Follow SpacePack on Twitter! These dudes write clever emails. End post. Jokes though, in addition to mastering internet communication (probably the best submission email I've ever received) the duo of Dream Jefferson are also mastering their musical craft one polished track after another. Composed of Corboe and Owel Five, the Toronto duo aims to produces what they describe as Conscious-Electro-Party-Rap for the masses. With a couple of their instrumental tracks having been used on Aux.TV's "Something New" and playing regularly at Toronto venues such as Rancho Relaxo and El Mocambo, [...]
I've been away from the internet way too long to even fathom catching up on everything that happened. The weekend was eventful for myself but I still got around to posting #FreshFridays and a review on Jay Electronica's concert in Toronto. The week ahead is full of so much promise I can hardly breath just thinking about. Lots of original content on the horizon along with March Madness, St. Patrick's Day and possibly attending a Laidback Luke concert. Shit's looking trill. And make sure to join the Tournament Challenge group I made over at [...]
Follow me on Twitter! Download The weekend didn't turn out exactly as I had planned, but Jay's concert last night definitely made up for all of that. This guy put on a show, for real. Was totally not expecting it to be as good as it was. I was Joined by Pooch from This Bonus Track for the better part of the evening, and left feeling convinced that Jay Electronica had turned a couple of fans [...]
Haven't had a listen to the tape yet, but the tracklist is leaving an impression on me. The only main feature is Wiz, but the production team on this is legit with credits to the likes of Chuck Inglish, Just Blaze, and Khyrsis. Should be a solid listen, so fire up the download via the link below. Best Day Ever (Mixtape)
Big K.R.I.T. - Time Machine Britney Spears - Hold It Against Me (Jacob Plant Remix) Tom Hangs ft. Shermanology - Blessed (Avicii Edit) Sami Saari & Timo Juuti ft. Laura Shea (Rockwell Remix) 'Red Nation'
Going to be short on words today cause time is super tight. I'll make up for it with content, which is super for you (less of me, more of what you want to hear). Anyways, here's the new mixtape from Dom Kennedy. Featuring 11 tracks, The Original DOM Kennedy tape really came out of nowhere with Dom announcing it on Wednesday and dropping it the next day. Backtrack to a post I did last week on Dom if you want a feel for what you're getting into. Sample track and download link underneath. [...]
Watch and appreciate Mac Miller in this one. Laughs in the morning are good for ya, so enjoy. Best Day Ever tomorrow. Shouts to Cam for pointing this out to me.
Toronto electro-pop outfit DVAS stepped out onto the scene in big way last year. With the release of their album Society , the duo's notoriety rose dramatically with their songs heating up dance floors and getting remix treatments by the likes of The Hood Internet among others. Electronic at first listen, but with some definite pop in their step, the duo succeed by finding the middle ground. Sounds of the Society album below.
Two days out on Mac's Best Day Ever tape and we've got the track 'In The Air' which dropped last night. The Pittsburgh kid is making huge waves and seems poised to take the hip hop world by storm this year. Can Pittsburgh repeat with two major buzz artists in consecutive campaigns? We'll have to wait and see. Download
Shad After the release of his third album TSOL last year, Shad is now often referred to as the pacesetter of Canadian hip hop. Armed with sharp lyricism and quick wit, the London, ON raised MC has put out one solid release after the other. With a knack for rhyming over beats ranging from acoustic to urban to alternative, his versatility has been on constant display. Listen below and watch your appreciation grow. [...]
Follow SpacePack on Twitter! New ish from Childish Gambino, or better known as Donald Glover from the NBC show Community, in the form of his Freaks and Geeks EP. As he's known for, Childish kills line after line over alternative-sampled beats. 5 songs makes it short, but it bumps for all 25 minutes. Liking the track 'My Shine' in the early stages, so reach the player below. Download Freaks and [...]
Follow SpacePack on Twitter! Random Weezy leak. Not to sure on the origin of this one or where it's destined to land, but it's sounding decent. Wayne sounding like his old self on this one, so check it below. Hopefully a sign of things to come in the near future. Download [ via ]
This might be the best find I've come across in a while. A graduate of NYU, Nyle released his newest mixtape offering Trailer on Friday and it's sounding mighty fresh! Nyle's bars are quirky, free-flowing and come with sense a of bravado not found in many upcoming artists. The best part of the tape could possibly be the sweet jazz-soul sounds from the ensemble of Nyle and the Nayayers, collectively known as Nyle vs the Naysayers. The combination of having a full band and Nyle on the vocals sets this tape apart, placing [...]
Follow SpacePack on Twitter! If you're still combating a weekend hangover, this is probably not the place for you. If on the other hand you're high on life and feeling pretty happy with the weekend you just had, step right up. Three tracks, in what amounts to a quasi-#FreshFridays Vol. VII: Part 2, that go hard being served up right now. The first one is an old favourite recently rediscovered in Sigma's remix of Fenech-Soler's 'Demons'. Batting second is a very solid remix of the 70s disco hit 'Daddy Cool'. Finally, in what I [...]
Winnpeg's Most A three-man group compromised of MCs Charlie Fettah, Jon-C and Brooklyn, Winnipeg's Most is currently at the top of the heap when it comes to the Winnipeg hip hop scene. With all three originating in Winnipeg's north end, they craft gritty stories over the mic with impressive lyricism and style. Having achieved local success built on a loyal fan base, the trio looks to expand their reach nation-wide with their upcoming album. Download Facebook | Twitter [...]
Follow SpacePack on Twitter! Here's a taste off the upcoming Domino Jones tape from Toronto artist Brandon Dramatic. The track plays through how talking to someone special can be tough sometimes and not having the right words to say. Smooth, which is the polar opposite of the topic, is how I would describe this track. I've had it on repeat for the last hour so take it for a spin below. Talented, polished and strong lyricism makes Dramatic [...]
The visuals for Mac Miller's single 'Donald Trump'. Super fun video for a Friday afternoon, definitely put me in a party mood. Best Day Ever drops a week from today and you already know that we'll be all on that.
Benny Benassi ft. Kelis, Apl.De.Ap & Jean Baptiste, Sidney Samson - Spaceship Remix Freddie Gibbs ft. GLC - Heads of the Heads Munchi, Crookers ft. Mr. Lexx - Shottas Remix Adele - Rolling In The Deep (Johnny Lawson Remix) [ via ] Pusha T - Cook It Down Adrian Lux - Teenage Crime (Slice N Dice Remix)
Lazy Thursday, soon-to-be Tequila Thursday for some of us, and I'm just kickin back doing a whole lot of nothing. I came across some tracks from Dom Kennedy while browsing through the iTunes, so I decided to post them on here. The two songs are from his 25th Hour mixtape released back in 2008. For those a slightly unfamiliar, Dom Kennedy is an extremely talented artist out of California who's kinda of been on the outside looking in for the last bit. Many, including myself, were shocked when this year's XXL Freshmen was released without Dom on the [...]
Follow me during the week on Twitter! For those unfamiliar with the situation already, I'm going to be attending Canadian Music Week 2011 from March 9th to the 13th in Toronto. Should be trill. CMW involves five days of conferences, films, award shows, seminars, and of course concerts. Shit tons of concerts. Some of the big names coming through this year include Bombay Bicycle Club, Janet Jackson, Mother Mother, Janelle Monae, Jay Electronica among many more. As the week takes its roots in showcasing [...]