still planning to keep his members fed. Check out the music video for the fire single below.
After bursting onto the hip-hop scene with her last EP Higher Self, Naya Ali, the Montreal-based rapper of Ethiopian origin, is back with her much-anticipated debut album Godspeed: Baptism (prelude). This LP will be released in two parts, with this being the first of the double release. “I feel like I’ve been waiting all my life to be reborn,” says Naya Ali, who was just crowned the Anglophone Musical Artist of the Year at the 2020 Dynasty Gala. This first chapter of the album marks the beginning of a new life, a baptism, as Naya immerses the listener into a much more personal universe; at times dark, at other times vulnerable and luminous, but always uncompromising. As raw, honest and punchy as ever, Naya explores more sonic territories, more layers, more musicality, more melodies, this time using her voice more as an instrument. As the musical accolades pour in – she was a Top 10 finalist at CBC Music Searchlight 2020 – without the shadow of a doubt, Naya will undoubtedly leave her mark on hip-hop culture at home and abroad.
One of Canada’s rising artists is Vancouver’s Boslen, a very skilled lyricist who brings undeniable energy into each and every release. The electrifying “LIGHTSPEED” was the first single from Boslen’s December ‘BLACK LOTUS’ EP which made major waves. The debut EP was his most bold statement yet as his stylistic approach fills the project with high energy tracks that deliver a message of growth. Check out the music video for “LIGHTSPEED” here and stay tuned for more Boslen bangers coming soon!
M.O Littles, award-winning Hip-Hop artist releases his new single “Hands Down” fest. Merkules &. Tek Luciano, March 20.Littles is known for is authenticity, edge and respect for the Hip Hop genre’. The passionate artist brings his all to award winning music videos, US & European concerts and collaborations with artists, including Dru and Rich Kidd. Having soldthousands of albums, the multi- talented artist continues to up his game, writing the theme song for reality TV show, Fashion Hero and the team anthem for the Canadian National Basketball team, Sudbury 5. Littles’ is acutely aware of the responsibility that comes with his journey and that a seat at the Hip Hop table is never given but earned. Critics and fans agree, M.O. Littles deserves a seat. Bill Brownstein of the Montreal Gazetten writes, “His music is gritty and infectious, M.O is definitely hungry for success.”
Be the first to see how hungry… “Hands Down” drops, March 20.
noelle is a 19-year-old emerging pop talent with a modern R&B edge. she was raised on the Tyendinaga Native Reserve in Ontario – an upbringing that brings a unique lens of social unrest and heartbreak to her music. Her indigenous roots exposed her to the unifying role that music plays within her community, and coupled with a reality she sought to transcend, she began writing her own music as a form of self-expression and a means of connecting with other teens.
Coupling thought-provoking lyrics with melodies that will both emotionally and physically move her audience, noelle’s new EP is a modern blend of R&B, pop, urban, and jazz.
Montreal based artist Maze just released “More”, the latest addition to the discography. Produced by the producer and songwriter Ballesta Bang, the single is defined by its pop melody, ghost-like sounds and trap beat.
Driven by an old passion for cinematography, Maze released her
first single in 2017 for the purpose of a music video. Right after,
she developed a deep passion for music leading her to release her
first EP in 2018. Her sound is characterized by pop melodies, dark
retro synths with a trap influence.
Ghost Caravan‘s first single of 2020, Live Out Loud, is a call to arms, a celebration and a best friend throwing you a dance party when it’s most needed. It’s an anthem for people who feel cast out for being different, for people who have something important to say and for people who want to live in full colour and at full volume. The song was produced by Joseph Thompson, who is based in the UK.
“We want to continue to push our music in the direction of personal and poetic lyrics coupled with grand, dramatic tracks. It’s as if we get to see the world through glasses that make the colours a bit more vibrant and the moments a bit more joyous.” – Ghost Caravan
Between what isn’t said, what can’t be said, and what we don’t know how to say… Staasia Daniels says it all. Her Unheard Volumes
speaks to us in the instinctual and often-difficult language of
emotions that she seems to effortless converse in; caressing and
stimulating our hearts through valleys of vulnerability up unto the
peaks of heat in lust and love – and all that is in between. Staasia’s
bare-all honesty is raw and refreshing, summing up many of our true
feelings without the false pretenses that we often put up: for others,
and for ourselves. Just pure feels and energy, straight from your ears
to your heart – delivered only Staasia Daniels can.
After years in the making, Toronto rapper Jay Whiss is now able to cement himself in the game with his first solo full-length project. His highly anticipated debut album, Peace of Mind, out today, showcases who Whiss is as an artist through introspective lyrics and collaborations with his closest friends such as Murda Beatz, Jimmy Prime, Donnie, and Puffy L’z. Peace of Mind is classic, authentic hip hop packed with raw honesty, loyalty, and perseverance. Like the Jay-Z and Nas albums that guided him in his youth, Whiss shares his story in a language his audience can understand on this powerful debut album. Listen to Peace Of Mindhere.
“With this album, I wanted any listener to have a real, in-depth look into who I am as a person and as a man,” says Whiss. “I’ve always wanted to use my platform to get through to people who may have a similar upbringing to mine because music and certain artists have helped me navigate through life and become who I am today.” Whiss’s most personal song on the album, “Mind In A Maze,” is one he calls “the song I’ve always wanted to make. I hope people can take what they can from it.” The substance of Whiss’s rhymes are undeniable in the song he calls his favourite of his career.
Music has always been a passionate outlet that Whiss and the Prime Boys have built their community upon as they grew up together in Toronto’s Esplanade neighbourhood. That loyalty and support for each other is evident on several tracks throughout Peace of Mind including “Left Me For Dead” featuring Jimmy Prime and the previously released singles, “Lay Low” featuring Donnie and “Valet” featuring Puffy L’z. Kicking off the album is the Murda Beatz and Cu Beatz produced track, “Don’t Change On Me”, which sets the tone for the record with Whiss’s ambition dominating bar after bar.
Peace of Mind is available now on all digital service platforms via Universal Music Canada, the country’s leading music company.
Jay Whiss first made waves in the industry when he was featured on the 2016 debut mixtape by his long-time friend and collaborator, multi-platinum producer Murda Beatz. Their single “Brown Money” racked up over 300k streams on Soundcloud and led to Whiss being pegged by industry insiders and notable U.S. blogs like HotNewHipHop as one of a handful of “Toronto Artists To Watch.” In 2018, Whiss got nods from a wide range of noteworthy media including The FADER, VICE, Complex and Exclaim (9/10) with the critically acclaimed release of Koba World, the album he released with the Prime Boys collective alongside fellow crew members Jimmy Prime and Donnie. Last Spring, Jay Whiss dropped his first solo music in over two years with his debut solo EP Dark Cloud.